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Do Film Buffs Make Better Filmmakers?

Martin Scorsese, Quinton Tarantino, Steven Spielberg, Jim Jarmusch, Chris Nolan, Michael Haneke, Win Wenders, Jean Luc Godard etc. all film buffs, but does it have anything to do with their success? As pointless of a question it may seem, it is one that has been roaming around several cinephile circuits for a while now and Read MoreRead More

The Long Takes of “Louie”

Forrest Wickman examines some of the long takes peppered throughout the fourth season of one of the best shows on television: “Louie” When the first season of True Detective ended its fourth episode with a roughly six-minute action sequence shot in one long take, fans and critics were wowed. There were whole articles dedicated to Read MoreRead More

12 Invaluable Tips for First-Time Filmmakers

E.L. Katz shares his 12 tips for filmmakers trying to put together their first feature. 1. A good script is a director’s best friend. With little money, time, or experience, it really is doubtful that you’ll be able to pull movie magic out of your ass without a solid screenplay. No matter how fucked up Read MoreRead More

Making a Fight Scene in 5 Easy Bullet Points

Jason Satterlund punches through 5 bullet points to creating cool action fight scenes especially when working with untrained actors. Here’s the Stunt Punching tutorial mention in the video: 1) Assess the actors’ physical abilities. Don’t start designing a scene before you’ve had a chance to meet with your actor, and assess his or her skills. Read MoreRead More

How Do You Interview Subjects?

Editors Jim Hession, Lucia Small, and Bryan Storkel explore the ways they go about conducting interviews for documentaries. An audience member asked the panel how they interviewed people and whether they prepped them beforehand, adding “Whenever I interview people, they’re always really bad talking to the camera.” Storkel: I try and do as little prep as Read MoreRead More

Wes Anderson’s Colour Palettes

Take a look at the retro color palette of the auteur filmmaker: Wes Anderson. The fictional worlds evoked in film by director Wes Anderson have such a precise colouration – the very particular pastel-hues that paint the skies, drench the buildings and dress the characters, render Anderson’s microcosms almost dream-like. The hazy-hued lens through which Read MoreRead More

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