Morgan Spurlock’s Tip to Get People to Open Up During a Documentary Interview American documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock shares his tip to interview people and get them to open up. Morgan Spurlock made a name for himself 15 years ago with his documentary Super Size Me at a time where documentaries were a minor genre […]
My Favorite Documentaries Showing the Many Faces of the Creative Process No matter the discipline, there’s something absolutely fascinating about how each sapiens go through the creative process to give life to an idea, an emotion, a story. I thought I’d compile a list of the documentaries that have left me with a lasting feeling […]
Here comes the third installment of the downloadable pdf to help keep clean a archiving list of articles centering around a specific topic. This time it’s about documentaries, from masterclasses to interviews and tutorials on how to ask better questions, how to edit, how to shoot as a one man-band man and more. You can download the pdf […]
I’ve been a huge fan of Creative Live since day one, but they’ve outdone themselves with this workshop taught by Griffin Hammond on how to shoot short documentaries when you’re a one-(wo)man band. It’s not the first time I share content targeted toward freelance filmmakers, but it is the first time I come across content that […]
Last year, I contacted Niko Tavernise, the filmmaker behind all the making-ofs for Darren Aronofsky, to ask him if he would consider share the making-of about Black Swan online, which he did, and talk about his experience shooting and editing making-of, which he did below. The interview set-up was informal and frankly unexpected, I asked Niko several questions […]
There has been a lot of buzz in the last few weeks about a very short video where new-york based designer Stefan Sagmeister says that people who are not novelists or filmmakers and claim that they are storytellers are full of shit. It’s a provocative position that could have been interesting if Sagmeister has had […]
Who 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 last twenty years? Documentary That Moment is making this old dream come true and thanks to Film Stuff you can now watch it […]
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 [and stay a decent human being in the process ]. But even if you apply these three ingredients, no chefs can tell you when you’ll […]
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 in all blockbusters […]
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