Directing
Creativity in the Movie Business

Creativity in the Movie Business

Various stages of creativity In order to make sense of creativity, Margaret Boden divides it further into stages and forms.     The first division relates to the newness of the idea. An imaginative concept that is new to us, but not new to others is psychologically creative r P-creative.   A concept that is also new to...
Dealing with Absolutes in Film

Dealing with Absolutes in Film

Billiards is a game of absolutes. You cannot play a good game on a bad table. The same is true of film.  Everything must be perfect.  The process does not work otherwise.  The actor’s true personality simply cannot be present. The audience needs to absolutely believe in the character and the story.  This presents a...
Creativity And Innovation

Creativity And Innovation

“When you watch a movie for about ten minutes, you recognize if there’s a potential mental picture there.” -John Boorman Vision, Concepts, And Show Business Besides an expressive catch, a movie director requires an authentic opinion, a perception to impart. The opinion should address specific life circumstances or issues that hold importance for the moviemaker....
Creativity and Vision

Creativity and Vision

Throughout time societies have celebrated creativity and the arts. While evaluating art is subjective, humans recognize and value truly magnificent pieces of art or brilliant performances. Many people are born with certain gifts, such as a gift of creativity. However, many people who are creative tend to do things in their own timeframe, more so...
From Character Through To A Script And Rehearsal

From Character Through To A Script And Rehearsal

Vision, Analysis, and Imagination Directorial script analysis must be tested by imagining the scenes in active detail.  This requires, among other things, thinking about motive for and the origin of actions.  For example, pretend that two characters are having a conversation in a certain scene.  Answering questions like “Who started the conversation?”  or “Who had...
Methods for Becoming a More Effective Director, and Artist

Methods for Becoming a More Effective Director, and Artist

What does it mean to be effective as an artist?  Whether you are a painter, a dancer, actor or musician, your art can only become truly effective if it touches another human being on a level beyond that of the cerebral.  Touching your observers intellectually, perhaps even persuading them to think in a way that...
Utilizing the Tools as a Director

Utilizing the Tools as a Director

When Directors are asked what makes any given scene or shot successful, the responses are as varied as the personalities of the Directors themselves.  One thing most successful Directors agree upon is that being well prepared ahead of time with a solid vision of the scene is absolutely necessary.  The Director needs to approach rehearsals...
How to Choose the Ideal Filming Style for Scene Production

How to Choose the Ideal Filming Style for Scene Production

If you’re a director, your first look at a script will give you the beginnings of how the film will look in your mind. You might imagine the camera moving frantically around a big action set piece, or you could see it sit perfectly still, recording a wide shot of two people having an intimate...