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WEBSITE WEEKLY UPDATE: 01/29/2011

Newest lesson: Screenplay Format Our new update will introduce young writers to the basics of screenplay formatting as per used in the American film industry. Script excerpts included are from Pulp Fiction and Independence Day. The Casablanca screenplay is available … Continue reading

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WEBSITE WEEKLY UPDATE: 01/23/2011

Two major updates this week: Parallel Editing (cross cutting) This article has been thoroughly updated with more explanations and examples, now containing a clip from The Silence of the Lambs (1991) which illustrates the technique being used. Art vs. Business … Continue reading

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WEBSITE WEEKLY UPDATE: 01/15/2011

By popular demand, I’m releasing my first page on Composition, which surveys lead room, the rule of thirds, and dynamic and static compositions. More coming soon… To request a topic or lesson, use this form. Thank you. Best, Gabriel

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WEBSITE WEEKLY UPDATE: 01/06/11

Two updates last week: Mise-en-Scène Our page on Mise-en-Scène is the most visited page in our website, so I thought I should include a clarification on the term. Shot Sizes Our page on Shot Sizes is also one of the most … Continue reading

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WEBSITE WEEKLY UPDATE: 12/31/2010

Two major updates on the last week of 2010: New: What is a MacGuffin and how to improve your screenwriting technique with it? In my opinion, a MacGuffin is one of those obscures screenwriting  techniques that some screenwriters (especially newbies) … Continue reading

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WEBSITE WEEKLY UPDATE: 26/16/10

Three major updates this week: New: Writing Compelling Dialogue Expanded: Understanding Film Form Expanded: Blocking – Why is it important? Understanding Film Form is one of those scholarly articles that might not interest some filmmakers or film student, although I … Continue reading

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