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George Lucas on the Meaning of Life

Maria Popova explores the Star Wars Creator’s thoughts on the life and the universe. Scholars who have studied myth and religion for many years and have connected all of the theories spawned over the ages about life and consciousness and who have taken away the superficial trappings, have come up with the same sensibility. They Read MoreRead More

How 300’s innovations in 2006 became the clichés of 2014

Follow the modern trend of sword and sandal genre that started back with Zack Snyder’s 300 in 2006. When Zack Snyder’s 300 became an unexpected blockbuster in 2007 (after playing one festival in 2006), the success spawned a slew of analyses in the showbiz press, as pundits tried to pinpoint how this particular movie seemingly came Read MoreRead More

7 Tips for Filmmakers From SXSW: Words of Wisdom from Lena Dunham, Dana Brunetti, Casey Neistat, Ted Hope and Jason Blum

Paula Bernstein recounts the advice from the movers and shakers of SXSW. Amazingly, I spent five days at SXSW and didn’t see one movie. But it was far from a waste of time. Sitting in on keynote sessions and panel discussions, I came away with a broad sense of how technological advances and the internet Read MoreRead More

Stanley Kubrick’s Daughter Shares Photos of Herself Growing Up on Her Father’s Film Sets

Open Culture explores the story of Stanley Kubrick’s daughter Vivian – a first hand witness and resource on life with Kubrick who has recently released a number of candid behind the scenes photos of her and her legendary father. Since Vivian Kubrick was in grade school, she worked as a collaborator with her famous filmmaker father. She had Read MoreRead More

Farewell to Abby Singer, Creator Of The “Abby Singer Shot”

Hollywood says farewell to another pioneer – this time to legendary production manager Abby Singer who’s namesake shot goes right before the martini shot. Abby Singer, a veteran production manager and assistant director and aDGA member for more than 60 years, died this morning of cancer and old age at the Motion Picture & Television Country Read MoreRead More

DP Robert Yeoman on shooting Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

Take a look behind the scenes at the shooting of Wes Anderson’s latest picture with Robert Yeoman, ASC. Shot by Robert Yeoman, ASC, The Grand Budapest Hotel is very much a film in keeping with his previous collaborations with director Wes Anderson: a storybook tale with complex narratives and first-person narrators, captured in an illustrative style that’s Read MoreRead More

Commercial Drones Are Completely Legal, a Federal Judge Ruled

The FAA has come down hard on using drones for commercial purposes – but a Federal Judge has ruled against the government agency – declaring drones legal (for now) For the moment, commercial drones are, unequivocally, legal in American skies after a federal judge has ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration has not made any Read MoreRead More

How Much Should You Charge Per Hour

It’s the inevitable question when it comes down to starting a creative business. JP Danko tackles question by looking at how the expenses add up for in professional photographer’s point of view. Money is a touchy subject for a lot of people – and it seems especially so for photographers. Everyone’s personal circumstances are different, and we Read MoreRead More

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