Tripod of Suspense Storytelling

Insightful article about the three structures that can keep your audience engaged regardless of whether you are writing a genre film, a comedy or a drama. Good to be reminded of the power of: Suspense Surprise Curiosity https://www.moviemaker.com/archives/series/first-draft/first-draft-psychological-states/  

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German Expressionism & Cinema

Our upcoming production THE LAST MOON is heavily influenced by German Expressionism from a visual standpoint. While looking for pictures to compile a lookbook for his film Sean came across two interesting articles on the subject: https://www.filminquiry.com/beginners-guide-german-expressionism/ https://www.filminquiry.com/german-expressionism/   https://www.filminquiry.com/beginners-guide-german-expressionism/     https://www.filminquiry.com/beginners-guide-german-expressionism/

How to make your dialogue heavy scene more compelling….

TO MINIMIZE TALKING HEADS SCENARIOS! If you're thinking of writing your own screenplay for a film, Dov S-S Simens in From Reel to Deal" recommends that you create a story with minimal characters and locations; i.e. something that is like a filmed play. It's a great piece of advice because it means you'll be writing a script that … Continue reading How to make your dialogue heavy scene more compelling….

To write a low budget film think SITUATION!

I have recently come across this interesting article by Carson Reeves on Scriptshadow where he discusses Militia (which is a Black List script I enjoyed reading) and if you want to make a low or micro-budget film the best thing is to come up with a compelling SITUATION – a life-changing moment set in one location. Ok, what are some … Continue reading To write a low budget film think SITUATION!