Writing a Play Script: Everything You Need to Know

When writing a play script, your script should include the settings, dialogue, and actions that take place throughout your play. This type of script outlines who says or does what when and how as well as describes the setting of the stage, like backdrops, lighting,...

Wide Shot: Everything You Need to Know

A wide shot (WS for short) is a type of camera shot where a character or group of characters is completely within the frame. Wide shots are also referred to as long shots or full shots, and filmmakers use this type of cinematic scene-building to give the audience the...

Types of Film Shots: 80+ Shots You Must Know

A film shot, or camera shot, is a continuous view through a single camera without interruption. By combining different types of film shots, movements, and angles, filmmakers can emphasize different actions and emotions for different scenes. What Are Film Shots? Types...

Two Shot: Everything You Need to Know

A two shot is a shot that shows two subjects in the same frame. The subjects don’t necessarily have to be next to each other, sometimes a subject is in the foreground and the other is in the background. With the two shot, the director can choose between close-up...

Table Read: Everything You Need to Know

A table read, read-through, or table work is when the writers, director, actors, and executives gather and read through a script out loud. A table read takes place when the film/show is fully, or sometimes even partially, cast. Hearing the script out loud gives the...

Storyboard Template: Everything You Need to Know

Storyboard templates are visual tools filmmakers use to plan out each shot of a scene or sequence. It often incorporates sketches or images that represent what’s in a single frame and includes notes about the characters, actions, dialogue, and settings to further...

Sound Design: Everything You Need To Know

Sound design is the art of creating the audio for film, television, advertising, music, and other productions. This broad field involves: Creative recording Mixing Sampling Sound editing Tweaking effects chains Film scoring Productions typically use these five sound...

Should I Go To A Film School: Everything You Need to Know

The filmmaking industry is competitive, and there isn’t one single path to achieve your goals. Many who currently work and have worked in film didn’t receive any formal education in the industry, although a tailored educational program can certainly be...

Short Film Ideas: 46 Ways to Brainstorm

Short films (also called “short”) when compared to feature films are relatively simpler to make. They can be made for a lot less money because the production unit and narrative range is narrow. Short films without dialogue (also called “silent short films”) appeal...

Script Writing: Everything You Need to Know

When script writing, your script, also known as a screenplay, should detail character dialogue, scene settings, and actions that take place throughout a film, TV show, or another visual story. Your screenplay should properly tell your film’s entire story from...
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