When I was a sophomore in college, I was studying film (or rather, video production) and I had plans to make movies for my career. I aspired to tell stories, and contribute to the cultural zeitgeist with my talents. Working at a church was the furthest thing from my mind, even though I was studying at a private Christian university.Continue reading “When Plans Don’t Work Out”
Let’s drop the comparison game, folks.
I have a tendency to find a new YouTube channel and feverishly ingest all of its content. Recently, that happened with Patrick (H) Willems channel. He is a filmmaker and film critic. He makes short films, video essays, and blurs the lines between the two. What I love about one of his videos – “We Need To Talk About Film Criticism” – is that he … Continue reading Deep Dives – Patrick (h) Willems
I am not an expert. I don’t have a bundle of best sellers under my belt. I’m not going to tell you that I have all the answers. But I like to read. I like to read books and like I watch films. I started my career as a video editor. I’ve made short films. I’ve seen how the medium has become democratized by digital equipment, and I have seen how that has made story more important than Hollywood budgets. I’ve also seen self-publishing democratize fiction writing in much the same way. So I married those two ideas together, and this is where we’re left: a few insights on how to write your book like a filmmaker. Continue reading “Writers: Write Like a Filmmaker”