There is no foolproof formula for great filmmaking, but emerging filmmakers can learn from CREATIVE FILMMAKING FROM THE INSIDE OUT how they can uncover and strengthen their inherent creativity. Based on interviews conducted by professors from USC's renowned School of Cinema-Television, this exciting book packs the expertise of fifteen luminaries into a stimulating and practical guide. The list of those whose wisdom fills these pages reads like a Who's Who of filmmaking and includes: - Writer-director Anthony Minghella (THE ENGLISH PATIENT and THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY) - Production designer Jeannine Oppewall, (L.A. CONFIDENTIAL and PLEASANTVILLE) - Writer-director-animator John Lasseter, (TOY STORY) - Editor Lisa Fruchtman, (APOCALYPSE NOW and THE RIGHT STUFF) - Television writer/producer John Wells (E.R. and THE WEST WING). Their candid advice goes beyond the usual anecdotes to offer readers an in-depth lesson in 'the five I's': Introspection, Inquiry, Intuition, Interaction and Impact. From idea origination to audience response, CREATIVE FILMMAKING FROM THE INSIDE OUT offers readers a unique opportunity to explore their own creativity through quick limbering exercises and in-depth workouts.