Tag Archives: story

The Story X-Ray: Breaking down your favorite movies

As I [Ben] have said before, a Story or Screenplay is like a human body, and the Structure of that story is like the body’s Skeleton. But how do we examine the skeleton of a living person? We can’t see … Continue reading

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Liz’s Cinematography 101: Quality of Light

Light must be planned. Wouldn’t it be great if we could just skip all of that pre-production madness and figure out the lighting when we get on set? NO, it would be horrible. When it comes to narrative filmmaking, planning … Continue reading

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Liz’s Cinematography 101: So Many Facets!!!

[All right. Something exciting. Our Director of Photography, Elizabeth Nelsen, is going to begin a weekly series JUST on Cinematography to delve deeper into the subject introduced by Sam Sullivant here and here. Stay tuned for awesomeness.] In this post, … Continue reading

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Heroes: Cinema and the Military

Today, I’m breaking from what we have been doing, instruction and continued updates on the progress of our movie, to address something very important. Hope you bear with me. Movies and films have been filled with military figures and have … Continue reading

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“Once Upon A Time”: The Writing Process

When Jes Bickhart approached me with this project, it was essentially a seven minute gun fight with a twist at the end. Think a low-budget “Shoot ‘Em Up” with less story and fewer Loony Tunes references. For the budget he … Continue reading

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