6 January

Game Changer Contest

Game Changer Contest

I’m happy to announce that Nancy Waidtlow will be receiving about $5000 in cash after winning an UPROXX contest that I entered in her honor.  Nancy is the owner & founder of the Dakota EcoGarden, an eco-friendly residence that helps the homeless in Fresno, California. This is the link to the Game Changer Contest submission page: http://uproxx.com/life/gamechangers The official UPROXX article on Nancy […]

21 May

Screenwriting: The Science of Story Titles

Screenwriting: The Science of Story Titles

When it comes to screenwriting, we all know nothing is more important than a great story, but what else matters?  One word comes to mind: marketing.  There are many areas of marketing to explore, but let’s dissect the topic of movie titles. Something to consider: If people aren’t motivated to watch the film created from your amazing script, then you’ve already failed. Have you […]

21 March

Filmmaking: Media Production for Indie Filmmakers

Filmmaking: Media Production for Indie Filmmakers

  Are you a screenwriter, photographer or indie filmmaker on a limited budget?  Well, good news, the cost-efficient tools you need are waiting for you to use.  There are many types of media production tools, but this post will focus on computer technology. Screenwriting / Writing Admittedly, the only screenwriting software I have ever used […]

14 March

Filmmaking: Production Safety Guide

Filmmaking: Production Safety Guide

  Most of you in the filmmaking industry have probably already heard about the recent death of Sarah Jones, a camera assistant who was killed after being struck by a train while shooting on-location for the movie, “Midnight Rider.”  According to the story, the production was preparing to shoot a scene on live train tracks without […]

12 March

Screenwriting: When Endings Are Beginnings

Screenwriting: When Endings Are Beginnings

  “The end is in the beginning and lies far ahead.” — Ralph Ellison What are beginnings and endings anyways?  Until now, have you ever thought about it?  It’s a lot more subjective than you think, at least from a screenwriting standpoint. As screenwriters, most of you are probably used to the typical cookie-cutter movie opening: […]

5 March

Screenwriting – Filmmaking & More: A Blog Intro

Screenwriting – Filmmaking & More: A Blog Intro

  “The beginning is the most important part of the work.”  Do you know who said that? It was the Greek philosopher, Plato.  With that said, I’m happy to finally start my blog and hope anyone reading this will join me on my online adventure as I write about screenwriting, filmmaking and other media-related topics. […]