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 Talks About His Career and Working on Being John Malkovich, Marie-Antoinette, and Where The Wild Things Are

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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Sunday Must Watch: Raiders of The Lost Ark Behind the Scene From A to Z

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 genera ...

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Geek Alert: Watch the Awesome WEETABIX (!) Ad and Then Discover How DANIELS Did It.

Raise your hand if you want to work with DANIELS, the tandem composed of Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan that has brought creativity to another level in a year. Once again they left me speechless with their take on Weetabix (yes, the cereals). And if you're wondering how creative you c ...

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Best of the Tweets #7

Best Movie-of-the-Year Tweets: Duncan Jones and Slashfilm's writer/founder Peter Sciretta share their first movie fave, respectively Moneyball and 50/50. I haven't seen any of them yet, have you seen any of them? If so, how do you feel about them? *************************************** ...

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