Writing his First Movie Script: Sylvester Stallone

For the first time, I watched "Rocky" through - best of all, the attached DVD commentary by Sylvester Stallone - who comes across clearly as a writer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6bLJrQE4QY He talks about finding the heart of the story - and how financially broke he was when writing.  There are wry and ironic looks back - and …

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Watching paint move

Colour at work - 2 brief videos of artists making abstract art in huge canvases, in closeup, watching the colours react and interact.

Getting Started Writing Poetry as a Career – Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage, poetry, writing, inspiration, tips

Simon Armitage, a living writing poet, talks about his writing in 2010, and gives practical tips for writing poetry. "I've always been interested in poetry because it's so powerful: so few words, space on the page, and all around it.  So there's an intensity there that I admire." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXVZseBCfiM Getting keen to write His main …

Poet as job

So - you like writing poetry - but how can you make it into more like a paying job? Here's a short article by Anthony Anaxagorou.  It describes how he gradually moved from a shy 27 year old writer who printed his poems and made Youtube clips of himself reading his poems..... gradual interest led …

10 minutes to better photography

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/art/video/photography/   The BBC has put together an online basic revision topics for teens – called BiteSize – and under art it has a group of brief videos on Photography. About one and a half minutes each. they cover: camera types, focus, aperture, exposure, shutter speed, depth of field – all in a very simple …