Although it was made over 15 years ago, The Truman Show is a lo-fi sci-fi made at the cusp of the VFX revolution that has never ceased to be relevant. The exact same story could still be told today, and very little would probably change visually. In the featurette below, dedicated to the VFX of […]
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 […]
The Two Faces of January Making-Of Is a Unique Experience in Witnessing Acting and Feature Filmmaking
This is probably one of the most unexpected and exciting making-of I’ve seen, and if you’re only going to read this one sentence, I’ll make it crystal clear: I think every filmmaker and every actor should watch it. ‘The Two Faces of January‘ is an adaptation from Patricia Highsmith crime novel, written and directed by Hossein Amini (Drive, […]
This is the first part in a series of guest posts by filmmaker Marco North who created, wrote and shot Whale, a sci-fi episodic narrative with a different take on the ‘webseries’ genre. I offered Marco to share with us his experience on his journey to make and release Whale : WHALE – Working Way Outside the Box (part […]
If you’ve ever wondered how big scenes were made pre-digital, CGI and green screen era, this behind-the-scenes from 1971 following Roman Polanski as he shoots Macbeth will not only answer your question but might also (friendly warning) trigger a wave of nostalgia for a time where filmmaking was made by getting dirty in the trenches in […]
Film school renegade Alfonso Cuaron has been picking his projects over the years based on one of two criteria: either because he wants to tell a particular story, or because there is no more money in his bank account and he has to make a film. (Check his BAFTA conversation, probably one of the most genuine conversation with a filmmaker […]
From the moment the camera became portable, the range of stories and the technical ambition attached to telling them visually have kept expanding, but up until a few years ago, some images could only be captured by professionals with access to very expensive equipments. And then came the HD, and the GoPro, and now you can even rent […]
Charlie Chaplin needs no introduction, but this clip, shared by The Criterion Collection, showing the master at work on City Lights with audio commentary is a great window on the process of a multi-faceted artist who always wear many hats on his productions. Despite City Lights being Chaplin’s fifth feature films -and after countless short films- the […]
Filmmaker IQ is back with a new video lesson on the history of sound in movies. More than color, sound shakes the way films were thought and made, and the sometimes painful transition between Silent Films and the films as we know them today have inspired films such as Singing in the Rain or, more recently the Artist. We say […]
Who hasn’t want to brain pick Paul Thomas Anderson after watching his films, and especially Magnolia, his third film and, to this date, one of the most creative screenplay and feature narrative I’ve seen in the last twenty years? Documentary That Moment is making this old dream come true and thanks to Film Stuff you can now watch it […]
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