Monthly Archives: July 2012

Cinematographer Brian Pearson Talks About His Experience on Shooting The Feature Film American Mary in 15 Days.

I am pleased to end this week with a guest article from Brian Pearson, a director of photography who shot the indie movie American Mary in 15 days (let me repeat that: 15 days) with the twins directors Sylvia and Jen Soska. Brian, a mentorless.com reader, sent me American Mary's trailer a cou ...

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By mentorless| 3 Comments | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Filmmakers Tools, Films and TV Show, Interviews, Personal Buzz
George R. R. Martin Talks About His Early Career, Writing GoT and His Favorites Characters

Fair warning: If you are a fervent Game of Thrones fan, this interview won't open the sky in two. It is mostly intended for  mainstream  audience and the interviewer favors self-centered questions, but George delivers and shares his story that I didn't know well and found interesting. A ...

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The Art of Framing: The Luther Example

To celebrate BBC Luther's five nominations at the Emmys, the new art of framing is dedicated to its pilot. Even though the writing didn't deliver for its second season, Luther is an absolute feast of the eyes, showing once more than British Shows are in the place. The texture and the shot comp ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Films and TV Show, The Art of Framing
Watch ‘The Gift’: A Short That Reunites (Almost) All the Key Elements to Reach Perfection

The Gift is not a recent short, it was commissioned by TV makers Philips two years ago as part of their Parallel Lines project to director Carl Erik Rinsch, and got its share of buzz back then, and for understandable reasons. I discovered it yesterday thanks to @catch_the_mouse and via th ...

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By mentorless| 7 Comments | Acting and Actors, Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Films and TV Show, Personal Buzz, The Art of Framing, Writing and Writers
[Meta-Me] A Year In Creativity #7: How Was June 2012?

(Weird frame brought to you by my phone) June was: surprising intense busy rainy Out of this list, there's only one word that doesn't get me closer to perpetual happiness, and that's rainy.  June was a good month, it was such a good month actually that I just realized now ...

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Watch Silent Short ‘Le Miroir’ for a 6 minute ‘Show don’t Tell’ Lesson

(Hans Meier, a dedicated DP) 'Le Miroir' is a six-minute "silent" (as in: no dialogues) short film that retrace the life of a man, from his childhood to his old age through his point of view (pov), itself reflected back to the viewer through a bathroom mirror. Telling a story through a bat ...

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Beyond Wes Anderson’s Universe: Watch “The Substance of Style”

Wes Anderson has directed 7 features in 18 years but most of them remain unseen by a mainstream audience. Those who have been exposed at least once to his universe can always recognize his touch. As Moonrise Kingdom breaks the numbers and surprises the skepticals, I thought I would share Mat ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Filmmakers Tools, Writing and Writers
[ICYMI] Pixar 22 Storytelling Rules

After Andrew Stanton Ted's Talk on the clues to a great story, it's five years Pixar's story artist Emma Coats who shared storytelling rules learned over her 5 years experience in the animation company via her Twitter account. Thankfully, io9 picked up the tweets almost a month ago, and I f ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Animation, Filmmakers Tools, Personal Buzz, Writing and Writers