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,…

Read More

[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…

Read More

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…

Read More

How to Make a $1,000 Feature Film with Jay & Mark Duplass

$1000 feature film, mark duplass, the puffy chair, logline, screenplay, screenwriting, screen writer, movie script, robert rodriguez Guacamole Gun, indie film hustle, film school, independent film, robert rodriguez, indie film, moviemaker, red camera, arri alexa, cinematography, digital filmmaking, filmmaking, alex ferrari, guerrilla filmmaking, NYU, USC, Full Sail University, Sundance Film Festival, film festival, tarantino, kurosawa, cinematography, short films, short film, indie films, filmmaker, how to make a movie, short film ideas, filmmakers, filmmaking, film festivals, film production, guerrilla film, film distribution, indie movie, screenwriter, screenwriting, short film competition, film producers, short films online, how to make short films, film distribution process, great short films, good independent films, digital video production, list of film festivals, watch short films, marketing video production, indie filmmaking, filmmaking software, short film contests, short film festivals, how to make an independent film, david flores

How to make a $1,000 Feature Film with Jay and Mark Duplass Make a feature film for $1000? Sounds crazy right? Well if you don’t know Mark Duplass you should get to know him. Mark and his brother Jay Duplass are most widely known for making the indie film hits “The Puffy Chair” and “Safety Not Guaranteed.”…

Read More

25 Grip and Electric Terms Everyone on a Film Set Should Know

Film School Essentials: 25 Grip and Electric Terms Everyone on a Film Set Should Know You will inevitably need something from the grips or electric department if you spend enough time on set. They will often be willing to help (if you ask politely and at a good time), but it always helps if you…

Read More

Quentin Tarantino’s Unreleased Feature Film: My Best Friend’s Birthday

Quentin Tarantino’s Lost Feature Film: My Best Friend’s Birthday Sponsored by: Special.tv – Stream Independent  Few directors are as high profile and equally controversial than Quentin Tarantino.  The man is a lightning rod for criticism and praise.  Make no mistake, there is no middle ground here—you either love his work or are physically repulsed by it.  However, one objective…

Read More

Akira Kurosawa: Breaking Down the Master’s Directing Techniques

akira kurosawa, robert rodriguez Guacamole Gun, indie film hustle, film school, independent film, robert rodriguez, indie film, moviemaker, red camera, arri alexa, cinematography, digital filmmaking, filmmaking, alex ferrari, guerrilla filmmaking, NYU, USC, Full Sail University, Sundance Film Festival, film festival, tarantino, kurosawa, cinematography, short films, short film, indie films, filmmaker, how to make a movie, short film ideas, filmmakers, filmmaking, film festivals, film production, guerrilla film, film distribution, indie movie, screenwriter, screenwriting, short film competition, film producers, short films online, how to make short films, film distribution process, great short films, good independent films, digital video production, list of film festivals, watch short films, marketing video production, indie filmmaking, filmmaking software, short film contests, short film festivals, how to make an independent film

Akira Kurosawa – The Master of Masters Some of my favorite directors of all time are Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, and of course Akira Kurosawa. Ever since I watched the Criterion Collection Laserdisc (yes I’m old) of Seven Samurai and Rashomon I was hooked. Even in high school I knew that no one else in the world…

Read More

Werner Herzog MasterClass: Learn Filmmaking from a Legend

Werner Herzog, Werner Herzog Masterclass, Masterclass, Werner Herzog: A Guide for the Perplexed, Rogue Film School, filmmaking, Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Into the Abyss, Aguirre, the Wrath of God, The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Fitzcarraldo, Little Dieter Needs to Fly

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. Werner Herzog’s Teaches Filmmaking MasterClass Most of what we’ve heard about Werner Herzog (for a FREE 90-minute masterclass see below) is untrue.…

Read More

IFH 338: How to Pay Off Your Film School Student Debt FAST!

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. How to Pay Off Your Film School Student Debt FAST! https://www.facebook.com/groups/distribber/Student debt is a serious problem in the world today. It has become the #1 form of debt in the world, surpassing credit cards. Film students have…

Read More

[WATCH] All of Robert Rodriguez’s 10 Minute Film School

Robert Rodriguez, 10 Minute Film School, robert rodriguez Guacamole Gun,

Robert Rodriguez’s 10 Minute Film Schools – ALL OF THEM I’ve been a huge fan of the way writer/director Robert Rodriguez makes his films. The almost total creative control within the studio system is remarkable. Before Youtube film schools there was the 10-minute film schools on every DVD release of any Robert Rodriguez film. These 10 minute film…

Read More