Follow a Young PTA During the Making of Magnolia in Documentary ‘That Moment’

one of the most touching moment: PTA impersonating PSH on set circa minute 21Who hasn't want to brain pick Paul Thomas Anderson after watching his films, and especially Magnolia, his third film and, to this date, one of the most creative screenplay and feature narrative I've seen in the las ...

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Must-Watch: Desktop Documentary ‘Transformers: The Premake’ Uses Global Footage While Staying Home

This is quite amazing. Kevin B. Lee, just gave a lot of visibility to a new form of filmmaking: Desktop Documentary by releasing a 25 minute behind the scenes of yet-to-be-released Transformers 4 made thanks to Internet footage. Yes, you read well.As its name indicates, Desktop Docume ...

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Wants You To Join The HitRecord Community (And Get Paid For It)

Did you know that Joseph Gordon-Levitt had a Open Collaborative Production Company named HitRecord since 2010, inviting artists from everywhere in the world to contribute and collaborate making videos?Did you know that this year, 1,104 artists got paid a total of $700k for work they di ...

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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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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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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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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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