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How To Write An Awesome Movie, According To Some Of Hollywood's Best Writers

An interesting perspective on the process of writing from the "doers". Great read.  How To Write An Awesome Movie, According To Some Of Hollywood's Best Writers

Alison Owen on Disney's Saving Mr. Banks

Seldom do you hear a movie producer talk about the personal side of filmmaking. Not only does Alison Owen talk about her life, but goes deep into her experience as a filmmaker. Owen also talks about the the state of studio films and the internet. Excellent read.  “The story unfolding on the screen elicits a powerful response and brain chemicals of well-being and yumminess like Oxytocin floods your body and you float into the realm of the imagination. Oxytocin is sometimes called the ‘love hormone’ or the ‘connection chemical,’ and it is the job of the storyteller to get this stuff flowing round your body and ambushing your responses.”


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Shooting Guerilla Style (At Your Own Risk): The 8 Tips You Need to Know

Check out some great tips on shooting your film without causing your film shoot to be canceled. Bottom line, plan everything out on paper first.

A John Lennon Fav on his B-Day: Rosie And The Originals - "Give Me Love"

Film Composer Francois de Roubaix

Image In the 1980's, Nickelodeon ran a children's show called Pinwheel. My little brother watched countless hours of this show and as a result, so did I. Pinwheel featured a stop-motion french segment called Chapi Chapo (which I became obsessed with) about two little kids who got into mischief in a world of toys and blocks. The most endearing and annoying part of this show was that the kids were constantly laughing!  So fast forward a few decades, I'm still think about the music on Chapi Chapo. What was it about the music that stood out? It wasn't just the show's musical intro but it was also the music that played throughout the show. It was rich and varied, and it was quite moving. The melody and harmony (played with a synthesizer and other electronic instruments) captured some deep moods that I found hauntingly sentimental. Perhaps I began understanding music differently at this age becuase of my introduction to cho