Monthly Archives: May 2011

First images of Fincher’s Girl with Dragon Tattoo hit the Net

Hard to know if the Youtube video will stay online or be shut down, but for now, here is the look at the first images of Fincher's Girl with Dragon Tattoo.Lisbeth/Rooney is barely seen, but it gives a good feel of where this is going visually, that is, in the same tone that the Swedish ve ...

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By mentorless| 5 Comments | Acting and Actors, Directing and Directors, Personal Buzz, TGWTDT, Writing and Writers
Cinematography in The Digital Age

Last Night, I attended the ‘Cinematography in The Digital Age’ panel at the Academy. Guillermo Navarro, Chris Sanders, Rob Hummel, Dean DeBlois, John Bailey, Dean Semler, Adrian Seery and Wally Pfister, via pre-recorded video, shared their knowledge and perception about the transformation t ...

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By mentorless| 2 Comments | Cinematography and Cinematographers
How to write a split screen scene: the 500 Days of Summer Example

It's rare to find split screen scenes in a script, and often it means the script is high on visual tricks to tell the story. It is the case for (500)... of course, but I was very impressed of how smooth the read was in general, and the split screen scene in particular.I put the entire scene ...

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By mentorless| 14 Comments | Writing and Writers
Breakdown of the 2011 Directors Roundtable

Oscar buzz seems far now, but the Directors Roundtable has a timeless feeling as Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine), Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech), Peter Weir (The Way Back), Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), David O. Russell (The Fighter) and Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right) talk about ...

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By mentorless| 3 Comments | Directing and Directors, Interviews
Final Cut Pro X – the NAB experience

Here is a 2 part video kindly shared by Emmanuel Pampuri about the Apple presentation of the highly anticipated Final Cut Pro X.The first part is a bit tedious and is more like an introduction to the presentation itself than anything else. You could easily skip the first 10 minutes. But i ...

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By mentorless| 3 Comments | Editing and Editors