How to Write a Screenplay Outline

📷 For me, I decided at a very young age that I was going to be some sort of writer. I didn’t know what kind yet, but I knew that I just...

Basics of Screenplay Formatting

Cinema Bandit is devoted to supplying young and new filmmakers with resources, articles, and interviews to help artists develop...

On Making a Character “Likable”

In mainstream screenwriting, great emphasis is placed on creating characters that are “likable” to an audience. This emphasis comes, more...

Screenplay Structure: Lost in Translation

📷 Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation (2003) has always sort of given me the feeling of “I shouldn’t be watching this” in a way that the...

Getting Experience as a Director

Director Werner Herzog stole a camera to make his first film. He justified this action by arguing he felt he had a right to it, as though...

Film School: is it Worth it?

As lovers of film, we are always trying to find ways to own our craft and to make ourselves better. We study different films; we create...

Color Grading: The Basics

Color grading is the process of improving the appearance of an image for presentation in different environments on different devices....

Script Supervising: What is it?

Role Call: Script Supervising What is a script supervisor? In simple terms, a script supervisor is someone on set who oversees the...

The Cursed Screenplay: Atuk

The screenplay for Atuk was based on the 1963 book The Incomparable Atuk in it’s country of origin, Canada, and as Stick Your Neck Out in...

Producing a Feature Film – Case Study

Let’s skip all of the screenwriting, story structure, and the creative things for the moment. Let’s talk about how I snagged a producer –...

Screenplay Structure: Juno

Cinema Bandit is devoted to supplying young and new filmmakers with resources, articles, and interviews to help artists develop...

Using Color in Your Film

Cinema Bandit is devoted to providing helpful articles, links, and interviews to help young and new filmmakers with their creative,...

Writing 80’s Dialogue

The 1980s are having their moment right now. It feels strange to write that, as one would figure the ‘80s had their moment already… when...

Writing 90’s Dialogue

Just as the 1980s are having a cultural moment right now, the 1990s are an era that continues to live within our creative imagination. In...

Starter Cameras: Canon EOS Rebel T6

The Canon EOS Rebel T6 is one of the easiest digital cameras to learn. With its great price, especially when buying it in a bundle, its a...

Getting Experience as a Director

Director Werner Herzog stole a camera to make his first film. He justified this action by arguing he felt he had a right to it, as though...

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