Film School 101

From Script to Screen – Learn Everything from Fandor’s Film School!

If you are a movie nerd and want to take your cinephilia to the next level, we are sure you might have tried to make your own film or short film. And we might ask you, do you want to become a successful filmmaker? If yes, we are sure that you have watched a good number of films from every genre.
The first thing you need to do is improve your knowledge and understanding of filmmaking to pick up all the necessary skills by watching more films and learning everything about filmmaking.
All the film creators have distinct patterns that you can easily see all across their work. To develop that kind of special pattern, you will need to learn different creative skills. You can do that with the help of a platform like Fandor, that not only allows you to stream your favorite movies online for free but also gives you access to read and learn everything about filmmaking.
From learning film sequences to understanding film language and editing films like a professional to choosing the best equipment for filmmaking, Fandor’s film school provides you with online guides and tutorials that explain everything from start to finish.
If you want to deepen your understanding of filmmaking and start your journey as a filmmaker visit our online Film School 101 and get detailed information.

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The Birth of the Romantic Comedy

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How Movies Handle Bipolar Disorder

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The Essential Labor Films

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A Noir Journey Into No-Woman’s Land with Ida Lupino

Edmund O’Brien, Frank Lovejoy drive an unwanted passenger in ‘The Hitch-hiker’ (dir. Ida Lupino) We republish this 2011 story as part of our monthlong celebration …

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The Tragic Timing of Denis Villeneuve

‘Polytechnique’ Winner of nine Genie awards, Canada’s equivalent of the Oscars, Polytechnique launched director Denis Villeneuve on an impressive mid-career run of features: the  Foreign …

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The Art of Filmmaking: Richard Leacock

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How to Film a Real Relationship

‘Second Time Around’ Produced by the Oscar-winning filmmaker Peter Davis, the “Middletown” series broke new ground in documentary when it first aired on public television in 1982. Examining such …

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Stories from the Trenches of Film Restoration

‘Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ’ I credit Kevin Brownlow for my passion for silent movies. I studied silent cinema in college film classes in …

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Nathan Silver Shows How to Direct a Group

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