Paul Thomas Anderson on the Importance of Keeping Film as an Option and What Might Get Lost with Digital

Last October at the Lincoln Film Center Paul Thomas Anderson  showed clips from feature films, TV shows, music videos, documentaries that had an impact on him, and from that point on, a conversation took place, covering his influences and take on storytelling.While we still wait on ...

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Lessons From the Past: Where to Shoot When You’re Aiming For an Oscar

If you ever wondered where Oscar winning films took place, here is your answer in one neat (and funny) infographic. Covering the winners from 1929 until 2013, the infographic shows the settings of all films that won Best Picture at the Academy Awards.Unsurprisingly, almost half of the f ...

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Stories to Watch #1: Bram Schouw

After many weeks in the waiting I am finally launching Stories to Watch, a section that will be solely dedicated to sharing videos from any genre that I found interesting as a storyteller and would like to share in a more permanent way than the social media way.This is my small way to m ...

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Discover More than 20 Examples from ‘HER’ by Spike Jonze, in How Did They Write It Extension #3

American filmmaker Spike Jonze is one of the few who's managed the golden transition from music videos to features, making a name for himself in both fields and beyond. An element that makes Jonze particularly interesting in my eyes is that unlike Gondry, Anderson or even, arguably, Finche ...

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The Art and Power of the Opening Shot: an excellent video essay on SHAME

Opening shots are rarely deal breakers, they can make History, but you're unlikely to stop watching a film right after an opening shot, just like you're unlikely to stop reading a script after the first line. And yet, an opening shot sets the tone and plants seeds in the back of the audie ...

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Watch “High Maintenance” the Web Series Soon to Become Vimeo First Original Series on Demand

The Guy's intervention - Cycle 1 Episode 2: HeidiMeet 'High Maintenance', a game changer in the world of both web series and Vimeo. Recommended by Jenji Kohan during her latest THR Roundtable, (which is how I was made aware of its existence), High Maintenance is comprised of 13 episodes ...

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Miranda July is Back With Somebody, a Short Film and an App to Shake How We Exchange Messages

Since her first feature, Me and You and Everyone We Know, that won the Camera d'Or at Cannes in 2005, Miranda July has kept proving that her universe is rich, expandable, complex and can live on pretty much all mediums. While working on her latest feature, The Future, she wrote a book de ...

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Watch the Making-Of of Alfonso Cuaron’s Y Tu Mama Tambien

Film school renegade Alfonso Cuaron has been picking his projects over the years based on one of two criteria: either because he wants to tell a particular story, or because there is no more money in his bank account and he has to make a film. (Check his BAFTA conversation, probably one ...

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A Peak Behind-the-Scenes as Charlie Chaplin Directs City Lights

  Charlie Chaplin needs no introduction, but this clip, shared by The Criterion Collection, showing the master at work on City Lights with audio commentary is a great window on the process of a multi-faceted artist who always wear many hats on his productions. Despite City Lights be ...

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The Epic History of Sound in Movies: a new Filmmaker IQ Lesson

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 ...

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