All about archetypes: The Lover(s)

All about archetypes: The Lover(s)

In this blog series, I’m exploring the link between Jungian archetypes and the major arcana of the tarot deck. To read more about it, check out my introduction article, which provides context for my thoughts, a tiny bit of background on Jungian archetypes and tarot,...

Filmmaking books you can download right now

Filmmaking books you can download right now

Regardless of if you’re new here or if you’ve been following New 32 for a while, we want to help you get your indie movie made. We work hard to provide as many free resources as we can on our blog and our Instagram, but we also have a few paid resources that might be...

What is mise-en-scene?

What is mise-en-scene?

What is mise-en-scene? This French term translates roughly to “placing on stage.” The term is difficult to define. Mise-en-scene can refer to the actor’s positioning and set design in film, television, and theater. It can also refer to scenes that are considered...

What is an establishing shot?

What is an establishing shot?

What is an establishing shot in film? Essentially, an establishing shot is a shot that sets something up for your viewers. It is a way to introduce people, places, and things that will be important to the upcoming scene. It gives context for the scene that is about to...

What is a gaffer in film?

What is a gaffer in film?

What is a gaffer in film? If you’ve ever been on or around film sets, there’s no doubt you’ve heard the term gaffer… but what exactly does it mean to be a gaffer? What is their role on film sets? What is a gaffer in film? Simply put, a gaffer is the head electrician...

All about archetypes: The Lover(s)

All about archetypes: The Innocent + The Fool

As a novelist and screenwriter, I spend a lot of time thinking about character. All my stories hinge on a character, a fictional someone I find relatable or compelling for one reason or another. Only once the character is clear in my head does the plot grow up around...

Themes in movies (and how to master theme in screenwriting)

Themes in movies (and how to master theme in screenwriting)

What are themes in movies, why do they matter, and how do you master them as a screenwriter? What are themes in movies? While the theme is often not stated explicitly, it’s arguably one of the most important aspects of a film. Oxford Languages defines a theme as “an...

Beginner podcast equipment and tips

Beginner podcast equipment and tips

Are you interested in starting a podcast, but don’t know where to start or what equipment you need? Today, New 32’s resident podcast queen, Charlie Monroe, has been kind enough to supply us with a list of beginner podcast equipment and tips. There are a lot of great...

Sanaa Kelley of Reel Foley Sound talks all things foley

Sanaa Kelley of Reel Foley Sound talks all things foley

Even if you haven’t heard of Sanaa Kelley, founder of Reel Foley Sound, you’ve heard her work. She is the foley artist on a massive, constantly expanding list of projects, from Only Murders in the Building to Ted Lasso to Shameless to Riverdale to basically everything...

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