Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. How Netflix’s Algorithm Impacts Indie Films with VOD Clickstream’s Stephen Follows In this age of streaming platforms, knowing your distribution route and audience’s comfortable viewing habits as filmmakers is crucial. Today on the show returning champion and…

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What is a Dutch Angle and its Impact on Emotion The Dutch Angle or Dutch tilt is a cinematographic technique that has been used for decades to convey a sense of tension or psychological trauma in the person being filmed. It produces the same impact on the viewer. The camera is tilted at an angle…

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Top Ten BEST Filmmaking Courses Online I’m always asked what the top filmmaking courses online I’d recommend to filmmakers. As Jack Nicolson says: “If you don’t keep learning, you die.” I am a HUGE consumer of online courses of all types. I’m a visual learner and online courses help me keep my skills sharp. Below I’ve…

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Composition and The Rule of Thirds Beauty has a lot to do with math, and physical attraction depends on a ratio; a golden ratio. Everything in nature has this ratio in one form of the other. When we talk about the aesthetic of beauty we are referring to symmetry, proportion, and a recognizable pattern or…

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Ron Finley Masterclass: Learn “Gangster” Gardening In a quarantined world, we need to take advantage of the extra time we have. Learning how to grow your own food is a skill set that every person should have. When Ron Finley first grew a garden on a curbside dirt strip, he got cited—and then a warrant…

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Martin Scorsese Film’s Screenplay Collection Below you’ll find a list of almost every film in Martin Scorsese’s filmography and the screenplay associated with that film. Take a watch of Martin Scorsese discussing his process below. The screenplays below are the only ones that are available online. If you find any of his missing screenplays please…

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The Coen Brothers Screenplays The Coen Brothers (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen) are two of the most unique voices on the cinema’s stage today. Their career has been going strong for over 30 years. When you read a Coen Brothers screenplay you know that your world will be turned upside down. Before you jump into…

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Quentin Tarantino Screenplays What can be said about Quentin Tarantino the screenwriter that hasn’t been said before? QT has, easily, one of the most unique and singular voice in the history of cinema. You may love him or hate him but you will remember him. Reading his screenplays is a masterclass in dialog, structure, and rhythm.…

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