The Boords Blog

We share practical lessons, insights and tips on working in the creative industry.

What is Method Acting? How Great Actors Prepare

Method acting describes and summarizes a range of techniques acting teachers use to encourage their students to inhabit their roles fully and bring their characters to life.

What Does an Art Director Do?

The job of an art director is a multifaceted role that pairs creative vision with communication and project management skills that can lead to plentiful career opportunities.

Parallelism: What Is It and How to Use It in Your Writing

Parallelism is a literary device that repeats grammatical elements to emphasize and create memorable phrases.

Filmmaking 101: A-Roll vs B-Roll Footage

B-roll or B-reel refers to alternative footage in film and television production. Today, we use the term A-roll for primary footage less frequently, but still refer to secondary or supplemental footage as B-roll.

Personification: What Is It and How to Use It in Your Writing

Personification is a form of figurative language that describes something non-human with human characteristics in order to make the reader empathize, understand better or immersive themselves in vivid imagery.

Hyperbole: What Is It and How to Use It in Your Writing

Hyperbole uses figurative language to make an overstatement, to create emphasis and can be used for comic effect, to create vivid images, or to convey intensity or emotion.

What is a Euphemism? Definition & Examples

A euphemism is an indirect expression to avoid a direct reference or a straightforward term. It's commonly to be polite rather than blunt, to soften the blow or to downplay an issue.

Welcome to the all new Boords!

Today we’re excited to reveal a new look and feel for Boords.

We're Matching your Donations to Ukraine

We’re deeply saddened by the conflict in Ukraine and want to do our bit to offer help to the victims of war there. From March 28 - April 3, we’ll be matching all donations made by Boords users towards humanitarian aid in Ukraine.

Filmmaking 101: How to use The Dutch Angle (2022)

Filmmakers old and new love the Dutch angle for its ability to create an instant of disorientation.

What Does a Line Producer Do?

Whether you’re looking to become a line producer, or you’re a filmmaker who wants to understand more about a line producer’s job, this piece will tell you everything you need to know.

How to Write a Beat Sheet (FREE Template)

When you’re cooking up a story, it’s important to have a plan. Without a solid story structure, it’s easy to get lost in a maze of subplots and character arcs, with no clear direction of where you’re going.