What is Freytag’s Pyramid — 5 Steps of Story Structure

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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)

What is a Film Still and What are They Used For?

Cinematography Terms Screenwriting Terms Film Terms Film Crew Positions A still is not merely a static image; it captures a single frame of a movie, encapsulating a world of emotions and stories within its boundaries. These seemingly simple snapshots hold immense power within the realm of cinema. In this article, we explore the captivating complexities of film… Continue reading What is a Film Still and What are They Used For?

Best Free Thriller Movie Scripts Online (with PDF Downloads)

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What is Hamartia — Examples of Tragic Characters in Lit. & Film

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What is the Axis of Action — Filmmaking Terms Explained

Cinematography Terms Screenwriting Terms Film Terms Film Crew Positions The world of filmmaking is full of technical jargon and concepts that may seem intimidating to the uninitiated. One such concept is the “axis of action,” also known as the “line of action” or the “180-degree rule.” This fundamental principle of film editing and shooting is… Continue reading What is the Axis of Action — Filmmaking Terms Explained

The Arc Shot — Examples and Camera Movements Explained

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Types of Villains — 10 Forms of the Villain Archetype Explained

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What is an Antagonist in a Story — Definition & Examples

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What is an Anecdote — Definition, Examples, and Functions

What is an anecdote? In simplest terms, an anecdote is a short story that illuminates a nuanced facet of a greater subject matter. We’re going to break down anecdotes by looking at their definition — and anecdote examples in film and literature. By the end, you’ll know how to recognize and implement anecdotes in your… Continue reading What is an Anecdote — Definition, Examples, and Functions

Top 11 Christopher Nolan Movies, Ranked Worst to Best (2023)

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What is a Superhero — Definition, Types and Characteristics

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Storyboard Ideas, Examples, and Techniques Explained

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How to Write Action Breaks in Dialogue — Examples & Tips

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What is a Villain — Definition, Types & Characteristics Explained

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 Villain — Definition, Types & Characteristics Explained

What is Foreshadowing — Definition, Examples in Film and Lit.

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What are the Jungian Archetypes — Writer’s Guide to Archetypes

Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung changed the conversation on psychology forever when he proposed his theory on archetypes and the collective unconscious. But Carl Jung’s proposed archetypes, otherwise known as Jungian archetypes, aren’t just pertinent for psychologists – they’re applicable for storytellers too. So, what are the Jungian archetypes? We’re going to look at these to… Continue reading What are the Jungian Archetypes — Writer’s Guide to Archetypes