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Online Distribution: Five Lessons Learned

Online Distribution: Five Lessons Learned

Above photo taken by Brooke Cagle, www.tributarystudio.co. Follow IG @tributarystudio.co   Written by Jonathan Moore After working on our feature documentary for much longer than planned, my wife Karen and I were prepared to send it out into the world for all to see. We were excited. “Coaches’ Wives” is …

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The Importance of Writing Multi-Layered Characters By David Landau

The Importance of Writing Multi-Layered Characters By David Landau

Have you ever heard the saying that the characters in your screenplay should be like an onion?  No, I don’t mean they should bring tears to your eyes or give you bad breath.  I mean they should be multilayered and during the course of your story the outer layers should …

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Announcing New Winter Photo Contest: From the Tropic to the Arctic

Announcing New Winter Photo Contest: From the Tropic to the Arctic

Pictured above: Filmmakers Forums Community staff member, Maura Barbulescu, shares her winter wonderland. Winter is by far the favorite season for many because of the delights that it has to offer. With this occasion, Student Filmmakers challenges you to showcase how winter looks in your part of the world! Even …

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Preparation is Crucial: Get Things Done Creatively Without Missing a Beat

Preparation is Crucial: Get Things Done Creatively Without Missing a Beat

Pictured above: Location scouting for short, sci-fi film, “Skimmers.” Preparation is Crucial: Get Things Done Creatively Without Missing a Beat Written by John Klein   Skimmers is a short, sci-fi film set in a future where fresh water, due to a catastrophic drought, has become such a scarce commodity that …

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Humorously Said | A Look Into "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"

Humorously Said | A Look Into “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”

By David Landau   Ted Elliot & Terry Rossio’s screenplay for the hit film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” crosses genres and challenges convention. Most people wouldn’t think a pirate, adventure, romantic comedy, supernatural horror film would work, much less attempt writing one. One of …

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Zoom Q&A Interview with Bart Weiss – StudentFilmmakers.com & StudentFilmmakers Magazine

Zoom Q&A Interview with Bart Weiss – StudentFilmmakers.com & StudentFilmmakers Magazine

Above background photo by Joe Ciciarelli. | www.shotbyclarity.com | Follow on Instagram @ClarityControl Hello Filmmakers and Visual Storytellers! This is Jody with StudentFilmmakers.com and StudentFilmmakers Magazine. In this Zoom Interview, I’m talking with Bart Weiss. Bart is an award-winning filmmaker, educator and director/founder of the Dallas VideoFest and produces “Frame …

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The Making of the Film, "Out in the Woods"

The Making of the Film, “Out in the Woods”

Written By Emily Peacock “Out In The Woods” is an independent short film that is a fantasy/horror genre made in 2018, by French filmmaker Simon Doutreleau. The film was inspired by the world- renowned novel, “Pet Sematary,” (1983) by Stephen King. It follows the lives of two parents (Louise and …

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