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 […]

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.

Three Great Books for Directors, on Directing

Three Great Books for Directors, on Directing, how to direct and handle yourself on a set.

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 […]