Posts Tagged ‘directing’
Learn how to frame action sequences from the undisputed masters of the action film genre. From storyboards to lens choices, here’s what you need to know to make things go boom.
A thriller without suspense falls as flat as a comedy with no jokes. Crank up the tension and get the audience reaction you want with these tips.
For a film to truly succeed, its lead producer must understand how to effectively collaborate with the film’s auteur. Unfortunately, no two directors are exactly alike.
No matter how great your writing might be, after a couple of minutes just about any heavy dialogue scene can feel boring. Here’s how to keep things interesting on those longer takes.
Explore the singular vision and bold work of director Terry Gilliam, from Monty Python’s Flying Circus to The Zero Theorem.
Great directors are not all cut from the same cloth, but the most successful of them share these five habits.
Let’s crack open my handy-dandy notebook and look at some tips I’ve written down from other filmmakers on what it takes to be a great director.
Most directors believe the majority of their work is done on set or in editing. In reality, much of the director’s job is performed during pre-production.
Amateur directors often overcompensate for their lack of experience by overdirecting their actors. Here are some ways to take a more subtle approach.
Experienced film directors understand how difficult it can be to complete a feature. Here are four mistakes that can make the task even harder.
Every director has a go-to shot that makes a scene unmistakably their own. Let’s take a look at 7 iconic cinematography techniques used by the masters of filmmaking.
Master one of a film director’s most important skills: Directing a scene with minimal dialogue.