Filmmaking 360

IQ Lesson: The History of Hollywood Censorship and The Ratings System

On this day, American Thanksgiving, we are proud to present our latest lesson: The History of Hollywood Censorship. We are blessed with many things but chief among them is the freedom of speech. It was not always that way – see the lesson in full below. Read the Full Lesson with Links for More infoRead More

Monitors and Filmmaking: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Wires

Don Starnes shares his opinion on filmmaking on monitors and how the screen obsession has diverged from the mental filmmaking of yesteryear. Viewfinders on cameras have always been an afterthought. Early film cameras didn’t have them at all: the operator simply pointed the lens in the general direction of the action. Later, when rotating mirrored shutters Read MoreRead More

John Landis Rails Against Studios: ‘They’re Not in the Movie Business Anymore’

At the Mar del Plata fest, the “Animal House” director decried “vampire” tech giants and the state of the industry: “Now if a movie doesn’t make money its first two days, you’re f—ed!” MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina – ”The studios are not in the movie business anymore,” said filmmaker and producer John Landis to a group of reporters Read MoreRead More

6 Filmmaking Lessons You Can Learn From Andy Warhol

Landon Palmer looks at the career switch from Pop-Art to Pop-Film of legendary figure Andy Warhol and what we can learn from his career. 1. Think Outside of Evaluative Constructs Warhol has been cast as a pop artist and an underground filmmaker but, like many other artists, he resisted labels. He didn’t do this because he Read MoreRead More

Five Kind-of-Weird Photography Tips No One Ever Told You

Photography and film aren’t that far apart – we share common visual language and techniques – here are 5 tips from Noam Galai for finding inspiration in your work. Think in the shower* Being a photographer that shoots on location everyday, and then come home and sit in front of the computer for many hours Read MoreRead More

David Lynch Presents the History of Surrealist Film (1987)

David Lynch on surrealist cinema from BBC Arena 1987. What living director has drawn the descriptor “surreal” more often than David Lynch? If you’ve seen, or rather experienced, a few of his films — particularly Eraserhead, Lost Highway, Mulholland Dr., or Inland Empire, or even the first half of his television series Twin Peaks — you know he’s earned it. Like Read MoreRead More

THR’s Cinematographers Roundtable Full Interview

Barry Ackroyd (Captain Phillips), Sean Bobbitt (12 Years a Slave), Bruno Delbonnel (Inside Llewyn Davis), Phedon Papamichael (Nebraska) and Stuart Dryburgh (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) sit down for a candid conversation in this THR Roundtable Discussion.Read More

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