Tutorials, articles and guides

Here’s a collection og links to sites with tutorials and guides. I’ve divided the links into a couple of categories; screenwriting, software and post production, special effects, compleate guides and miscellaneous. Scroll down to find the other categories.

Scriptwriting

Jane Espenson . . . . . Blog of screenwriter Jane Espenson (Battlestar Gallactica, Firefly, Buffy and more).
Screenplays for you . . . . . Let’s you read a bunch of big screen scripts.
JohnAugust.com . . . . . Blog of screenwriter John August.
Screenwriting.info . . . . . A very good and thorough site with info on scriptwriting.
Typing Chimp Create-a-Character . . . . . Fill out a form and get your characters whole life story.
Wordplayer.info . . . . . A lot of articles and forums. All you need.
Internet Movie Script Database . . . . . Read scripts from famous movies and TV series.
Simple Scripts . . . . . Read scripts from big and not so big movies, radio shows and stage plays.
Movie Bytes . . . . . Get together for writers with contests and news.
Plot-o-matic . . . . . Automatic plot generator. Enter some info and get your plot.
jaWiki . . . . . A wiki set up by screenwriter John August with user written articles mainly about screenwriting.

Software & post-production

Wrigley Video . . . . . Tutorials for Adobe Premiere Pro, Encore and Audition.
Nicky Pages’ Digital Solutions . . . . . Many guides.
StevenGotz.com . . . . . A site that links to a lot of good stuff.
DVknowledgebase.org . . . . . An organized collection of expert knowledge on all things digital video.
100fps.com . . . . . Everything you need to know about deinterlacing.
Videohelp.com . . . . . Lots of articles, tutorials and stuff. Mainly computer technical aspects.
WindowsMovieMakers.net . . . . . Resource site for Windows Movie Maker.
Digital Producer Magazine . . . . . Got tutorials on different multi media. Effects, DVDs, animation, video, audio and more.
KenStone.net . . . . . Homepage of Kenneth Stone with a vast amount of articles on Final Cut.

Special effects

Undercover: Special Effects & Sound . . . . . Articles discussing the special effects on The X-Files.

Complete guides

RonDexter.com . . . . . Cinematographer Ron Dexter has a ton of information on film making on his site.
Eejit’s guide to film-making . . . . . Very much good stuff here (with some jokes in it).
DV Info.net . . . . . A lot of articles on DV related stuff.
HDV Info.net . . . . . A lot of articles on HDV related stuff.
So you wanna work in movies? . . . . . What do I do to get into Movies? By Oliver Stapleton.
Videohelp.com . . . . . Lots of articles, tutorials and stuff. Mainly computer technical aspects.
Lerner.org . . . . . A combination of article and workshop. Learn some history and basic things about several aspects of movie making and put it to the test in different tasks.
Media College . . . . . Lots of articles on technical and practical issues and a bunch on-set tips and stuff.
Film and Video Institute . . . . . . A bunch of articles on how to make movies, review of equipment and articles on how people made their movies.
DVcreators.net . . . . . Info and articles on all aspects of digital video making.
Owyheesound.com . . . . . Got some in depth articles mostly on more practical film making stuff.
Synnuboo.com . . . . . A bunch of articles on movie making by Peter John Ross and Scott Spears.

Miscellaneous

American WideScreen Museum . . . . . A lot of information about wide screen systems, color history and sound development.
Poor man’s stedycam . . . . . How to make a stedycam for  (Haven’t tried it. Don’t know if it works.
Bohlen.com – Build your own steadycam . . . . . Another “Build your own steadicam” article.
Making a Camcorder Stabilizer . . . . . Yet another guide to making your stabilizer.
Micro Budget Movie Making . . . . . Several do it your self guides for building various equipment.
Filmmaking-Careers.com . . . . . Resource site with info on the different careers in film making.
Animato . . . . . A site with stuff on animation.

If you know a link that should be here be sure to let me know.
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