[A bit of an unorthodox way to open an article but I felt like starting with an in media res visual.] Alfonso Cuaron and the Art of Long Takes: the ‘Children of Men’ Example Alfonso Cuaron is a director with a unique visual style that I have been following since Great Expectations and who gained […]
This time-lapse has buzzed pretty much everywhere on the Internet since yesterday, and it’s hard not to feel excited by its premise: multihyphenate artist Jeff Desom ‘dissected all of Hitchcock‘s Rear Window and stiched it back together in After Effects.’ The idea is both simple, all the frames were within Hitchcock’s movie and, as Desom’s says, the technical requirements […]
Take 15 minutes and watch the two videos below, L.A. based director Andrew Huang‘ universe will likely rock your world. His ten-minute experimental short Solipsist won in its category at Slamdance, this past January, and you probably won’t wonder why too long. I cannot remember when was the last time I watched an experimental short film […]
It has been few weeks since the last making-of on mentorless so I am pleased to share this three and half-minute making-of that accompanies the new official video for Yuksek’s last title ‘Off the Wall’. The music video was realized by the French production company SoLab, who has done music videos for Metronomy, Wax Tailor, or Anna Calvi. Watch […]
One of the key and often overlooked aspect of promoting a movie is a good poster. Indie movies are the first one suffering from this lack of attention (and budget) probably not realizing that if it’s very hard to come up with a poster that will make people go see your movie, it is very […]
Filmmaker Jammie Benning from Filmumentaries spent 8 months collecting film archives and interviews, and editing them on Raiders of the Lost Ark, offering a unique and very informative look into one of many Spielberg’s classic. If you are in the business of making movies and learning in general, this is a must-watch. There is no […]
I love making-of ‘s and nothing makes me happier than when I see that a video or a movie I enjoyed is accompanied with a complementary making-of. When well made you can not only learn about the creative process but also appreciate on another level the hard work put into creating the final ‘product‘ (be it commercial […]
It is one thing to use green screens for, say, the fantasy TV show Game of Thrones or minimum key inserts on TV -often related to screen inserts or action scenes, but what they did on Ugly Betty -and I am now wondering on how many more ‘regular’ shows- is an entire other story. See for yourself […]
I haven’t been following the Oscars for many years but I already feel tired by this excess of noise that always have its ‘snubs‘, and ‘surprises‘, and ‘shocking moments‘ that all melt in a collective memory of ‘Who won the Oscars last year again?‘ Until vocabulary expends or humans get a third eye, no matter […]
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