Is Screenwriting Using the Three Act Structure Still Relevant?

MattWriting7 Comments

I used to hate the 3 act structure simply because that’s the formula you see in every screenwriting book. How can you create art following such a restricting structure? I’ve changed my mind since. There are a lot a great filmmakers who express their full creativity within the ‘restrictions’ of this formula. One of my favourite film directors, Rainer Werner … Read More

Fitness For Filmmakers Part I

MattFilmmaking, Lifestyle1 Comment

This is the second in a series I’m doing about fitness for filmmakers. Getting in shape will benefit your business life and your life overall. It’s time to get in shape! As discussed last time around, whilst we don’t necessarily have to turn ourselves into Arnold Schwarzenegger, getting in shape is one of the very best things you can do for your … Read More

Should I Go To Film School? Part III

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Continuing from where we left off in the last part. DEBT AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS I think the only advice I’d give people is to not go into debt for the sake of film school. At least not in the US, and especially not school loans which can’t be eliminated by bankruptcy anymore. Literally every single person I know with an art … Read More

Should I Go To Film School? Part II

MattBusiness, Filmmaking, Lifestyle13 Comments

Welcome again to another post here on Filmmaking Lifestyle Today we pick up from where we left off with our second post on a response to the question: Should I Go To Film School? LET’S TALK ABOUT BUSINESS Too many filmmakers that I meet not only don’t care about the business side of filmmaking, they are so opposed to the … Read More

Just Let Go of Everything and Write!

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Let’s start today with a quote: Blank paper is intimidating. It’s the cute girl at school, and you’ll need every ounce of courage you can muster to ask her for a dance. Today I was going to go for a walk in solitude to figure out what to write about and I spent most the day pondering subjects that might be interesting, going back and … Read More

The 48 Laws of Power

MattFeatured, Lifestyle3 Comments

I see The 48 Laws of Power and it’s various laws being parroted a lot in filmmaking circles. Although I was skeptical at first, I have almost finished this book now and have found it an incredibly useful tome. Definately the most amoral self-help book I’ve ever read, but just filled to the brim with truth. What I’m curious about … Read More