tips for a movie website
filmmaking, marketing

Why Filmmakers Need a Movie Website

Regardless of what type of filmmaker you are (documentarian, narrative filmmaker, wedding videographer), you need a website. Websites are essential to any marketing plan. No matter what you’re promoting, a website can help you do it. For the purposes of this blog post, we’ll be talking about a movie website as opposed to a personal …

10 youtube channels to watch if you're interested in film
filmmaking

10 YouTube Channels to Watch if You’re Interested in Film

YouTube is one of the best free resources for people wanting to learn about films and filmmaking. There’s a variety of channels to help you learn about analyzing films, learn about how to make films, and learn what equipment to use. I’ve compiled a list of my favorite YouTube channels that I personally watch to …

Plotter or Pantser
creative writing, writing tips

Are You a Plotter or a Pantser Writer?

So, I mentioned in one of my more recent blog posts that it’s important to understand if you’re a plotter or a pantser. I gave a short definition there, but I wanted to break it down further and really explain why it matters. For my purposes here, I’m specifically referring to writers, though I’m sure …

understanding show don't tell
creative writing, writing tips

Understanding “Show, Don’t Tell”

If you’re a writer, you’ve definitely heard the advice, “Show, don’t tell.” It’s impossible not to hear it. It’s everywhere. It’s in articles about the best writing advice, and it’s in articles about terrible writing advice. So, which is it? Well, it can be either depending on your understanding of the phrase. Most people parrot …