Wonder Woman 1984 sets the stage to discuss six examples of lazy storytelling for all kinds of storytellers.
“It’s A Superhero Movie” is Not An Excuse for Bad Storytelling
Wonder Woman 1984 is a disappointment of a movie filled with silly contrivances and lazy storytelling. What can we learn from it?
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Four tips for how to successfully direct improvised scenes in filmmaking. From the actors you select to the equipment you use to the story structure.
Improvised scenes in filmmaking is nothing new. Christopher Guest (the filmmaker behind such comedic classics as A Mighty Wind, This is Spinal Tap, and Best in Show) is one of the best known filmmakers for producing improvised work.
When you have the right cast, the right story, and the right script, you end up with an overall experience that is transcendent. I highly recommend filmmakers explore this aspect of the craft.
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Every professional video producer and creative claims to be a video storyteller. Here are 11 fool-proof and time-tested ways to live up to that moniker.
Once upon a time, professional video producers over-used the term “cinematic.” Everything was cinematic. If you wanted to make the “big bucks,” you HAD to use that term.
But there’s a new “Sherriff” in town. A new term that is all the craze. Cinematic was replaced with “Storyteller.”
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