What tips would you give to someone who wanted to shoot a short film on a tiny budget; understand under $500? That’s exactly what the team from crowdfunding platform Kickstarter did, and they collected 18 tips from filmmakers who did exactly that. Below are my 10 favorite tips, and you can discover the full selection […]
Last year, I contacted Niko Tavernise, the filmmaker behind all the making-ofs for Darren Aronofsky, to ask him if he would consider share the making-of about Black Swan online, which he did, and talk about his experience shooting and editing making-of, which he did below. The interview set-up was informal and frankly unexpected, I asked Niko several questions […]
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 […]
Indie filmmaker Ava DuVernay, who gave one of the most inspiring and memorable Keynote speech in the last few years empowering many of us to stop whining and start taking actions, was interviewed in the no less excellent Creative Sparks series run by the Academy and shared about what inspires her, how she captures it and how […]
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 […]
Brain Pickings’ Founder, Maria Popova, on Finding Balance Between Productivity and Being Present in her Daily Routine
If you blog and/or are into learning, growing and expanding your horizons thanks to the world wide web, there is a fair chance that you know of Brain Pickings and its creator, Maria Popova. Popova, who has been curating Brain Pickings for almost eight year now -a site that receives 7 million visitors a month, describes herself as someone […]
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 the New York Film Festival to release the audio recording of the night […]
Something that is rarely talked about is the moment you get stuck on set, unhappy with the camera placement you initially picked, knowing there is a best way to film a scene but unable to come up with a solution. Filmmakers often talk about either the amount of preparation they have put during pre-production, or working organically […]
It seems far the time when Netflix tried to introduce Qwikster and started sinking full speed. Three years after, Netflix has won Emmys with its original content shows House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black, has projects on the line with A-List creatives, and has recently announced original film deals with a day-and-date distribution strategy that has […]
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