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  1. How Ghostbusters Became Ghostbusters


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    The screenplay for Ghostbusters is actually pretty underwhelming if you only focus on the details. But if you zoom out and look at the macro-scale of writing — coming up with a premise and figuring…

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    • American Beauty — Part 1 — The Art of Character


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      WATCH PART TWO: https://vimeo.com/189449819 American Beauty is one of my favorite films, and there are so many lessons to be learned from its fantastic screenplay. In this video I cover how screenwriter…

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      • American Beauty — Part 2 — The Missing 27 Pages


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        WATCH PART ONE: https://vimeo.com/189449817 In the last week of editing, director Sam Mendes cut out a big portion of the film. Why? What are in the missing 27 pages that were cut from screenwriter…

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        • The Dark Knight — Creating the Ultimate Antagonist


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          Heath Ledger’s performance as The Joker is universally celebrated—and with good reason—but there is more to the character than his excellent performance. In this video I analyze…

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          • 2017 NU MUSES CALENDAR directed by Michael Rothman | Poem.tv


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            Drawing inspiration from the Pirelli calendar of the 1970s, NU MUSES is set to celebrate the forgotten art of the classic nude and capture the elegance and romance of the female form.

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            • Quiet Cinematography- Floating Weeds (1959)


              from The Royal Ocean Film Society Liked 7,236 343 10

              What do you think of when you think of cinematography? There aren't necessarily wrong answers, but when we talk about good cinematography, I don't think we're always talking about good…

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              • Every Face Tells A Story | The Language of Cinema


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                What makes a film a film? What really makes it unique and separate from novels, plays, photos, and radio? Here, I want to show you one of the most subtle tools of the language of cinema. You can tell…

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                • There Are No Film Prodigies


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                  Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Royal Ocean channel and to celebrate, I want to talk about the most important lesson in filmmaking I've ever learned. You can support this channel…

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                  • The Church of Scorsese


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                    A video essay by Filmscalpel. More at fandor.com/keyframe

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                    • Lessons for the No-Budget Feature


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                      In the late 1980s and 1990s, there was a great movement in independent cinema of no-budget filmmaking that was the beginning for some of the most successful and popular filmmakers of the modern day.…

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                      • Jacques Tati- Where to Find Visual Comedy


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                        If you watch a lot of film essays, then you've probably heard the complaint that visual comedy is something of a lost art nowadays, with most mainstream comedies opting instead for jokes done…

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