The In Focus Series from BAFTA Guru Is Gold and It’s a Must-Watch

BAFTA Guru hasn't ceased to please and surprise us. Its latest series titled "In Focus" is composed of short videos (under 8 minutes) focusing on one specific aspect of filmmaking: acting, hair and make-up, screenwriting, VFX or editing.Each video is sharply edited, cross cutting interv ...

Continue Reading
By mentorless| No Comment | Acting and Actors, Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Filmmakers Tools, Interviews, Personal Buzz, Writing and Writers
Ricky Gervais Shares How He Learned to Write in Creation Stories’ First Installment

Fastcocreate is launching a new series dedicated to creativity and storytelling named Creation Stories, and to kick off their first installment, they have interviewed British humorist, screenwriter, actor, director and producer Ricky Gervais.Asked what were his inspirations, Gervais sober ...

Continue Reading
By mentorless| No Comment | Directing and Directors, Personal Buzz, Writing and Writers
How “Giving Up” Led Us To Our First Feature: a Guest Post by Michael DiBiasio

I am very happy to introduce this guest post by peers and filmmaker Michael DiBiasio, who you might already know via his twitter and/or his excellent blog. I discovered Michael DiBiasio's universe thanks to the one and only Edwin Nieves (if that sentence sounds familiar, it's normal!), and ...

Continue Reading
By mentorless| No Comment | Directing and Directors, Films and TV Show, Guest Post, Personal Buzz
Jeff Bridges’ AMA: Being the Dude, Improvising on Iron Man, Playing a Role Written for his Father, Conquering Love…

Jeff Bridges is a man who beats the Hollywood odds in more than one way. A child of the business, he's managed to build his own career that spans five decades and counting, mixing genres and scales, never to repeat himself. On top of that, Bridges has also been a happily married man for alm ...

Continue Reading
By mentorless| No Comment | Acting and Actors, Directing and Directors, Films and TV Show, Personal Buzz
The Art (and Importance) of Building Your Audience – Sundance Panel 2014

Tackling another panel from Sundance 2014 this week, this one about building your audience, a topic that should be the main concern of all storymaker/creative/filmmaker planning to produce work and share it until they die (boom. drama.) and wishing to cut through the noise to reach straight t ...

Continue Reading
By mentorless| 2 Comments | Filmmakers Tools, Personal Buzz, Social Media
How Did Hollywood Come to Be? A Crash Course Video Retraces its History

"Welcome to Film School'd", here is how starts the latest epic 9 min of video from Cineflix -the team behind the Top 12 Long Takes Ever Filmed- that goes way back until 65 A.D.* until today, from a mind blown in ancient Greece -in lieu, Ptolemy, realizing you can create the illusion of move ...

Continue Reading
By mentorless| No Comment | Films and TV Show, Personal Buzz
20 Hollywoodian Cliches to Ban From Your Script

Cliches are like gossips: there might be something true lying at their chore, but that truth got lost overtime. And yet, because they keep being shared and floating around, there is a real temptation to use them as shortcuts while we try telling our story. We've mentioned before the 50 cliche ...

Continue Reading
By mentorless| 1 Comment | Acting and Actors, Directing and Directors, Personal Buzz, Writing and Writers
Use this 8 Steps Questionnaire to Make Sure You Have a Strong and Useful Female Character

this is not a womanI'm going to cut to the chase here: it is not easy to write complex female characters, even for female storytellers. Some storytellers do it wonderfully (think Courtney Hunt's Frozen River or Allan Cubitt's The Fall), but the majority of us (storytellers of both genders ...

Continue Reading
By mentorless| No Comment | Directing and Directors, Personal Buzz, Writing and Writers
30 Famous Directors Share What They Believe In and The Rules they Follow to Make Films

Whether you've learned it from reading articles and listening to audio commentaries, or you've discovered it in the trenches making your own films, you probably know by now that not only two filmmakers never work the same, but working on two films is not the same either. Each director has ...

Continue Reading
By mentorless| No Comment | Directing and Directors, Personal Buzz
Follow a Young PTA During the Making of Magnolia in Documentary ‘That Moment’

one of the most touching moment: PTA impersonating PSH on set circa minute 21Who hasn't want to brain pick Paul Thomas Anderson after watching his films, and especially Magnolia, his third film and, to this date, one of the most creative screenplay and feature narrative I've seen in the las ...

Continue Reading
By mentorless| No Comment | Acting and Actors, Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Documentaries, Films and TV Show, Making Of, Personal Buzz, Production Design