Sustaining the 4K Gaze: Godfrey Reggio Uses Technology to Reveal and Simplify

I rarely mention technology as a 'selling point' on mentorless and when I do, it is either because I feel it might have an impact on our industry in the long run or, like today, because I believe technology is used to tell a story that can only be told that way. The first films that come to m ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Making Of, Personal Buzz
1h30 with Walter Murch and The Art of Journeying Through the 10,000 Questions

Editor and storyteller maestro Walter Murch is one of 'those', the generous ones who share their knowledge and experience through books, documentaries, and encounters. And the talk below, that Murch gave at the Sheffield Doc/Fest right before the screening of his latest work effort, Particle Fe ...

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Cinematographer Robbie Ryan (Fish Tank, The Angel’s Share, Philomena) on Why He Still Makes Short Films

As you probably know from my Alien List, I am an Andrea Arnold fan. So every once in a while, I check to see if there is an in-depth interview with her, and every once in a while, I get frustrated because the answer is 'no', of course. The good news is that her cinematographer since day 1, ...

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100 Famous Movie Quotes As Charts

Infographics are a great way to take us to informative and/or creative places. The "Famous Movie Quotes" poster regroups 100 quotes selected by the American Institute and reinterprets them as minimalist charts. Take 5 during a break to go through the full list of them and in the meantime, he ...

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Steven Soderbergh on The Best Way to Learn How to Make Films (and the Art of Writing Footnotes)

If you remember, Steven Soderbergh retired from making feature films sometimes last year, and since then, he's never been more present on all fronts. The filmmaker also has launched a website, Extension 765, presented as a one-of-a-kind marketplace for Steven Soderbergh. Soderbergh uses Exten ...

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5 Things Gary King Likes to Do During Post-Production (Weekly Series) – Part 5

In this Weekly Series Part 5, Gary King tackles the mysterious world of Post-Production, where many movies get lost or saved. If you want to catch up on the previous installments before diving into Part 5, you can read Part 1: Dreaming vs. Doing,  Part 2: Films Beget Films, Part 3: 5 Thi ...

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2h With Steve McQueen: Transitioning From Gallery Work to Feature Films

Up until I watched this two hours conversation, Steve McQueen was a mystery to me. In 5 years, McQueen has released three feature films that not stand above the over crowded filmmaking playground, each one the equivalent of a punch in the stomach, each one standing strong on its feet, determine ...

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Quentin Tarantino & Friends: a Visual Recap of Tarantino’s Creative Remix of Actors

One of the best thing that has happened in Movie and Talks Lovers in recent years are the student projects paying homage to filmmakers, or illustrating key speeches. Graphic Designer student Timor Barshtman decided to do exactly that with his animated infographic 'Quentin Tarantino & frie ...

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6 Things Gary King Does During A Film Shoot (Weekly Series) – Part 4

Good news peers, Gary King and his excellent guest column are back! If you want to catch up on the previous installments, you can read Part 1: Dreaming vs. Doing,  Part 2: Films Beget Films, and Part 3: 5 Things I Like to Do During Pre-Production here. Gary's Kickstarter campaign to fund U ...

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Freelance? Creative? Jonny Elwyn’s ‘How to Be a Freelance Creative’ Might Just Be for You

Last week, freelance editor Jonny Elwyn asked me if I would consider reviewing his ebook, 'How to Be a Freelance Creative' to which I said that I would love to, but it will be a fair review. Understand: if it's bad, I will either say it or won't write about it. Well, let's end the suspens ...

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