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What do all great filmmakers have in common?

Mastery of the Craft Well, besides passion for the medium, they have sheer knowledge of all the elements present in a film production. They apply both form and content to create a succinct, intriguing, and relevant message in their films. … Continue reading

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Just Do It – Lessons from Author Stephen King

Last Monday I was watching Stephen King’s biography. I was fascinated at his remarkable life story. For those who don’t know him, King is one of the most famous and prolific fiction authors of all time. King has written and … Continue reading

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WEBSITE WEEKLY UPDATE: 12/31/2010

Two major updates on the last week of 2010: New: What is a MacGuffin and how to improve your screenwriting technique with it? In my opinion, a MacGuffin is one of those obscures screenwriting ¬†techniques that some screenwriters (especially newbies) … Continue reading

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WEBSITE WEEKLY UPDATE: 26/16/10

Three major updates this week: New: Writing Compelling Dialogue Expanded: Understanding Film Form Expanded: Blocking – Why is it important? Understanding Film Form is one of those scholarly articles that might not interest some filmmakers or film student, although I … Continue reading

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The Fairy Godmother Technique

I’m still trying to digest the ending of The Tourist (2010), which I watched¬† just this past weekend. The problem isn’t that it was unexpected or implausible. In fact, one could make an argument that is was both. However, it … Continue reading

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