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Must-Watch: Desktop Documentary ‘Transformers: The Premake’ Uses Global Footage While Staying Home

This is quite amazing. Kevin B. Lee, just gave a lot of visibility to a new form of filmmaking: Desktop Documentary by releasing a 25 minute behind the scenes of yet-to-be-released Transformers 4 made thanks to Internet footage. Yes, you read well.As its name indicates, Desktop Docume ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Making Of, Personal Buzz
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Wants You To Join The HitRecord Community (And Get Paid For It)

Did you know that Joseph Gordon-Levitt had a Open Collaborative Production Company named HitRecord since 2010, inviting artists from everywhere in the world to contribute and collaborate making videos?Did you know that this year, 1,104 artists got paid a total of $700k for work they di ...

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Midnight Express Making-Of: a Lesson in Filmmaking History

Brace yourself, the full making-of of controversial classic Midnight Express is available to watch, courtesy of the excellent Cinematographos. Whether you've seen the movie or not doesn't actually matter, as long as you love filmmaking and the History that's tide to the seventh art, you're ...

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The Evolution of Visual Effects From 1878 til Today

If it feels Visual Effects are becoming a central part in today's filmmaking process (see list of articles after the video), it is also important to remember that the term VFX refers to a broad selection of effects, from analog to cgi tricks. Editor-on-the-look-for-work Jim Casey had the ...

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Three Cinema Lessons by Krzysztof Kieslowski

Whether you're familiar or not with Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski and his wonderful Three Colors Trilogy, the short video below should interest you. (And then I hope it will make you want to discover Kieslowski's work!)Below are three videos, extracts from Dominique Rabourdin's ...

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Watch “Metamorphosis”, Black Swan’s Full Making-Of by Niko Tavernise

Fan of Darren Aronofsky and of great making-ofs rejoy, photographer and long-time collaborator Niko Tavernise just uploaded "Metamorphosis", Black-Swan's full making of that consists of three videos. And that's not it, Tavernise also made available complementary in a fourth video interviews ...

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Must-Watch: Blade Runner’s BTS Shot in 1982. Ridley Scott, Syd Mead & Douglas Trumbull Take Us Through Their Process

After Douglas Trumbull's fascinating masterclass, I had no other choice but doing some more digging, and one of the video I found was the 16mm featurette released in 1982 to promote Blade Runner, Ridley Scott's first film since Alien in 1979. If you remember the 1966 making-of of 2001: a Spa ...

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Watch How The Grand Budapest Hotel VFX Helped Achieve the Anderson’s Look

Over the last two years, many articles (see at the end of this article) have helped established that there is very little that is produced nowadays without the intervention of VFX, may it be to clean a dolly track, to add texture to an image, to  create a whole background or to simply pu ...

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Finally Understand What an Editor Does in Less than 2 Minutes

It is still fascinating to me how little people know about editing and how vital this part of the process is. Arguably, every part of the filmmaking process is essential, but editing is one of the stages when everything starts coming together and you can butcher or enhance everybody else's job. ...

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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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