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...
NOTES ON NOTES: Framing Feedback For A Better Collaborative Process

NOTES ON NOTES: Framing Feedback For A Better Collaborative Process

The notes process can be difficult. And while much has been written about receiving notes, it’s also important to learn the skill of giving feedback. After all, it’s a two-way street. The first step in givings notes is to put yourself in the shoes of the writer who’s...
HITTING THE BOOKS: Lunacy’s Favorite Books On Filmmaking

HITTING THE BOOKS: Lunacy’s Favorite Books On Filmmaking

Life’s too short to finish a book you don’t like.   Here at Lunacy we always like keep this bit of wisdom in mind when starting a new book. As filmmakers we are always trying to expand our knowledge base, so we reached out to our industry colleagues for summer reading...