Film Courage: What do new screenwriters need to know about story structure? What would you teach them? Mark Sanderson, Screenwriter/Author: Story structure, you have to have an idea that can fill a screenplay. Many times someone sits down to write, they say I have an idea for a script and it really quite isn’t a […]
Film Courage: After having written your own script, having been a college professor, you decided to go back to school for screenwriting. What made you want to take that leap? What made you think you didn’t know enough about the topic? Marty Lang, Screenwriter/Director and Assistant Professor of Film at the University of Central Arkansas/Director: […]
Film Courage: Did you learn any lessons on directing actors that would be helpful for other first-time directors? Andrew Guerrero, Writer/Director/Actor: Yes. Fortunately being an actor first I knew how I liked being directed so I was able to translate that to my actors. Number 1) Story is first for anyone — actors, directors, producers — story is first! […]
Film Courage: Once you felt like you had a green light to go ahead or access to the journalist, how did you set up the interviews? What was this process like? Mark Landsman, Filmmaker of SCANDALOUS: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer: Tough…it was tough because some people said Yes and it was easy […]
How Do You Edit To Build Tension? by Lawrence Jordan, ACE via FilmCourage.com.
This Tip Will Transform Your Cinematography Overnight by R.L. Scott via FilmCourage.com.
Film Courage: Why do you think most people fail in Hollywood? Writer/Producer/Vlogger/Actress/Author Hanala Sagal: Most people fail when they come to Hollywood? Yeah…well I have to say obviously there’s a delusional factor where you really think it’s not going to be as hard as it actually is. I don’t know if it’s because as humans […]
Film Courage: Do you have advice for writers on getting the writing career they most want? How does one even know what this career looks like? Corey Mandell, Screenwriter/Instructor: I want to relay something that my favorite, one most smartest agents ever, said when she came to my UCLA class. Step 1) Ask yourself If […]
Film Courage:What makes you great at story? Writer/Instructor and Script Consultant Shannan E. Johnson (The Professional Pen): That’s a good question What makes me great? Okay, what makes me great at story is that I understand story. And there is a difference between having an idea and having a story. I think a lot of […]
Film Courage: Where do you think most people go wrong in telling their personal stories? Too much information, too little? Mark W. Travis, Director/Author/Writer/Instructor: Too much information or too little? Possibly, but getting back to what we were talking about is yes there can be too much information which is about the events and all […]