Timothée Chalamet’s Advice: “It’s Not Personal” Call Me By Your Name lead actor and Oscar Nominated revelation Timothée Chalamet (22), shares the advice he keeps close and reminds himself all the time. Call Me By Your Name has been the surprise of the year. The small film (the budget was $3.5 million) that took 10 years […]
The Pros and Cons of Having an Arch-Enemy to Fuel Your Ambition Arch-enemy, nemesis, villain… call it what you want, these concepts to define a specific type of characters were born from real life experiences. We all have people who trigger us and push us in our daily lives, for good or bad, and makes […]
The Making of ‘The Shining’ a Lesson in Creating as We Go I love old making-of because they are so much less controlled than today’s. If you want to realize how media savvy you’ve become just by watching marketed content, watch The Shining‘s making-of. Filmed by Vivian Kubrick, the filmmaker’s daughter, the video captured pretty much all […]
Discover the 5 Films Wes Anderson, Lynn Ramsay, Bong Joon-Ho, Isabelle Huppert and David Lowery Picked for their Cinematheque
A couple of months ago I accidentally stumbled upon a site that has become one of my favorite filmmaking sites since; Le CineMa Club. Le CineMa Club is your movie theater, online, and dedicated to short films. Every week they screen one short film, often from a director that has moved into feature since then, and […]
Steven Soderbergh’s Process to Make a Low-Budget Feature in 18 days with Non-Professional Actors Steven Soderbergh has been part and often unintentional leader of several revolutions in filmmaking. He re-energized the American Indie Filmmaking with his first feature giving Sundance the street cred it had been chasing for years, (hard to believe Sundance was not always Sundance), he […]
How Andrea Arnold Found Her Lead Actress 2 Weeks Before Shooting American Honey Since I’ve started this site I’ve been wanting to find and share a masterclass with British Filmmaker Andrea Arnold, who happens to be one of my favorite contemporary filmmakers. Alas, this time hasn’t arrived yet. But thankfully Arnold has been invited to podcasts, […]
Darren Aronofsky on How to Get the Key Element for a Successful Collaboration with Actors I’m exploring further directors talking about how they work with actors and after Xavier Dolan, Ken Loach, Quentin Tarantino or Joe Swanberg, it’s Aronofsky’s turn. Important side note:I’d love to have women filmmaker in the list, but a) lenghty interviews […]
A lot of people dislike Joe Swanberg. Just like a lot of people dislike Mark Duplass (and by extension the Duplass Brothers, but they often didn’t go that far in their research to realise there were two people before deciding they disliked him/them). Because to Paul Thomas Anderson and Roger Deakins true lovers, their work is an […]
Every now and then, a seasoned talent talks about her/his experience adapting their skills to the filmmaking revolution. Cate Blanchett learned how to work with a digital workflow with David Fincher, Quentin Tarantino disregards the video village to stay close to the actors, and so on. The reduction in size and cost of equipments, along with the […]
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