Author Archives: alexanderfilmworks

About alexanderfilmworks

I write, shoot, direct, edit, design, and try to promote film stuff. It's what I do.

Is Oscar(R) Relevant?

The Oscar® ceremony took place at the Dolby Theater at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland in Los Angeles. Neil Patrick Harris hosted the telecast, to somewhat tepid reviews. The “glamour” awards were split among many of the acknowledged favorites… Birdman won … Continue reading

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A Year In The Life…

2014 is almost ended. What have I learned?  Several things. What have I done?  Much, much less. I continue to fumble with the editing of my documentaries, to find new and unique ways to put off shooting footage for several … Continue reading

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The Lure Of The Bleeding Edge…

There are people who can’t resist the newest or the most advanced gadget in any respect. People have bought Blackmagic Design’s Blackmagic Cinema Camera, or the Blackmagic Compact Camera, or the latest Canon or Nikon DSLR, or Red Scarlet, or … Continue reading

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Closing the Books on 2013…

All things considered (and they’d better be, if I hope to come out of this on the plus side), 2013 has not been as good a year as I would have liked it to be. Despite the fact that I … Continue reading

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Writing A Script (Is Not As Easy As You Think)…

As you can tell, I spent the entire month of October away from this blog. There are reasons for that, some of which I will be telling you about in this post… What I have been doing is trying to … Continue reading

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The Agony of the Antagonist…

The antagonist (or villain, if you prefer) is almost the most important person in your story.  There’s an old saying that “the stronger your villain is, the stronger your hero must be.”  As an example, would Luke Skywalker be as … Continue reading

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The Arc of the Character

The characters in your script, especially your lead character, should, according to most of the authorities in the field (the ones who make a living selling writing advice, as opposed to the ones who write and sell scripts) have an … Continue reading

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