reb•e•lu•tion (reb’el lu shen) n. a teenage rebellion against the low expectations of an ungodly culture.

10/26/2005

CFA: 10:15 A.M. - 10/26

This has just been an incredible lecture by Mr. Carpenter. Definitely the most helpful so far the practical aspects of filmmaking and producing. We'll be posting some of the excellent advice he gave in the areas of casting, script-writing, gathering a crew, etc.

Right now I'd like to share a point that Mr. Carpenter has consistently emphasized: Communication is King. He said that there are countless jobs that he was offered simply because he could communicate his vision and enthusiasm for the project in one or two paragraphs.

Later one he said that as we gather our crew, find donors, etc. it is critical to learn to pitch your vision in a concise and persuasive way. "Practice this at home," advises Carpenter, and develop another aspect of communication, "a listening ear."