3 Types of Irony Every Storyteller Should Know (with Examples)

Dramatic IronyOpen menu Types of Irony What is Tragic Irony Stages of Dramatic Irony Verbal IronyOpen menu Sarcasm Understatement Overstatement Socratic Irony Situational IronyOpen menu Cosmic Irony Poetic Justice Structural Irony Historical Irony (FREE E-Book) Irony Explained: The Ultimate Guide We encounter irony every day: in our favorite movies, TV shows, and in our own… Continue reading 3 Types of Irony Every Storyteller Should Know (with Examples)

What is an Allegory? Definition and Examples in Literature and Film

Narrative ElementsOpen menu Antagonist Backstory Catharsis Conflict Dialogue Mood Motif Plot Point of View Protagonist Setting Subplot Subtext Theme Narrative DevicesOpen menu Deus ex Machina Flashback Foreshadowing Exposition Hamartia Iambic Pentameter Irony Juxtaposition Peripeteia Personification Plot Twist Red Herring Satire Symbolism Figures of SpeechOpen menu Allegory Allusion Alliteration Anaphora Assonance Consonance Connotation Euphemism Imagery Hyperbole… Continue reading What is an Allegory? Definition and Examples in Literature and Film

What is Bullet Time in Film — The Art of Extreme Slow-Mo

In the world of filmmaking, there are a variety of creative techniques that can enhance the storytelling and visual experience for viewers. One such technique is bullet time, which has become increasingly popular over the years. The technique makes time itself feel paused, allowing us, the viewers, to examine each detail in a scene that would… Continue reading What is Bullet Time in Film — The Art of Extreme Slow-Mo

What is an Action Hero — Best Examples & Defining Traits

Action heroes have always held a prominent place in the world of cinema, captivating audiences with their unwavering commitment to justice and their remarkable blend of strength, courage, and wit. From the early days of cinema to the present, these characters have become iconic symbols of heroism, embodying the aspirations and values that resonate with… Continue reading What is an Action Hero — Best Examples & Defining Traits

How to Use Slow Motion to Create Iconic Moments

Like anyone who has spent two hours waiting at the DMV can attest, emotional states are affected by the perception of time. In filmmaking terms, we want to take a moment to discuss one of the most commonly used time manipulation techniques — slow motion — and how it can be used to add deeper,… Continue reading How to Use Slow Motion to Create Iconic Moments

Best Free Action Movie Scripts Online (with PDF Downloads)

By GenreOpen menu Comedy Sci-Fi Action Romantic Animation Thriller Drama Crime TV Scripts Horror Fantasy Western Musical War ResourcesOpen menu Best Screenplays to Read Shane Black Movies & Screenwriting Explained Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Best Horror Movie Scripts to Download StudioBinder Screenwriting Library Write Your Script for… Continue reading Best Free Action Movie Scripts Online (with PDF Downloads)

Academy Award for Best Visual Effects — The Complete List

Major Awards:Open menu Best Picture Best Director ActingOpen menu Best Actress Best Supporting Actress Best Actor Best Supporting Actor WritingOpen menu Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay TechnicalOpen menu Best Film Editing Best Visual Effects Best Cinematography Animated & InternationalOpen menu Best Animated Short Film Best Animated Feature Film Best International Feature Film MusicOpen menu… Continue reading Academy Award for Best Visual Effects — The Complete List

Best Movie Monologues — Top 20 Ranked for Writers & Actors

Movies have been known to transport us to different worlds, times, and experiences through the power of storytelling. And one of the most magical ways that movies do this is through the use of monologues. From inspiring speeches that make us want to stand up and take action to heart-wrenching confessions that bring us to… Continue reading Best Movie Monologues — Top 20 Ranked for Writers & Actors

Types of Symbolism — Examples from Literature and Cinema

H ave you ever wondered why the mockingbird sings in Harper Lee’s classic, or what the green light at the end of the dock means in The Great Gatsby? Or perhaps you’ve pondered on the deeper significance of the spinning top in Christopher Nolan’s Inception. These aren’t just random elements thrown into the mix to make… Continue reading Types of Symbolism — Examples from Literature and Cinema

Best Free Sci-Fi Movie Scripts Online (with PDF Downloads)

By GenreOpen menu Comedy Sci-Fi Action Romantic Animation Thriller Drama Crime TV Scripts Horror Fantasy Western Musical War ResourcesOpen menu Best Screenplays to Read Shane Black Movies & Screenwriting Explained Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Best Horror Movie Scripts to Download StudioBinder Screenwriting Library Write Your Script for… Continue reading Best Free Sci-Fi Movie Scripts Online (with PDF Downloads)

What is a Sound Bridge in Film — Scene Transition Techniques

EssentialsOpen menu What is Sound Design What Does a Sound Designer Do Sound Editing vs Sound Mixing What is Voice Over What is a Foley Artist What is Diegetic Sound  What is Non-Diegetic Sound What is a Film Score What is Asynchronous Sound What is Music Licensing What is a Film Composer What is a… Continue reading What is a Sound Bridge in Film — Scene Transition Techniques

What is Metatextuality — Definition, Examples & Types Explained

Metatextuality plays an important role in the relationship between a text and its audience. But what is metatextuality? And why does it play an important role in the relationship between a text and its audience? We’re going to answer those questions by defining metatextuality, as well as by examining metatextual examples in films/games. By the… Continue reading What is Metatextuality — Definition, Examples & Types Explained

What is an Antagonist in a Story — Definition & Examples

Narrative ElementsOpen menu Antagonist Backstory Catharsis Conflict Dialogue Mood Motif Plot Point of View Protagonist Setting Subplot Subtext Theme Narrative DevicesOpen menu Deus ex Machina Flashback Foreshadowing Exposition Hamartia Iambic Pentameter Irony Juxtaposition Peripeteia Personification Plot Twist Red Herring Satire Symbolism Figures of SpeechOpen menu Allegory Allusion Alliteration Anaphora Assonance Consonance Connotation Euphemism Imagery Hyperbole… Continue reading What is an Antagonist in a Story — Definition & Examples

What is a Protagonist — Definition & Examples for Screenwriters

Basic CharactersOpen menu Types of Characters in a Story Protagonist Deuteragonist Antagonist Hero Anti Hero Tragic Hero Tritagonist Superhero Anti-Villain Villain Foil Character Character TropesOpen menu Common Character Types Character Archetypes Types of Villains Femme Fatale Mad Scientist Mary Sue Damsel in Distress CharacterizationOpen menu What is Characterization Characterization Examples in Movies Characterization of Anton… Continue reading What is a Protagonist — Definition & Examples for Screenwriters

How to Storyboard a Fight Scene — Tips & Examples

Storyboard EssentialsOpen menu What is a Storyboard How to Storyboard What is an Animation Storyboard What is a Digital Storyboard Ultimate Guide to Storyboard Rules Best Storyboard Software What is a Storyboard Artist Websites to Find a Storyboard Artist Storyboard Classes Online Storyboard Dimensions Explained Storyboard Montage Ultimate Guide to Storyboard Composition Storyboard ExamplesOpen menu… Continue reading How to Storyboard a Fight Scene — Tips & Examples

How to Write Action Breaks in Dialogue — Examples & Tips

How to Format a ScreenplayOpen menu Formatting a Screenplay Screenplay Font Margins Scene Headings Sluglines Action / Description Action Breaks Character Cues Dialogue Transitions Chyrons Flashbacks TV Script Format 101 Pre-Lap How to Use O.S. in a Script How to Use CONT’D in a Script FREE Movie Scripts: StudioBinder Screenwriting Library Write Your Script for… Continue reading How to Write Action Breaks in Dialogue — Examples & Tips

What is Cyberpunk — Genre Definition, Origins & Examples

Tall buildings, smoke filled rooms, femme fatales, people on the margins of society, late nights, bright signs….and cybernetic implants? No, it’s not film noir, it’s Cyberpunk. It’s a sub-genre that has slowly but surely integrated itself into popular media from the 1970s all the way to the 2020s. Taking inspiration from hard boiled fiction and… Continue reading What is Cyberpunk — Genre Definition, Origins & Examples

What is Exposition — You Can’t Escape It But You Can Conquer It

EssentialsOpen menu What is a Scene What is The Three Act Structure What is Story Structure What is a Story Beat What Is a Plot Plot vs Story What is a Non-Linear Plot What is a Plot Device What is Freytag’s Pyramid Screenplay StructureOpen menu Screenplay Structure Examples What is a Story Mountain Joseph Campbell’s… Continue reading What is Exposition — You Can’t Escape It But You Can Conquer It