Five keys to creating authentic, distinctive work, whether you are a student, professional or simply love making films on your own
For "Creative Filmmaking from the Inside Out, " three professors at the renowned University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television interviewed fifteen outstanding filmmakers, then distilled their insights into the "Five I's" of creativity. Learn how to:
- Uncover your unique creative voice (Introspection)
- Work from real-life observations and experience (Inquiry)
- Draw on your nonconscious wells of creativity (Intuition)
- Strengthen your creative collaborations (Interaction)
- Communicate at the deepest level with your audience (Impact)
This comprehensive approach provides practical exercises that will enrich and transform your work, whether you are looking for a story idea, lighting a set, editing a scene or selecting a music cue.
The participating filmmakers, who have collectively won or been nominated for 39 Oscars and 27 Emmys, are:
Anthony Minghella, writer-director "(The English Patient);" Kimberly Peirce, writer-director "(Boys Don't Cry);" John Lasseter, writer-director-producer "(Toy Story);" John Wells, writer-producer "(ER);" Hanif Kureishi, writer "(My Beautiful Laundrette);" Pamela Douglas, writer "(Between Mother and Daughter);" Renee Tajima-Pena, director-producer "(My America...or, Honk If You Love Buddha);" Ismail Merchant, producer "(The Remains of the Day);" Jeannine Oppewall, production designer "(L.A. Confidential);" Conrad L. Hall, cinematographer "(American Beauty);" Kathy Baker, actor "(Picket Fences);" Walter Murch, sound designer-editor "(Apocalypse Now);" Lisa Fruchtman, editor "(The Right Stuff);" Kate Amend, editor "(Into the Arms of Strangers);" and James Newton Howard, composer "(The Sixth Sense)."