The 3 Best Books on Screenplay Writing

The Three Act Structure What is the Three act structure, commonly attributed to Aristotle? Simply put, it means that everything must have a beginning, middle and an end. This is a tautology of sorts, since every type of art must start and end. It applies to life and death, the seasons, day and night, ad […]

A Quick Guide to Planning your Pre-production Schedule

The sheer number of activities to be completed during pre-production is daunting to any first-time filmmaker. This article shows you how to deal with it.

Understanding the Screenplay Format and How to use MS Word to write Scripts (Part One)

This article explains the screenplay format and how you can use Microsoft Word or another word processor for script writing.

An Overview of the different Stages of Pre-production (Part One)

A solid pre-production is the key to any successful production. Let’s break down the stages involved in pre-production and explain their importance.

What is Filmmaking? [Part One]

Who is a filmmaker? A Filmmaker is one who takes the onus of a feature film from beginning to end, and most commonly fulfills the dual role of producer and director (or more if impelled to do so). The traditional designations of any feature film have become too professional, with responsibilities demarcated, and boundaries clearly […]

Chapter 2: The Impossible Shooting Script

Now that I had the screenplay in place, and an ending that I thought worked, I was faced with the uncertain challenge of putting it together in a tight shooting script – one that would be purely dictated by the budget and schedule. Most films are budgeted and scheduled after the shooting script is planned […]