On Music: Masterful Uses in Cinema

In cinema, music can be used just as color, like a filter that tints the story (or stories) with different shades and tints. The great director Wong Kar-wai states that “film music must be visual” and adds “when I hear a song that inspires something visual on me, I record it and put it aside, knowing […]

Hitchcock Thriller Used to Measure Consciousness

Alfred Hitchcock, our master of suspense, was incredibly good at manipulating his audience—a fact that has now come in handy for neuroscientists. When they screened a Hitchcock thriller for volunteers in a brain scanner, they found that brain activity of a man who has been in a vegetative state for 16 years was astonishingly similar […]

Make Your Movie: You Can’t Buy Talent

I’ve had this discussion more times than I can count. What makes a true filmmaker? Is it professionalism? Talent? Drive? Passion? Creativity? Yes! It is all those things and so much more. I’ve spoken with many filmmakers, photographers, and artists of all mediums and when asked the question “What advice would you give an aspiring […]