In the last few days I watched the excellent Oscar nominated Documentary Cutie and the Boxer directed by Zachary Heinzerling, and the also excellent masterclass with Breaking Bad Show Runner Vince Gilligan curated by Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker. What Heinzerling and Gilligan have in common is that they both quoted Japanese Filmmaker Akira Kurosawa as one of the […]
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 inherent to this particular clip, why he shot so many […]
Last January, Screenwriter and producer Bob Gale, along with actor Christopher Lloyd, talked about Back To The Future, from having the idea to shooting it, after a screening of the first BTTF. If you haven’t read it yet, Back To The Future is one of those script everybody will recommend you to read if you want to write screenplays […]
If you are a filmmaker making a living (or trying to make a living) out of your craft, get excited, this article is going to give you a massive amount of tools and information to tackle every jobs with a fresh perspective as a storyteller, all the while being as technically prepared as you can […]
You might remember DIY filmmaker Casey Neistat from the Nike commercial ‘Make It Count‘ that went viral few months ago, after Neistat took Nike’s budget and traveled with his editor, covering as many parts of the world they could with the money they had until they went broke, and filmed the whole thing. Neistat got […]
[An idea from the experimental short film Doxology…] Thanks to Short of the Week and Chronos‘ online release, I’ve been introduced to experimental filmmaker Michael Langan’s work, and I haven’t been able to stop looking for more information since then. Langan is an american filmmaker who got on the Festivals Circuit map with Doxology, a […]
Film title sequence designer Richard Morrison, who has more than 150 film title sequence under his belt, gave a masterclass during TIFF last year. As we’ve seen before from other famous title designers, film sequence -when well executed- help taking you into the movie, display the mood and atmosphere and even sometimes accompany the narrative. […]
La Cinematheque live streamed a Master Class with Tim Burton and you can watch it in English below: and in French of course: Enjoy! Thanks to @csejean and via Arte TV
As we awaits for the Oscar’s verdict and to see if iconic and under-appreciated British actor Gary Oldman will have his moment this year for his impersonation of George Smiley, watch the one hour conversation shared by the generous Film Society at the Lincoln Center, NYC. It is an enjoyable experience, especially if you are […]
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