Brenden Bell

Brenden Bell is a screenwriter, video producer, editor, teacher, and Visual Content Manager with The Initiative Production Company. He loves eating ice cream, everything nerdy/dorky, thinking too much, and dogs (mostly just the big ones, but he’s open-minded)

5 Tips to Create an Actor’s Showreel

Working for The Initiative Production Company, I have grown accustomed to being thrown into ...

Continuity is Important: How to Keep it Consistent

As an independent filmmaker, continuity isn’t something you really think about as relevant or ...

Creating Dialogue that Doesn’t Completely Suck

I hate writing dialogue. Ok, that’s not entirely true. I’m not good at writing ...

The Shane Black School of Memorable Minor Characters

When I watch a film, the minor characters are never something I really focus ...

Making a Move

I was always that kid on the playground who would prefer to watch the ...

How to Write a Terrible Script

I challenged our office to all write “do it yourself” blogs this week. Feeling ...

How to Find Royalty Free Music That Doesn’t Suck

If you’ve ever been a film school student or a no-budget independent filmmaker, then ...

How to Decide if a Movie is Good or Bad

There are so many creative and wonderful films out there; some we love and ...

What the New Pirates Movie Needs to Succeed

There have been a fair share of big budget film franchises which shone brightly ...