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. Tavernise is a film-set photographer and occasionally BTS […]
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 the end of last February by graphic designer Roxy Radulescu after watching Skyfall, the tumblr showcases so far 45 movies, each one falling under a weekly theme. Here is what Roxy […]
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 when 12 weeks before entering into production, Wright had […]
Duncan Jones, who was featured here last week with Moon‘s behind the scenes and hit the headlines few days ago with the “Warcraft reveal“, belongs to the group of directors using Social Media to engage with their fans and find new and organic ways to promote their work. Last night, ch4 screened Source Code, Jones’ second sci-fi feature […]
Being myself a science-fiction aficionada and working on a sci-fi script, I am regularly trying to find interviews, scripts and behind-the-scenes from films in this genre I have enjoyed. Today will be about ‘Moon‘, an independent science-fiction film directed by Duncan Jones, with Sam Rockwell as lead and supporting actor. Moon is an ambitious film that starts with […]
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. […]
In the last few months, if not the last few days, there has been a trend about sci-fi short films with dystopian set-ups involving social media and new technologies. (see at the end of the article for couple of links) I have become a bit wary about the genre, especially since I’ve watched the Black […]
Peter Jackson is part of this small club of directors that made it thanks to his pure love for movies and unstoppable determination. Before being known for the director/producer who put New-Zealand on the entertainment business map and gave justice to Tolkien’s written work, Jackson was just a cinephile with a bunch of ideas, a […]
PRODUCTION DESIGNER K.K. BARRETT ABOUT HIS CAREER (BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, MARIE-ANTOINETTE, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE etc.)
Continuing with my quest in finding more about other departments at work in the filmmaking process, listening to professionals (see here, here, here and here for some examples) I am glad to share with you an 18 minute video of self-taught production designer K.K. Barrett. Barrett goes back to the beginning of his career and […]
In six minutes, listen to Martin Scorsese, editor Thelma Schoonmaker, screenwriter John Logan, production designer Dante Ferretti, visual effects supervisor Robert Legato, composer Howard Shore and many more talk (and marveling) about the making of Hugo, one of the top contender at the Oscars this year: via Roger Herbert Enter your email address: A TinyLetter […]
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