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What Motivates Your Audience?

Motivating an audience to stick with the story you have created is an art form. Creating a piece of art that will get your audience trapped in that piece, wanting more from the story, is something every writer aspires to. However, the question for many writers has always been what is this amazingly magical ingredient that could help writers motivate their audience to stick with the story. Below you will find a list of a few ingredients to consider while trying to reach your audience with your story: 1. The audience doesn’t want to be just a casual observer. Your audience wants to be engaged in the story so do everything you can to engage them. 2. The audience wants to be given clues to put the whole story together in their heads. 3. Surprise your audience with a reversal now and then. Surprise them with something they didn’t see coming. This turn of events will make their experience more exciting and satisfying. 4. Don’t create something that seems or feels too unbelievable for the …

Reverse – Short Film

Angela is a very lonely woman. She hasn’t been in a relationship for quite a while. At the moment she spends most of her time trying to discover who she is and what she wants from life. At one point Angela decides to create a perfect man. For the creation to be as good as she would want to, she uses magic. When the man appears in her life, he turns out to be an angel. “Reverse” is a story of self-discovery on both sexual and personal level that happens to every woman in her lifetime.    

European Cinema (1895 – 1945)

European Cinema  (1895 – 1945) Europe is regarded as the birthplace of the modern cinema. It was in Paris where the first public cinematographic projection ever took place, and from there it spread all over the world. The first filmmakers were the Lumiere brothers, August and Luis, and amongst their first movies, made in 1895, that were ever shown in public were – Sortie des Usines Lumière à Lyon (Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory) and L’Arrive d’un train en gare de La Ciotat (literally the arrival of a train at La Ciotat Station). Europe is regarded as the birthplace of the modern cinema. It was in Paris where the first public cinematographic projection ever took place, and from there it spread all over the world. The first filmmakers were the Lumiere brothers, August and Luis, and amongst their first movies, made in 1895, that were ever shown in public were – Sortie des Usines Lumière à Lyon (Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory) and L’Arrive d’un train en gare de La Ciotat (literally the arrival of a train at La …

Czech Cinematography: FAMoUs Children of Czech(oslovakia)

The Czech cinematography (or these days Czechoslovakian) came exceptionally late compared with other European cinematographies. It only began at the beginning of the 1960’s when filmmakers from the Czech film school, also called the Czech New Wave, started creating their works. Only the graduates of the worldwide famous FAMU (FILM AND TV ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS IN PRAGUE), in which i.e. Agnieszka Holland and Emir Kusturica studied, initiated the revival of the Czech cinema. The very core of “new wavers” was composed of Milos Forman (pictured), Jiri Menzel and Vera Chytilova. Their films have the substantial literary foundation in the works of Bohumil Hrabal and Milan Kundera, the most important Czech writers of that time. One of Hrabal’s novels Perlicky na dne (Pearls of the Deep) was screened as five shorts made by debutants: Vera Chytilova, Jan Nemec, Jiri Menzel, Evald Schorm and Jaromir Jires. Perlicky na dne (1963) became the New Wave’s manifesto. Observation of everyday life, often assuming the form of documentary recordings became the most important theme. The directors focused on introspection and psychological truth. Their films mixed a dramatic tone with a warm and friendly approach to a character, all seasoned with a dose …