Tag: film

Thoughts

Be Inspired

“Your brain gets too comfortable in your everyday surroundings. You need to make it uncomfortable. You need to spend some time in another land, among people that do things differently than you. Travel makes the world look new, and when ...
Film

Oscar Season Through The Eyes Of The Filmmaker

It’s that wonderful time of the year — the time when everyone is watching their TV’s and party snacks are covering the counters. The time where families come together, but sides are drawn. The time that Champions are made! No, ...
Thoughts

3 Reasons Why You Should Be Positive On Set

I remember my first times being on set — I was so excited and eager to work. No task was too big or too small because I was just glad to be a part of the production process. Now I’m ...
CCM Intern Stories

My Favorite CCM Experiences Since I Arrived

My time as an apprentice at the Center for Creative Media has been a once in a lifetime experience — and I have only been here two months. Every aspect of the program, from living in Tyler, TX, to learning ...
Directing

The Art of Directing

I love cinematography, but I also love directing. In reality setting the lights, deciding on camera position, and guiding the actors is all part of directing. The thing is that normally there are two directors on set — the director ...
Film

7 Reasons to Work in the Film Industry

If you’re like me, there has probably been a moment in your life where you thought about working in the film industry. I mean, why wouldn’t you want to? Here are seven reasons why you should work in the film ...
Film

Top 8 Moments of the Second Star Wars: The Force ...

It arrived without much of a warning for anybody, but it is now here. The second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens — the seventh installment of arguably the most popular sci-fi franchise ever, and loved by millions around ...
Cinematography

Being Deliberate in Cinematography

Every decision you make on set has to be deliberate. Why are you using heavy backlight? Why are you filming this scene on sticks opposed to handheld? And the most important question: are these choices enhancing the story? Start asking ...
How To

Creating Plausible Characters

What makes a great story? There are many categories that contribute to a great story, but we are going to talk about one in particular: Characters. Without the characters, there would be no story for someone to read or watch. ...
Film

FrackNation: An Adventure in Honest Reporting

Having grown up in and around the Delaware River Valley, I know that the people there are hard working, good old fashioned Americans, trying to make a living doing what they love. Often times, just being a farmer, no matter ...