How To Communicate Your Ideas As A Filmmaker

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  7 minutes of movie clips to assist the Instruction

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN:  Have you ever said something and regretted the way it came out? Did you wish there was a way to go back in time and redo the moment?  Powerfully assertive communication is equally important to the mood and tone of your story and the visual landscape.  The way we interpret others’ comments and express ourselves is one of the most subtle, under appreciated strategies in the business of filmmaking.  In this lesson Lydia takes you through her thought process on bettering your communication skills, improving leadership and honing your inspirational tools.

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Stephen J Nelson 17 days ago

It’s crazy how simple these instructions are and yet how easily they go out the window when you’re under pressure. I’m guilty of being too nice (don’t want to get a reputation as being difficult or a dictator) and too explosive (complete meltdown at inexperience of people who should know better). I’ve found that taking a breath before speaking helps in normal situations works for me and removing myself from the situation in extreme circumstances helps. The best remedy I’ve found though is examining what sets me off in the first place. For me it’s being undervalued or not taken seriously. Knowing what the underlying triggers are can really help with assessing your response and formulating a calm response without exploding. Thanks Shane for this simple tutorial, it’s great to hear words like this again and again!

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    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC    16 days ago

      @Stephen J Nelson You are right Stephen about introspection and understanding what is the trigger. That way you can do your best to recognize when it is happening and prevent a negative situation.