To avoid having any one element of foreshadowing be too obvious, often the writer will throw in some red herrings–some things that could be foreshadowing but in fact don’t pay off or pay off in a different way than we expect. The person who has the gun in the drawer may become an immediate suspect in our minds, but later maybe we see him use it to light his cigarette and we realize it’s not a real gun (of course he may have a real one somewhere else….). That kind of misdirection keeps the audience guessing.
Sooner or later the filmmaking bug hits you. . . It’s like a far off voice or compulsion. But like breathing, for the serious independent filmmaker, the need to make a feature is always present.
The 2009 Sundance Film Festival is just days away. And as such, it’s the time of year filmmakers start thinking about their own projects.
Filmmaking in Hollywood is a tough career. What price will you pay to become successful in Hollywood?
If you want to level up your filmmaking career, you need to pick your peers wisely. I’m speaking from experience when I tell you there are a more than a few jerks in the film industry. But then again, there are more than a few jerks in every industry. Your success depends on your ability […]
Finding a movie industry mentor can be invaluable to your filmmaking success. This week, we will focus on how to find a mentor.