20 Films Influenced by Edward Hopper’s Painting We all know that filmmakers and cinematographers research for their films, oftentimes looking for references from paintings and photos. Todd Haynes and Sofia Coppola talked about their creative process to create a film’s look, and Vugar Efendi showed a series of filmmakers who stole from painters . In the video below, […]
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 […]
“Accidental Wes Anderson” Might Very Well Be the Best SubReddit Many would say that Wes Anderson well-defined aesthetic is a volumed-up version of our world where colors are more flashy and objects are placed in a perfect symmetry. But one SubReddit puts a halt to all the theories and gives you a taste of Anderson […]
How Dunkirk Is Becoming a Guide to Understanding Film Format If watching films is just one of the many ways to spend your time, the whole debate about film formats and resolutions might seem ridiculous. But we’ve arrived at an inteteresting time where depending on the screen you select to watch your film, you might […]
5 steps to making a £30k short film (on a £4k budget) — a Guest Post by Elizabeth Mizon– We’ve all been there – big ideas and creative desires, hindered only by the big hole in our pockets and bank statements. But filmmakers at all levels tend to have a way of making work…well, work. […]
Christopher Nolan’s Formula to Success Each filmmaker needs to find their style, obsessions, topics, and predilection, and create a formula that allows them to repeat without boring a declination of all these elements. Just like Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan is a filmmaker that you either must adore or hate. While Memento is still my favorite film […]
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, […]
Sofia Coppola’s Creative Process to Write and Visualize “The Beguiled” Sofia Coppola sixth feature film made her the first Woman Filmmaker to get the Best Director Award at Cannes. Just like Wes Anderson Coppola has, in two decades, built a body of work that is recognizable, cohesive and still manages to renew itself and expand. During […]
5 Elements that Lay the Foundation of a Wes Anderson Film In a 10-minute mini-documentary, Paul Waters goes through five elements that are almost always part of a Wes Anderson film and thus have become over the 2 decades the American Filmmaker has been active, part of his signature. Wardrobe Wes Anderson films often take wardrobe […]
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