Why Do We Keep Setting Up Secret Goals ? Most of us use a change of year to reset our goals, give up some, pick up others, and mostly, carry on for another round of creative madness, between paid jobs and waves of uncertainty. Sometimes it feels great, and sometimes it feels lonely. Especially when you have […]
If you have watched House of Cards you’ve probably noticed its (Emmy nominated) main title sequence that sets the mood and runs into different sub-themes during the whole Show. In a podcast with Song Exploder, composer Jeff Beal talks about how he got the job and worked with David Fincher not only to create the […]
This was long overdue, but it finally happened, and just like for Steve McQueen, we have to thank a museum for programming a masterclass with Daren Aronofsky and for sharing it with the world. So thank you, New Museum. Like Christopher Nolan, Aronofsky launched his career with an ingenious ultra low-budget feature film, Pi, and then went on […]
Filmmaker IQ is back with a new video lesson on the history of sound in movies. More than color, sound shakes the way films were thought and made, and the sometimes painful transition between Silent Films and the films as we know them today have inspired films such as Singing in the Rain or, more recently the Artist. We say […]
Must Watch: the Coen Brothers and Long Time Composer Carter Burwell Discuss the Power and Importance of Film Score
I barely had time to recover from ‘2001: a Space Odyssey‘, the amazing documentary shot in 1966 following Kubrick‘s film as it was made, that Soundtrack Specialist is back again with another unique video: a 1h30 conference moderated by Alec Baldwin with the Coen Brothers, their long-time composer Carter Burwell and Pyschology Professor Aniruddh Patel to “discuss […]
I’m very happy to introduce you today to Bulent Ozdemir, aka @RumbleGum, a fellow filmmaker based in London who released online his short film Setback a week ago. After watching it, I talked a little bit with Bulent about his story and found myself curious to know more about his overall process. I offered him to […]
Mulholland Drive is an iconic film that took everyone by surprised, not because nobody was expecting greatness from David Lynch, but because once again, Lynch had managed to push the envelope and find an exciting way to tell a story that was never supposed to be. ‘Sur la Route de Mulholland Drive‘ is a 23 minute […]
You might have notices that a YouTube Audio Library has been discreetly added to your YouTube account two days ago, with 150 songs to download from it for free. You could argue that 150 songs is a pretty low number, especially if you compare it Moby’s years of free sharing or Vimeo Music Store and its […]
Avoiding bad clients is one hard problem to solve, but keeping good clients is not an easy task either. When you work as a freelance filmmaker/cinematographer/editor, you usually first take the first contracts you can get, no matter the pay and/or the client, and you learn with time, trial and errors, what you should repeat […]
Austin Kleon is a writer who draws. If you are not familiar with Kleon’s work, he is an artist who gained a lot of attention a few years back with his Newspaper Blackout’s poems and hit home with ‘Steal Like An Artist‘, a manifesto he wrote to his younger self and “to anyone who’s trying to […]
Joe on How Joe Wilson Bypassed the Industry to Tell His Stories Thank YOU for the kind words, Jerry!I'd love to ...
Nathalie on How to Reach Out to Powerful People and Develop a lasting Relationship : 7 Tips great point Lynn. I think the biggest element I got ...
Lynn Reed on How to Reach Out to Powerful People and Develop a lasting Relationship : 7 Tips Great post. Like Joe in the previous comment, I'm particularly ...