Media Production Mentoring

Free online film school designed with beginning filmmakers in mind.


What Makes a Good Movie?

Is it pretty pictures like these?

What about a cool idea and plot line?

What about a story that really draws people in?

Well, all those things are nice, but if your story is not executed well, you can just stop. I just watched a movie with a cool premise and beautiful pictures, but a story that was ultimately lame and horribly executed.


Mostly, the script had the characters saying things we already know that are unmotivated and give us no new information or insights.

So, please, please work on story and telling that story well. It is far more important than pretty images. If you want to focus on those, become a photographer.

~Luke Holzmann
Your Media Production Mentor

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