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  • CONSUMING CONTENT
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    by Michael Chasin   Today, the opportunities for your story to be seen are vast, including: Ÿ Theatrical Movies Ÿ Broadcast TV Channels Ÿ Basic Cable TV Channels Ÿ Premium Cable TV Channels Ÿ Internet Sites / Channels As different as these platforms are, it is vital that the storytellers understand how their content will […]

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  • CIVILIAN SERVICE
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    by Michael Chasin   You had a spectacular vision. Now, after months—or years—of writing and rewriting, pained pre-production, production, and neck-craned to-the-monitors post-production—your film is edited. But is that vision clear in your film—to those who don’t know the story? Is your film smooth—or choppy—or too fast—or too slow? As a micro budget filmmaker, you […]

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  • TELLING STORIES
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    by Michael Chasin   Going home. It’s a moving sentiment—which everyone can relate to. Add in the underdog elements of crying and bleeding and the selfless goal of achieving something magical for your people and you have—an emotional story. LeBron James recently told that story—as a way to announce his changing teams and cities. By […]

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  • THE ART OF SOUND
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    by Michael Chasin   We know that filmmaking is the art of what, when, and how things—are seen. Less realized, filmmaking is also the art of what, when, and how things—are heard. And what is heard is the province of sound design. After the pristine sound stage—sound design is vital—to create plausibility. What would a […]

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  • PRODUCING WITH PASSION
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    by Michael Chasin   You know you’re a writer, that’s your script… you’re a director… but if you’re the producer, what did you do?  See, nobody knows what you do. The producer, I mean all he’s got is the credit.  Ya see, some plaques on the wall, they don’t know what we do. Such was […]

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  • IAFT Cebu, Philippines, Open House
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    August 1, 2014 – August 1, 2014 One Hollywood Blvd.,Bigfoot I.T. and Media Park Map and Directions | Register Description: You are cordially invited to a behind the scenes visit of Asia’s premier film school on 1st August 2014 at 2pm to 5pm. Come experience the fundamentals of producing, directing, acting, writing and cinematography in […]

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  • THE CORE
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    by Michael Chasin   It’s always about the core. In ideologies, organizations, and even in health. So too is it about the core in episodic entertainment. For without a strong and compelling core, there is a lack of unity, and randomness, in what is dramatized and explored from episode to episode. Special effects and action […]

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  • ELEMENTS
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    By Michael Chasin   Elements in Hollywood – much like the chemical elements in the periodic table – have their own abilities. It is the great screenplay – in an ocean of mediocrity – that stands out as an element. It is the actor who compels audiences to go to the theatre, who stands out […]

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  • Michael Chasin Headshot
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    IAFT  Screenwriting mentor Michael Chasin’s short film, GREATER GOODE, has now rolled into post-production after an exciting shoot. It’s the story of a confrontation between escaped POW/Army Ranger Billy Goode and the officer who sent him into dubious battle.  The director is Jordan Wall. Nick Shroeder is Billy.  Recent film appearances include USS Seaviper and […]

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  • Shooting GREATER GOODE
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    IAFT screenwriting mentor Michael Chasin has announced that one of his screenplays has gone into production in Florida with an exciting personnel list attached, including Jordan Wall—from A&E’s The Glades—making his directorial debut. Chasin reports that his short script, GREATER GOODE, tells the story of an Army Ranger inserted into enemy territory in advance of […]

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