By Keaton J. Evans Let me set the scene: you’re sitting down to enjoy dinner, let’s say, a ham and turkey sandwich on rye. You take a bite of that ham and turkey and then it hits you. You’ve got nothing to drink. Well friends, you’re in luck! I have a list a sci-fi drinks … Continue reading Thirsty? Try These Intergalactic DIY Drinks!
Knowing where to start in the creative process of writing can be daunting for a first time filmmaker. I know it was for me. I’ve tried building a story around every possible thing imaginable, and I found Blake Snyder’s longline method from his infamous book, Save the Cat, to be the most effective. His argument … Continue reading Anatomy of the Best Loglines
Written by Brenden Bell. There are so many creative and wonderful films out there; some we love and some we hate. Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference. What makes a movie good? What makes it bad? If you’re confused, this article is for you. I’m going to give you some practical tools to assess … Continue reading How to Decide if a Movie is Good or Bad
Written by Keaton J. Evans. Across popular movies there have been teams of make-up artists getting the right look for characters who seem to never take showers. I’m talking Sam Neill in Hunt For The Wilderpeople, Matthew McConaughey in Mud, and Jack Sparrow. You get the point. Whenever a character rolls in the mud or falls … Continue reading How To Dirty Your Actors Without Using Dirt
Written by Keaton J. Evans. A watermelon produces a million sounds. Well, maybe not a million, but pretty close. This was the realisation I had when I wanted to get foley of a guy getting stabbed. What started out as innocent clean fun turned into a massacre of life’s bigger fruits. At the end of … Continue reading Shank You for the Foley
By Jay Evans This article is all about eavesdropping. ‘Wait, did you say eavesdropping?’ ‘Yes, I did’ ‘But isn’t that morally wrong?’ ‘No….’ Ok. So sometimes (most of the time) this is actually frowned upon in many cultures, especially in western society. On set, however, this can be a different story, and sometimes it is … Continue reading You talkin’ to me? …..no. Make your supervisors think you are a mind reader
Written by Josias Jensen. “I’ll have a vodka martini…” Many memorable scenes in cinema feature drinks as an important prop. However, as some of you may already know, the actors rarely, if ever, drink the real deal. There are several reasons for this: it’s cheaper to make a replica, it is easier to access, and … Continue reading Shaken, Not Stirred: How to Make Drinks For Film