Posted by Richard "RB" Botto

Happy Sunday Creative Army!

How has your week been? Here's hoping you have had some time to get creative this week. I've got a nice lineup of content today that will give you a creative jolt to complement your Sunday morning dark roast. 

First up, Director David F. Sandberg (aka "ponysmasher" on YouTube) has compiled a couple of lessons he has learned from filmmaking over the years. David uses examples from his own filmography including Shazam!, Annabelle: Creation, and Lights Out. David talks about everything from how the more characters you have, the trickier your setups are to how to keep a sense of "urgency" on set so your takes don't fall flat in post. 

Nex up, Sam Jones of The Off Camera Show sits down with Seth Rogan for a candid conversation about screenwriting. Seth talks about his experience running the show (Superbad) vs. carrying out someone else's vision when working as a staff writer. Additionally, Seth explains "how to write a movie" using bits of your own life and experiences tied together with the thousands of ideas writers may have over the course of their career. 

As always here at Stage 32, we love to share stories and knowledge with our fellow film fans. Know someone who would love this content? Share it with them! Tag them below! You can keep up with all of our content by subscribing to the Stage 32 YouTube. For all of the latest updates on our Stage 32 Screenings initiative and other Stage 32 news follow me on Twitter @rbwalksintoabar.

Wishing you a very happy, healthy, & creative Sunday.




David F. Sandberg - Random Lessons Learned from Filmmaking


The Off Camera Show - Seth Rogan Explains How to Write a Movie




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