Spike Jonze’s AMA: His Influences, Transitioning from Music Video to Films, Writing ‘Her’ and Much More

Spike Jonze, photographed by Brigitte Lacombe Spike Jonze, the multi-faceted filmmaker coming from the music videos Golden era along with Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham, who smoothly transitioned into feature films with BAMS thanks to his highly inspired collaborations with Charlie Kaufma ...

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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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27 MORE Filmmaking Related Twitter Accounts You Should Follow

Less than six months ago I shared 24 Filmmaking Twitter Related Account You Should Follow and since then, I've just been waiting for enough time to pass so I could do a second round! Why? Because there are much more than 24 or 48 filmmaking related twitter accounts to follow, and I just wa ...

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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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Short Documentary Wonderland Asks: How to Find Creative Balance When You Do Commercial Work?

one of my favorite quote. i truly believe these are all the questions you should ask yourself when/if you decide to become a filmmaker. Short Documentary Wonderland that tackles an important subject for any creative mind trying to pay their bills: how to stay creative, to keep your authentic ...

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Into The Wild Making-Of or How Excellence Helped Beating the Odds

Into The Wild, a film directed by Sean Penn, who also wrote the script based on Jon Krakauer's book, is one of those films that stays a long time with you. Visually stunning, it tells the internal and external journey of Christopher McCandless who went on leaving behind everything he owned an ...

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The Art of Framing: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

I've recently read  Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind's script for the first time and was surprised to discover a prologue and epilogue in it that not only I couldn't remember from the movie, but that also changed quite dramatically the story's interpretation. Charlie Kaufman and Michel G ...

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In the Trenches With Darren Aronofsky: The Fountain & The Wrestler Full Making-Of

If you've one of mentorless.com avid readers, you are aware of my admiration for Darren Aronofsky  and his body of work. Discovering that two of the behind-the-scenes shot by Niko Tavernise were available online in their full version was pretty much like fast forwarding to Christmas 2013. T ...

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‘Movies In Color’ Breaks Down the Color Palette Used in Movies

From Gangs of New York, Directed by Martin Scorsese - Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus - moviesincolor.com Movies in Color is the latest awesome tumblr filmmaking related that will feed your need to learn more and understand better how movies are made. (sounds sweet, right?) Created at ...

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Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer and Jacqueline Durran Talk About Anna Karenina Production and Costume Designs

Biritsh filmmaker Joe Wright received worldwide attention in 2005 with his take on Austin's iconic Pride & Prejudice, and built a reputation of being the "period piece guy". It didn't came as a big surprise when he announced his next project was Anna Karenina, but things got interesting w ...

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