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Writing about skills necessary for understanding storyboarding, film grammar, and drawing skills. And stuff.


WHAT ARE STORYBOARDS GOOD FOR, ANYWAY?

29 Apr 2021 3 minute read 0 comments InternationalIcon

Hey, we're creative.  Why can't we just grab our cameras and microphones, run out the door, and go shoot our movie right now?  Because we don't have a plan yet, that's why.  Along with a half-decent script, first we need some good storyboards! What a...

9 STEPS TO GETTING COMMERCIAL ART JOBS: things every young artist should know.

29 Apr 2021 6 minute read 0 comments InternationalIcon

    9 steps to get an art job in media. Hey, you’ve decided to become a professional commercial artist!  Here are the steps to getting work, in their correct order:   1) KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO DO.  That seems obvious, but many new artists aren’t reall...

Name your Characters Right: things a fiction writer needs to think about.

28 Apr 2021 4 minute read 0 comments InternationalIcon

Character names can of course be non-indicative (like our own), but fiction is a special case, in which dragons talk and life's problems are permanently solved at the end of the third act, just before the credits roll. Why not take the opportunity fo...

FOR THE NEW FREELANCERS and GIG WORKERS – THINKING AHEAD TO RETIREMENT SAVINGS

27 Apr 2021 5 minute read 0 comments InternationalIcon

  – making sure you have something tucked away when you decide to retire, someday...   (disclaimer: I’m an artist, not a financial adviser.  Use the below ideas only as a guide.  When you get serious about investing, do yourself a big favor and go fi...