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Mark Teppo

Mark Teppo lives in the Pacific Northwest, where he watches a lot of movies when he's not selling books. He's written more than a dozen novels across multiple genres. His favorite Tarot card is The Moon.
Thor and Mighty Thor

A Guide to Thinking Like a Director

As the director, you’re responsible for the entire viewing experience. Here are some under-appreciated but extremely effective techniques to make your job easier. Cover image via Disney. The words “Directed by” usually show up at the end of a title…

Blade Runner 2049

Think Like a Director: Pacing Your Script

When you’re directing a movie, you’re in charge of the heartbeat of the project and, by extension, the heartbeat of the audience.  There’s a natural rhythm to the world. Systems, left unperturbed, settle down into steady states. Things accelerate; things…