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.comMovies 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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A New Way to Engage With Your Audience: Director Duncan Jones Tweetalong “Source Code” TV Screening

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 scre ...

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Behind The Scenes of “MOON”

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 Rockwel ...

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Masterclass: Title Designer Richard Morrison on His Career

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 atm ...

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Director Dennis Liu Talks About His Impressive Sci-Fi Short, Plurality

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 ...

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Meet Peter Jackson, Unknown Director of 25 who Just Completed his First all-DIY Feature Film

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 ...

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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 ...

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Watch Scorsese and His Team Talk About Hugo’s Making-Of

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 t ...

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