Monthly Archives: November 2013

2013 – Fall – Intro to Grip & Electric

Interested in working in the grip or electric department? At a very basic level, grips provide support and movement to the camera department by building and maintaining equipment, such as rigging for moving vehicles, and mounting on and securing dollies

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2013 – Fall – Film Resume 101

Wonder why you send in your resume but don’t get a call? Learn how to craft a film resume, whether you have experience or not. Learn how to translate your prior work history into related film experience. Learn where to

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2013 – Fall – Intro to Production Assistant (PA)

The Production Assistant or PA is the entry level position that can teach you the business from the ground up, as well as help you prove you’ve got what it takes to join other departments if ADing is not for

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2013 – Fall – Intro to the Art Department

Interested in dressing sets, making props, furniture shopping, painting faux finishes, building sets, puppeteering, or helping to coordinate the art department? The best way to learn is from the ground up starting as a production assistant in the art department.

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2013 – Fall – Intro to the Camera Department

Interested in working in the camera department? This class isn’t about what camera to use or how to operate one. The focus of this workshop is detailed departmental job descriptions, terminology, protocol, tools of the trade, how to get and

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D-Girl Project – 6th Assignment

Here’s your next assignment. The Apartment. Your first task (thanks for the suggestion Chris Sailor!): For those of you with twitter accounts: Write 3 loglines. Pick your best one. Tweet that logline to @lindawashere with the hashtag #DGirlProject Then email

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D-Girl Project – 5th Assignment

Since many of you couldn’t seem to sink your teeth into the last assignment, which seems crazy to me since it was so meaty, I chose this more tender screenplay. Chinatown. Some call it the best screenplay ever written, most

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D-Girl Project – 4th Assignment

Thought we’d step our game up a bit with an unpublished screenplay called Carnivore. Notice the concise, yet dynamic way in which they write descriptions throughout the screenplay. As a refresher and for those newly signed up, read this article.

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D-Girl Project – 3rd Assignment

My fascination with commercially successful box office screenplays continues with Mr. and Mrs. Smith. This month’s choice is once again slightly different than what made the final cut on film, but it’s a action packed romantic comedy. A no brainer

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D-Girl Project – 2nd Assignment

Your next screenplay is the classic 80s ensemble coming of age film The Breakfast Club. Turn in your 3 log lines and 1 one paragraph description on the deadline. Subject line should read: Log lines and one paragraph Deadline –

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