The Rule of Six — Eye Trace Editing Technique Explained

Directors and cinematographers shoot with purpose, as they match their technical shot choices with the intended tone or emotion of the story. Of course, they’re not the only ones making critical choices. Editors’ decisions hugely determine the success of a film.  It is up to the editor to assemble every scene, every cut in a… Continue reading The Rule of Six — Eye Trace Editing Technique Explained

What Are Cue Cards — Definition, Examples and Purpose

Cinematography Terms Screenwriting Terms Film Terms Film Crew Positions Cue cards are more than just an assist for on-camera actors in a pinch, they’re an essential tool productions can use when their show is changing too quickly for the performers to properly acclimate. Though most frequently used in live television, its origins stem all the… Continue reading What Are Cue Cards — Definition, Examples and Purpose

What is Sketch Comedy — Definition, Examples & Techniques

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How to Write an Interrogation Scene — Guide for Screenwriters

Interrogation scenes are some of the most utilized scenes in all of screenwriting – but how does one write an interrogation scene? Fret not, we’re going to show you how to write an interrogation scene by looking at examples from Prisoners, Shrek, and more. We’re also going to show you how to format your interrogation… Continue reading How to Write an Interrogation Scene — Guide for Screenwriters

What is Satire — 3 Types of Satire Every Storyteller Should Know

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What is Sarcasm? Definition and Examples in Film & TV

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