Posted by Richard "RB" Botto

Greetings from rainy Los Angeles, and Happy Sunday.  Coffee is brewed, let's get to the content.

One of the most inspiring dudes I've met over the last few months is filmmaker, Matt Alonzo.  Not only is Matt a ridiculously talented guy who handles just about everything - shooting, lighting, editing - but he also aims to educate and motivate wherever he goes.  The idea of giving back and paying it forward is part of his DNA.  An example of this?  This week, Matt will be teaching filmmaking to over 500 students in LA.  He's a kindred spirit.

But don't take my word for it.  I have no doubt you'll get a feel for Matt's selfless spirit, talent and intelligence by watching his video Make a DSLR Look Like a Red Camera. (Be sure to subscribe to his YouTube page here)

Next up, many of you have probably heard me suggest that you can learn a much about screenwriting by watching a film with a script in one hand and the remote in the other, pausing as you go.  Well, today, we're going to put that practice to the test visually with an instructive video from Disney-Pixar.  It's a look at a scene/script from Toy Story and I think it might just inspire you to make this practice part of your writing education routine.

As always, I welcome thoughts, musings and ratings in the comments section below.  I also ask that you take a moment to share this content with anyone and everyone you feel might benefit.

Enjoy the coffee and content.




Make a DSLR Look Like a RED Camera w/Director Matt Alonzo

Toy Story - Script to Scene by Disney-Pixar

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