YWAM Brisbane's film and acting students experience their first week. In this week's episode meet the cast of characters as they talk about their expectations for the School Digital Filmmaking and the School of Acting for the Screen. These episodes are a great resource for anyone thinking of taking the schools because you hear exactly … Continue reading 2016 Student Confessionals: Orientation
The Last Jedi is the Star Wars movie we’ve been waiting for - a truly innovative addition to the story, which takes the saga into new places.
Dialogue is tricky, you try and be innovative and you either end up dead on the nose, or sounding like your characters are starring in their own lifetime day show. The reason it’s so tricky is because as a writer you have to find the balance of creating a character which feels real, while sneakily … Continue reading “What’s The Deal With That!?” Learning Dialogue From Seinfeld.
We are incredibly fortunate for creative freedom, but be aware that you’re responsible for what you create and what your audience takes away from your work.
If you’ve ever been a film school student or a no-budget independent filmmaker, then you know the pain. Finding high quality music to fit your movie for free is darn near impossible. God bless Kevin MacCleod, but if I hear “Sneaky Snitch” in one more short film I’m going to throw something. Before you get … Continue reading How to Find Royalty Free Music That Doesn’t Suck
Gavin Hood is climbing the ranks in the film industry, having directed some popular movies with tenacious morale. I first noticed him after watching Eye in the Sky, which is about the disputes of modern warfare. I was thoroughly impressed. I don’t remember the last time I was on the edge of my seat for … Continue reading Gavin Hood – Practical Advice and Inspiration from Eye In The Sky Director
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