4 Highlights From An Interview with Fight Club’s Screenwriter Jim Uhls

You might have noticed that the Internet has become a grayer place since LoSceicco1976's twitter and Youtube accounts closed. A bunch of videos got shut down, including Fight Club's BTS (if you find them again, let me know!) and as I was trying to find them again, I stumbled upon this 10 min ...

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11 Lessons Learned From Michael Haneke’s Masterclass

Couple of days ago, the one and only @refocusedmedia directed my attention toward a masterclass with Austrian Filmmaker Michael Haneke held at the Forum des Images, in French. I usually try to avoid translating from French to English, but this masterclass is just too great to be shy and keep it ...

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Nebraska Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael on The Best Piece of Advice He Received and How it Helped Him

Greek cinematographer Phedon Papamichael,who's been Alexander Payne's collaborator since Sideways (2004), talks in the video below about the full process him and Payne went through to create Nebraska's visual. Nebraska, a road trip across four states in America taken by a father and son that ...

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“The Best Education in Film is to Make One” or How Edwin Nieves Followed Kubrick’s Principle

I am pleased and honored to introduce today's guest post by none other that @eanieves, the filmmaker and peer behind the excellent tumblr A Bitter Sweet Life who is currently in post-production for his short film, 'The Gift'. The making of The Gift follows a personal and rich journey that Edwi ...

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The Art of Shooting B-Roll: Where to Start to Make Sure You’ll Get What You Need

If you ever had to shoot a video for a client, whether  a documentary or a more corporate one, there is one thing you probably quickly realized: B-Roll is key and getting good to great B-Roll is as important is it can be tricky. You need to stay alert and take quick decisions, and the bes ...

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8 Tips From Ken Loach to Capture Spontaneous Performances

Iconic British filmmaker Ken Loach has developed a very particular talent throughout his 20+ films: capturing performances that ring so true that it always feels like Loach has simply put on a invisible coat and shot real people living their life without asking them permission. If you've seen a ...

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What to Expect From Werner Herzog’s Film School? (Along With Required Reading & Watching)

UPDATE 12/04/2014: Dates for Herzog's fifth seminar have been shared. The three days seminar will be in LA from August 22 to August 25. There is a $25 non-refundable fee to apply and, if accepted, the seminar is $1,500. Apply here or read more here. Werner Herzog, the Bavarian filmmaker who ...

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Submit Your Screenplay to The Black List for a Chance to Get In the Walt Disney Writers Program

The Black List is back with a significant announcement: a chance to become one of the Walt Disney Studios Feature Writers Program paid resident for a year. This partnership, which is only the first of more announcements, puts the insiders-list-turned-screenwriters-site as a front runner for ...

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Casey Neistat and the Myth of the Overnight Success

Casey Neistat is becoming a regular source of inspiration on mentorless.com. Since his Nike viral video, and his talk at the Vimeo Film Festival, Neistat has kept releasing videos after videos that reached more and more people, his latest, Snowboarding in New York having been viewed more than 5 ...

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Watch: Best Picture Winner Steve McQueen About The Power of Cinema

The timing is impeccable. As Steve McQueen and his third feature film, 12 Years of Slave, won Best Picture at the Academy few hours ago, filmmaker, friend and A-Bittersweet-Life's founder Edwin Nieves a beautiful editing of Steve McQueen talking about the power of cinema, extracted fro ...

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