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Movie Construction Kit template Outline template for making a movie

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WriteRoom for Microsoft Word Writing tool for Word users

What is Vodcasting? Explanation of vodcasting technology

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Video Podcasting or Vodcasting Introductory Tutorial

Last Names for Writers Sample list of character last names

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Making a Prop Sword Look Real to the Camera

Screenwriter Jumpstart poster

Character traits for Writers

Documentaries for Art Directors / Production Designers

Interview with screenwriter Jack Sekowski Also includes free download of a produced script

Dan's Top 10 Tips for Short Film Makers

Free Script Templates

Film glossary of common terms

My Living Memory free short script

Production Tips and Techniques

Frame ratio template

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No-cost teleprompter

Depth of Field spreadsheet


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Free frame ratio template

Free templates that contain frames for all of the most common screen ratios.

Frame ratio template (download PDF/10K)

Frame ratio template (download GIF/7K)

In my Nuts and Bolts Filmmaking book (chapter 3) there are a number of templates for the various screen ratios.

These ratios include the general proportions for television, Mini-DV, Mini-DV 16 x 9, 16mm, Super 16mm, Standard 35 mm, and widescreen/scope.

You can use these templates for storyboarding, creating simple frame viewers, and for creating matte templates for applications such as animation.