Writing Tips and Film Critique

Would This Character Say That?

Sometimes, I read a book or watch a movie, and a character will say a certain line of dialogue that will pull me out of the experience because I'll be scratching my head over why that character would say that line. That's definitely something we, as writers, have to be careful of: not allowing a… Continue reading Would This Character Say That?

Writing Tips and Film Critique

Removing an Unnecessary Character Element

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, one element of Kylo Ren's character is his penchant for throwing tantrums. He actually does it twice in the movie, which actually affects the movie negatively. The first time, his tantrum just gets in the way of an emergency that occurs on the Millennium Falcon. The second time, Kylo's… Continue reading Removing an Unnecessary Character Element

Writing Tips and Film Critique

Writing and Editing Tips: Why You Should Not Always Go For The Joke

Oh my God! I posted a new video to my YouTube channel, Reel Busy Editing, and forgot to write a blog post about it. Where has my mind been? Anyway, the new video, which you can conveniently view below, takes on Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Here's a rundown of the contents of the new… Continue reading Writing and Editing Tips: Why You Should Not Always Go For The Joke

Writing Tips and Film Critique

Writing and Editing Tips: About Impression and Flow

Hey! Would you look at that! I actually posted a new video to my new YouTube channel, Reel Busy Editing! In this video, I offer some writing and editing tips by analyzing a few scenes from the 2007 film Transformers. I hope you enjoy the video, and as always, any and all constructive feedback is… Continue reading Writing and Editing Tips: About Impression and Flow