How to Shoot Multiple Camera Angles With Camera Movement by Yourself

Big League Film School is back with another video with good tips for filmmakers having to make miracles happen quickly on their own. Shooting corporate videos or short documentaries come with its set of problems, tricks and challenges. As we've seen in the past, the end result greatly reli ...

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Enter Pedro Almodovar’s Mind: How Almodovar Integrates Other Films Into His Stories

Pedro Almovodar is another master that never went to film school and yet, has graced us with twenty feature films over thirty years, has steadily kept Spain on the filmmaking map and has pushed conventions in genders and genres all the while speaking to a rather broad audience. In this uniq ...

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25 y.o. Cannes Jury Prize Winner Xavier Dolan’s Message to Fellow Young Artists

If you don't know him yet, then you should probably learn his name. Canadian filmmaker/prodigy Xavier Dolan, who wrote, directed and acted in his first feature film 'J'ai Tué Ma Mère' (I Killed My Mother) that won three awards at the Director's Fortnight program of the 2009 Cannes Film ...

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HDTWI Extension #1: Ain’t Them Bodies Saints by David Lowery

Following 'How Did They Write It' (HDTWI), the free eBook for screenwriters compiling over 400 examples from 25 screenplays, here is  HDTWI: Extension #1, dedicated to Ain't Them Bodies Saints, by David Lowery.Ain't Them Bodies Saints was Lowery's second feature film, and one of my favor ...

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Midnight Express Making-Of: a Lesson in Filmmaking History

Brace yourself, the full making-of of controversial classic Midnight Express is available to watch, courtesy of the excellent Cinematographos. Whether you've seen the movie or not doesn't actually matter, as long as you love filmmaking and the History that's tide to the seventh art, you're ...

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Is Edgar Wright The Last Dodo of Visual Comedy?

Only a couple of weeks after his excellent video essay on Steven Spielberg and the Art of Oners, Tony Zhou is back with another excellent video, making a long overdue point and, in the process, praising one of the last comedy masters: Edgar Wright.Edgar Wright is known for his energetic a ...

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The Evolution of Visual Effects From 1878 til Today

If it feels Visual Effects are becoming a central part in today's filmmaking process (see list of articles after the video), it is also important to remember that the term VFX refers to a broad selection of effects, from analog to cgi tricks. Editor-on-the-look-for-work Jim Casey had the ...

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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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