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The DIY Filmmaker's Toolkit

The DIY Filmmaker's Toolkit

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Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling as Image Macros Back in 2011, then Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats (now freelancing) tweeted 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar. Coats learned the ‘guidelines’ from senior colleagues on how to create appealing stories, tweeting the nuggets of wisdom over a 6 week period. Last week, artist and User Experience Director at Visceral Games (a subsidiary of Electronic Arts), Dino Ignacio, created a series of image macros of the 22 rules and posted them to Imgur and Reddit. Below you will find the list of image macros along with a text summary of Pixar’s 22 rules of storytelling at the end of the post. Enjoy!

Screenplay Basics - Scripped - StumbleUpon A Scripped Compendium by Johnathan Carr Traditional storytelling recounts past events, whereas screenwriting is locked in the present - thus you may not deviate from PRESENT TENSE. You may also be tempted to describe every inch of the world you're creating - don't! Take comfort in the idea that a screenplay is not meant to have any literary value. Steven Soderbergh: State of Cinema First of all, is there a difference between cinema and movies? Yeah. If I were on Team America, I’d say “Fuck yeah!” [laughter] The simplest way that I can describe it is that a movie is something you see, and cinema is something that’s made.

588 Free Film Contracts and Forms Looking to make a film but need a little help with the paperwork? We’ve painstakingly searched the internets and collected 588 free forms and contracts to help get you started. Now before we start, everyone repeat after me: “THIS ARTICLE IS NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR PROPER LEGAL ADVICE” CineSkates Camera Sliders by Justin Jensen Update 3: The CineSkates Kickstarter project has come to a close, and the support from our backers has been amazing. We are working to get all the CineSkates sent out quickly, and we are now taking pre-orders on the Cinetics web site: store.cinetics.com Update 2: By popular demand, we added a new reward level for a ready-to-go CineSkates System for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S! This reward includes CineSkates, the GorillaPod Focus tripod, the GorillaPod BH1 Ballhead, and The Glif iPhone mount... one of our favorite Kickstarter projects! Update 1: Wow! We reached the funding goal incredibly fast!

Camera shots, angles and movement, lighting, cinematography and mise en scene, Film overview, Skills by text type: film, English Skills Year 9, NSW Film Techniques Film techniques is the term used to describe the ways that meaning is created in film. Camera Shots A camera shot is the amount of space that is seen in one shot or frame. Camera shots are used to demonstrate different aspects of a film's setting, characters and themes. As a result, camera shots are very important in shaping meaning in a film. 15 Film Production Credits Explained Ever wonder what all those strange credits are when they roll by at the end of a film? I used to, until I moved to LA, where I started meeting Best Boys and Dolly Grips with their kids when I took my son to the playground—yes, Hollywood, where you meet Gaffers and Armourers at your average Saturday night house party. So I started asking questions, and here's what I've learned: 1. Boom Operator No, this job has nothing to do with explosives or pyrotechnics.

Quentin Tarantino Lists His Favorite Films Since 1992 Yup, we mentioned Quentin Tarantino last week, and we’re doing it again this week because Rosario has unearthed this nice clip. In six snappy minutes, Tarantino (director of Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dog, Inglorious Basterds, etc) lists his favorites films made since 1992 — when he, himself, started making films. You’ll know some of these titles, but likely not others. Related Content:

photography by Angus R Shamal A self portrait of Stanley Kubrick with his daughter, Jack Nicholson and the crew @ the set of The Shining. A selection of some of the most awesome Behind-the-scenes shots I’ve seen from some famous movies found at aintitcool.com. Back when set designs were huge and hand made, when special effects where mechanic and photographic and film stars were risking their lives on the set. on the set of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis — the actress inside the Maria robot taking a breather. The Empire Strikes Back - filming the Crawl.

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