Review

Spider-Man: Homecoming

For many people who care about movies more than the comics, this 3rd rendition of Spider-Man seems unnecessary and senseless. However, for those of us who are avid comic lovers, the arrival of a new Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic ...
Film

The Importance of Rogue One In The Star Wars Universe

In just a couple weeks, we will be graced once more with yet another Star Wars in our movie theatres. Set before A New Hope, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is about a group of rebels sent out to ...
Writing

How To Bring Characters To Life In The Writing Process

You’ve got your story. You’ve built your world. All the pieces are falling into place. Now, all that’s left to do is create your characters, but it’s not as simple as choosing a name and moving forward. You have to ...
Acting

Why I Love Voice Actors

There is a voice behind every animated character and every video game NPC, but it’s hard to take notice of the talent behind the animation. This is actually a good thing — it means that the voice actor is doing ...
Producing

My First Time On Set As A Producer

I love being on set. In high school I was in theatre, and being on set was always one of my favorite parts of putting on a production. Sitting backstage, watching the actors go from rehearsing on an empty stage ...
Thoughts

Star Wars Rebels and the Main Movieverse

Several months ago, a friend recommended, no, forced, me to watch the animated movie and TV show, Star Wars Clone Wars. In just over a month, I had watched all six seasons and was ready to move on to the ...
Writing

The Creative Process Behind Character Development

A story can’t get very far without characters. Whether they be human, animal, or nature personified, they are there driving the plot forward. Characters are the key to connecting the audience to the story, but it’s not as easy as ...
Film

The Story Formation and Symbolism In Big Hero 6

Very recently I sat down and rewatched one of my favorite animated films, Big Hero 6. This time however, I did not watch just for mere entertainment, but to analyze the plot, characters, and symbolism. Instead of looking at it ...
Film

The Meaning Behind Sharing a Meal On Screen

During the second semester of my sophomore year, I started eating lunch with a couple of friends who ate with a few people I didn’t know. After a few days eating together, that changed, and a few months later I ...
Blog

It’s Not Just Rain – How Weather Can Help With ...

Weather is all around us. From bright and sunny days, to dark and stormy nights, it’s not something we can get away from. In real life, weather doesn’t really have a symbolic meaning, but in fictional works, you can bet ...