Download Free eBook “Selling Your Film Outside the U.S.”

A little over two years after "Selling Your Film Without Selling Your Soul", Orly Ravid & Jeffrey Winter, from The Film Collaborative, Sheri Candler, Jon Reiss along with Wendy Bernfeld are back  with "Selling Your Film Outside the U.S.", a second Study Case built to help the i ...

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Three Cinema Lessons by Krzysztof Kieslowski

Whether you're familiar or not with Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski and his wonderful Three Colors Trilogy, the short video below should interest you. (And then I hope it will make you want to discover Kieslowski's work!)Below are three videos, extracts from Dominique Rabourdin's ...

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Watch “Metamorphosis”, Black Swan’s Full Making-Of by Niko Tavernise

Fan of Darren Aronofsky and of great making-ofs rejoy, photographer and long-time collaborator Niko Tavernise just uploaded "Metamorphosis", Black-Swan's full making of that consists of three videos. And that's not it, Tavernise also made available complementary in a fourth video interviews ...

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Master Cinematographer Gordon Willis Talks The Godfather, Annie Hall etc.

Gordon Willis, the man behind the camera for classics such as The Godfather or Annie Hall left us last night. Fortunately, the Craft Truck dedicated two episodes to Willis, approximately an hour worth of video interview where Willis talks about his craft and career. One of the trademarks t ...

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Download a Free Copy of “How Did They Write It”

Over a year ago, I was working on a screenplay and found myself stuck. I was trying to write a scene I could clearly see in my head but couldn’t put into words so I picked up a recently popular spec script for inspiration. Without failing, I found the tools I needed to move forward with my ...

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Must-Watch: Blade Runner’s BTS Shot in 1982. Ridley Scott, Syd Mead & Douglas Trumbull Take Us Through Their Process

After Douglas Trumbull's fascinating masterclass, I had no other choice but doing some more digging, and one of the video I found was the 16mm featurette released in 1982 to promote Blade Runner, Ridley Scott's first film since Alien in 1979. If you remember the 1966 making-of of 2001: a Spa ...

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Unhappily Ever After: A Telling Art Series Showing Disney Characters Placed in Today’s Context

After Dina Goldstein powerful photo series Fallen Princesses, it's artist Jeff Hong's turn to use Disney Characters to create discomfort and raise awareness by tweaking cultural standards.A majority of kids in the west -including me- grew up with Disney's films as the almost exclusiv ...

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The Spielberg Oner: How Spielberg Uses “Wallflower” Long Takes in His Films

I wasn't planning to come back that quickly with an article about Long Takes, but Tony Zhou just shared a smartly made and informative video demonstrating how Steven Spielberg uses Oners (long takes of around one minute) without his audience noticing, all the while moving his story forward ...

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Fascinating: Pioneer VFX Artist Douglas Trumbull’s Masterclass (2001: Space Odyssey, Blade Runner)

In a fascinating 1h30 masterclass, VFX pioneer Douglas Trumbull takes us through his whole career. After having worked on a NASA film that Stanley Kubrick saw, Trumbull was recruited to work on 2001: Space Odyssey. Now, if you remember from the 1966 Behind the Scenes, nobody knew what the moon ...

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Amateurs vs. Professionals: the Bob Lefsetz’s List that Clarifies the Distinction

Few days ago, Bob Lefsetz sent an email titled Amateurs/Professionals where he made a simple yet, powerful and crystal clear list of the main distinctions between what makes you either an amateur or a professional. I have been on the Lefsetz Letter's list for a few months now, and it is no ...

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