At Full Sail, I help out with the Writing Workshop 1 – Film class, in the creative writing program. It helps me out a lot, and I hope I help others, too.
I tend to keep recommending the same things over and over. So in an attempt to keep everything together, and to give people a place to go to even after they get out of the class, I’m going to be doing a couple posts on the resources that I constantly recommend to people.
They will be broken up into categories:
I love podcasts! And it’s not just about having a long commute.
Podcasts are a great way to get your news and industry information, because you can find the time to absorb it when you can. And because it’s not a visual medium, it’s a little bit less of a time suck. Put on a good podcast while you’re cooking, cleaning, or commuting, and you can gain a lot of valuable knowledge while you’re doing an otherwise mundane task.
God bless YouTube. The nature of the medium means things are generally put out in fun-sized chunks, but there is a growing section of long form content that is good when you want to go deep into a topic.
I’ll be sharing my favorite channels, including channels dedicated to the art of cinema, interviews with working industry professionals, and how movies are put together.
Yeah, I’m a sucker for good, old physical books. Because I’m writing this for the students of Full Sail, I’m going to try and stick with books that are available in the Full Sail Library. If you’re not a student at Full Sail, I’ll definitely give you enough information to find the books on your own.
I’ll be posting these guides over the coming week, but if you forget where they are or need to come back to them later, they’ll be housed under the “Writing Resources” tab on the menu at the top of my site.