THE MOVING MASTER: Shooting Coverage With Efficiency and Style

THE MOVING MASTER: Shooting Coverage With Efficiency and Style

Wide establishing shot… Medium two-shot… OTS single… Reverse… Reverse… Reverse… Punch in for a dramatic close-up…  Sound familiar? It’s how most film and television scenes are shot and edited. Sure, it’s a little boring, but it works. And if you have talented actors...
LUNACY’S FAVORITE FEMALE DIRECTORS OF 2018

LUNACY’S FAVORITE FEMALE DIRECTORS OF 2018

Lunacy Productions’ Rust Creek is one of the best reviewed films of the new year, and we couldn’t be more proud of the great work from our talented director, Jen McGowan. But before we say goodbye to 2018, we thought it might be fun to take a look back at...
WE, OURSELVES, AND US: Sometimes It’s Not All About You

WE, OURSELVES, AND US: Sometimes It’s Not All About You

  Welcome to the first edition of Lunacy Algebra, a series of metaphorical formulas and existential equations designed to help you achieve your goals in filmmaking while also providing a little insight into life in general. (Apologies to anyone presently enduring...
WHEN YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW

WHEN YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW

  The film business has an interesting relationship with morality. I’m not talking about the latest scandals. I’m going back to the beginning. From the start, filmmakers have been widely regarded as entertainment’s most hyperbolic storytellers. Movies based on,...
THE THREE DAY RULE

THE THREE DAY RULE

  If you’ve ever taken one of my classes, you’ve probably heard me champion the Three Day Rule. While these days it’s almost exclusively associated with dating, a cooling off period is a good idea anytime strong emotions are involved. So what’s my version of the Three...