Monthly Archives: May 2012

Jeff Cronenweth Talks About Shooting TGWTDT and Working with David Fincher

Oscar-winning cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth talked for 45 minutes about his career and more specifically his work on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and long time collaboration with David Fincher. The sound quality is terrible, but it is very interesting to listen to Cronenweth. But in case ...

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By mentorless| 2 Comments | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Films and TV Show
Sam Mendes and DoP Conrad L. Hall Talk About Working with Storyboards on American Beauty

Like about pretty much everything when it comes to making movies, all directors have a different opinion about whether storyboarding is a necessary or key step in prepping a shooting. If you were curious to learn more about how directors and cinematographers work with storyboards though, y ...

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By mentorless| 4 Comments | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Filmmakers Tools, The Art of Framing
Get SloPro, a Free App that Let You Shoot at 60FPS on Your iPhone 4S

After the boom mic and the real time split-screen, SloPro is the latest tool (and in this case app) to customize your iPhone 4S and make it the complementary and handy camera you might need. SloPro, that you can download for free here, allows you to film at 60fps and edit your footage within y ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Filmmakers Tools
7 Tips To Keep Your Job From Modern Family Writer Danny Zuker

Few weeks ago, Modern Family co-executive producer, two times Emmy and Golden Globe winner Danny Zuker gave a speech at the Newhouse School's convocation ceremony. With humor Zuker talks about his experience as a writer, his unlikely debut, his not-so-long-ago year without a job, and gives ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Filmmakers Tools, Writing and Writers
Sounds of Aronofsky: a Video to Listen Closer

Darren Aronofsky is a director I discovered when Requiem for a Dream came out, I was 17 and had no clue what I was in for when I bought my ticket. I'm pretty sure my mouth stayed open during the whole movie. My expectations from movies and perceptions of them were never the same after that, an ...

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By mentorless| 3 Comments | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Filmmakers Tools, Personal Buzz
[Meta-Me] A Year In Creativity #5: How Was April 2012?

It feels a bit ridiculous to write about April 2012 mid-May, and the next meta-me will come out in 15 days, no matter what. Time to get a grip! Unlike March that was an incredibly packed month and allowed me to share results with you, April was a bit of a blur, a) because the first fi ...

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By mentorless| 2 Comments | A Year in Creativity
Must Watch ‘The Eagleman Stag’, Animation of the Week

It's been a while since the last animated short narrated shared on mentorless, but it definitely worths the wait. The Eagleman Stag is an eight minute no-CGI-all-stop-motion animation short writen and directed by Mikey Please, which was the 2011 BAFTA animated short film winner. As you can ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Animation, Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Personal Buzz
The Art of Framing: the ‘Broken Embraces’ Example

Here we are for a second The Art of Framing! The good news is today is about Pedro Almodovar's Broken Embraces, a movie that plays with many formats, colors, textures to narrate a multi-layered story. Rodrigo Prieto (Cinematographer), Antxón Gómez (Production Designer) , Victor Molero (A ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Films and TV Show, Personal Buzz, The Art of Framing
Production Designer K.K. Barrett Talks About His Career and Working on Being John Malkovich, Marie-Antoinette, and Where The Wild Things Are

Continuing with my quest in finding more about other departments at work in the filmmaking process, listening to professionals (see here, here, here and here for some examples) I am glad to share with you an 18 minute video of self-taught production designer K.K. Barrett. Barrett goes back to ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Filmmakers Tools, Films and TV Show, Interviews, Personal Buzz, Production Design
Want to Write An Epic Tale? Check Tom Gauld’s Awesome List of Characters

Scottish cartoonist and illustrator Tom Gauld realized this beautiful limited edition titled 'Characters for an Epic Tale' in 2009 that is now sold-out but remains timeless and I find, a great source of inspiration to let loose of the list of set characters we always come across in screenwri ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Directing and Directors, Personal Buzz, Writing and Writers