Xavier Dolan’s Masterclass: the 3 Questions He Learned to Ask Himself While Filming

Beating any other filmmakers at being productive, challenging and successful, french Canadian 25 years- Xavier Dolan, who won Cannes Jury Prize with his fifth feature film, Mommy, gave a 2h Masterclass at the Forum des Images last week in Paris.Dolan lives and breathes filmmaking -as hi ...

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Steven Soderbergh on the Three Major Turning Points in His Career

Steven Soderbergh has a career like no-one else, past and present, because of the amount of work he has produced in the last 30 yeas, and because of the variety of genres and formats he has tackled, from ultra indie to blockbusters, from experimental to TV shows.Since announcing his ret ...

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Brace Yourself: Here is a 1h30 Masterclass with Darren Aronofsky

 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 ...

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J.J. Abrams on The Best Advice He’s Received and What He Learned Really Early On

 J.J. Abrams, one of the men who revolutionized network TV and has directed many of the recent blockbusters that feeds our summers, is always generous with his knowledge and great to listen to. In yet another BAFTA Guru video, Abrams answers a question that should be mandatory to an ...

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Kevin Smith Masterclass on Telling the Dismissed Story and Connecting with Others

 You have to give it to Kevin Smith: nobody does it his way, and that applies to the Masterclass he gave at Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival last July.For those who don't know who Kevin Smith is: Smith gained instantaneous and International fame during the Golde ...

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The In Focus Series from BAFTA Guru Is Gold and It’s a Must-Watch

BAFTA Guru hasn't ceased to please and surprise us. Its latest series titled "In Focus" is composed of short videos (under 8 minutes) focusing on one specific aspect of filmmaking: acting, hair and make-up, screenwriting, VFX or editing.Each video is sharply edited, cross cutting interv ...

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25 y.o. Cannes Jury Prize Winner Xavier Dolan’s Message to Fellow Young Artists

If you don't know him yet, then you should probably learn his name. Canadian filmmaker/prodigy Xavier Dolan, who wrote, directed and acted in his first feature film 'J'ai Tué Ma Mère' (I Killed My Mother) that won three awards at the Director's Fortnight program of the 2009 Cannes Film ...

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Watch “Metamorphosis”, Black Swan’s Full Making-Of by Niko Tavernise

Fan of Darren Aronofsky and of great making-ofs rejoy, photographer and long-time collaborator Niko Tavernise just uploaded "Metamorphosis", Black-Swan's full making of that consists of three videos. And that's not it, Tavernise also made available complementary in a fourth video interviews ...

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Master Cinematographer Gordon Willis Talks The Godfather, Annie Hall etc.

Gordon Willis, the man behind the camera for classics such as The Godfather or Annie Hall left us last night. Fortunately, the Craft Truck dedicated two episodes to Willis, approximately an hour worth of video interview where Willis talks about his craft and career. One of the trademarks t ...

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Fascinating: Pioneer VFX Artist Douglas Trumbull’s Masterclass (2001: Space Odyssey, Blade Runner)

In a fascinating 1h30 masterclass, VFX pioneer Douglas Trumbull takes us through his whole career. After having worked on a NASA film that Stanley Kubrick saw, Trumbull was recruited to work on 2001: Space Odyssey. Now, if you remember from the 1966 Behind the Scenes, nobody knew what the moon ...

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