SXSW Keynote: Austin Kleon on A New Way of Operating to Share Your Work and Connect With Peers

Here I am, back with another article about "what Austin Kleon says"; and if you're on my Monthly Creative Menu's list, you are becoming really familiar with Kleon's universe. The good thing is that there is always something more to learn from a student of life, and this year SXSW Keynote ...

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Why Alfonso Cuaron Doesn’t Think Going to Film School Is Necessary Today and What He Got the Most Out Of It

About a month ago, BAFTA LA uploaded what is probably one of my favorite talk with a filmmaker, presently Alfonso Cuaron.  Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron belongs to the group of filmmakers who defeated the odds, coming from a middle-class family that had no ties with cinema, in a country  ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Interviews, Personal Buzz
Why You Should NOT Shoot 4K if You’re an Indie Filmmaker

NAB might be behind us but the frenzy for the latest camera never seems to stop. Technical performances always make eyes shine, and with the equipment's price going down, there is a real temptation for indie filmmaker to listen to the 4k mermaid's song. Listening to the Post-Production Panel fr ...

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By mentorless| 19 Comments | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Filmmakers Tools, Interviews, Personal Buzz
Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich, The Soloist) Talks About the Art of Writing Screenplays

It is not often that I get to share a talk from a woman on mentorless.com, and believe me, I am very aware of that fact mostly because I spend a lot of time trying to find lectures and masterclasses given by women in the industry I'm interested about, and I inevitably fail. Why do I care if it ...

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4 Highlights From An Interview with Fight Club’s Screenwriter Jim Uhls

You might have noticed that the Internet has become a grayer place since LoSceicco1976's twitter and Youtube accounts closed. A bunch of videos got shut down, including Fight Club's BTS (if you find them again, let me know!) and as I was trying to find them again, I stumbled upon this 10 min ...

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8 Tips From Ken Loach to Capture Spontaneous Performances

Iconic British filmmaker Ken Loach has developed a very particular talent throughout his 20+ films: capturing performances that ring so true that it always feels like Loach has simply put on a invisible coat and shot real people living their life without asking them permission. If you've seen a ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Acting and Actors, Directing and Directors, Interviews, Personal Buzz
1h30 with Walter Murch and The Art of Journeying Through the 10,000 Questions

Editor and storyteller maestro Walter Murch is one of 'those', the generous ones who share their knowledge and experience through books, documentaries, and encounters. And the talk below, that Murch gave at the Sheffield Doc/Fest right before the screening of his latest work effort, Particle Fe ...

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Cinematographer Robbie Ryan (Fish Tank, The Angel’s Share, Philomena) on Why He Still Makes Short Films

As you probably know from my Alien List, I am an Andrea Arnold fan. So every once in a while, I check to see if there is an in-depth interview with her, and every once in a while, I get frustrated because the answer is 'no', of course. The good news is that her cinematographer since day 1, ...

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2h With Steve McQueen: Transitioning From Gallery Work to Feature Films

Up until I watched this two hours conversation, Steve McQueen was a mystery to me. In 5 years, McQueen has released three feature films that not stand above the over crowded filmmaking playground, each one the equivalent of a punch in the stomach, each one standing strong on its feet, determine ...

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Spike Jonze’s AMA: His Influences, Transitioning from Music Video to Films, Writing ‘Her’ and Much More

Spike Jonze, photographed by Brigitte Lacombe Spike Jonze, the multi-faceted filmmaker coming from the music videos Golden era along with Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham, who smoothly transitioned into feature films with BAMS thanks to his highly inspired collaborations with Charlie Kaufma ...

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