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As You Like It – Opening Monologue

We’re working on a new anthology project.


Here’s a sneak peek at one of the videos

Shakespeare’s sacred texts are gold mines for actors to test their skills and for directors to work on their technique. Of course, you have to have more than a passing understanding of the text to figure out how to encourage and […]

By | 2018-02-27T11:39:41+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Technique|0 Comments

Hearing Your Draft Read Aloud

One of the things that weigh on screenwriters is the number of people who actually read your material. Unless it’s getting made, perhaps 30 people TOPS will read the work you’ve spent countless hours on. Such is the vagaries and frustrating aspects of the business.

What is doubly irksome is a screenplay isn’t a work that […]

By | 2017-10-30T11:12:58+00:00 March 5th, 2017|Film, Screenwriting, Technique|0 Comments

Color’s Power and Potential

What makes color have an impact in cinema?

How it’s used.

Why it’s used.

What subtextual value the filmmaker assigns to a given color.

What specific color palette is used.

Filmmaker’s Color Tools

In cinema, color comes in two forms – light and production design (which includes costumes, hair, make-up, props, and set design); top-of-their game filmmakers utilize both to fit the characters […]

By | 2017-11-29T12:04:25+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Technique|0 Comments