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THE REVEAL

Thinking of this has revealed the hidden path to the conclusion of my current feature script. It has provided a deeper function for a specific character, given them a clear objective and provided a critical reveal for the climax. Now I know how to end this story, how to kill the beast! Some day it’ll […]

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1, 2, 7, 14 ‘GITS’ IT DONE

Go Into The Story is easily one of my favourite screenwriter’s blogs out there, written by Scott Myers. All his posts are excellent and filled with very useful and interesting insights, information, industry news and interviews.

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All Else Will Follow

Write what you know. Write what you feel. Write who you know. Know yourself. You write from yourself, from within you. Write from what you feel, what you’ve felt, from what you’ve felt about others. Write what you feel about others and what you know others feel about you. What you feel is true to you, […]

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I word good

I often find that writing is a mental bear trap, with my mind hovering just above its rusty jaws.

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Laughton v. Kubrick

There seem to be quite a few visual similarities (and some strong behind-the-scenes connections) between Charles Laughton’s superb and unsettling “Night of the Hunter” and Stanley Kubrick’s equally eerie “The Shining”.

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Percolation

At last. At long, long, long, long, long, long last I have achieved picture lock on my short film, “IN THE MEATHOUSE“! I shot the bulk of it over a weekend in April 2014, and the last pick-up shots this past December. So almost two years in the making, for a paltry  16 mins. That […]

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Flip Flopped

Every movie buff has a set of films they love over all the others. I will watch and re-watch these classics again and again, in unspoken hope that I will feel the same wonder and thrill as I did on the first viewing.

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Last Legs

I’ve finally locked in shoot dates for the last remaining scenes from my boxing short, In The Meathouse

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Motion Capture

I recently attended a workshop on Motion Capture, presented by Plato Fountidakis of FAST Motion Studios, a motion capture studio that specialises in stunt work.

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Notes from Charlie Kaufman

“What can be done? Say who you are, really say it in your life and in your work. Tell someone out there who is lost, someone not yet born, someone who won’t be born for 500 years. Your writing will be a record of your time.”

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Taxi Driver (1976)

Technically, this is a simple shot to explain where Travis is. He has signed up for a Taxi driver job and sees the vehicles he will be driving in the future.

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The Angst & The Relief

I’m an independent film-maker. I don’t have formal training, experience or a job in the industry, which makes me an amateur. I work with unpaid actors, unpaid crew (unfed as well – our current budget wouldn’t be able to give them dry crackers to go with the free water) and only on weekends, very amatuerish. […]

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