8 week course
Thania St. John
During challenging times, there are always "helpers" to be found that remind us of the kindness of strangers. Write a scene/sequence about a character who experiences an "all is lost moment" who fortuitously receives the help of a stranger.
A Chinese girl wants to be a cowboy. No one else believes her.
Our Sundance Co//ab Advisor is here to give you feedback on your work in progress in Share Your Work and answer your questions in Advisor Q&A. Check out the artist's full biography and recommended resources.
Liz Cook Mowe
Teemu Nikki, the director and co-writer of “Lovemilla,” a Finnish science-fiction-fantasy-comedy-musical, shares how he and his team created a sci-fi film on a shoe string budget.
Director/Actor/Producer Jim Cummings, talks about the persistence and tenacity it takes to make ambitious, personal films.
Industry professional share advice on the numerous ways to get your film funded.
Megan Gilbride stresses the importance of thinking about audience first, even during the early stages of development.
A step by step guide on what it takes to create a documentary film from start to finish.
Big picture advice on how to persevere and make it in the indie film industry.
NORTH POLE Creators Talk About Their Experience Building an Audience Online
Whether you're new to filmmaking or a seasoned pro, here are 10 must-reads for 2020.
At Sundance, acclaimed TV and feature film writers, featuring writers of 'Transparent,' 'Six Feet Under,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' and more, share essential tips for episodic writing.
Studiobinder explains the origin of branded content and shares tips on how to create captivating campaigns.
Christina Choe is a versatile filmmaker, traversing the lines between fiction and non-fiction. In this piece by Creative Independent, Christina highlights what it took to make her feature film Nancy.
An indie filmmakers list of all of the advice he's learned throughout his career.
A step-by-step guide to score creation and the creative process that goes into it.
Justin Chon on the unexpected responsibilities that come with making movies.
Lulu Wang reflects on her journey of making a deeply personal narrative film.
An introduction to the differences in types of producers.
Check out this start-to-finish breakdown by Vox of how a TV show gets made
Worldbuilding techniques to help you craft a captivating story.
An easy five step process for starting your own producers group.
A filmmakers account of mistakes to avoid when making your first feature.
A guide for how to work with cultural influencers of all kinds to encourage meaningful dialogue and spark change surrounding social issues.
Mubi shares 100 iconic films that teach the essence of visual storytelling.
Tips for directors on how to collaborate effectively and get the best performances possible out of actors.
Tips on how to make your screenplay get noticed.
Check out these resources from Backstage covering helpful tips and advice for directors and actors.
Some helpful advice on how to attract and keep an audience for a web series from our friends at Film Independent.
An important explanation of why you shouldn't think of your screenplay as a movie.
With a little creativity, not only can VFX effects be affordable, but it can even save you money.
It's that time of year again and Creative Independent wants you to be prepared. Check out their helpful income tax guide for artists.
Studiobinder breaks down the scene transition technique, match cuts.
Jonny Greenwood speaks about what it's like working with Paul Thomas Anderson as a composer.
Michael Lukk Litwak shares the excitements, challenges, and frustrations he faced when directing multiple episodes Invisible, the first major scripted series designed specifically for 360-degree virtual reality.
Expert genre filmmakers from Fantastic Fest share their tips and tricks for genre-specific filmmaking.
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