What is an Origin Story — How Characters Truly Begin

An origin story serves as the backbone of any iconic character, offering a glimpse into their past, their motivations, and the circumstances that forged their identity. As we delve into the roots of celebrated characters, we not only understand their journey but also appreciate the complexities that make them uniquely compelling. Continue reading What is an… Continue reading What is an Origin Story — How Characters Truly Begin

What is a Story Arc — How Narratives Are Shaped and Built

Since the dawn of time, storytelling has woven itself into the tapestry of our human existence. It’s in the pages of our favorite books, on the silver screen of our cherished cinemas, and even nestled within the confines of our daily social media scrolls. A good story, one that truly seizes our attention, is a… Continue reading What is a Story Arc — How Narratives Are Shaped and Built

Subjective Cinema — Types and Techniques in Filmmaking

Watching a film can sometimes feel like looking at the world through someone else’s eyes. This someone else may be a particularly auteurist filmmaker, or they can be a character within a movie that a filmmaker wants us to identify with. Referred to as subjective cinema, this filmmaking technique can be incredibly powerful.Continue reading Subjective… Continue reading Subjective Cinema — Types and Techniques in Filmmaking

What are the Major Film Studios — Hollywood’s Big Five

Hollywood – a single word that instantly conjures up images of glitz, glamour, and the silver screen. It’s the birthplace of countless cinematic masterpieces and home to some of the most influential entities in the global film industry – the ‘Big Five.’ But what exactly are these major film studios? Let’s dive in and uncover… Continue reading What are the Major Film Studios — Hollywood’s Big Five

Best Free Action Movie Scripts Online (with PDF Downloads)

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What is a Working Title — Examples & Functions Explained

Cinematography Terms Screenwriting Terms Film Terms Film Crew Positions L ike a director’s first cut, a working title is the unsung hero in the creative writing process — it’s an early step that’s all too easy to overlook. Yet, this modest placeholder can be as influential as a movie’s opening scene, setting the tone for your… Continue reading What is a Working Title — Examples & Functions Explained

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

What is a Theme Song — How Music Sets the Stage

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What is a Spin-Off in Film & TV — Definition & Examples

A spin-off in film and television is a fascinating concept and prevalent practice that merits understanding. As audiences, we often become so engrossed in the characters and their narratives that we yearn for more, even when the original story has concluded. This is where spin-offs come in, further satiating our curiosity and desire for extended narratives.… Continue reading What is a Spin-Off in Film & TV — Definition & Examples

What is an Inciting Incident — Definition & Script Examples

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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 Are the Types of Characters in a Story

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What is Intertextuality — Definition and Examples

Intertextuality is an incredibly important concept for writers to understand – but what is intertextuality? We’re going to break down everything there is to know about intertextuality by looking at examples from film, television, literature, and games. By the end, you’ll know how to recognize intertextuality, and institute it in your own works.Continue reading What… Continue reading What is Intertextuality — Definition and Examples

What is Non-Diegetic Sound — Definition and Examples

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How to Storyboard Videography — Weddings, Ads & More

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What is a Story Mountain — How to Tackle Story Structure

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What is a Dynamic Character — Definition, Examples and Traits

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What is an Animatic — How To Bring Your Storyboard to Life

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Movie Sound — A Filmmaker’s Guide to Sound Effect 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 Movie Sound — A Filmmaker’s Guide to Sound Effect Techniques