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Video #2: The Pixnoys and getting hired at Pixar from ‘Inside Out’ co-director Ronnie del Carmen

This is a documentation filmed during the "Inside Out" Press Conference in Manila, Philippines with director Pete Docter and co-director Ronnie del Carmen. Ronnie talks about his Filipino colleagues at Pixar and their advocacy projects, then Pete and Ronnie discuss their successful working relationship starting from the film "Up," then all the way to "Inside Out." These came from the unplanned handheld shots with the GoPro I apparently brought with me during the press conference invitation, and I guess the footage turned

Video #1: How the Story Came About From the ‘Inside Out’ Directors

This is a documentation filmed during the "Inside Out" Press Conference in Manila, Philippines with director Pete Docter and co-director Ronnie del Carmen. This video features the filmmakers' introduction to the "Inside Out" story development and Pete and Ronnie's working relationship at Pixar. These came from the unplanned handheld shots with the GoPro I apparently brought with me during the press conference invitation, and I guess the footage turned out fine and worth watching. Thanks to the awesome responses from these two

Filmmaking Guide: The basics of a screenplay for starters

Hopefully, this basic guide comes in handy, especially to aspiring writers and interested film buffs who couldn’t prioritize attending scriptwriting workshops or enrolling in formal film studies. Watching and studying films of all kinds hone you not just as a viewer, even as a writer as well. As the cliché says, practice makes perfect. As you continue to write, you discover what really works best for you. Come up with a concept. Everything starts with a concept. Make this concept simple. Like

Guide to making a story for your own silent movie project

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Silent movies are regarded as pioneers in cinema history. These classic pieces don't have synchronized dialogue accompanying the visuals. Instead, the speaking lines are shown as muted gestures, pantomime, and text frames. Interestingly, some filmmakers still go back to the historical roots of cinema as they come up with their own silent film projects. They produce such works by following the distinctive elements typically seen in these early motion-picture offerings. Brief History The birth of cinema before the dawn of the

Movies and Filmmaking: Homage, rip-off, or coincidence?

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What is the thin line separating: Paying homage to a significant work of another artist; blatantly ripping off another person's work; and a mere coincidence? At least, once in your life, you have watched a film and uttered these words somehow: "This film is very much like another film I watched before." There are times that the similarities are done creatively that you yield to it. There are times that they are bluntly done that you get really agitated. There are times

Scriptwriting class at Top Peg Institute of Animation and Design for summer 2017

Once again, I got invited to share my knowledge and experiences in scriptwriting to animation and design students at Top Peg Institute of Animation and Design. I had a wonderful time in my class there way back in 2015 and I'm sure this is going to be another fulfilling semester with new students. Looking forward to it. Yep, it's in Las Pinas and I'm from Antipolo. It was well worth it the first time around. So here I go again. #toppeg #scriptwriting

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