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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Jim Jarmusch About His Writing Process, Working With Actors, Learning From Robby Muller…

 Sit around the fire and enter Jim Jarmusch's universe. The American filmmaker gave a Q&A at the Film Society Lincoln Center after a projection of Dead Man and shared inspiring stories about his process but also delightful anecdotes about convincing Neil Young to write Dead Man' ...

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Francois Truffaut on How Being a Film Critic Helped Him Become a Filmmaker and About The Ultimate Mistake an Amateur Can Make

There is something absolutely fascinating listening to Francois Truffaut in 1967, talking about a young art going through a revolution all the while knowing what was to come afterwards. Truffaut is the filmmaker behind one of my favorite film and my personal favorite from the New Wave's gro ...

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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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