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ARTICLE: Specialize vs Generalize

This topic can be applied to pretty much any industry, but I particularly find that many novel film makers and game developers run into this dilemma. Should I specialize on one subject? Or should I learn a little of everything? Truth is, it’s not that simple, and that’s why most people often feel confused about which track they should commit… Read more →

directing actors

LESSON: Adapting Characters to Actors

Good actors put a lot of effort to adapt themselves to the character they’re playing. Unfortunately sometimes directors forget to adapt the characters to the actors. Characters and actors are like a partnership. If actors are the only ones putting the effort the relationship will suffer. That’s why we need to make sure that there is collaboration from both sides.… Read more →

LIST: 13 Films about the Basque Conflict

There are numerous films and mini-series that deal with the touchy subject of the Basque conflict. Some better than others, but all worth watching for anybody interested on the subject. I hope one day games that deal with the same subject are seen as highly as these films. I didn’t include any of the many great documentaries out there, but… Read more →

ARTICLE: The 3 Pillars of Talented Writers

It sometimes strikes me as odd when I read a book or watch a movie and find that I have enjoyed it even though the arching story wasn’t particularly interesting. On the other hand, I sometimes dislike a piece despite it being beautifully written. I’ve come to realize that the reason for this is that there are three overlaying major strengths to every… Read more →

ARTICLE: Is Being an “Auteur” Simply Being “Repetitive”?

When it comes to film, most of the directors we consider “Auteurs” are those who deliver products with great similarities in style and subject matter. Examples of this are: Tim Burton: Dark, Fantasy, Creepy, Playful. Woody Allen: Comedy, Absurd, Ensemble, Romance. Martin Scorsese: Mafia, Voice Over, New York, Fast Cuts. This “personal style” is what makes their films easily recognizable.… Read more →