How to Know if a Rewrite is Heading the Right Way friendly note: This post about rewrite is probably more relevant to filmmakers writing a screenplay they’re planning to direct than to full-time screenwriters. But hey, you decide. Backstory (skip if you’ve watched the Film Log or subscribed to In 5 Years newsletter. I’m a […]
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 […]
Behind the Cinematography of La La Land The video below is a must watch for anyone who wants to be a cinematographer and a highly recommended one for anyone who wants to be a filmmaker. If you’ve seen La La Land, unless you hate musicals, you probably perceived the cinematic magic that runs through this film. […]
The Pros and Cons of Shooting on an iPhone in Central London a Guest Post by Declan Taafe I decided to shoot a short BMX race film on an iPhone a few weekends ago. Why a race type film? Because I’ve never directed anything like that before. Why on an iPhone 7? Because that’s what […]
How Mark Zuckerberg Defined and Pivoted Facebook’s Values Based on One Question Mark Zuckerberg has managed to take an idea and transform it into one of the biggest company in the world. We are currently two billion humans with a Facebook account; many of us have it opened all day long on their desktops and have […]
How come they all know each other?! (how to find your Scenius wherever you live) When looking back at History there are dozens and dozens of stories about specific time periods where an uncanny number of creative spirits gathered within the same school, street, building, found each other and imagined on a much larger scale […]
David Lowery on The One Thing He Needed to Learn and Wish He’d Known Sooner to Better Direct David Lowery is one of the American filmmakers standing out from their new generation’s crowd. After making a jump from a $12,000 first feature to Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, he decided to do a children fantasy big […]
How to Cut a Ken Loach Film After he’d only been editing for four years, Jonathan Morris was assigned to work with Ken Loach on a documentary in 1980. This first experience started over three decades of collaboration with the social realist filmmaker. In a short documentary produced by Fandor, Morris talks about his relationship with […]
Why You Need a Pitch Deck and a Sizzle Reel to Make a Short Film — a Guest Post by Judy K Suh — In June 2016, I was at a film festival in Portugal, where I was at the right time, right place, with the right stuff—my script in hard copy and the pitch […]
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