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Killing darlings

Killing darlings: Creating a Short Film: 05 Directing
Killing darlings: Creating a Short Film: 05 Directing

A quote attributed to Nobel-prize winning writer William Faulkner is "in writing, you must kill your darlings." This means that storytellers including filmmakers - writers and directors - must be willing to sacrifice parts of their story that they love, in order to tell a better story overall. Sacrificing great scenes is an essential tool for directing movies.

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2h 27m
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Filmmaking Video Video Pre-Production

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