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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

For Jennifer, Whomever You Are – Advice on How To Pursue Your Art

David duChemin shares his advice for budding photographers who ask his advice on their portfolio in this lovely article that applies equally to filmmakers. Thank you for the invitation to spend some time with your work. I know you meant for me to look at your work and give you advice based on that, but Read MoreRead More

How to Compose Bold Images: What (and What not) to Include in Your Photos

There’s nothing worse than spoiling a beautiful scene by composing your subject too small in the frame. In this quick tutorial we’ll show you how to compose images for maximum impact by avoiding unnecessary surroundings that don’t add to your shot. Our eyes and brain have the unique ability to hone in on small details Read MoreRead More

Maleficent and the Strange and Storied History of Fairy Tales

Trace back the history of Fairy Tales from their origins as European folk tales. Yet long before they were material for children’s movies, fairy tales have been drawn into debates on the nature of literature, cultural evolution and national identity. They’ve been subjected to Freudian analysis, Jungian interpretations, feminist readings, postmodern readings, poststructuralist readings, Marxist Read MoreRead More

From Static to Dynamic: Creating Photographs with Impact

Take your images from ordinary to extraordinary with what you’ll learn at this engaging and informative seminar with Brenda Tharp. Brenda will first explore the topic of creativity and how to break the ‘block’ to more creative expression. She’ll continue with a look at ways to interpret vs. record your scene, an in-depth discussion of Read MoreRead More

Motionpoems – ‘Working Order’

Watch this hypnotically beautiful motion poem “Working Order” by  Gentleman Scholar Title: “Working Order” Air Date: May 22, 2014 Client: Motionpoems Executive Producers: Todd Boss, Egg Creative, Jennifer David Production: Gentleman Scholar Creative Directors: Will Campbell, Will Johnson Executive Producer: Lindsay Bodanza Head of Production: Rachel Kaminek Art Directors, Lead Designers: Jordan Lyle, JP Rooney Producer: Read MoreRead More

Hope for Film: Six Keys to the Current State of Indie Film

Ted Hope makes 6 observations about the state of the independent film market and what we can do to make the business sustainable. 1. Independent film needs a better infrastructure. More people can make movies than ever before, and yet it’s become harder than ever to get people to see them. 2. It’s more difficult Read MoreRead More

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