We all know George Lucas for Star Wars (1977-?), some of us are familiar with his first two dramatically different features, THX 1138 (1971) and American Graffiti (1973) but his first shorts and documentaries, as a student first, and Coppola’s shadow after, are little known. Lucas’ style, as a filmmaker, has an unusual curve. His early works are […]
Less than two months ago British artist M.I.A. released her new song’s music video ‘Bad Girls‘ that quickly became a Youtube sensation, with already more 15 millions views registered. Directed by French filmmaker Romain Gavras (son of…) the video plays with clichés seen in standard American bling-bling music-videos and but is set in the most […]
Table Read is an exercise that is often kept behind closed doors but I wished was part of DVD bonuses when they happen, as it is a great way to see actors at work and learn about the filmmaking overall process. Without the help of props, costumes and locations, actors read and play to an […]
Since Solipsist, last week, experimental videos have captured my interest. French product designer and London based, Oscar Lhermitte, attached a GoPro Hero to a drill to create colored circles. Here is what he said about the settings: Instead of making a normal movie, I am trying to get a colour gradient of what the camera is shooting. […]
… hopefully to avoid falling into the usual traps. After the chart to find what film in the industry suits you best, it’s now Overthinkingit‘s turn to share the Female Character Flowchart. The chart is vast and goes in many direction, with a good dose of humor, but sadly doesn’t hit far from the truth. […]
‘Storytelling is joke-telling. It’s knowing your punch line, your ending, knowing that everything you’re saying from the first sentence to the last is leading to a singular goal, and ideally confirming some truth that depends our understanding of who we are as human beings.’ Screenwriter/Director Andrew Stanton gave an interesting TED talk (yes, TED […]
Martin Scorsese, who will turn 70 this year but has never been more active than in the last few years (or so it feels) between his features, tv pilots, documentaries and ads) gave an extensive interview to fastcocreate last December during which he apparently mentioned 85 films that influenced him to become Martin Scorsese. Without […]
Take 15 minutes and watch the two videos below, L.A. based director Andrew Huang‘ universe will likely rock your world. His ten-minute experimental short Solipsist won in its category at Slamdance, this past January, and you probably won’t wonder why too long. I cannot remember when was the last time I watched an experimental short film […]
‘Anyone of you could be famous on the Internet by next Saturday. But there are over 48 hours of video uploaded to Youtube every minute, and of that only a tiny percentage goes viral and gets tons of views and becomes a cultural moment so how does it happen?’ Youtube trends manager Kevin Allocca gave […]
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