The Acting Training That Will Make You A Better Director

Written by Charis Joy Jackson Are you a director looking for an innovative way to work with actors? Then you may want to check The Warner Loughlin Technique, a book that came out at the beginning of the year and is already changing the way I look at screenwriting, acting, and yes, directing. Amy Adams, … Continue reading The Acting Training That Will Make You A Better Director

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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 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 – Practical Advice and Inspiration from Eye In The Sky Director

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

Anatomy of the Best Loglines

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