Cinematography

How to: Get Creative With Light!

With the Christmas season here, there is no doubt that there will be many pictures taken in front of the Christmas tree – or really anything with lights for that matter. Here is a easy and creative way to customize ...
Film

5 Hopes for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

In case you haven’t noticed, there is a new Star Wars film being released this week. The Force Awakens acts as the start of a new trilogy of films set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi ...
Cinematography

L.A. Professional Encounter: Cinematography, Lighting, Visual Storytelling

Drew Thomas has worked on a large number of projects. He has worked on popular shows such as ABC’s The Muppets, Dancing with the Stars, and The Voice, among many others. Drew also wrote and directed his own feature film, ...
Writing

World Building: How To Create a Culture In Your Story

Earlier this year, I wrote about the process of creating a world that will draw in your readers and make them not want to leave it when the story is done. If you haven’t read that post, you can check ...
Film

Top 5 Movie Trailers

Movie trailers have been around since the early 1900s, and although they have very much evolved over the years, they have played a huge part in advertising movies and Televisions shows. I am one of those people that will watch ...
Film

“I Am Your Father”- An In-Depth Look at One of ...

To some, it might seem easy to create an effective antagonist in a story. Make him psychotic, dress her in black, give him a maniacal laugh, have her kill dozens of people and try to enslave the human race. Granted, ...
Film

Top Moments of the FINAL ‘The Force Awakens’ Trailer

After a long time of waiting, fans finally got their closest glimpse of Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet with the final trailer during Monday Night Football on ESPN. I was ecstatic all day long, eager to see it, and it did ...
Film

Character Development and Setting Choice In ‘The Secret Life of ...

During my time as a writer on this blog, I have written many posts about what makes a good story. There are many aspects to a story —  characters (protagonists and antagonists), setting (as a driving force of the plot), ...
Technology

Microsoft Conference Recap

Microsoft held a conference yesterday that was highly anticipated by many. I think it is fair to say that the company has hit a few roadblocks lately. Windows 8 and Windows Phone fell flat in the past couple of years, ...
How To

How To Structure a Story

In previous posts, I have talked at length about the different aspects of writing a story such as heroes, villains, setting, and more. Today, I will talk about the structure and pacing of your story. When you start planning a ...