Posted by Richard "RB" Botto

Happy Sunday Creative Army,

Here's hoping you had a healthy and creative week. We had another amazing week of digital connections and virtual learning here at Stage 32 - and I am excited to say we have more online inspirational, educational, and aspirational content coming your way - stay tuned. So, is your coffee ready? Because your weekly dose of content is coming in hot. 

First up, our friends over at Studio Binder have done it again. Filmmaking is a very visual medium, and the director is responsible for making sure all elements from cinematography to actor's performances work together in the frame to create a seamless final visual triumph. In this particular video, Studio Binder talks about the importance of directing and understanding production design

Next up, let's talk about the power of short films, shall we? It is becoming more and more common for filmmakers to use short films as a proof of concept in the hope to make a feature. Filmmaker, photographer, and YouTuber Peter McKinnon has put together a great video on how to make a short film cinematic. Peter takes you through his own short film, Deliver a Feeling, as a case study on how to use cinematography, sound design, and editing to curate a masterfully cinematic short. 

Speaking of short films - if you currently have a completed 3-23 minute short film, consider submitting to our 5th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Contest - final deadline is this Wednesday, April 8th at Midnight. Winning films become official selection at the Oscar-qualifying Hollyshorts Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, and the Raindance Film Festival in London. Additionally, winning films are screened online to Stage 32's network of 500+ agents, producers, distributors, financiers, and development executives. We look forward to seeing your films!

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, and creative Sunday.



Studio Binder - Production Design: Filmmaking Tips for Directors


Peter McKinnon - How to Make a Cinematic Short Film 



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