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5 Story Formulas That Make People Cry

Source: StencilSomeone once gave me this writing advice.All writing must elicit an emotional response in your reader.His advice pertained to …

Creative Writing

Shooting Ratios, From Hitchcock to 'Fury Road' to 'Primer' (and What They Mean to You)

The "shooting ratio" of a movie is the mathematical relationship between the total hours of footage shot and the eventual runtime of the film.<p>The …

How Constructive Editing Techniques Can Save Money On Your Next Film

This video essay may change the way you edit your next film.<p>Codified roughly a hundred years ago by American and Russian filmmakers, the so-called …

20 Movies With The Best Cinematic Composition

One of the most relevant battles in contemporary filmmaking is between the looks and the brains of the film. Many critics and filmgoers always tend …

The tracking shot: film-making magic - or stylistic self-indulgence?

From Hitchcock’s Rope to Alejandro González Iñárritu’s new movie Birdman, directors have used the tracking shot to create the sense of a seamless one-shot film. But is it brilliant movie-making – or just showing off?<p>First-look review of Birdman<p>In Alejandro González Iñárritu’s new movie, Birdman, a …

To Tell Your Story, Take a Page from Kurt Vonnegut​

In the 1989 movie <i>Dead Poet’s Society,</i> Robin Williams, playing the iconoclastic English teacher John Keating, dismisses the notion that you can judge the perfection of a poem mathematically by plotting how artfully it employs meter, rhyme, and metaphor against how important the subject is. Rather …

15 Storytelling Techniques for Amazing Brand Story

The About Us page is one of the most visited pages of your website. But what happens after visitors land on it--do they stay on your site, look at …

Public Speaking

Storytelling and Persuasion Marketing

In large part the work of nonprofits is that of persuasion. The public are encouraged to change how they view the world, to consider how other people …

The power of brand storytelling [research]

Whilst brand storytelling is certainly alive and well, and increasingly being used by brands as a marketing activity, a Google search quickly reveals how many different definitions there are on the subject.<p>We therefore commissioned this in-depth research to gain a better understanding of what brand …

The Promise and Realities of Creating Immersive Media Projects - Best Practices

Anyone creating immersive media has run into a similar challenge: people outside of the creators’ bubble are not exactly sure what you mean by …

Composition & Framing Can Help You Tell Great Stories with Your Cinematography. Here's How

Effectively telling a story through cinematographic choices can seem intimidating if you're just starting out. Luckily, if you know the basics of …

Cinematography

Why Every Movie Looks Sort of Orange and Blue

<i>Still from</i> Jupiter Rising <i>an upcoming scifi thriller</i><p>Maybe you haven’t noticed, but in the past 20-or-so years there’s been a real catchy trend in …

The problem with true crime stories – by a true crime writer

True crime is the flavour of the moment. A new season of the successful Serial podcast is due this summer and its creators have just set up a production company to bring us yet more true crime stories. Meanwhile, season two of the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer is in the pipeline.<p>In the …

The Illusion of Motion

Like to watch, rather than read? Watch my recorded talk from SmashingConf 2014: http://vimeo.com/108331968IntroductionYou may have heard the term</i> …

Cinematography

Is Dialogue Really That Important? ⋆ FilmmakerIQ.com

Cameron Cubbison examines the importance of dialogue and what constitutes good dialogue.<p>Screencraft | Read the Full Article

Learn the 'Rules' of Film Noir & How to Light It

Genres come and go, but 70 years after its birth, the "rules" of film noir have become part and parcel of the conventions of modern cinema. Why do …

A chat with the director of Clash, the Egyptian political thriller that premiered at Cannes

An Egyptian political thriller, Clash, had its international premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.<p>Screened as part of the festival’s director-focused …

Tom Hanks praises 'Clash' by Egypt's Mohamed Diab

Egyptian film director, Mohamed Diab has captured the attention of people all around the world with his latest film " Eshtebak " (Clash), including …

Film Industry

Egyptian Director Tamer El Said's 'In the Last Days of the City' Wins Top Prize in Poland

The intimate study of Cairo was awarded at Wroclaw's New Horizons Festival.<p>Egyptian director Tamer El Said's <i>In the Last Days of the City</i> won the …

The most exciting film dramas of 2017

Concluding our 10-part series of the movies we are most looking forward to next year, we run through the ones that promise to pack plenty of emotional punch<p>• Read more of our most anticipated films of 2017<p>Book of Henry<p>Naomi Watts raises two boys – one (Room’s Jacob Tremblay) pretty average, the …

Indie Film Guide: Transitions and Change

<i>As we move from 2016 into the new year, Fletcher Powell takes a look at a couple of his favorite movies that deal with transitions and change.</i><p>Mark …

Steve McQueen

Ridley Scott: superhero movies have no story

Director reveals he has turned down several projects because of the ‘non-reality of the situation of the superhero’ and says ‘cinema mainly is pretty bad’<p>Ridley Scott, the British director famous for Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator and The Martian, has said he would never direct a superhero movie. …

Why Some Filmmakers Make Viewers Work To Figure Out What’s Going On

<b>WHAT:</b> A new video explores the control of information in last year’s small-scale sci-fi hit, <i>Ex Machina</i>.<p><b>WHO:</b> Michael Tucker of film analysis site, Lessons From the Screenplay.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> Some films, such as 2013’s <i>Upstream Color</i>, can challenge audiences with abstract ideas to the point where they …

Screenwriting

How a Scene from Christopher Nolan's 'Insomnia' Remake Compares to the Original Film

People often forget that Christopher Nolan didn't go from the small indie film <i>Memento</i> straight to <i>Batman</i>.<p>There was a $46 million remake called <i>Insomnia</i> …

6 Rules For Great Storytelling, From A Moth-Approved Master Of The Form

Moth storytelling champ Margot Leitman has been hired by Facebook and others to help them learn how to spin a yarn. These are her rules.<p>Some years ago, writes Margot Leitman in her new book, <i>Long Story Short: The Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need</i>, when she was an aspiring actress in New York, …

10 Great European Neo-Noir Films

This month, “<b>The American Friend</b>,” a classic from German director <b>Wim Wenders</b> that until now was probably lesser known than his touchstones “<b>Paris,</b> …

25 Noir Films That Will Stand the Test of Time: A List by “Noirchaelogist” Eddie Muller

<i>Film noir</i> received its name in 1946 when French critic Nino Frank expressed his fascination with dark Hollywood melodramas of the time. But <i>noir</i> as a …

Citizen Kane and the meaning of Rosebud

Citizen Kane has long been acclaimed as a work of genius and endlessly dissected by critics. But a mystery still lies at the heart of this masterpiece. On the eve of Orson Welles’s centenary, Peter Bradshaw comes up with his own theory about the film’s clinching moment<p>S<i>pitting Image</i> once made a …

Watch: How the Length of a Cut Can Change the Meaning of a Scene

Whether it lingers or ends abruptly, the length of a shot communicates something very unique to your viewer.<p>One of the most important things we've …

Filmmaking