Will you give my screenplay to Francis Ford Coppola or Nicolas Cage?
No, do NOT ask me this question.
What is Cinema Syntax?
It used to be that filmmakers kept a 35mm still camera hanging from their neck to take a sudden snapshot of life and keep their cinematic eye honed. In today’s WiFi world with smartphones, we tend to communicate more visually. The more cinematically articulate we are, the better we tell our meaningful stories around the world via the internet. This class will focus on the use of the long take where the story is told with only one continuous shot – no editing, no pausing, all in camera. Given a surprise theme/topic, you’ll consider how that topic is meaningful, how it’s personal to you, and how you can tell it cinematically. Then you’ll go out and shoot a 60-second film. Once back from filming, we will talk about your films – the clarity of your interpretation of the theme, the missed opportunities, and the "what ifs." I call this, “Think It, Shoot It, Share It.” The more you practice it, the better your visual storytelling will be. Join me.
What do you provide in one on one coaching?
I offer coaching for writers, directors. producers, actors, and editors at all levels, whether you are a true beginner, a seasoned professional, or anywhere in between. My writing service is all inclusive: one fee gets you all of the steps below. So, whether you are writing a Short Film, 60-Minute Drama, 30-Minute Sitcom, Commercial, Music Video, or Webisode, let’s work together to get your project from notes on a napkin to a polished final product!