Screenwriting for Teens

ScrnwrtngTeensSmall“Screenwriting for Teens” is a 228-page guide on the 100 principles of screenwriting. Written by Christina Hamlett, a professional script coverage consultant, the book is an incredible resource for any writer looking to improve. 

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Talk the Talk

talkthetalkT_mediumTalk the Talk is a sensational 218-page resource for educators looking to help their students with scriptwriting or to improve their own dialogue-writing skills.

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Teachers' Budget Woes Lessened with Granted!

Grants00Teachers, who as a group spend in excess of 1.3 billion of their personal funds per year on classroom materials according to the AMerican Federation of Teachers, learn how to easily and successfully tap grant givers instead of their own pockets for much-needed funds with Chris Taylor's newest book, Granted! A Teacher's Guide to Writing & Winning Classroom Grants.

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Costume Design 101

illustration2Never having had the chance to be involved in a high-budget film production, I didn’t know how much effort went into costume design!

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SVN's Summer Reading Recommendations

MoralPremise00Summer break is right around the corner and for many of us it's the time to catch up on all the tasks we might have been too busy to accomplish during the school year. Reading is one pleasure that most of us cherish as a way to entertain ourselves and stimulate our ideas for next year's teaching.

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Horror Screenwriting

HorrorT_largeHaving absolutely no experience in the creation of a horror film, when Horror Screenwriting, written by Devin Watson, came across my desk, I hoped to gain at least a bit of insight.

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GreenScreen Made Easy: Keying and Compositing for Indie Filmmakers

GS0"GreenScreen Made Easy" by Jeremy Hanke and Michele Yamazaki is a well written and easy to read small volume that offers a comprehensive treatment of this often misunderstood topic. The book is an excellent reference for any videographer using this technique (not just filmmakers), and much good background information about the technical aspects of shooting video is given.

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