Directing Story

Do you think like a film director?

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If you're a filmmaker who's wants to make great films, you'll want to explore what motivates human beings. Do you know the inner life of your characters, what makes them tick? Why am I asking? I'm asking because unless you're serious about exploring human beings you'll never make great films. You might make pretty pictures or videos

My Best Film Directing Tip

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In this post, I'm going to share what I believe to be the main ingredient for moving from a backyard filmmaker to an award-winning filmmaker. It's actually a technique taught in all the best film schools. Best of all it's free and it's easy to do if you have a computer and an internet connection. Let me start

How can a film director give life to a script? – Hitchcock Analysis

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In this video students from the University of Central Florida share their analysis of director, Alfred Hitchcock’s film, “Rear Window.” This video would be great for filmmakers, film directors and cinematographers to watch because along with giving some history behind the film, this video touches on character objectives, and Hitchcock’s influence on the script. As

How Do Film Director’s Tell A Non-Linear Story?

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When a film director says "non-linear stories” do you really mean "multi-plot stories," or is it only about manipulating time? "Non-linear" has to do with story structure, so let's hear what script writing expert and creative writing instructor, Robert McKee, offers on the subject. This video will help, film directors, cinematographers better understand both non-linear structure

Dramatic Scene Beats & Directing Film

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Have you ever heard of “dramatic scene beats”, sometimes simply called “beats”? If you haven’t, you’ll want to read on because these little things are packed full of power. In this post, I'm going to help you understand: What constitutes a dramatic beat. How to identify and breakout beats. How to use dramatic beats to enhance your