voice overs

Visual Mindscape: Voice Overs – Yes You Can!

“And God help you if you use voice-over in your work, my friends. God help you. That’s flaccid, sloppy writing. Any idiot can write a voice-over narration to explain the thoughts of a character.” The Robert McKee character in Adaptation. The irony does not elude me; that I, the leading proponent...

Specs & The City: Unreliable Narrators and (500) Days of Summer

Movies are filled with exciting events and off-the-wall characters. We watch – willingly suspending our disbelief –  as aliens attack the White House, secret agents save the day with high-tech gizmos, and magic (both literally and figuratively) transports us, and the characters we love, to far-away places where we all have...