It’s been six years now that Game of Thrones is the talk of every media and dinner conversation from April to July. The saga started by George R. R. Martin over two decades has pushed boundaries in all areas: in its size in cast, sets and storylines, in its forceful use of sex and violence, and […]
Take any screenwriting 101 class and the first thing they’ll tell you is “Show don’t Tell!“. And then the second thing will be “Don’t describe too much or nobody will read your screenplay!”. Paradoxical information aside, the great power that resides in cinema/film/video (however you life to call it nowadays) is that one image is worth 1,000 words. […]
A few years ago, you could put information online, ask people to pay for it, and they would. Today things are changing at a fast pace and for the better: it’s no longer enough to dump content onto people’s lap, you need to ‘educate’, and I say this in the best way possible. I am […]
11 podcasts about filmmaking, storytelling and creativity to discover and try out (with an episode highlight for each)
The Broken Artist’s Journey: How Black Swan & Whiplash Use a Similar Hero’s Journey to Tell Their Story
Black Swan and Whiplash along with their respective filmmakers have been mentioned at length so far on mentorless, and unsurprisingly, there is more to say about both, and this time, it’s together that they will be dissected. Both films relate the painful journey of two hopeful artists, willing to sacrifice everything to become ‘perfect’. In […]
It’s impossible to be into filmmaking and leave a screening of Mad Max: Fury Road without having an urge to know more about how this movie happened. Mad Max: Fury Road has been often criticized for being too silent and linear, while praised for its pace, and carefully crafted visual and sound narrative that kept you hanging at the edge of […]
“Nobody is explaining to us the meaning, the philosophy of light; the philosophy of color.” That’s legendary cinematographer Vittorio Storaro talking about the transmission gap in film school when it comes to the power and meaning of color (as opposed to the technical knowledge required to capture such elements). Thankfully, Lewis Bond has started bridging that […]
Story Brain recently shared a 4 min video arguing that the reason why new action/sci-fi films aren’t as magical as the ones we grew up with is because of the way we are overusing VFX to make every frame a perfect and glossy one. I enjoyed that the video evolves around what I consider one of the most […]
This is a guest post by indie storyteller Joe Wilson. I am very pleased Joe accepted my offer to share with us how making the choice to bypass the industry and reach out directly to his audience unfolded. This is an honest story made of passion, mistakes, perseverance and lessons learned; with creativity at its center. Enjoy: What If […]
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