The Difference Between 'Films' and 'Movies'
This is an article I’ve been thinking about for a long time. But I’ve never had the gumption to put it out there because it always seemed trivial, like a battle not worth fighting. But today I’m going to bare it all, because while this may seem inconsequential, the difference between making “films” and “movies” is why this site exists. It’s the very foundation for everything I do here
Prioritizing Story, or Why You Should Kill Your Darlings in the Edit
When I set out to shoot my thesis film Ripples, we had a 14 page script. I told everyone the final film would be, “slow, probably closer to 20 minutes.” The assembly cut was 19 minutes long. The final cut is exactly eight minutes. And that’s with credits.