There used to be a building atop the mountain but it burned down. The building was a fire lookout, so it’s kind of ironic that it burned down when it’s sole purpose was to look out for fires lol
Almost made the four miles to the top but @gsd.juju couldn’t make it so all I got is a picture lol
No.3 of my "5 mistakes that will kill your HORROR (or any) film"
No.3. "Slaughter your film with INCOMPETENT DIRECTING SKILLS"
a) Remember this, a good ACTOR who is involved with the script- and understands the characters motives- doesn't NEED to be told how to read a line; but a good DIRECTOR is one who assists the players in understanding why the line was written in the first place.
Don't blame the actors if you fail to immerse them within the story arc or don't introduce them to their respective characters thoroughly.
Part misinterpretation will quickly turn your horror film into a comedy or errors. .
b) PACING: Much of a directors role is to set the tone and pace of a film...the crecsendo of the drama. It's their fault alone if actors over-play scene after scene. i.e we don't need to see characters falling apart every 15 seconds thereby numbing our emotional involvment with the plot.
Underestimating your films pace will decapitate drama and every nuance of it. (Pay attention to those audiences at short-film festivals who begin looking at their smart phones in the middle of screenings... you know they are sitting through something truly... "terrifying". Don't be the director of THAT film. .
.c) LEADERSHIP: Filmmaking as a team sport needs stong and competent leadership; if you can't provide a plan, a concise vision or consitency in communication, your film will
gasp for breath till it expires into nothingness.
A decent budget, players, gear, time and locations mean NOTHING if you aren't organized or communicating. Without strong leadership you may as well go back to vlogging, because you'll never bring a FILM to LIFE.
(que Dr. Frankenstein's glee here)🧟♂️😊
Come back next Monday for the 2nd MISTAKE that will KILL YOUR HORROR FILM.💀☠📽 .
(Bonus tip: wise directors cast alexandravlabelle for #versatilty )
.Note: these are condensed versions for IG.