Emotion of Subtlety – Photography

I’ve been meaning to finish this post for a few weeks… Recently I participated in an all-day photography seminar with the owner of House of Nyght Falcon. I’ve known a lot of talented photographers who were technical masters of the camera, but Falcon...

Exploring The Laugh Track

Remember the old TV shows that would say in a voiceover “this program was filmed in front of a live studio audience” during the credits? That was often to explain the laughing you’d hear at the sitcom’s jokes, which back then were apparently...

Stories: Anatomy of a Fiction Hero, Part 2

In part one I gave a few examples of different types of heroes and how they play out on screen (or on the pages). But what makes a good hero, or for that matter a good villain? Some villains are great at making us grind our teeth every moment they’re on screen...