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Using visual metaphors

Insightful article on the use of visual symbolism and metaphors in scripts. I like this idea that they should be so subtle they remain subliminal for 75% of the audience. SJ http://beyondstructure.com/visual-storytelling-in-batman-begins/

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Screenwriting Wisdom for the New Year

This article by Scott Myers from Go Into the Story (a blog I highly recommend you look into if you are interested in screenwriting) offers some great insights into screenwriting by successful writers. I like the one below by Chris Sparling. “No matter how big or high concept your story is, it only works if there’s … Continue reading Screenwriting Wisdom for the New Year

Joe Wright on the importance of the participation of the imagination

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gGl3LJ7vHc Wonderful article by Joe Wright on the importance of the participation of the imagination and the Kuleshov Effect. Also a reminder that we should never stop learning as filmmakers: "But every time I make a film—Darkest Hour is my seventh—I am required to relearn the craft and to find a specific language to express … Continue reading Joe Wright on the importance of the participation of the imagination

To self-distribute or not self-distribute?

In a crowded marketplace self-distribution doesn't have the stigma it used to have (same with regard to self-publishing). Although self-distribution is hard work it can be a smart choice for some films. Here is an excellent article on the subject by Moviemaker magazine which looks closely into the Sundance Institute’s Creative Distribution Initiative. https://www.moviemaker.com/archives/mm_guide_2018/self-distribution-mm-guide-2018/2/