Celtx is free, all-in-one pre-production software used by over 1 million media creators worldwide. Motion Sketches is an online video series that explores contemporary approaches to media production.
Continuing the exploration of Directing, this final episode considers the choices the director has to make and the steps a filmmaker can take to ensure that their choices are informed and considered. Knowledge is power. Features interviews with multi award-winning feature and TV director Samantha Lang and Russian action filmmaker Vadim Shmelev.
What is it to be the Director? Much more than just being the boss, the Director's art and effectiveness lies in their ability to bring people together and ensure everyone is singing from the same song sheet. Features interviews with multi award-winning director Samantha Lang and Russian action filmmaker Vadim Shmelev.
The planning and structuring of your production workflow is at the heart of creative thinking. This episode looks at the importance of planning your digital workflow and developing a creative assembly process that is flexible and matches your particular creative impulses. It also looks at practical ways of planning and organizing a workflow using Celtx to ensure that everything gets done when it needs to be done.
What exactly does a Producer do? Are they just a means to finding the money? Or is the art of the Producer something much more intrinsic to the creative development of a cinematic project? This episode of Motion Sketches explores the role of the Producer in both creative and practical terms and delves into the nuts and bolts of production in the quickly evolving landscape of digital cinema.
Continuing the exploration of character and performance, Episode 5 digs deeper into what actors want and how the writer and director can construct a work of cinema that allows for real three-dimensional characters to emerge. Featuring Miranda Otto (Lord of the Rings, Cashmere Mafia) and Jeremy Sims (Fireflies), Episode 5 shows it's often what you don't write that's most important.
At the heart of every movie is performance; the interpretation of the words on the page into living breathing characters. But how do you write for performance? How do actors think? How do you construct a movie that actors can sink their teeth into? Miranda Otto (Lord of the Rings, The Thin Red Line, Cashmere Mafia) and Jeremy Sims (Fireflies) lend their views to this episode, which explores the relationship between the script and performer.
Cinema is an audio-visual experience and yet so often sound is not a part of the process of developing cinema. This episode looks at the importance of sound, writing sound and techniques for making the conception of sound a key part of your production process.
No matter what screen form you're writing for the fundamental role of a good script is to make the viewer worry.
The art of the moving image is not what it used to be. Writing and making cinematic media is more diverse than ever; from big screen to small, from live action to gaming and machinima. Its time to embrace a new way of thinking and a software tool that embraces that diversity.