Advice from Script Readers

Advice from Script Readers

Script readers have the difficult task of reading spec script submissions sent to studios, producers and agents, the good and the bad, and a lot of the later. I’m always interested to hear what they have to say about storytelling. They may not be great writers...
Stanley Kubrick’s First Short Films

Stanley Kubrick’s First Short Films

From Look photographer to filmmaker, Kubrick’s first two short films show the developing eye of a great director. He made his first film Day of the Fight in 1949 for $3900. It tells the story of a day before a fight for boxer Walter Cartier. The 16 minute film...
Handheld Camera Hell

Handheld Camera Hell

Handheld camerawork has lost it’s way in today’s media. It’s overused, over-exaggerated, and misplaced. Some media productions have fallen into handheld hell — impossible to watch without getting sea sick. Too often handheld camerawork destroys...
7 Indie Micro-budget Filmmakers Who Have Chutzpah

7 Indie Micro-budget Filmmakers Who Have Chutzpah

We are living in a new era of microbudget filmmaking. More and more filmmakers are learning how to make their own films on a shoestring and find an audience. We are no longer beholden to Hollywood for entertainment, and that’s a good thing, especially for...