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7 Lessons Filmmakers Learn From Andy Murray

Andy Murray of Britain celebrates after defeating Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in their men's singles semifinals match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 8, 2012.  REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (UNITED STATES  - Tags: SPORT TENNIS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

I wrote this blog post way back in 2012 when Andy Murray first made it to the Wimbledon finals - and lost. Of course, he's now become a household name and is ranked #3 in the world - an amazing achievemnt. Andy Murray was just 5 years old when I started Raindance in 1992. In […]

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Cinema 2.0: Top Ten Production Hacks To DIY Success

4 x 8 Shotlister

Here are ten tips, tricks and ideas to consider when setting out to make your own personal DIY cinema. Consider these options to shoot your best Cinema 2.0 film. 1: SHOT LIST EVERYTHING. STORYBOARDS DON'T HELP MOST MICROBUDGET PRODUCTIONS. Shot lists are an easier and more adaptable way to work in smaller microcinema productions. You run […]

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What Graphic Novelists Can Teach Screenwriters


In a curious departure from dramatic and narrative screenwriting classes, Raindance has invited the well known Graphic novelist Tony Lee to present a one-day Introduction To Writing For Graphic Novels class at Raindance. We sat down with Tony to ask him how a screenwriter could possibly benefit from writing a graphic novel or comic. RAINDANCE: […]

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5 Tips For The Tablet Screenwriter

Screenwriting on a tablet

At the end of 2013, I quit my job and took the plunge into screenwriting. Since then, I’ve written four feature specs and a few short films. While I’ve yet to to receive an option or commission, I have picked up a few tricks which help save time and money – two very valuable commodities […]

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