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

Analyzing Alfred Hitchcock Presents “Back for Christmas”

Back for Christmas is the quintessential Hitchcock story shown on his TV series Alfred Hitchcock presents. Filmmaker and Author Jeffrey Michael Bays analyzes this episode with the help of our own John P. Hess in this installment of The Hitch20!Read More

J.J. Abrams Talks STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and That New Lightsaber

J.J. Abrams Talks Star Wars on the red carpet at the Visual Effects Society Awards – discussing his the Light Saber and how his use of CGI is the opposite of George Lucas’. When you’re the director of the most anticipated film of the year—and, quite possibly, one of the most anticipated in recent memory—you’re Read MoreRead More

What Can Modern Filmmakers Learn from Hitchcock Presents: “The Pelham Compendium”

Documentary web series exploring the film techniques of the twenty TV episodes Alfred Hitchcock directed. Ep 3: Through the cinematic interrelationship between actor and audience, Hitchcock builds anxiety in his rare attempt at science-fiction. A look at the film techniques used in “The Case of Mr. Pelham” of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.  Read More

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