Action Setups Dec16

Action Setups

Action sequences shouldn’t be about random flashes of light on the screen.

When an action sequence is done effectively, it succeeds in eliciting a response in the viewer. That, is good art or storytelling. In fact, you know when an action sequence is done wrong: you simply feel ‘blah’ about watching it.

Action sequences shouldn’t be about random flashes of light on the screen. When an action sequence is done effectively, it succeeds in eliciting a response in the viewer. That, is good art or storytelling. In fact, you know when an action sequence is done wrong: you simply feel...

A Unified Theory of Physics and Spielberg Dec15

A Unified Theory of ...

Back when I was minoring in Physics, physicists had theories for how things work on a cosmic/Astronomy scale; how things work on a General/Newtonian scale; and, how things work on a sub-atomic/Quantum scale. With things like string-theory, physicists were trying to find a unifying theory that could explain things on all scales.

The same difficulty exists when trying to create a framework for making films. There’s an over-arching vision that exists on a grande scale… an Auteur theory or directoral style.

Back when I was minoring in Physics, physicists had theories for how things work on a cosmic/Astronomy scale; how things work on a General/Newtonian scale; and, how things work on a sub-atomic/Quantum scale. With things like string-theory, physicists were trying to find a unifying theory that...