Posts Tagged ‘Movies’

Top 10 Alfred Hitchcock Movies

He was the Master of Suspense. Join as we count down our picks for the top 10 Alfred Hitchcock movies. Special thanks to our users jwiking62, Shakib Ahmed, Norris Vaughn, mezipe64, Tyler Burstein, Deathmatch1959, 007hunter13, Blaine Harris, Abe 777, Galazi20, Andrew A. Dennison, Sjdillon10, Charles Parisé, Maurice Rodriguez, Focquer and Joe Hall for submitting the…

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Directing – The Fine Arts of Blocking and Composition

@imdanielfox Podcast – 'Reloading with Werner' on iTunes and Soundcloud When it comes to directing, one set of skills that always separates the wheat from the chaff, are the fine arts of blocking and composition. They're the extra punch in selling great performances, and reeling your audience in. In this video, I look at what…

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Media Math: To Finance Your Film, You Must Consider Real Numbers and Realities

Budgeting Real Finance Numbers Many financing arrangements require financing costs and steep banking arrangements. These elements are not taken into consideration. Let’s be clear: The topic of Film Finance is a very complex topic to cover.   In this section, my concern is that film finance complexity is simply not accounted for in the budget.  Gap…

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Study the Greats: Suspense and Style Master Alfred Hitchcock

How did Alfred Hitchcock create so much tension for his audience?  His primary focus was the audience – not his own ‘artistic’ explorations and interests.  Hitchcock indeed had a funny sense of humor – quite morbid given his direction in filmmaking – and always seemed to be a ‘mischevious’ filmmaker. Creating Tension in a Scene One…

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Media Math: How Writers Should Think about Film Budgets Part 1

Broad Sense of the Film Budget and Producer’s Intention Film Production budgeting requires a lot of detail – but it starts with the broad strokes from the Producer. I need to know their general sensibilities for the project.  When I worked on the “Taken” films (I did all three with Liam Neeson), then I could…

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Production Technique – Use Forced Prespective Miniatures

 Forced Perspective Miniatures – A Fine Hollywood Tradition “At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum…

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