Nothing beats great content. A good writer could get 500 words out of this photograph alone!
I was cruising the Twittersphere recently when I discovered a story on a website called DreamGrow entitled “How to Choose a Content Writer.”
Now, choosing (and providing) content writers is something I happen to know a lot about. So I thought I’d compare notes. I’m so glad I did.
“How to Choose a Content Writer” starts off with all the usual gusto — explaining that you need a writer who’s “engaging, educational and entertaining,” and so forth. Stuff no one can disagree with. (Unless one prefers the serial comma, but I digress.) (more…)
The word “storytelling” has a lot of buzz about it these days — from film to web.
You can understand how important storytelling is to film and video.
When you tell a good story, you involve your audience, who identifies with one or more characters. Screenwriting guru Robert McKee talks a lot about stories in this Harvard Business Review interview.
Good stories light up the imaginations of those who are reading, hearing, or experiencing them in other ways. (more…)
Content has always been king (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Lately the Internet is rife with the phrase “content is king.” What? Content has always been king.
Content, of course, is anything that contributes to your message: words, illustrations, photographs, videos, and, increasingly, design. A web site needs to look good and BE good. (more…)
This is huge.
Lynda.com is now available at many public libraries in the United States. (more…)
There are many opportunities to spend time away from home both refining, working on, and teaching your craft. I’ll publish them as I find them.
Weir Farm Trust (November-April, Wilton, CT) – Residencies of 2-4 weeks for film, video, and multimedia artists (in addition to visual artists of all types). Organization provides housing, studio, and stipend ($500 per month). (more…)
Example of screenplay formatting. Writing is own work. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Not every script is free, but scripts are a lot freer than they were 10 years ago. Feel free to send me links to other free script websites. I’m not interested at all in transcripts. Just the originals and shooting scripts. Thanks for keeping it real.
- Book City Script Shop The Book City Script Shop has been the place to go for movie and television scripts for more than 30 years. Buy 3 scripts, get 1 additional script FREE! Buy 5 scripts, get 2 additional scripts FREE! Buy 10 scripts, get 5 additional scripts FREE!
- Movie Scripts Buying Guide If you’re looking for authentic original scripts and memorabilia, read this guide with links to items for sale and bid.
- Script City Script City claims they “have it all.” All scripts are in their original screenplay format. From $10 to $15. Scripts are in either .pdf or print format.
- Script fly movie scripts in their original format, usually ranging from $15 to $25; specials offered for as low as 2.99. Most scripts delivered electronically; some only available in hard copy.