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Diary of a DP - How to Shoot Horror Films [& Scare the Bejesus Out of Your Audience!]

Welcome back, my spooky Stage32 Community!Summer is almost here and in this survival guide, I'll be focusing on a checklist of things to keep in mind when shooting a horror film. It's no surprise that horror films cost less to produce and shoot. A good example is Jordan Peele’s Get Out. James Wan made his career with the SAW franchise. Horror films bring in lots of money at the box office and audiences flock to the screen to get their fright on! With that in mind, lets dive right i…

Coffee & Content - The 10 Best Character Arcs of All Time & Basic Cinematography Tips

Happy Sunday, everyone. And Happy Father's Day to all fathers and father figures across the globe! Hope you're day is off to a fantastic start and that you've been active, contributing, and making those invaluable connections during Introduce Yourself Weekend. Don't miss out, there's still 24 hours to go! As if that wasn't enough to motivate you, here's another edition of Coffee & Content. When we talk with the executives who work with us through Stage 32 Script Services about the …

'Cyborgs' Director Offers How to Be a TV or Film Director Today

Stage 32 had the incredible opportunity to meet dozens of creative leaders at Film Con Hollywood, including 'Cyborgs' director Leonardo Corbucci. Leonardo has worked on a number of TV and film shows. In the clip below he answers the question of what it takes to become a film or television director today. Take a listen!   Click Here To Hear More!   }   Remember, if you haven't subscribed to our YouTube page, make sure you do so you don't miss any of our announcements…

Love or Money: The Only Paths to Getting Your Project Made

Catchy title, right? But it is the honest, simple truth. There are only two roads that lead to success in getting your film made. Love or money. No matter how you slice it, it comes down to those two.   What's Love Got to Do With It? If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me to fund their passion project, well, I wouldn’t be writing this blog post. I’d be off making a movie. Perhaps the biggest CATCH-22 of the industry is how to get funded, right? One …

Join us at Warner Bros. Studios for AT&T SHAPE 2019

We are excited to be working with AT&T this year on AT&T SHAPE being held at Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles on June 22-23, 2018. SHAPE is an immersive event that explores the convergence of technology and entertainment. You can discover how the future of content creation and distribution will usher in new audience experiences. Get inspired by visionary speakers, and experience interactive exhibits from promising start-ups and industry leaders at Warner Bros. Studios backlots…

Can Foreign Screenwriters Break Into the U.S. Market?

Global writers often ask: Is there a U.S. market for foreign screenwriters? Stage 32 CEO Richard "RB" Botto offers a free webinar called 'Ask me Anything' on Stage 32. During the webinar, this screenwriter and actor fields questions from Stage 32 members to help them on their own creative journey. In this particular AMA, he and Director of Script Services at Stage 32, Jason Mirch, answers the question: How does a writer outside of the states break into the US market? The answer may sur…

What is Spectacle in Filmmaking? [And How Can Indie Filmmakers Use it?]

In my inaugural Stage 32 blog, entitled Reality Checks from an Inspirational Cripple, I discuss the extent and the price of my insight into film development. For the sake of brevity (hah!), let me say here that I was a Development Executive for nearly a decade, that I’m now working as a screenwriter on some high-profile projects, and that I’m building a film company with the support of many of independent Hollywood’s best and brightest. Just as the title of that first S…

Breaking in with ‘Break Even’ — Part 4: Taking to Dry Land & Getting Airborne

If you read Part 1, Part 2,and Part 3 of this series, then you know we're following CJ Walley, an optioned screenwriter who is working with a production crew on his first feature script, BREAK EVEN, which was written on assignment. This last part of the series comes now that the shoot is wrapped. For CJ, it was a humbling journey on many levels. And while the shoot may be over, the true journey for BREAK EVEN has just begun.

Dear Bradley: How Do I Finance My Pilot? [ & Other Filmmaking Questions]

Hi, Everyone! Welcome back to the Dear Bradley Vlog. Every month I'm going to be answering your most burning filmmaking questions. If you have one, please submit your questions in the comments below or via Instagram @Bradley_Gallo. Be very specific and I will personally answer your question the best I can. Some answers will come in long form and others in a lightening round (multiple questions with 15 second answers). Some of you will have the same question and so we will combine those.…

How I Shot a No-Budget Ghost Comedy Feature in One Week

When I was 10 years old, I stayed home sick from school (totally faked it) and watched 'Army of Darkness' on the USA Network. Little Nick's mind was blown. Since then, I've wanted to make movies. Specifically, wacky sci-fi/horror comedies. If you know me, you know I'm a writer, and I spend a good amount of my time focusing on my writing. I have scripts out to production companies for the first time in my life, and the waiting can start to feel like a very long time. So I started out 201…

How to Create a Docu-Series that Intrigues (The Making of 'Make it Work') - Part 2

  Hello, Stage 32 Family!On Tuesday, I presented to you the first part of a short video blog series from one of our own Stage 32 Educators and Hollywood producer, Kip Konwiser. In that first post - and in the second and final installment below - Kip and his brother Kern, through a series of micro videos, take us through the process of how they successfully created a four-part documentary series for Legendary Digital Studios. The series is called MAKE IT WORK, and it explores the po…

How to Create a Docu-Series that Intrigues (The Making of 'Make it Work') - Part 1

  Hello, Stage 32 Family -Today I want to present to you a short video blog series from one of our own Stage 32 Educators and Hollywood producer, Kip Konwiser. In the micro videos presented below, Kip and his brother Kern take us through the process of how they successfully created a four-part documentary series for Legendary Digital Studios. The series is called MAKE IT WORK, and it explores the power of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to solve real world problems…

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