Visual Storytelling Using Symbols & Metaphors
Learn how to use Metaphors and Symbols in your films, stories and animations from the new step-by-step "Writing A Great Script Fast" DVD Workshop:
Adding Plot Twists To Create Suspense
Think of one big unexpected twist that happens in the middle of your story to shift the main character(s) plot goal. Then add any little twists you can create to each scene for a series of surprise reversals. Use the twist list in the movie below to brainstorm some twist ideas for your story
New! How To Write A Script: Hero Journey Plot Points
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Adding simple special FX shots to your film idea will make it stand out if you can plan the story around them visually in a fresh way. How to blow things up, makes things disappear, add lips to objects and how to pull the perfect bluescreen with software file examples. New Series of Articles coming this fall in Student Filmmakers Magazine. Longer versions of each article will be posted on MyFlik.com with extra FX story ideas.
The Cheapest Feature? Modern 2D ...By Sherri Sheridan
What is the cheapest and easiest type of feature film for one person or a small team to make these days? I would say a highly stylized 2D animated Southpark looking cartoon. Why? Because no one can say it does not look right or real. New Articles coming soon in the big April 2010 NAB edition of Student Filmmakers Magazine! Longer versions of each new article will be posted on MyFlik.com soon with videos.
Do You Want To Learn How To Write A Great Script Fast? Story is the hardest thing to learn for most digital filmmakers these days since the technology has become so easy to use and inexpensive. How would you like to write a great script in about 24 hours while learning almost everything you need to know to tell brilliant visual stories for the rest of your life?
Check out the free sample 94 minute screenwriting class here. Follow along and create a great film or story idea fast! Download the Workbook PDF file or DOC file to edit. You can also use a notebook or paper and the Online Workbook or watch it in 20 Steps.
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Watch The Bigfoot Shamans In 3D Preproduction
Minds Eye Media is now in the preproduction phase of "The Bigfoot Shamans." Based on the example story from the best selling book "Developing Digital Short Films," and the new DVD workshop "Writing A Great Script Fast," both of which are being used to develop the story.
Follow along online at MyFlik as we write the final script and create a series of evolving animatics for this new HD 3D animated supernatural feature tale. We will be using Photoshop to create the storyboards, Adobe Premier for editing the animatic, Maya for the 3D animatic and After Effects for the compositing.
Developing Digital Short Films Goes To China
Welcome to all the new Chinese filmmakers and animators! The Chinese version of this book was published in March 2009. Thanks for all the emails! Please keep in mind that I do not speak Chinese and get them translated first if you need a reply.
Heart String Marionette 3D Feature Film By MDot
Check out the new trailer for MDot's new 3D Film! MDot is a big fan of the writing process and idea generation tools from Developing Digital Short Films and the Workshop. Notice the preproduction book he has created. This is a great idea for promotion and revenue. This 3D film was made using Maya and ZBrush.
Storytelling Goals To Keep In Mind
Why tell a story? Watch some sample movies below on Storytelling Goals, Creating Themes and Using Symbols and Metaphors from the new step-by-step "Writing A Great Script Fast" DVD Workshop:
Do you want to make a short or feature film? What ideas do you want to communicate? What is the goal of this project?
Learn how to include themes in your films and stories in this free sample movie from the new step-by-step "Writing A Great Script Fast" DVD Workshop. What themes are you interested in developing in your stories?
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