James Doh is one of the most sought after Storyboard Artists in the industry today. His imprint is on most of the top action movies in the last 15 years. In 2016 alone, he worked on “The Conjuring 2”, “Suicide Squad”, and “Star Trek Beyond”. He’s currently working on the upcoming blockbusters “Ghost in the… Continue reading Interview with Storyboard Artist James Doh (Captain America, X-Men: First Class, Drive)
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Interview with Story Artist Chris Paluszek (Robot Chicken, The LEGO Movies)
What fun it was to sit down with the extraordinarily talented artist Chris Paluszek. In many ways his career is just getting started as he’ll be helping create all of the upcoming LEGO Movies in the next few years. Enjoy! Matthew Toffolo: What job has been your most valuable experience so far? Chris Paluszek: I… Continue reading Interview with Story Artist Chris Paluszek (Robot Chicken, The LEGO Movies)
Interview with Screenwriter Maria Nation (A Street Cat Named Bob, Salem Witch Trials)
It was an honor to chat with the very talented screenwriter Maria Nation. For any new or up and coming screenwriter, this interview is a must read as she gives a lot of insight on her profession and what it takes to succeed in Hollywood. Enjoy! Matthew Toffolo: Tell us about “A Street Cat Named… Continue reading Interview with Screenwriter Maria Nation (A Street Cat Named Bob, Salem Witch Trials)
Interview with Music Editor/Composer John M. Davis (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies)
Not really. Music is something I’ve always done. I was arranging for bands and choirs from junior high on. I went to NYU film school with the intention of becoming a director or screenwriter, but over time I discovered that my musical abilities were more unique and more marketable.
Interview with Oscar Nominated Production Designer Michael Corenblith (Apollo 13, The Blind Side)
What an honor it was to talk with the amazing Production Designer Michael Corenblith. His resume is filled with some of the best movies in the last 20 years, including: Saving Mr. Banks, The Campaign, Game Change, Dinner for Schmucks, The Blind Side, Frost/Nixon, Apollo 13.
Tips to write the best LOGLINES and SYNOPSIS for your story/screenplay
Here is a template LOGLINE you can use – just fill in the blanks:
(TITLE) is a (GENRE) about a (DESCRIPTION OF HERO), who after (INCITING EVENT), wants to (OUTER GOAL) by (PLAN OF ACTION). This becomes increasingly difficult because (OBSTACLES AND COMPLICATIONS)