A screenwriting tip for creating characters

We often make our characters react in the way we expect them to react, based on our own emotions, expectations and moral framework. It can make for a bland story. So one of the things I try to get young writers to do, when creating characters, is to think of opposite reactions. For example, if…

St John’s RC High School Lumiere Minutes

This is a selection of one minute Lumiere style films produced by the Understanding Cinema group at St John’s RC High School in Dundee, Scotland. Each participant (pupils and staff) had to film a minute of material in the style of the Lumiere brothers. Each shot was filmed from a fixed position.

Sandie’s Lumiere minutes

The purpose of this exercise was to record the world around you in one minute of material in the manner of the Lumiere Brothers i.e. shot from a fixed position, lasting one minute and including the sounds recorded on location at the time of filming. ‘Chores’ was filmed in my garden on a very windy…