5 Low-Budget DIY Filmmaking Hacks

5 Low-Budget DIY Filmmaking Hacks

You’re a filmmaker, you’re just starting out, you’re broke. We get it. But what if I said to you that you can achieve Hollywood production value for a very low cost. Own a pair of rollerblades? Great! You’ve got yourself a sweet tracking shot. Got some old CD cases...
Weekly Production Tip #16: Story Structure

Weekly Production Tip #16: Story Structure

Knowing about different types of story structure allows you to diversify your repertoire as a writer. Story structure is one of those things that is constantly argued over in writing circles. ‘No, this is the right way to do it’, ‘No, there is...
Weekly Production Tip #14 – Character Tools

Weekly Production Tip #14 – Character Tools

3 simple, easy-to-use tools to breathe life into your characters. Last week, in Production Tip #13 – Character Traits, we talked about introducing individual traits to your characters to make them more believable and relatable. This week, we introduce another 3...
Weekly Production Tip #11 – Writing Dialogue 1

Weekly Production Tip #11 – Writing Dialogue 1

The basics of writing dialogue. Dialogue has 2 basic functions: 1) To help move the plot along 2) To help develop characters As the era of silent films will show, there’s no problem with having absolutely no dialogue in a film; it is, however, a useful tool...