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5 Tips For The DP Whose Director Is Also The Lead Actor

Cybel Martin offers 5 tips for the director of photography who is shooting a director who is also the lead actor. 1. Create a Visual Shorthand – if you’ve been following my articles, you know how much I love pre-production and pouring over reference material with my directors. This is even more important if your Read MoreRead More

Dan Gilroy Director/Writer of Nightcrawler – DP/30

His familiar work as a screenwriter goes all the way back to Freejack in 1992. More recently, Reel Steel and The Bourne Legacy. But now he’s put on the writer/director hat with the remarkable Nightcrawler, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a true creature of darkness, created by business as usual in L.A. Gilroy spoke to Read MoreRead More

Director Lynn Shelton on “Laggies”

Every January the slopes of Park City, Utah, fill with posh skiers, and the streets, bars, and screening rooms fill with Hollywood’s top actors, producers, and directors. Vanity Fair West Coast senior editor Krista Smith sat down to talk with the stars of the Sundance Film Festival, and learned all about the movies that will Read MoreRead More

Watch on of Spielberg’s First Films: Amblin

Check out this rarely seen first film of Steven Spielberg – and the source of his company name - Amblin In 1968, Steven Spielberg was 21 years old and the hippie counterculture was swirling all around, but his mind was focused on one thing only: making movies. Spielberg had been cranking out 8mm films since he Read MoreRead More

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