Tuesday was a creative rush, getting back in shape after the holidays with a day of writing exercises.We’ve been taught by Nikolaj Sherfig before, so introductions were not necessary – we just jumped right in and started writing. He had three exercises for us (actually more, but feedback took longer than expected, so…). Write an […]
tips for artists and writers
Back at film school this week, kicking off the final semester with absolute boredom stardom. Poet and documentary filmmaker Jørgen Leth showed us clips from some of his many films and talked about his method. Leth is quite the celebrity in Denmark, both through his films but also as a commentator during Tour de France, […]
Let’s get dirty with a little video!
Well, I wasn’t physically assaulted on the last day of the semester at Film School. But I sure felt like a punching bag, pitching my story to a teacher who was shaking his head and saying “No. No. No”. At the National Film School of Denmark they teach the three act structure, as a rule. There […]
Another intense week at film school almost over. Hopefully I won’t get punched in the nuts today! For the past three days we have been in sessions with director Kaspar Munk, who is educated at the alternative Danish film school Super16. We watched two of his shorter works, both coming-of-age films with more sensory images and […]
I’ve been travelling a great deal lately, and I’ve tried to make the most it. Here’s my top 10 tips for flying off to conventions. Carry-on luggage only. No need to worry about waiting time and lost luggage. Never pack more than one pair of – comfortable – shoes. Take off your belt and put the contents […]