101 Things I Learned in Film School

Author(s): Matthew Frederick; Neil Landau


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.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781524762001
  • : The Crown Publishing Group
  • : Three Rivers Press
  • : January 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

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