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How Directors can help Inexperienced Talent Move on Film

Working with inexperienced actors takes a little bit more patience – here’s a few tips when working with newbies. Learning how to work with talent is a skill that takes years to hone. In the corporate world, casting talent can range from setting up auditions to hiring actual employees to play roles. Employees can give Read MoreRead More

What the Visual Style of J.J. Abrams’s ‘Star Trek’ Films Can Tell Us About ‘The Force Awakens’

Lucas directed the original Star Wars with static cameras like a fable – JJ Abrams may be bringing the look of Star Wars more down home. One of the first sights in the new trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is a massive, collapsed spaceship, gray and imposing like the remains Read MoreRead More

Akira Kurosawa: Composing Movement – Every Frame a Painting

Can movement tell a story? Sure, if you’re as gifted as Akira Kurosawa. More than any other filmmaker, he had an innate understanding of movement and how to capture it onscreen. Join Every Frame a Painting today in studying the master, possibly the greatest composer of motion in film history.Read More

David Fincher’s Misdirections: The Movies Inside His Movies

Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan explore some of the hidden alternative films inside David Fincher’s filmography. Inside every David Fincher work, there are dozens of little dalliances — illicit affairs, taking place just out of plain sight. The elevator pitches are tight — aging backward, founding Facebook, Zodiac killer, Swedish banking crime, seven deadly sins, Read MoreRead More

9 Reasons You Look Awful in Photos… And How to Fix Them

Luke Appleby covers 9 common mistakes when shooting people and how to fix them to create more pleasant shots. Of course – if your film calls for it, you could make these mistakes on purpose. #1: The shooting angle is too low Generally, the lens should be above your eye level for a more flattering photo  Read MoreRead More

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