IFH 498: The Making of Small Engine Repair with John Pollono

John Pollono, Small Engine Repair, Creative Artists Agency, Grey’s Anatomy, How I Met Your Mother, Illuminati, Jabberwocky Theatre Company, John Pollono, Lost and Found, Lost Girls, Mob City, Razorback, Rogue Machine Theatre, Second Of Rules, Small Engine Repair, Stronger, This Is Us

The Making of Small Engine Repair with John Pollono This week I brought on the show, playwright, screenwriter, director, and actor, John Pollono.  I wanted to go down the road a little bit about his remarkable journey in the business which expands across theatre and short films.  John is one of the founders of the…

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Screenwriting Books You Need to Read – Top Ten List

Top Ten Screenwriting Books You Need to Read 1) Screenplay by Syd Field The first book I ever read about screenwriting. Syd Field is the forefather of the how-to for screenwriting. He cracked the code of the three-act structure and paved the way for all other screenwriting gurus that would follow. As far as I know,…

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What is the Rashomon Effect? – Definition and Examples

Rashomon Effect – An Insight Everyone is quite familiar with the famous Rashomon Effect and those who are not, the term refers to the real world situations in which there are versions and testimonies of various eye-witnesses. These eye-witnesses can be in your head what is described in the actual movie is what happens to us…

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Top 50 Filmmaking Quotes to Inspire

Top 50 Filmmaking Quotes to Inspire Anyone who has ever listen to the IFH Podcasts knows that I start off every episode with a filmmaking quote. I decided to put together a list of some of my favorite filmmaking quotes from some of the masters of the medium. Without further ado enjoy the inspiration. Pick…

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[Watch] Top Ten BEST Filmmaking Courses Online

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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IFH 486: Directing the End of the World with Zoe Lister-Jones

Directing the End of the World with Zoe Lister-Jones Our guest today is a triple threat. Actress, filmmaker, and writer, Zoe Lister-Jones, who made headways in 2017 with her all-female crew directorial debut, Band Aid. The decision was inspired to foster new creative experiences amidst the staggering inequity on sets. A couple who can’t stop…

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Top Ten Best Screenplays Ever Written

Top Ten Best Screenplays Ever Written If you want to be a screenwriter you have to read screenplays. There’s no better place to start than reading the masters of the craft. The Writers Guild of America (WGA) published this list of the top ten best screenplays ever written and I would have to agree. My personal favorites…

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Joe Swanberg: How to Shoot & Sell Six Feature Films in a Year!

Joe Swanberg: How to Shoot & Sell Six Feature Films in a Year! If you want to be an indie filmmaker you should definitely study the work of the prolific film director Joe Swanberg. Who is Joe Swanberg you ask? I just recently not only discovered his work but also started to study his unique filmmaking process. I…

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The Legacy of Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof

The Directors Series: Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof Sponsored by: Special.tv – Stream Independent  Only a handful of directors knows how just to catch the attention of people like Quentin Tarantino. No doubt, he is good at doing things right. Considered as an exploitation film that stroked the sensibilities of genre nerds, the theatrical release of the…

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Top 10 Screenwriting & Writing Masterclass

Please note some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase or use a service. Top 10 Screenwriting & Writing Masterclass Over the years I’ve taken many of Masterclass’ remarkable online courses. They have had and continue…

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