Raindance New York

Raindance New York supports and promotes independent films and filmmakers by offering film training and networking opportunities in New York.

From new and emerging to industry pros, Raindance provides information and advice on all aspects of film, from shorts, features, documentaries, web series and new media

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Ten Cult Film Directors You Should Know

Our greatest cult film directors often don't get the recognition they deserve. Most top director lists contain only a few directors who could legitimately be described as “cult.” With the assistance of Judy Berman over at Flavourwire we are making an attempt to remedy...

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Five Great Hand-to-Hand Combat Movies

The Raid 1 & 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2piDs9HMn4 The Raid surprises with an amazing – and for most people unknown – new style of Indonesian martial art called Pancack Silat. Coming out in 2011, The Raid stunned audiences with its fast and acrobatic fight...

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Tips for Writing Great Dialogue

1. Give your characters a voice A test of good dialogue is: can you omit the character’s name heading and still know who’s speaking? If so, you have found your character’s unique voice. In one screenplay I had a character who, for purposes of maintaining control,...

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