When it comes to filmmaking, self-expression is self-destruction. You are not special. You are not as creative as you think you are. Your movies probably suck. Your ideas are mostly garbage. No doubt you found[…]
Author: Ian Altenbaugh
What Exactly Is a Producer?
You will often hear that the most important part of a movie is a good story. That is wrong. Lots of good stories are ruined by bad acting, directing, dialogue, production, editing, or just[…]
What does the Best Boy actually do?
Want to know about something your friends don’t know? Want to impress that artsy person you always felt was way too cool for you? Want to silence that pretentious film nerd quick and out-bullshit him[…]
Filmmaking Rule 239: Dress in Layers
The holidays mean different things for different people. For filmmakers, it means you are going to freeze your ass off at some point – several weeks in a row if you’re lucky. And for many[…]
I Wrote A Screenplay! What now?
So my screenplay is finished! How do I get my movie made? Most people will tell you, “Write a second draft!” or “Have someone read it and give you notes!” I think this is all[…]