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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10 Ted Talks on Storytelling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=al3-Kl4BDUQ In need of inspiration to keep up with your New Year resolutions? Here is a compilation of awesome Ted Talks to get your creative juice flowing! The one above is a must-see. https://screencraft.org/2015/10/07/top-10-ted-talks-storytelling-filmmaking-screenwriting/

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/