Posts Tagged ‘directing’
These five tools are must-haves for any up-and-coming director.
Before Christopher Nolan was a blockbuster director, he was a kid who loved movies. Here are the five films he identifies as his biggest influences.
Enjoy this insightful five-part video series that covers the ups and downs of David Fincher’s acclaimed filmmaking career.
Directing a music video is a great way to get some exposure and make a name for yourself. Just be sure to avoid these three common cliches.
Star Wars sets some great examples for aspiring filmmakers. In fact, lessons can even be found in the very brief behind-the-scenes looks we’ve had at The Force Awakens.
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.