How and Why David Fincher Uses so Much CGI When we mention CGI and VFX, we think in-your-face effects from Fantasy films. And yet, we know that even in Game of Thrones these techniques are used beyond the obvious dragon-making and army-multiplying necessity. Through his excellent video essay about how David Fincher’s heavy and yet discrete use of […]
Xavier Dolan’s Composition Style This video by sharonlopezt goes through the filmography of Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan who, at age 28, has already directed 7 films and received some of the most prestigious accolades in the world, including the Grand Prize at Cannes in 2016. Dolan got noticed with this very first film ‘J’ai Tué Ma Mère‘ […]
Chazelle on Directing La La Land’s Opening Scene and Why He Considered Taking It Out It’s impossible to watch Damien Chazelle third feature, La La Land and not wonder how the filmmaker shot the opening scene and number, a six minute long sequence that presents itself as a long-take, shot on a freeway ramp with dozens […]
Online filmmaker Brandon Li, who has been featured here before and is a regular Vimeo Staff Pick has started sharing behind-the-scenes and tutorials on his YouTube Channel. I really enjoy Li’s work and even more so now that he’s sharing his hardly acquired knowledge. One of Li’s particularity is his capacity to mix pace in his […]
Loved this talk by Pixar’s Cinematographer Danielle Feinberg, a 101 book of the crushed-creativity: wanted to be an artist as kid, was told by adult it was the worse idea ever, decided to become a scientist, and ended up using her creativity full blast. (Because creativity is not limited the arts). Feinberg explains her journey […]
I love stories about creative accidents, especially in filmmaking. It is such a collaborative art, it’s hard enough to get what you want, but when serendipity works your way, you know your story is blessed by the Muses. I always remember the first creative accident that I was told about: the In Cold Blod (1968) […]
Going against the grain of extreme close-ups, multiple cuts and angles (with a drone if needed), commercial director Andrew Margetson filmed artist Lil Buck dancing with plenty of room to breathe for Nowness and the Louis Vuitton Foundation. And it works oh so well. The intro alternates few cuts between a tracking shot and close-ups on Lil Buck’s hands […]
While making a film, a lot of minute details are considered which means that tremendous amount of effort goes into making one. To send the right message across the audiences, even a single scene goes through a number of phases to ensure that people grasp what the director is trying to say. This includes not […]
“There are many things that go into the making of a movie, one of those things is the shape of the movie, how wide is the screen and how does that impact the shots that make-up the movie. However the wide screen process does not fit on the normal television screen so what is […]
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