Using words like, "Killed the franchise", or "Worst script produced in 4 years" is not valid criticism; it's just someone who holds a very huge grudge because it doesn't fit within their fantasy of what THEY wanted Star Wars to be. <--That's toxic Fandom. Not saying I absolutely LOVE Last Jedi, I believe there are some valid issues with the film, is it perfect? No, is the worst thing in the world that will ultimately destroy the franchise? No. We, as a society need to learn how to differentiate between these two things. Also, stating that Rian Johnson should just shut up and listen to commenters on No Film School is outright laughable. Whether you disagree with his vision or not shouldn’t stop you from wanting to LEARN. But, hey, I’m not going to tell you or anybody what to do or how to think, these are just suggestions I hope people take in consideration before screeching in the comment section.
Oh toxic fandom, where opinions go to die. There are numerous screenwriting podcasts, Q&A's, and screenwriting books that delve into the issue of Toxic fandom written and spoken by actual professional screenwriters who have years of experience.
That was well edited. I've always admired the editing work of sports and Reality TV editors. To me, crafting a story from almost nothing is the biggest challenge any editor can face. Regarding the video above, as an intermediate editor, there's much to be analyzed the way he cuts the piece together. I always try to watch videos on editing and see the way they piece it together. I try to analyze the order of cuts and analyze any editing themes he/she may be trying to convey; and there’s definitely a rhythm to his madness. There’s always something to be learned; depends on how you look at it.
I can’t remember which Deakins interview it was, but the one thing I remember him saying was that the Coen Brothers have every shot planned before he even comes into the picture. Something like, “all I have to do is point the camera and shoot.” That really resonated with me because it just goes to show how much you’re seeing in the frame of a Coen film is almost directly from their heads. If I find it, I’ll link it.
Maybe I should read it again, but I'm trying to find the part where the author demands that you limit your art?
Or perhaps I don't need to be reminded that I'm allowed to make whatever I want, instead of getting upset that someone is pointing out something that makes me kind of uncomfortable.
I found it an interesting observation about how one can look at rebuilding audiences perspective of representation on screen.
I went to Alex Buono's class in LA, when he was on tour. I can truly say from actual experience that it was a great experience. For the price and what I got out of it, it was definitely worth it. For others, who can learn online and are well connected with A-Class DP's, then by all means, ignore this. But for some of us, such as myself, I learn better when I'm surrounded by a group of like-minded people and getting my hands dirty. Yes, you can do that without a teacher, but it certainly helped me. Also, this is a great middle-ground between people who are undecided between shoving $50k in the gutter for film school or not going at ALL.