Writing A Screenplay- Rules and Format — Cinematic Breakdown and Review

Guidelines When Writing A Screenplay The Five and Dime Rule Typically studios and producers look at the first five pages and the last ten pages of a screenplay to determine if they will produce it. Act 1 Act Two Act 3 Review This is the typical industry format for a feature length film. Keep in […]

Writing A Screenplay- Rules and Format — Cinematic Breakdown and Review

The 3 Stages of Production — Cinematic Breakdown and Review

There are three crucial stages of production when making a film. Each step is as important as the next, and every stage requires lots of attention. In this blog I am going to breakdown the three stages of production and what each stage includes. Pre Production Writing– this is the stage in which a script […]

The 3 Stages of Production — Cinematic Breakdown and Review

3 Lessons To Learn From Alfred Hitchcock — Cinematic Breakdown and Review

Hitchcock’s Rule Hitchcock’s rule is one of the most beneficial lessons you can learn from him and apply to your own work. According to Hitchcock’s rule, everything in the frame must have significant meanings. If you pay attention to the frame in Hitchcock’s films every thing within the shot is symbolic. For example, the person […]

3 Lessons To Learn From Alfred Hitchcock — Cinematic Breakdown and Review

5 Things I’ve learned Since Making My First Short Film — Cinematic Breakdown and Review

We all have to start somewhere, and that’s okay. I recently just re watched the first short film I have ever made.. and boy was it rough. But it’s not good to be critical of our past works, because we have since grown and expanded our knowledge of filmmaking. I’m going to share with you […]

5 Things I’ve learned Since Making My First Short Film — Cinematic Breakdown and Review

Life is Beautiful (1997) Film Review — Cinematic Breakdown and Review

Synopsis A gentle Jewish-Italian waiter, Guido Orefice (Roberto Benigni), meets Dora (Nicoletta Braschi), a pretty schoolteacher, and wins her over with his charm and humor. Eventually they marry and have a son, Giosue (Giorgio Cantarini). Their happiness is abruptly halted, however, when Guido and Giosue are separated from Dora and taken to a concentration camp. […]

Life is Beautiful (1997) Film Review — Cinematic Breakdown and Review

Jumping Jiggowats!: Celebrating Back to the Future: Pt. 1: Marty McFly — Jonathon D. Svendsen

The 1980’s saw the emergence of a new sub-genre of film known as the “teen” movie. While there were certainly films about teenagers before that decade, such as the teen beach movies starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello in the 50s, those films were more about the beach and the music. The 80’s teen […]

Jumping Jiggowats!: Celebrating Back to the Future: Pt. 1: Marty McFly — Jonathon D. Svendsen

Let It Be — Billboard Chart Rewind

50 Years Ago, The Beatles Made History On the Billboard Hot 100 There was a universe out there and The Beatles were spanning their own cosmos. The fab four from Liverpool, England dominated the world with their cultural and musical impact. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr were across the universe […]

Let It Be — Billboard Chart Rewind

My Top Ten Favorite Werewolf Movies (+1) — William Tea

It’s New Year’s once again, a time to celebrate humanity surviving long enough to make one more lap around the sun. Instead of doing this by spending time with family and friends, I decided to spend my time hunched over the computer waxing poetic about werewolf movies. I did something similar last year, compiling a […]

My Top Ten Favorite Werewolf Movies (+1) — William Tea

The Man in Half Moon Street — scifist 2.0

In 1945 the world still had time for one decent old-school mad scientist film before the genre imploded on itself. Swedish heart-throb Nils Asther shines in a Dorian Gray-inspired major studio production by Paramount about a 120 year old genius searching for the secret of everlasting life, while telling everyone around him that he is only 35. 6/10

The Man in Half Moon Street — scifist 2.0