Pre-Production

Screen Combat with Fight Choreographer Kevin Inouye

Exclusive Interview conducted by Jody Michelle Solis StudentFilmmakers Magazine: Can you describe a day in the life of a fight choreographer? What does that entail? Kevin Inouye: It changes a lot. I think it’s worth mentioning the days not on set, since it’s easy to forget about prep time. Before …

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Film Producing Tips with Rajeev Kamineni

Exclusive Interview conducted by Jody Michelle Solis StudentFilmmakers Magazine: How have you seen the Indian movie industry and producing films change and evolve over the years? Rajeev Kamineni: From print to digital, is one of the transformations that I was personally witness to, when the industry stopped using actual prints/reels …

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Storyboarding with Giuseppe Cristiano

Exclusive Interview conducted by Jody Michelle Solis StudentFilmmakers Magazine: What changes in storyboarding have you seen over the years? Giuseppe Cristiano: There has been quite many changes in the business since I started up. One of the most important, of course, was the introduction of computers, the evolution of tablets …

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“No Gym, No Gear, No Problem” – Filmmakers, Stay Fit During COVID-19

    Written By William Donaruma Production can be an arduous job and we have to stay strong, nimble and mentally focused to be successful for the long haul. But here we are in the COVID-19 era, stuck at home with too many snacks and streaming services to stay on …

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Writing Film Dialogue by Loren-Paul Caplin

Exclusive Interview conducted by Jody Michelle Solis StudentFilmmakers Magazine: Can you tell us a little bit about the evolution of film dialogue? Loren-Paul Caplin: When we think about dialogue, we think about communication. Usually this entails two or more poles or terminals: the sender and the receiver. Sending connotes information, …

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Brian Price Shares Screenwriting Insights

Exclusive Interview conducted by Jody Michelle Solis StudentFilmmakers Magazine: Can you tell us a little bit about the evolution of screenwriting? Brian Price: I don’t know that screenwriting, as a craft, has evolved in any meaningful way beyond the superficial changes of formatting conventions or medium of delivery.  We used …

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Peter Markham’s Tips for Aspiring Directors

Exclusive Interview conducted by Jody Michelle Solis StudentFilmmakers Magazine: Are there any specific questions a director should ask when meeting with a scriptwriter? Peter Markham: What’s the story? You want to ensure the story the writer wants told is the same story you understand they want told. Perhaps they are …

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Claudia Johnson on Crafting Short Scripts

Exclusive Interview conducted by Jody Michelle Solis StudentFilmmakers Magazine: What are the most challenging aspects of crafting short screenplays? Claudia Hunter Johnson: Finding a small, specific, and significant idea/story you can tell well in a short script. If your idea or story is too big, you’ll end up with what …

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Dustin Morrrow Shares Producing Insights

Exclusive Interview conducted by Jody Michelle Solis StudentFilmmakers Magazine: What are the most important skills every aspiring producer should learn? Dustin Morrow: The most important skill for any producer is the ability to communicate clearly. You are overseeing so many different types of practitioners, and you must collaborate with them …

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Final Draft’s 2020 Big Break Screenwriting Contest is Open!

Final Draft’s 2020 Big Break Screenwriting Contest is open! Big Break has been helping launch careers for over 20 years. More than 80 past winners have sold scripts, found representation, or gone on to professional writing careers. Go to bigbreakcontest.com before July 30th for your chance to win!  www.bigbreakcontest.com   …

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