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WriterDuet App Lets You Collaborate on Screenplays Online in Real Time for Free « nofilmschool

WriterDuet App Lets You Collaborate on Screenplays Online in Real Time for Free « nofilmschool | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
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It's free.

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Let's Schmooze - Doug Eboch on Screenwriting: The Existential Crisis in the Feature Film Business

Let's Schmooze - Doug Eboch on Screenwriting: The Existential Crisis in the Feature Film Business | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
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death of the feature.

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10 Tips On How To NOT Get Hired Again As A Production Assistant

10 Tips On How To NOT Get Hired Again As A Production Assistant | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
Everyone has to start somewhere, and for people seeking entry into the world of video production, or even studio photography, doing work as a production assistant is a great way to get your feet we...
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For current students...replace the words "Production Assistant" with "film student".

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11 Creative Film Interpretations You Probably Hadn't Considered

11 Creative Film Interpretations You Probably Hadn't Considered | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
These film analyses will either blow your mind or leave you shaking your head.
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Shooting a Documentary Style Interview - Video Tutorial

Shooting a Documentary Style Interview - Video Tutorial | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
From Jay P Morgan, Today on The Slanted Lens we will show you how to shoot a simple 2 camera profile interview piece with a talent on location. You can use t...
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Simple and clear....

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What does the future hold for Pixar Animation Studios?

What does the future hold for Pixar Animation Studios? | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
What have the esteemed Pixar got coming out next? Mark looks at the animated features and shorts on the horizion...
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So How Exactly Do Aspiring Screenwriters Get Their Screenplays ...

So How Exactly Do Aspiring Screenwriters Get Their Screenplays ... | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
This is the eternal question for aspiring screenwriters: how do I get my screenplay read? The reality is there is no one way to get your screenplay read. How a friend, a colleague, or a filmmaker that you admire got his or her ...
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Adventures in Voiceover

When Kristen heard me do this VO trick the other week, her head very nearly exploded (which would have been something to see). I'm not convinced it's anythin...
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Quentin Tarantino on His Role Models On the... | A-BitterSweet-Life

Quentin Tarantino on His Role Models
On the second page of the title script of Reservoir Dogs, Quentin Tarantino dedicated the screenplay to the “following inspirations," mentioning the likes of...
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Listen up everyone who thinks film history is bogus

 

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The Definitive Guide to Choosing Between Vimeo and YouTube

The Definitive Guide to Choosing Between Vimeo and YouTube | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
The title says it all. I give some very specific things to consider when deciding between the two most popular video sites on the web.
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"Technobabble is bad drama" by The Bitter Script Reader

"Technobabble is bad drama" by The Bitter Script Reader | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
When writing a science-fiction film, it's easy to fall into the trap of believing you can get away with any sort of magic technology because the entire world...
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Listen oh ye sci-fi/fantasy writers.....

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Marvel Screenwriter: 'Why Has Destruction Become the Default' in Movies? (Guest Column)

Marvel Screenwriter: 'Why Has Destruction Become the Default' in Movies? (Guest Column) | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
Zack Stentz, who co-wrote
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Storyboarding!

Storyboarding! | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
Today, we go through the Storyboarding process! Outsiders Website: http://outsidersthefilm.com/ Triune Films Store: http://www.triunestore.com/ Jordan Murphy...
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The story of storyboarding -- plus references to some software  that can help non-artists.

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Breaking Bad Screenbid

Breaking Bad Screenbid | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
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Nothing to do with writing, but lots to do with my current favourite show.

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Ken Jeong AHA Hands-Only CPR video

Ken Jeong suits up in new Stayin' Alive video to promote Hands-Only CPR. Please visit http://bit.ly/AHACrowdRise for more information.
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The Big City

The Big City | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
A remarkably poignant and mainstream accessible slice of Indian social realism from the master Indian director.
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Crime Writer Elmore Leonard (1925-2013) Provides 13 Writing Tips for Aspiring Writers

Crime Writer Elmore Leonard (1925-2013) Provides 13 Writing Tips for Aspiring Writers | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
Note: Elmore Leonard, the crime writer who gave us Get Shorty, Freaky Deaky, and Glitz, died at his home in Bloomfield Village, Michigan. He was 87.
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Elmore Leonard, along with Stephen King, was one of the best commercial/literary writers out there. This article is well worth reading.

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The very best storytelling games to light your imagination on fire

The very best storytelling games to light your imagination on fire | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
Take an evening joking around with friends, add a pinch of D&D and a dash of Who's Line Is It Anyway?, and you've got some idea of what a story game is.
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Blood in Your Eye: Why We Need Violent Stories

Blood in Your Eye: Why We Need Violent Stories | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
The outspoken author of the graphic novels Transmetropolitan and Red explains that violent stories help us understand real-world horrors.
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While it would be easy to poke holes in this argument from here till sundown, this is an interesting polemic regarding current attitudes towards violent stories.

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The Giant Assumption Behind the Entire Entertainment Business: Cable TV Is Invincible

The Giant Assumption Behind the Entire Entertainment Business: Cable TV Is Invincible | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
America's largest media and entertainment companies are richer than ever. But their profits overwhelmingly rely on an anxious business model.
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A business article worth reading re: the future of media.

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Hey, Kid: Thoughts For The Young Oddballs We Need So Badly : NPR

Hey, Kid: Thoughts For The Young Oddballs We Need So Badly : NPR | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
How does a creative kid keep going in a spirit-squashing world of the familiar? We have some ideas.
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Ultimate Aspect Ratio Guide - by Vashi Nedomansky

Ultimate Aspect Ratio Guide - by Vashi Nedomansky | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
Examples of every Aspect Ratio used in Film History and FREE templates for filmmakers.
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Getting someone to read your script isn't always easy

Getting someone to read your script isn't always easy | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
“I told you I’d read one script. And to make it your best,” I reminded. “Was the script you gave me your best?” “Well…” thought WW. “I guess not.” “You...
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reality check

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Sleep and the Teenage Brain

Sleep and the Teenage Brain | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
How a seemingly simple change can have a profound effect on everything from academic performance to bullying.

"Sleep is the greatest crea
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Sleep, guys (and not in class) ... mondo important to your academic success (cause science says so....)

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