Cinematographer Ryan E. Walters has developed a series of tutorials about camera and the first video, Camera 101, is available to watch for free. It is obvious why this video would be an interesting video for aspiring cinematographers, but I believe filmmakers should watch it too. Walters mentions many aspects of the camera that are […]
If sound is a major component in films, it is often taken for granted by the audience (and overlooked by filmmakers). The power of sound is phenomenal, as it is one of the few universal tools we have to tell a story, and fascinating, as it plays on a very subconscious level. Michael Coleman, who was […]
It has been few weeks since the last making-of on mentorless so I am pleased to share this three and half-minute making-of that accompanies the new official video for Yuksek’s last title ‘Off the Wall’. The music video was realized by the French production company SoLab, who has done music videos for Metronomy, Wax Tailor, or Anna Calvi. Watch […]
Jack Douglas shot ‘Your Editing Lacks Continuity‘ in 2010, and as you can guess from the self-explanatory title, he made his point visually and verbally during 2 and half minutes that are worth watching. The text under the video says ‘Can you spot all the inconsistencies? Probably not. Yes this IS a challenge’ and the […]
As we awaits for the Oscar’s verdict and to see if iconic and under-appreciated British actor Gary Oldman will have his moment this year for his impersonation of George Smiley, watch the one hour conversation shared by the generous Film Society at the Lincoln Center, NYC. It is an enjoyable experience, especially if you are […]
Freelance editor and motionographer Evan Seitz freshly posted his latest animation, ABC Cinema, and I wouldn’t be surprised if this was to be the new trending video for the days to come. (It had 699 views when I watched it, let’s see how fast and far it will go.) In less than a minute Seitz built […]
If you have been on any social media lately I am sure you have stumbled upon one of these hilarious ‘Job Definition’ posters. The first one I saw was for Producer, and I thought I had saved it, but didn’t. (sorry for the anti-climatic sentence) Since then, thanks to editor/colorist Julie Antepli I have recuperated three of […]
If last week’s all-records breaking Kickstarter Campaign was exhilarating to follow and to learn from, there is no better way to learn about indie filmmaking and crowd-funding than with a shared-from-the-trenches experience. Niko Nikolaou, from Baby Wolf Productions, current PMD for the independent feature film Love Magical, and who is running a Kickstarter campaign is our guest at mentorless and shares […]
One of the key and often overlooked aspect of promoting a movie is a good poster. Indie movies are the first one suffering from this lack of attention (and budget) probably not realizing that if it’s very hard to come up with a poster that will make people go see your movie, it is very […]
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