To send email to William Gough -  bill.gough@viu.ca

All Film is made with combined elements.
I approach Formatting with a strong belief that writers not only can make their own films & videos - but they must also be aware of how to make films & videos.
Everything in film is a variation of writing: Actors write with movement and action. Cinematographers & Lighting Directors write with light. The group writes with applied pattern, and editors write with image and sound and the power of bodily rhythms applied to Nature.
The more attention you pay to the elements, the easier and cheaper it is to make any film. Current budgets are ludicrous. It's possible to do it much better than Hollywood or any existing Network - and for very little initial cost.
Writers turn out to be, as always, the ideal producers & directors.


Here's an initial (and changing) set of links to the question of Film/Video Format:

https://www.keepwriting.com/tsc/newsletr.htm


Here's a starter list of...

Canadian Websites with newsletters

East

http://www.createyourscreenplay.com

West

http://actioncutprint.com

More to follow in January, 2019