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Parasite — The Power of Symbols

Parasite — The Power of Symbols

(keyboard clicking) – [Michael] Hi. I’m Michael, this is “Lessons from the Screenplay.” “Parasite” is a tense social satire about a poor family, the Kims, who con their way into becoming the servants of a rich family, the Parks. In February 2020, it made history by becoming the first non-English language film to ever win …

Telling a Story from the Inside Out

Telling a Story from the Inside Out

Hi, I’m Michael. This is Lessons from the Screenplay. A popular piece of advice for writers is to “write what you know.” While I do think a story’s emotional authenticity comes from the storyteller’s own experience, I don’t like the stagnation this phrase encourages. Instead, I prefer: “write what you want to know.” Because, in …

Debunking “High Frame Rate in Cinema” Myths

Hi John Hess here from Filmmaker IQ – your indefatigable supporter of 24 fps – at least that’s how the YouTube algorithm has apparently labeled me … Seriously, I didn’t think my last video where I reviewed Gemini Man both in High Frame Rate and standard 24 would blow up like it did. And as …

The History of the Hollywood Movie Poster

Hi, John Hess from Filmmaker IQ.com – today we’re going to take a look at the history of Hollywood film posters and explore some of key artists who have shaped this commercial artform. The movie poster date back as far as the motion picture itself and why shouldn’t they? Signs for events have been needed …

The History of Hollywood Censorship and the Ratings System

[Class Assembling] Welcome to FilmmakerIQ.com – I’m John Hess and today we’ll look at the story of Hollywood censorship and the journey that brought us the movie rating system we have today. Cinema is an artform born of the industrial revolution, a form of entertainment made possible by advancements in chemistry and mass production. This …