Today’s science lesson: the neuroscience of imagination. This TED Talk discusses the science behind how imagination and creativity work in the human brain.
Enjoy the visions of dolphins and pineapples that are now dancing in your head.
Sorry, not sorry 🙂
TED Talks: The Neuroscience of Imagination
Shanee Edwards at ScriptwritingU Magazine discussed the film “The Dressmaker” with the writer and director, Jocelyn Moorhouse.
Full article here: The Dressmaker Writer/Director Jocelyn Moorhouse talks Spaghetti Western-style revenge, the mother-daughter bond and Liam Hemsworth chasing an emu
Justin Morrow at No Film School shares his camera analysis of Orson Welles’ film Touch of Evil and explains how Welles hid a 12-minute long take in the film.
Full article here: Watch: How Orson Welles Hid a 12-minute Single Long Take in Plain Sight
MASTERCLASS has been providing incredible opportunities for newcomers to creative industries to learn from the masters. You can learn cooking from Gordon Ramsay to acting from Kevin Spacey to tennis with Serena Williams. One Reddit user chronicled his experience with Aaron Sorkin’s MasterClass on Screenwriting.
Read the full article here: Notes from Aaron Sorkin’s Screenwriting Masterclass
Rebecca Bohanan at Huffington Post sat down with filmmaker Jocelyn Moorhouse to discuss her 2015 film The Dressmaker and working women in the film industry.
Read the full interview here: This is What it Sounds Like When Women Talk About Movies
The folks at ScreenCraft discussed some common first-time director mistakes and offered insight on how to avoid them.
Full article here: How to Avoid First-Time Director Pitfalls
Naomi Beaty at ScreenCraft discusses Akira Kurosawa and his creative process and his advice to aspiring writers and filmmakers.
Full article and video here: Screenwriting Advice from Akira Kurosawa
Tim Long at ScreenCraft shares some pointers on how to write a screenplay with heart and the ability to emotionally move an audience.
Blogger’s Note: there article contains links to The Secret Screenwriting Themes Behind All Pixar Movies and The Engine of Empathy
Read the full article here: How to Write a Screenplay with HEART
More good stuff from the folks at No Film School. Max Winter uses the film The Graduate to provide insight on developing your story characters.
Blogger’s Note: If you’ve never seen The Graduate, watch it. It’s an incredible film with wonderful actors (Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft) and a fantastic soundtrack from the legendary Simon & Garfunkel.
Watch and read here: Learn Character Development from “The Graduate”
Daron James at No Film School provides a tutorial on how to create the “Vertigo Effect” in films. He uses Breaking Bad and Goodfellas as visual examples.
Full article here: How to Create the “Vertigo Effect”