101 Things I Learned® in Film School

Author(s): Matthew Frederick; Neil Landau

film and television

An illustrated, accessible introduction to filmmaking from a Hollywood screenwriter, producer, script consultant, and film school professor

Bringing a film to life requires skills in storytelling, the visual arts, logistics, and more. This book presents many critical principles of filmmaking, including-

. How to structure and pitch a screenplay
. How to make visible the invisible, such as backstory, motivation, and inner psychology
. Why it's best to keep your characters plunging into the unknown
. The difference between plot, story, and theme
. How to compose a frame visually
. How to manage finances, schedules, set logistics, sound, and lighting
. Why many films drag in Act 2, and what to do about it
Written by an award-winning producer, screenwriter, and script consultant to major movie studios, 101 Things I Learned in Film School is an indispensable resource for students, screenwriters, filmmakers, animators, and anyone interested in the movie world.


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General Fields

  • : 9781524762001
  • : The Crown Publishing Group
  • : Three Rivers Press
  • : January 2021
  • : --- length: - '5' width: - '7' units: - Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Matthew Frederick; Neil Landau
  • : Hardback
  • : 216