Interview with director Bernhard Wenger (EXIT RIGHT)

Bernard Wenger co-directed (with Rupert Höller) the multiple award winning short film “Exit Right.” “Exit Right” was the winning of BEST FILM at the November 2015 FEEDBACK Film Festival. Watch the Audience FEEDBACK for EXIT RIGHT: I recently sat down with Bernard and chatted with him about his short film and what’s next for him. … Continue reading Interview with director Bernhard Wenger (EXIT RIGHT)

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Tips to write the best LOGLINES and SYNOPSIS for your story/screenplay

Here is a template LOGLINE you can use – just fill in the blanks:

(TITLE) is a (GENRE) about a (DESCRIPTION OF HERO), who after (INCITING EVENT), wants to (OUTER GOAL) by (PLAN OF ACTION). This becomes increasingly difficult because (OBSTACLES AND COMPLICATIONS)

Tips to hiring the best crew members for your film

HIRING A CREW FILMMAKING NOTES Job Hiring Your Production Crew – When hiring your CREW, first and foremost what you’re looking for is other leaders. People who will take their position and own it – make themselves the LEADER of that job. This is a collaborative medium. Everyone can pour themselves into the film, no… Continue reading Tips to hiring the best crew members for your film

How to make a Documentary Film

MAKING A DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING NOTES DOCUMENTARY FILM – TIPS for Documentary Film Production THE FOUR BASIC DIVISIONS OF STYLE 1) EXPOSITORY DOC’S Commenting on the Acting of the scene rather than being a part of it -A lot of times Propaganda films (TV NEWS) -Express point of view clearly and leave little room for misinterpretation… Continue reading How to make a Documentary Film

Tips on Negotiating when setting up a project

NEGOTIATING FILMMAKING NOTES How to Negotiate – Every aspect of producing involves negotiating, in one form or another. You always need to go in with the attitude that people already want to work with you. 12 MAJOR POINTS TO REMEMBER IN NEGOTIATIONS 1. PLAN WITH YOUR LIMITATIONS IN MIND Know you limitations. In poker they… Continue reading Tips on Negotiating when setting up a project

Directing Actors. And Actors working with Directors. TIPS

DIRECTING ACTORS FILMMAKING NOTES Film Directing and being a Film Director What Is A Film Director? How do you run an independent film casting call? How do you get the best out of the actors you’ve chosen to bring your film to life? Whether you’re running your first independent film casting call or into your… Continue reading Directing Actors. And Actors working with Directors. TIPS

How to Write a Screenplay. Tips for everyone

HOW TO WRITE A SCREENPLAY FILMMAKING NOTES SCREENPLAY WRITING When writing a SCREENPLAY, it’s all about CHARACTER, PLOT, and THEME – the three cornerstones to telling a great story. Below is Part One of NOTES you need to think about when writing a script. Whether you’re a seasoned script writer or just a beginner, these… Continue reading How to Write a Screenplay. Tips for everyone

What is a Production Manager?

PRODUCTION MANAGER FILMMAKING NOTES The Job of Production Management is the job of organization, budgeting, scheduling and preparing for everything. POINTS OF A PRODUCTION MANAGER 1. Prepare breakdown and preliminary shooting schedule 2. Prepare and coordinate the budget 3. Oversee preliminary search and survey of all locations and the completion of business arrangements 4. Assist… Continue reading What is a Production Manager?

Tips to Produce a Movie

HOW TO PRODUCE A FILM FILMMAKING NOTES FILM PRODUCTION – How to make a movie! – How to PRODUCE a film! – How to be the best Movie Producer A movie producer has the most important position in film production. Why? Because they start from the top, and are in charge in the entire production.… Continue reading Tips to Produce a Movie

SOUND Design, Effects, and Musical Design in Film. Tips

SOUND DESIGN FILMMAKING NOTES Film Post Production and What Is Sound Design? The process of creating the soundtrack for the visuals of a film. Since silent films began to talk, filmmakers have been looking to improve the post production of their film. It has become a whole new creative world as people like George Lucas… Continue reading SOUND Design, Effects, and Musical Design in Film. Tips