Martin Scorsese on Daring Greatly, Staying Singular and Cultivating Your Creativity No Matter What

 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 ...

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Ava DuVernay on Her Creative Spark: From Observing to Writing for Low Budget

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 inspir ...

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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 Lawren ...

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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 mill ...

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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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How Steven Soderbergh Solves a Filmmaking Problem on Set

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 duri ...

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Netflix CCO, Ted Sarandos, on Disrupting Traditional Film Distribution

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 ori ...

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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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