Posts Tagged ‘film school’

Pete Docter: How to Craft a Remarkable Story the Pixar Way

The Pixar Way: How to Craft a Remarkable Story with Pete Docter I’ve been a fan of Pixar Studios films ever since I first saw “Toy Story.” The ability that Pixar has to tell an amazing story in uncanny. After that film I started studying every Pixar movie that came out. It seemed that they had…

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Robert McKee: Master Class on the Craft of STORY

Robert McKee: Master Class on the Craft of Story If you haven’t heard of Robert McKee then you’re in for treat. Robert McKee is what is considered a “guru of gurus” in the screenwriting and storytelling world. He has lectured on storytelling for three decades, and his book Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting (FREE AUDIO…

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FREE Screenwriting Master Classes: Top Ten List

Screenwriting Master Classes: Top Ten List What you are about to listen to is probably the equivalent of taking at least five years of screenwriting courses or classes at a top tier film school. BAFTA (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts) has an amazing collection of FREE screenwriting lectures from some of the…

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IFH 114: The Six Stages of Character Development with Michael Hauge

The Six Stages Character Development with Michael Hauge This week we have a returning guest, screenwriting guru Michael Hauge. On this episode, he discussed The Six Stages Character Development. A very eye opening episode. Check it out. Right click here to download the MP3 These videos on screenplay structure are from his best selling online course: Story and…

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David Fincher: His Secrets on Directing & Visual Storytelling

David Fincher: Breaking Down His Style and Directorial Techniques For my money, David Fincher is one of the greatest working directors alive today. Whether you love him or hate him he is one of the greatest craftsman working in the film business. “What’s in the box? What’s in the box? – Detective Mills (Se7en) I’ve followed David…

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Killer Ways to Brainstorm Short Film Ideas

Killer Ways to Brainstorm Short Film Ideas Short films have become a lot more popular nowadays with the advancements in the field of media, but coming up with short film ideas can be challenging. Since short films are easier to make than the feature movies, the production cost is also a lot cheaper. One has…

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How to make a $1,000 Feature Film with Jay & Mark Duplass

How to make a $1,000 Feature Film with Jay and Mark Duplass Make a feature film for $1000? Sounds crazy right? Well if you don’t know Mark Duplass you should get to know him. Mark and his brother Jay Duplass are most widely know for making the indie film hits “The Puffy Chair” and “Safety Not Guaranteed.”…

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IFH 026: Is Film School Really Worth the Cost…NO!

Is Film School Really Worth the Cost…NO! Film school, is it worth it? Let me start by saying that I’m a big believer in education and constant learning throughout life. I believe that the only way to truly experience the amazing things the world has to offer is by educating yourself as much as humanly…

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David Cronenberg: Inside the Mind of the Filmmaking Master

David Cronenberg: Inside the Mind of the Filmmaking Master Why did David Cronenberg direct so many films in the horror genre? Simultaneously cold and emotional, visceral and removed, horror is a genre constantly undergoing rebirth. Horror can be psychological, playing on unseen fears, or physical, assaulting us with gore. Horror films by classic directors like Alfred…

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