There's a million reasons why people want to start doing comedy, and it's hard to figure out where to begin. Big names like Kevin Hart and Sarah Silverman didn't just instantly sell out shows, they weren't immediately cast into movies, or stars of their own TV shows. They started their career where everybody does... the dreaded open mic.
We all love watching movies. We pay to go see them in theaters, buy the DVDs and Blu-rays of them, they are a good excuse to sit back, eat popcorn, and relax. But have you ever tried writing the script for a film? It is a lot harder of a process than people think. You need to come up with a full plot, list of characters, different scenes, basically you have to create a full movie. I have written quite a few, and I will try to give those of you that are interested in this topic tips on how to make script writing a bit easier.
Race Creation Guide
Alternate name: The Even-I-Can-Create-Unique-And-Different-Races-And-Cultures-Guidelines
These guidelines are for those who believe that they can’t make something new or unique for races and cultures, and who also believe that every idea has been done before.
(This article is intended to teach and therefore, if you want to get the most out of the experience I would suggest reading some of the works of H.P. Lovecraft in preparation for what follows. Most importantly, I suggest The Beast in the Cave and The Alchemist as they will feature prominently as examples.)
From books comes films, games and TV series...
When someone drops the bombshell that they 'hate' reading or think reading is 'stupid', this is always the first thing I reply with. Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Shawshank Redemption and The Picture of Dorian Gray are just some of the many films based on written work. Without these amazing pieces of literature, how will some of the most popular film franchises ever have been created?
In this day and age, where self-image means everything, cosplay is no different. Compared to its humble beginnings decades ago, technological advances have made it possible to bring our favorite fictional characters to life.
This article will contain spoilers to The Belko Experiment.
A short while ago I watched the horror film The Belko Experiment on a whim. While it did not contain rampant serial killers that haunt the dreams of teenagers or creatures that can shapeshift into anything and anyone, it left me chilled to the core. Despite the popular plots plaguing the horror genre of a monster or supernatural killer hunting the main protagonists, it is the most common evil in the real world that is also the most terrifying. Human nature.
Even though we've seen the scenario played out in the movies and on TV, what would you, or rather, should you do in an honest-to-goodness zombie apocalypse situation? First of all, can this actually happen? Will there be some nasty virus that makes us long for the taste of brains? Or is religion playing a cruel game by warning us that once Hell’s full, the dead will walk the Earth? No one really knows for sure, and that's what makes it so goddamn terrifying!
If you’ve already figured this stuff out, then hurray for you! Also, you’re lying. Nobody has developed the language of the VR story yet. This is just a primer, briefly touching on the history of film and how it relates to VR and what that might mean for the future. If you’re interested, you can find a more in-depth look at that particular topic here.
Reading a really amazing book can often ruin your experience with other books you need to read on your ever-growing to be read list. There are so many ways to help branch out from this amazing book and straight into reading new books!
In every anime convention you'll go to, you will see beginner cosplayers. You can tell they're beginners because they often are the most worried about how they look. Some look great, others look awful. Ever wonder why some look great, while others look terrible?
If any of you have seen my first feature film “The Garden’s Keeper” you should have noticed that it’s very low-budget, as in 750 dollars total budget. It's crazy, I know, but failing to secure funds taught me more than I would have learned if I had more money. I’m not saying more money is bad, but your first film is a learning experience and the less money you have the more creative you get and the more you learn.