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Here are some pages you should check out 7 Oct 2016

Hey folks. How is your Friday? I hope you are ready for the weekend. So I have found some good webpages and YouTube videos to watch and read.

First up is from Stage32 on film marketing that every filmmaker should read:

https://www.stage32.com/blog/Film-Marketing-Tips   Really good stuff.

Here is a site for women in film and TV: http://www.nywift.org/

Here is one on How to begin and end a film visually: https://screencraft.org/2016/05/02/why-the-first-and-last-visual-of-your-screenplay-matter/?utm_content=bufferc08e

One that asks: what makes a great film:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnoJ_qQqAwg 

This site finds screenplays:  http://scridx.com/

Dialogue in Film: How Should Characters Talk?        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpK5dXw0WzI

Advice to screenwriters   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRHCSU0gaRE    

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLYvfutQTQw

 

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13 nov 2015 post.

Hey all, I hope you all are doing well. As for me, I am hanging in there. Got some painting last week and plan to get a lot more done this week. As far as the film goes last week I got pulled from every direction. I am in a situation where I help a lot people, which has been taking up my time. Grrrrr.  This is also why I didn’t get to write last week. But time management is always going to be an issue for you. Fear not though there is a lot of helpful articles out there for you to read.

What else is going on? I was contacted by an actress that I have followed for years contacted me about my feature film an well as my idea for a TV series. She is out in LA and is working with some producers. We will see what happens. So I really need to bust my ass and get these projects done.

From Film Courage   Full interview with William C. Martell

Full Interview with Richard Walter.

From Stage 32  Ex Machina and Four Other Indie Darling Scripts,

From Raindance.com    http://www.raindance.org/10-tips-for-writing-loglin

http://www.raindance.org/10-things-a-filmmaker-needs-every-day/

Here is a talk by Christine Vachon and Ted Hope on the state of film.  I know I have posted this before but I feel that is needs to be put out again.   http://trulyfreefilm.hopeforfilm.com/2013/11/christine-and-ted-explain-all.html

Oh and I just found Christine Vachon interview at SXSW  She is one of my Heroes  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTA4W6hexIY

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11 Sept 15

Hey world!!!! So I took a little break from everything. I think it did me some good. I am ready to get back to work on the film, filmmaking and this blog which discusses both those things.  I am fortunate enough to have a friend, Sue Lee, who got me a copy of Final Draft 9, so I can start writing scripts.  I also have some projects that I am working on.

I found some good books on writing and storytelling: one is by John Truby called The Anatomy of Story, 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller. Other one is by Anne Lamott called Bird by Bird, Some Instructions on Writing and Life. Both I picked up on the website Thriftbooks.com; which is a great site to pick up books on filmmaking. Seriously, you should pick up as many books on film and filmmaking as you can. This includes film criticism. I have picked up a lot of them. Also there is a local, here in Tampa, used book and record store called Mojo’s Books and Music.  I even found a copy of  Mark T. Conrad’s book The Philosophy of Film Noir, and I recently picked a pick up “Light Motives” German Popular Film in Perspective, edited by Randall Halle and Margret McCarthy.

 

Here is John Trudy on Film Courage

 

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2 hours of crowdfunding advice from Film Courage.

Hey all, If you want or need advice on how to have a successful crowdfunding campaign here is a 2 hour video presented by Film Courage.  I think you’ll get a lot out of it.

 

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What producers need to know about screenwriters. Find the right one for your story.

I was the twitter today and came across a Film Courage tweet about new videos that they put up, so I began to watch an interview with Vicki Peterson, Barbara Nicolosi about what mistakes screenwriters make with their first screenplay. The big thing I took from the interview was that not all screenwriters are suited for all types of screenplays. Now there are a lot of factors as to why this is, but if you are a producer you need to know this so that you can hire the right screenwriter for your story. You don’t want to waste your time on a screenwriter that isn’t suited to deliver the screenplay you need.  I never considered that, but it makes perfect sense.

I will be writing my first screenplay here soon and I think I can pull it off, but I must be aware and honest with myself that if I find myself not being the right kind writer for my screenplay then I need to go find one who is.

Also, Barbra and Vicki wrote a book that just came out that you will want to check out called “Notes to Screenwriters” which you can find on Amazon.

Here is the video from  Film Courage I was taking about. It is about six minutes but well worth the watch.

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