The Intertwined Evolution of Dance Sequences and Film Technology

Video essays are spreading  fast and exploring more and more aspects of filmmaking and film history. This latest video, from writer, director and videomaker Nar Williams, for Yahoo Movie, explores the intertwined evolution of dance sequences and film technology in less than six minutes.D ...

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A Peak Behind-the-Scenes as Charlie Chaplin Directs City Lights

  Charlie Chaplin needs no introduction, but this clip, shared by The Criterion Collection, showing the master at work on City Lights with audio commentary is a great window on the process of a multi-faceted artist who always wear many hats on his productions. Despite City Lights be ...

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The In Focus Series from BAFTA Guru Is Gold and It’s a Must-Watch

BAFTA Guru hasn't ceased to please and surprise us. Its latest series titled "In Focus" is composed of short videos (under 8 minutes) focusing on one specific aspect of filmmaking: acting, hair and make-up, screenwriting, VFX or editing.Each video is sharply edited, cross cutting interv ...

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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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