The Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program at the Seattle Film Institute is still accepting submissions of student made films for free original scores.
We are looking for student made films of any genre or length to provide original music to through the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program. This service, which includes a score recorded by professional musicians in a world class recording studio, is offered for free to student filmmakers. It is an opportunity for our Masters students to use the skills learned during our program and collaborate with directors to produce custom music for any style of film. The music is licensed to the filmmakers free of charge for use within their films in any and all media and for any promotional use (trailers, etc.) in connection to those films.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT ANY PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTIONS.
The submitted films must have been made as part of an educational program.
To have your film considered for our next recording session we would need picture lock by Sunday May 20th.
To have your film considered for our last recording session we would need picture lock by Thursday June 7th.
For any other questions feel free to contact me directly.
Film Composer/PNWFS Program Assistant Director
Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program
Seattle Film Institute
3210 16th Ave W.
Seattle, WA 98119
(800) 882-4734 // (206) 568-4387
This is a very useful video by Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3) about the struggle and importance of the story’s beginning–creating the foundation for the rest of the story. I am very interested in the experience of writing and developing a story, asking myself, what does it feel like to write? Writing is purely mechanical unless it is aligned with creative problem solving and lateral thinking. Fun!
Below are 6 steps to help one to move from Self-Loathing to Self-Loving.
- Be Patient. You/I/we probably spent at least 20 years or more in the pattern of self-loathing. …
- Get Support. A good support system is essential. …
- Face the pain. …
- Forgive yourself. …
- Know that growth is a spiral. …
- Do what you love.
These days I am fully committed to researching and writing a screenplay about desertion and rebellion and everything amok during the Philippine-American War, during the general time frame of 1898-1910, although the end date could allude to what follows in the 1920s, 30s and beyond. I have found some wonderful characters in a deeply reticulated chain of conflicted situations, and I feel passionate about the project. In writing this screenplay I am pondering many difficult and unknown areas of thinking (for myself) about story structure, anti-hero characters, forgiveness, and complex interweaving of story lines. I came across Billy Wilder’s ten rules–in my plebian words, “make them pay attention and make them care.” Here are Billy Wilder’s ten rules — old fashioned but mighty fine.
TURNING A WEBSITE INTO AN APP
An app doesn’t need an internet connection to work, which means your mobile app can always be opened in exotic locales where internet may be unreliable or unavailable. We, Americans, must not forget perhaps half the world’s population never made or received a phone call. Many areas have not been mapped or developed. The internet is a privilege for the minority.
For future reference in Bangkok:
Museum of Floral Culture
This is one of Bangkok’s gorgeous surprises.
The creation of Thai floral artist Sakul Intakul, the museum is for flower and nature lovers and those with an interest in Thai flower culture. It features exhibits of important floral cultures from civilizations across Asia such as Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Laotian and Balinese/Indonesian.
It’s housed in a beautifully preserved, 100-year-old teak mansion with colonial architecture. Lush grounds have been transformed into an impeccably landscaped Thai-meets-Zen-style garden.
In my scholarly quest and pursuit of knowledge about what is reading and what is writing I found THIS USEFUL ARTICLE about “how to teach anything to anyone.” It’s not that top performers in a professional sense can’t teach others. Mostly they’ve just never been taught how to teach.