How To's

How To's | Technology

How to Utilize Slow-Motion Footage in Your Next Video Project

10 Sep , 2014 | Written by NewEnglandFilm.com | Posted by:

Adding slow-motion video can mean the difference between a rough draft and a polished film. VideoBlocks.com provides this list of tips on how to use stock slow motion video in your film. Republished with permission from VideoBlocks.com.

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How To's | Screenplay Doctor | Screenwriting

Top Tips on Evaluating Agents and Production Companies

1 Aug , 2014 | Written by Susan Kouguell | Posted by:

What happens when an agent or production company expresses an interest in your work? The Screenplay Doctor Susan Kouguell provides readers with some tips on how to proceed not only with excitement, but with caution.

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Acting | How To's

How to Be a Voice-Over Artist: Understanding Today’s Landscape

1 Aug , 2014 | Written by Kevin T. Cunningham | Posted by:

If you are thinking, “I’m a good actor, but I don’t necessarily have a great voice,” keep reading. First, the voice-over industry might be different than you thought, especially since recent technology has revolutionized the voice-over industry—changing both the work available and how we get work. Read on to learn about the scope, sound, and sourcing of today’s voice-overs.

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How To's | Screenplay Doctor | Screenwriting

Twenty Questions: Are you *really* ready to submit your screenplay?

1 Jul , 2014 | Written by Susan Kouguell | Posted by:

Before you submit your screenplay, get feedback from people who will tell you the truth and nothing but the truth. Here are 20 questions to ask them to make sure you're getting feedback that will help. To have your question answered in the next column, email screenwriter@newenglandfilm.com.

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How To's | Screenplay Doctor | Screenwriting

To Pitch or Not to Pitch? Top 10 Pitching Tips from the Screenplay Doctor

3 Jun , 2014 | Written by Susan Kouguell | Posted by:

Should you pitch your script before it's written? Screenplay Doctor Susan Kouguell finds an answer to this question of the month and provide a list of ten pitching tips. To have your question answered, e-mail screenwriter@newenglandfilm.com.

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How To's | Screenplay Doctor | Screenwriting | Television

Ask the Screenplay Doctor: How to Pitch a TV Series

1 May , 2014 | Written by Susan Kouguell | Posted by:

How can you pitch a new TV series? Screenplay Doctor Susan Kouguell finds an answer to this question of the month with Jeff Greenstein, the Emmy-winning writer and producer of Dream On, Friends, Will & Grace, Parenthood and Desperate Housewives. E-mail your question to screenwriter@newenglandfilm.com.

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Editing | How To's

Strategies for Music and Sound Design (Part 3 of 3)

1 Apr , 2014 | Written by Scotty Vercoe | Posted by:

Defining an overall sonic approach to a project can be more than half the battle. The third part in our series about music and film covers the importance of the composer in filmmaking.

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Editing | How To's | New England

Final Cut Pro vs. Avid Media Composer vs. Adobe Premiere: Editors State Their Preferences

1 Mar , 2014 | Written by Maud Dillingham | Posted by:

With the emergence of Final Cut Pro X, Apple continues to make converts out of Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere editors, but every editor has their preferences, and their reasons for them.

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Editing | How To's

See, Spot, Run: Working with Composers, part 2 of 3

1 Feb , 2014 | Written by Scotty Vercoe | Posted by:

Whether face-to-face or virtual, having a productive “spotting session” is the key to opening lines of communication between directors and composers. Part two of our three part series about music and film covers describes the importance of the composer in filmmaking.

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How To's | New England | Screenplay Doctor | Screenwriting

Ask the Screenplay Doctor: Beating Writer’s Block and Getting Feedback on Your Script

1 Feb , 2014 | Written by Susan Kouguell | Posted by:

This month, Screenplay Doctor Susan Kouguell offers advice on how to overcome 'writer's block', and, once the draft is completed, how to find the best feedback. Email screenwriter@newenglandfilm.com to have your screenwriting question answered in an upcoming issue.

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