Feeling Down After Another Setback? Video Essay “The Long Game” Will Help Put Your Career Into Perspective And Find a New Breath

The life of a freelance storyteller is anything but a clear path, there is no recipe to anything but this three truth: work hard, work every day and don't lose faith . But even if you apply these three ingredients, no chefs can tell you when you'll manage to make a delicious cake. We all know ...

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Watch ‘Life After Pi’, a Raw Look at the VFX in Hollywood Through Rhythm & Hues’ Journey

You probably all remember the green screen movement that took over twitter last year, right after Rhythm & Hues, the VFX company that pretty much made Life of Pi went on winning an Oscar 11 days after filing for bankruptcy. Everybody was in a bit of a shock: weren't VFX the thing going on ...

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Documentary Who Needs Sleep? Focuses on The Dark Side of Long Hours in the Film Industry

78-minute-long documentary 'Who Needs Sleep?' is a gem from a recent-past that deserves a watch if you plan on making a career working on set, in pretty much any position. Shot between 1997 and 2006 on an SD camera in 4:3, and with funky transitions, Who Needs Sleep? might feel like a cute VHS ...

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Movies Before the Production Code aka the Time When Hollywood Knew How to Portray Women

Norman Shearer in 'A Free Soul' (1931) Talking about a 'minority' only interests a minority. That said, if your curiosity and open mind lead you to this page, and if you are interested in the History of Cinema, the documentary below should make you happy. Here is a chance to have a look at a ...

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Documentary Obsessed With Vertigo Retraces the Journey to Restore and Save One of Hitchcock’s Masterpiece

Obsessed With Vertigo will make all film lovers and Hitchcock's fans very happy. This 1997 documentary retraces the improbable story of Vertigo, one of the most known, celebrated and taught at school film from Hitchcock (for its use of colors), and yet a movie that not only didn't do great at t ...

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27 MORE Filmmaking Related Twitter Accounts You Should Follow

Less than six months ago I shared 24 Filmmaking Twitter Related Account You Should Follow and since then, I've just been waiting for enough time to pass so I could do a second round! Why? Because there are much more than 24 or 48 filmmaking related twitter accounts to follow, and I just wa ...

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Documentarians Lucy Walker and Steve James on their Process to Capture Life

Lucy Walker and Steve James are two established documentarians, with many films on their resume, and a talent to capture moments of life that inevitably will make you wonder while watching: 'How did they do it?'. I discovered Steve James' work through Lucy Walker, who is one of my favorite cont ...

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The Creative Process in 10 Acts by Tiffany Shlain

Up until January 2011, you probably knew  Tiffany Shlain as the Webby Awards' founder. After that if, like me, you were at Sundance, you'd always remember her Tiffany Shlain as the director behind the excellent documentary Connected, which also was her first feature film. Over the years d ...

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Eliot Rausch on Dealing w/Creative and Personal Pressure After Winning Vimeo Festival’s Grand Prize

You are probably already familiar with director Eliot Rausch, either because of his short documentary 'Last Minutes With Oden' that got million of views and won the first edition of Vimeo Film Festival's Grand Prize, or because of his wise and raw advice on Wonderland about balancing creative a ...

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10 Thoughts on Documentary Editing

The two videos below are a presentation that TV Documentary Editor Steve Audette gave in 2009 to the PBS science program NOVA. Audette is a passionate and seasoned editor who worked on several political/historical TV documentaries so he definitely has his word to say when it comes to dealing w ...

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