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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What You Can Learn By Signing Up for Zach Braff Film’s Updates

Who said only Peter Jackson has the budget to do a great marketing campaign paralleling his films' production? Not Zach Braff. In case you weren't on Earth last April, Zach Braff launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund his second feature film, "Wish I Was Here", that collected $3.1 mi ...

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5 Things to Learn From the 1966 Making-Of of 2001: a Space Odyssey

'2001: a Space Odyssey - a Look Behind the Future' is not just yet another making-of about a classic. This 20 minutes video shared by Soundtrack Specialist a week ago is a rare and precious archive that you will have a blast watching and can learn a lot from to better understand in what contex ...

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Discover and Learn From a Peer’s Journey: from Writing to Releasing the No Budget Short ‘Setback’

I'm very happy to introduce you today to Bulent Ozdemir, aka @RumbleGum, a fellow filmmaker based in London who released online his short film Setback a week ago. After watching it, I talked a little bit with Bulent about his story and found myself curious to know more about his overall proc ...

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The Art of Editing The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Final Scene

Sometimes you just miss the video everybody is sharing online until you are ready to see it exists. That's pretty much what happened to me with The Art of Editing 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', which existence I only noticed yesterday, thanks to Patrick Inhofer's newsletter. If, like me, t ...

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‘Don’t Believe a Word I Say!’ Chris Doyle’s Inspiring Advice from His Masterclass

Cinematographer Chris Doyle can't be blamed for not being generous on sharing advice and explaining his working process. In this 2h30 masterclass, Doyle goes through clips from his work and explains how he shot them, why he chose the lighting, the angle, the difficulties and challenges inheren ...

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How David Lynch Worked His Way Out on Mulholland Drive (BTS)

Mulholland Drive is an iconic film that took everyone by surprised, not because nobody was expecting greatness from David Lynch, but because once again, Lynch had managed to push the envelope and find an exciting way to tell a story that was never supposed to be. 'Sur la Route de Mulholland Dr ...

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Doing It the Kubrick Way: Clockwork Orange Making-Of

Stanley Kubrick is one of the masters we can't get enough information about. His body of work is diverse and powerful, and each one of his film stands on its two legs, bringing something to its genre and the general discussion about filmmaking. Today felt like a good day to share Clockwork Ora ...

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