This. This is what an ad agency should do every single time. Sadly, few do anymore.
I like making fun of George W. Bush, what with the way he says “noocyalur” instead of “nuclear” and proclaims simplistic stuff like “You’re either with us or against us.” How is this relevant to filmmaking? It is.
Good actors will astonish you with their ability to communicate complex emotions with nothing more than a look. But only when you do a good job letting them know exactly what you want.
Zooppa is like a lottery, where the potential payout doesn’t even cover the cost of the ticket.
I learn tons more on the job as a director than I ever did in film school and I went to a pretty decent film school. Lucky you, you get to learn that stuff from me –– tips, shortcuts, things they try to teach you are the right way to do things but turn out not to work.
I figure I’m saving you what? $40,000 a year?
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I’ve always thought that the most realistic antagonists are convinced they’re not being bad. They honestly believe that what they’re doing is right.
I was recently hired by an ad agency to write a 22-minute television show –– an animated family story that takes place in Pre-Colonial Hawaii and involves a young prince and his pet chicken.
The third most important thing to look for in a line producer is the ability to see the big picture. Let me give you an example.
The second most important thing to look for in a line producer is someone who’s committed to seeing your project through.
The most important quality to look for in a line producer: Someone who’s ethical.