Posts Tagged ‘film students’

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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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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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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How to Become a Movie Screenwriter in Hollywood

How to Become a Movie Screenwriter I was asked the other day, “How does one become a screenwriter?” Simple question, yet as I gave it further thought it occurred to me that it’s not one that can be easily answered. If you ask a guidance counselor how does someone become a doctor, chances are he…

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IFH 092: Why Having No Budget Makes You a Better Filmmaker

Why Having No Budget Makes You a Better Filmmaker What is this guy talking about? No budget = better filmmaker? He must be nuts. We’ll I’ll have to disagree with you. As I am going through my adventure on the making of my first feature film THIS IS MEG, I have discovered that’s the truth.  Having little or…

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Akira Kurosawa: Breaking Down the Master’s Directing Techniques

Akira Kurosawa – The Master of Masters Some of my favorite directors of all time are Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, and of course Akira Kurosawa. Ever since I watched the Criterion Collection Laserdisc (yes I’m old) of Seven Samurai and Rashomon I was hooked. Even in high school I knew that no one else in the world…

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