Tag Archives: directing

Director’s Homework

Welcome to my life for the next six months or so: The Breakdown Binder. Created by our phenomenal line producer, Rob Overbeck, this bad boy breaks down each scene into it's component parts, from page numbers to specific props.  It's one of those documents (it is still a document when it's 177 pages long, right?)…
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The Secret To Low Budget Filmmaking

Don't be 'that' director. You know, the one that shows up late every day. The one that doesn't have their shit together (ideas, storyboards, shot lists, etc) before showing up on set. The one so far up his (or her) ass that they don't recognize the work of the people around them. Yeah, you know…
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The Problem With Budgets or Reassessing Feasibility

As you may remember, a few weeks ago Mike delivered the final draft of the script. "Done," he announced. "Now we can move on," he implied. That is decidedly not the case. It's weird how, as the the big production machine has started up, how my reading of the script has changed. Don't get me…
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Defending The Writer’s Vision

I know what you're thinking:  "The writer?  Fuck that guy (or girl)!  I'm the director, I call the shots, therefore it's my vision or the highway." There are some semblances of truth in there, chief among them that a director has to stick to their guns while they're making a cinematic masterpiece.  "Yeah, but, you're…
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