May 10, 2015
Writing does not come naturally to me. Give me a math problem, a computer program, I can handle it. But ask me to write a script or come up with ideas for a sketch? That’s tough. But how can I expect to be any good at writing if I’ve never given myself a chance to learn? Sure, some people will find it easier naturally, but I believe anything can be learned and practiced if you give it a good chance.
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As I was trying to find an idea, I kept telling myself to keep it simple. I think this played a big part in driving me to the idea of a film that questions the ‘American Dream’ lifestyle. Hard work leads to success and happiness, right? I’ve always been a hard worker, but I do often wonder whether I’m not saving enough space for life in the work-life balance.
My short film will tell the story of an almost Olympic cyclist who decides to give up the dream, for good reason.
I think. It’s really early days (the idea is less than 12hrs old) so everything could change.
If you watch just one video about storytelling, it should be this one.
“Make the audience put things together. Don’t give them 4, give them 2+2.”
So much to learn from this guy.
I love these film breakdowns.
This is a brilliant overview of the 3 act structure, told in a very engaging way, with great examples.
Filmmaker, and host of DSLRguide. Since I was making my first film age 11, I have always been fascinated by the way films are produced, and the effect it can have on the audience.