Reading Time: 4 minutes In this article, we look at a few top tips on breaking down a film script including a free script breakdown template at the end. Once you have finalised your screenplay, you can enter pre-production. Pre-production is the planning stage of the filmmaking process, and your very first task is to complete a script breakdown.
Reading Time: 5 minutes We’ll start by pointing out the obvious; film production scheduling can be a bit of a jigsaw puzzle. There are so many different factors, all with different priorities that need to be considered when planning a shoot. Firstly, it’s not a case of picking up a script and simply filming from beginning to end. It
Reading Time: 4 minutes In this article, we look at how to create a film budget breakdown including a free film budget template (at the bottom) to use on your own projects. Calculating the budget of your film is a complicated task. Even so, it is an essential skill for all filmmakers to learn. After all, you will need
Reading Time: 4 minutes In this article, we give you a basic guide on how to create a camera shot list, including a free template at the end. One vital part of pre-production is the creation of a shot list. And there are lots of benefits to using a camera shot list. For instance, it allows you to share
Reading Time: 5 minutes As filmmakers, having a good understanding of aspect ratios is essential. The frame size you choose to for your short film can really help create meaning and direct the viewer’s attention. In this article, we’re going to cover the three main aspect ratios for filmmaking. A Quick History Lesson On Aspect Ratios… Over the course
Reading Time: 6 minutes Let’s cut to the chase, film set safety is paramount. It’s legally the Producer’s responsibility to ensure the safety of their cast and crew at all times. So, before you or any of your crew step foot on set, get schooled up on the basics of film set safety with these easy to follow do’s
Reading Time: 6 minutes In this article we give you our top tips on scouting locations for filming including a free location form at the end. Sourcing the right location is an integral part of any film production, and naturally, you don’t want to waste time scouting the wrong place. But there is more to it than just finding
Reading Time: 4 minutes This article will focus on script coverage how to keep a positive attitude while navigating bad feedback and projects that fall short. Thumbs down. Bomb. Page one-rewrite. While these are the most fatalistic forms of feedback, knowing how to manage unfavourable script coverage is an essential skill. Manage Expectations Firstly, it’s easy for students and
Reading Time: 4 minutes As a filmmaker, it may seem odd to be asking how to make a killer pitch video for your crowdfunding campaign. However, it’s not something to be ashamed of. A good filmmaker should never pass up the opportunity to learn more about their craft. Certainly when it comes to making them money for their short
Reading Time: 4 minutes So, you’ve learned how to write a script. However, probably the most underrated skill set of any filmmaker is the ability to pitch a script. A good pitch allows people to envision your script within their imaginations. Therefore, it’s essential that writers, producers, and directors know how to pitch a script. What Is A Pitch?