How Hanna Met Barbera

By Phin Upham Most people who grew up in the 60s or beyond know at least one Hannah Barbera cartoon. From Huckleberry Hound to The Smurfs, the studio produced some of the most iconic cartoons of American animation history. While less prominent than the Disneys


Directing Film Versus Directing Music Videos

Summary: As a director, you’ll need to be prepared to approach any potential project. Michael Bay’s first project was with George Lucas, but he truly got his start working on music videos and commercials. That’s where he developed an eye for arresting moments, which helped


The Flash Season 1 Finale: A Short Review

By the end of Season One of the Flash, it’s now evident that Dr. Wells is the Reverse-Flash who is back from the future and who is also the killer of Barry’s Mom. Now, even though Dr. Wells is in captivity, he offers Barry an


The Difference Between a Character and Plot Driven Film

Whether you are writing or directing a film, it’s important to distinguish between what is a plot or a character driven story. A story uses either plot or character to drive its action. We can think about Star Wars in terms of the action defining