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Great Filmmakers and their take On Filmmaking and Style

From Welles and Godard to Tarkovsky and Bresson, On Filmmaking and Style shares a collection of insight from filmmakers who emphasize an essential quality of film, the filmmaker’s style. Vision, imagination, and an awareness of cinema’s audio-visual language are at the heart of the filmmaker’s style, proving that the greatest cinematic tool lies within the filmmaker him/herself. Read MoreRead More

Exposure: Wally Pfister on Transitioning from DP to Director

Kevin Martin interveiws Wally Pfister, a long time collaborator with Christopher Nolan on the Batman Reboot and Inception, about his recent turn in the director’s chair with Transcendance.  As a strong right hand to filmmaker Christopher Nolan for more than a decade, director of photography Wally Pfister, ASC, garnered considerable notice and accolades, culminating with an Read MoreRead More

An Interview With Zack Snyder, Director Of ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

Mark Hughes interviews the controversial filmmaker on his career and the influences that will lead to “Batman Vs. Superman” MH: When did you become a fan of Batman, and of comics in general? Was it in the mid-1980s with the arrival of The Dark Knight Returns and Watchmen, two comics you often discuss with such Read MoreRead More

6 Filmmaking Tips From Darren Aronofsky

Landon Palmer digs through Darren Aronofsky’s work and commentary for six tips we can learn from this accomplished director. The Body is a Medium “Wrestling some consider the lowest art—if they would even call it art—and ballet some people consider the highest art. But what was amazing to me was how similar the performers in Read MoreRead More

Lars Von Trier: Cinema’s Dancer in the Dark

Nelson Carvajal and Arielle Bernstein tango with Lars Von Trier In my writing group, a friend describes the way that, when you edit a piece of writing, you should look for hot spots, places where the strength of emotion is so great that heat radiates outwards. These are the places that jolt the heart, that Read MoreRead More

Motivated Camera Movement of Breaking Bad

Editor Vashi Nedomansky analysis a shot from the final episode of Breaking Bad which includes a pivotal reveal. In the final episode of BREAKING BAD…there are two shots in a pivotal scene that are perfect examples of how to use camera movement to amplify the narrative and surprise the audience. With one simple pan and Read MoreRead More

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