The way the camera moves can tell us more about a story and the relationships between the characters than you might think.
Opening shots – can give massive insights to the film’s themes, characters, conflicts and key plot points.
Two students from Germany have made their own commercial for Johnnie Walker that has the whole Internet in tears. Daniel Titz and Dorian Lebherz are students at the Film Academy of Baden-Württemberg, who made the biggest tearjerker of the year.
As Tarantino once said, “I steal from every film ever made!”. And he does, and so does George Lucas. There’s nothing wrong with that either (providing you don’t steal the entire movie!). Anyway, many people have suggested that the Death Star attack sequence in Star Wars Ep IV is a steal from the Dambusters. Close. Apparently, Lucas said he was inspired by 633 Squadron. Check this out and decide for yourself!
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If you want to see ‘Star Wars – The Force Awakens’, but haven’t seen the first six Star Wars movies yet, then here’s your chance to catch up on the storyline in about three minutes.
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An excellent insight into the camera techniques of one of the greatest film directors, Akira Kurosawa.
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John Truby is a screenwriter, director and screenwriting teacher. He has served as a consultant on over 1,000 film scripts over the past three decades, and is also known for the screenwriting software program Blockbuster (originally “Storyline Pro”).
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