Although it was made over 15 years ago, The Truman Show is a lo-fi sci-fi made at the cusp of the VFX revolution that has never ceased to be relevant. The exact same story could still be told today, and very little would probably change visually. In the featurette below, dedicated to the VFX of […]
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Still looking to build and/or sharpen your editing skills on the creative side? Inside the Edit, the only online course focusing on editing as a creative craft, is now offering a monthly membership at £40, or a yearly membership at £400 (which means, you pay for 10 months and receive access for 12). Since its launch last summer, Inside […]
Spike Jonze and Falling in Love with a Program There is one complaint I have never heard from people who watched HER, by Spike Jonze, and that’s that they didn’t buy the emotional relationship between Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) and Samantha (Scarlett Johansson.) So, how do you create a believable and intimate relationship between a human and […]
Tony Zhou, the creator, editor and narrator of the excellent Every Frame a Painting did an AMA on True Films, a subreddit for cinephiles, where he spent four hours answering about every question thrown at him. There are a lot of good stuff to discover there, but here is a little selection of topics I thought would be particularly useful […]
Who can dream of a better Honored Speaker to launch you into the real world than the grand filmmaker and ultimate film lover that is Martin Scorsese? In this heart-lifting 30 speech at Tisch School of Arts last May, Scorsese shared a great deal of his early beginnings as an aspiring filmmaker against all […]
Editor Alan E. Bell (Catching Fire, (500) Days of Summer) on Keeping Up With New Technics and Advancing Your Career
In one of the most interesting and fluid interview I’ve recently listened to with an editor, Alan E. Bell, who is behind (500) Days of Summer, the Amazing Spider-Man, Hunger Games: Catching Fire and the two Mockingjay‘s talks about his workflow, his collaboration with filmmaker Francis Lawrence and his career. If you’ve seen Hunger Games […]
The Two Faces of January Making-Of Is a Unique Experience in Witnessing Acting and Feature Filmmaking
This is probably one of the most unexpected and exciting making-of I’ve seen, and if you’re only going to read this one sentence, I’ll make it crystal clear: I think every filmmaker and every actor should watch it. ‘The Two Faces of January‘ is an adaptation from Patricia Highsmith crime novel, written and directed by Hossein Amini (Drive, […]
Anybody successfully working in the arduous art of filmmaking will confirm it: it’s a collaborative process. And yet, because so many people are involved at very different stages, effective communication can sometimes be tricky. Two of the most important position in the filmmaking crew are the cinematographer and the editor, but unless a conscious choice is made, […]
If you want to become an editor and/or a filmmaker this post might make a significant difference in your coming year. You probably remember the excellent video The Editor, created by Inside the Edit few months back, that achieved the not small task of clearly explaining in less than two minutes what an editor does. (If […]
Video essays are spreading fast and exploring more and more aspects of filmmaking and film history. This latest video, from writer, director and videomaker Nar Williams, for Yahoo Movie, explores the intertwined evolution of dance sequences and film technology in less than six minutes. Dance sequences have been captured in film since its early days, […]
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Pinar Tarhan on 50 Cliched Dialogues to Ban From Your Script Damn, I've used 39 and 40. In my defense, both ...
Nathalie on HDTWI (Free eBook) Hi Kiran, you should have received an email (check your ...