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Shoot From the Heart with Diane Bell: Filmmaking, Screenwriting, & Inspiration Diane Bell

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

A weekly dose of tips, techniques and inspiration to help screenwriters and filmmakers achieve their creative dreams.

Proud Member of the IFH Podcast Network (www.ifhpodcastnetwork.com)

    Ep #38: 3 Things You MUST Do if You Want to Make Your Movie

    Ep #38: 3 Things You MUST Do if You Want to Make Your Movie

    You've got a script and you want to make a movie. But where to start? In this session, I'll share with you the first three things you MUST do to create a solid foundation for your film's success. You'll learn about the importance of a doable script (and what that really means), why your script shouldn't be over 100 pages, and who you need to hire first. Get ready for thirty minutes of film fuel magic! And if you're ready to watch my FREE train The 5 Keys to Filmmaking Success, go to www.dianebell.com/filmmaking and sign up today.

    • 30 min
    Ep #37: The Art of Directing

    Ep #37: The Art of Directing

    This week I share 5 foundations of good directing - you'll pick up tons of tips on what this job really is and how to excel at it, from devising a compelling creative vision that will guide your every decision to what good leadership on set looks like. This episode will fire you up and give you tons of food for thought whether you've never directed before or a seasoned pro. For more info on the Shoot From the Heart Academy, go to www.dianebell.com

    • 36 min
    Ep# 36: The Path to Directing

    Ep# 36: The Path to Directing

    So you know you want to direct but how do you get hired as a director? Quite simply: you hire yourself. For nearly every director in the world, that's how they started their career. In this episode, I explore what that means and how to do it. I'm also asked by a listener what good directing is - the answer might help you be one! For more info, go to www.dianebell.com

    • 27 min
    Ep #35: Seeking Validation

    Ep #35: Seeking Validation

    It's natural to want to know if what we're working on is good, if we're doing it right, if we're wasting our time or if we're really onto something. But what's really going on when we seek validation for work that isn't even finished? In this episode, I dig into why seeking validation is often the last thing we should be doing - and the power in validating ourselves. For more info, go to www.dianebell.com

    • 21 min
    Ep #34: Dare to Direct

    Ep #34: Dare to Direct

    Many of us would like to direct...but we think we don't have enough technical knowledge. Or that we would have to film school or work on a ton of other sets first.

    In this episode, I debunk 4 common myths about directing and share what the job is REALLY about.

    For more info, go to: www.dianebell.com

    • 28 min
    Ep #33: Revising Your Script

    Ep #33: Revising Your Script

    Everyone knows that writing is rewriting...but how do you effectively rewrite a screenplay? In this episode, I guide you through the steps I take after writing THE END on a first draft, from working the structure to finessing the dialogue. You'll learn a ton of techniques and tips to take your screenplay from rough to perfectly polished and ready to sell. For more info, go to www.dianebell.com.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Kalicokat86 ,

Diane’s Filmmaking Mindset

I’m a beginner screenwriter/director. Diane’s Podcast has really spoken to my inner struggles of building up the nerve to get started and then to keep going. I love her motivational speaking style. It’s not about getting jazzed up in the moment only to run out of steam later. It’s about learning how to unblock your creativity, get around self sabotage, and go the distance. Diane’s tips on the craft of screenwriting/directing and her real life filmmaking experiences are invaluable as well! I think more of that is to come. So far (in season 1) the focus has been very much on the mindset needed for writing, directing, and navigating the business. Such mindset talk is often times missing in books, podcasts, and classes on filmmaking. Thanks Diane for helping me get my mind right!

Ana carolina freire ,

Perfect for filmmakers who are starting out

If you are willing to deep dive into the world of filmmaking and scriptwriting and want someone professional and kind to guide you, Diane is your person, and this is the podcast your looking for. Really smart and thoughtful insights, outlined in an organized way, will take you step by step through the process. Really happy and grateful to have found this amazing resource.

rdingus ,

A podcast for all creatives

Diane’s deep experience and invaluable insights have been a great inspiration to my writing life. Sometimes I feel like she is speaking directly to me about specific moments in my creative journey. I highly recommend!

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