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, arguab ...

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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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How “Giving Up” Led Us To Our First Feature: a Guest Post by Michael DiBiasio

I am very happy to introduce this guest post by peers and filmmaker Michael DiBiasio, who you might already know via his twitter and/or his excellent blog. I discovered Michael DiBiasio's universe thanks to the one and only Edwin Nieves (if that sentence sounds familiar, it's normal!), and ...

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Jeff Bridges’ AMA: Being the Dude, Improvising on Iron Man, Playing a Role Written for his Father, Conquering Love…

Jeff Bridges is a man who beats the Hollywood odds in more than one way. A child of the business, he's managed to build his own career that spans five decades and counting, mixing genres and scales, never to repeat himself. On top of that, Bridges has also been a happily married man for alm ...

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How Did Hollywood Come to Be? A Crash Course Video Retraces its History

"Welcome to Film School'd", here is how starts the latest epic 9 min of video from Cineflix -the team behind the Top 12 Long Takes Ever Filmed- that goes way back until 65 A.D.* until today, from a mind blown in ancient Greece -in lieu, Ptolemy, realizing you can create the illusion of move ...

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