Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the most visually ground breaking film of the year. The artists and technicians on this project were specifically tasked with pushing the boundaries and setting new bars for what’s possible in animated features, and their work deserves to be celebrated. I was an Animator on this film, and with a platform like this at my fingertips, I felt obligated to reach out to all the artists, gather as much material as I could find, and share it with you here. Continue reading The Art and Making of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Brad Bird Talks Incredibles 2, Writing Process
Jeff Goldsmith welcomes Brad Bird to The Q&A podcast show to discuss his career, Incredibles 2, and his writing process. Stop by iTunes to listen.
Beauty and the Beast Screenwriter on Writing for Animation
Linda Woolverton (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Homeward Bound) talks to John August on Script Notes Podcast about her experience writing animated features, from the parallel processes of writing and production to her paltry paycheck for Beauty and the Beast.
A Quiet Place: Telling a Story with Sound
I loved this film. It’s particularly interesting to learn about the adjustments the writers made to the screenplay.
Sound always plays a particularly important role in the horror genre, but A Quiet Place takes this a step further, making sound itself a key element of the story.
What Writers Should Learn From Christopher Nolan
Just Write examines the act structures of Batman Begins.
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What Writers Should Learn from Game of Thrones
Why do you care about the characters in Game of Thrones so much? Just Write explains.
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The Legend of Korra – Stories as Essays
The Legend of Korra handles themes and ideas in a highly sophisticated way. In this video, Just Write takes a look at the series through the lens of German philosopher, Georg Hegel. Continue reading The Legend of Korra – Stories as Essays
Telling a Story from the Inside Out
LFTS looks at the writing process for Inside Out to examine how the powerful emotions in the film were inspired by the real-life experiences of the writers.
True Detective vs. Se7en — Creating Light Amongst The Dark
Despite the dark and gruesome subject matters of True Detective and Se7en, the character arcs of the main characters tell a story of profound optimism. Continue reading True Detective vs. Se7en — Creating Light Amongst The Dark
How to Develop Character
Film Radar breaks down Nic Pizzolato’s excellent character writing on season one of True Detective.
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