Monthly Archives: August 2012

Screenwriting Class: Storytelling: Lesson 10: A Closer Look At The Three Act Structure

In olden times the three act structure was a five act structure. Until the 18th century, most plays were divided into five acts. The five acts played specific functions in the overall structure of the play; but in performance there was … Continue reading

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Online Screen Writing Class: Storytelling, Lesson 9: The Secret Of How To Craft And Structure A Screenplay

This online screen writing class will now focus on structure. Structuring and crafting a story, especially a screenplay is easy, and in my opinion necessary. I think after being given a screenplay structure, even knowing that such a thing exists, frees up your mind … Continue reading

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Screenplay Writing Lessons: Storytelling: Lesson 8: How To Get Story Ideas, And Kill Writers Block

Before we get into storytelling: the secret of how to craft and structure a screenplay,  I’m going to help you find ideas to base your stories on. It is one of the hardest things to do. Sure, anyone can come up … Continue reading

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Learn To Be A Screenwriter Online, Lesson 7: How To Know When A Story Is Worth Telling?

Online Film School Course: Storytelling: Do you want to learn to be a screenwriter online? Do not even attempt to write a screenplay if you do not have a story that is worth telling! I will begin this online film school with … Continue reading

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Camera Angles: lesson 4 continued

The basics of Camera Angles, lesson 4 continued: So now you know how to setup the camera for different kinds of shots to tell your story. Now add a little spice to it by choosing an interesting angle. Camera Angles revealed: Eye … Continue reading

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Free Online Screenwriting Courses: Lesson 6: Storytelling: SUSPENSE, Or No Suspense

I want to start with suspense, with free online screenwriting courses, or the lack thereof. This is my pet peeve. There is very little suspense left in mainstream movies these days. Perhaps writers and directors don’t know what true suspense is, … Continue reading

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Online Film Course: Lesson 5: Lighting Basics

Lights, camera, action! A short Online Film Course on lighting: Photography is a play of light and shadow: the drama of light. Lighting a scene does not have to be complicated. In fact, all we use is a three point lighting … Continue reading

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Film College Online: Lesson 4: Cool Camera Shots And Angles

Alright I know I said I won’t focus on photography and lighting right now at this film college online, but I’m going to give you some basics right now, before we get into the juicy and awesome realm of storytelling/screenplay writing. Before I tell you about camera shots and angles, … Continue reading

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Film Course Online: Lesson 3: The Film Crew

Film Course Online: the crew: the people who work on a film set? This is the rundown of all the main departments and positions on a film set. It does not matter if it is a Hollywood production, or small independent film, the crew is the … Continue reading

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Online Film Making School: Lesson 2: Be Organized Always

OK this lesson at online film making school might seem a bit premature, but I can’t stress this enough: be prepared, be organized… I lived and worked and learnt most of what I know about film-making in Germany, although I am … Continue reading

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