Know Your Story Beats: Directing for Impact - Written by Jared Isham


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"There is a rhythm to a story, a pacing. Sometimes it is fast, sometimes it is slow and sometimes there is no real consistency. As a director, though, it is your job to know the beat your film is setting, something that I refer to as the story beats. Story beats are present in all stories, movies, written, documentaries, anything story related, really. With that being said, what is a story beat?"

Article posted this morning! See link below. Let's discuss story beats!


Maura B.

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Very insightful article. I liked how he compared making a movie with writing a song. :D