Follow a Young PTA During the Making of Magnolia in Documentary ‘That Moment’

one of the most touching moment: PTA impersonating PSH on set circa minute 21Who 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 las ...

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Must-Watch: Desktop Documentary ‘Transformers: The Premake’ Uses Global Footage While Staying Home

This is quite amazing. Kevin B. Lee, just gave a lot of visibility to a new form of filmmaking: Desktop Documentary by releasing a 25 minute behind the scenes of yet-to-be-released Transformers 4 made thanks to Internet footage. Yes, you read well.As its name indicates, Desktop Docume ...

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Midnight Express Making-Of: a Lesson in Filmmaking History

Brace yourself, the full making-of of controversial classic Midnight Express is available to watch, courtesy of the excellent Cinematographos. Whether you've seen the movie or not doesn't actually matter, as long as you love filmmaking and the History that's tide to the seventh art, you're ...

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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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Must-Watch: Blade Runner’s BTS Shot in 1982. Ridley Scott, Syd Mead & Douglas Trumbull Take Us Through Their Process

After Douglas Trumbull's fascinating masterclass, I had no other choice but doing some more digging, and one of the video I found was the 16mm featurette released in 1982 to promote Blade Runner, Ridley Scott's first film since Alien in 1979. If you remember the 1966 making-of of 2001: a Spa ...

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Watch How The Grand Budapest Hotel VFX Helped Achieve the Anderson’s Look

Over the last two years, many articles (see at the end of this article) have helped established that there is very little that is produced nowadays without the intervention of VFX, may it be to clean a dolly track, to add texture to an image, to  create a whole background or to simply pu ...

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Francis Ford Coppola’s Technique to Break Down The Godfather’s Novel

Coppola holding his precious Notebook, the roadmap he used to shoot The GodfatherThere is always something new to learn from Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of The Godfather. This video is not new but was to me and I found it really inspiring, especially in these times where everything is ...

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Sustaining the 4K Gaze: Godfrey Reggio Uses Technology to Reveal and Simplify

I rarely mention technology as a 'selling point' on mentorless and when I do, it is either because I feel it might have an impact on our industry in the long run or, like today, because I believe technology is used to tell a story that can only be told that way. The first films that come to m ...

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My Year With a GoPro : 365 Timelapse to Sum Up 2013

At the beginning of 2012, I bought a GoPro Hero 2. I was very excited but a year went by and my GoPro Hero2  spent most of the time turned off because I somehow associated it with amazing footage of athletes doing extreme sports, which I enjoy watching but don't practice myself. So, on Decembe ...

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