A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog post concerning what I referred to as The Tragedy of FN-2187. In that post, I talk about the poor execution of the character Finn in the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy. In the first of my Taking the Mary Sue Out of Rey videos, I touched on… Continue reading Taking the Clown Out of Finn
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The Importance of a Good Music Score
So, before I re-visit the character of Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I figured I’d do a quick Music Choice video to show the importance of a solid piece of music during a passionate speech. You have to admit, Hux gets kind of emotional here, and the music only helps to push that… Continue reading The Importance of a Good Music Score
Rogue One and Editing Part 2 – More on Showing and Telling
May the 4th Be with You!!!! 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LzQr-uihWU
Talking About Music Now
I had an idea to make a quick video about the music that we hear while watching movies. Sometimes, I feel like the music fits so extremely well, like Bill Conti's score in the Karate Kid films (especially Karate Kid III), Basil Poledouris' music in the 1982 film Conan the Barbarian, or any John Williams music to… Continue reading Talking About Music Now
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 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
My First Video Trilogy Is Complete
I finally found the time to finish my third video, which is the last in the series about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I hope you enjoy it, and I welcome any and all feedback. Also, I hope you like this idea I have to offer writing and editing tips through a study and criticism… Continue reading My First Video Trilogy Is Complete
Second Video is Up!
A little more than a month ago, I re-uploaded my first video. Now, my second video is finally up and running. You can watch it below. Remember that, as always, any and all feedback is both welcome and considered. Happy viewing! 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CeB1suWR30
Now Re-uploading Videos!
A couple of months ago, I posted my first video to YouTube and wrote a blog post about it. A couple of days ago, I re-uploaded the video after receiving some helpful feedback and doing some re-writing and re-editing. I'm actually okay with the result, so I'll finally be moving on and will record the… Continue reading Now Re-uploading Videos!
Now Making Videos!
I finally did it. After far too long, I finally uploaded my first video (linked below), and it accomplishes what I’ve been vowing to do: show, not tell, how even small alterations in the editing of a scene can result in better flow, stronger energy, and improved storytelling. The reason I’ve wanted to do this… Continue reading Now Making Videos!