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Screenwriter/Producer Carlton Cuse’s List of 6 TED Talks for Creativity

Carlton Cuse (screenwriter and producer of Bates Motel and Lost) selected 6 of his favorite TED Talks that inspire his creativity. “Eat, Pray, Love” Author Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. Read MoreRead More

Obsessed with “Vertigo”: The Restoration of a Hitchcock Masterpiece

A documentary about the making and restoration of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece “Vertigo”. Narrated by Roddy McDowall, with behind-the-scenes talk from Barbara Bel Geddes, Henry Bumstead, Robert A. Harris, Patricia Hitchcock, James C. Katz, Kim Novak, Peggy Robertson and Martin Scorsese, as well as other cast members. Brings fresh perspective, not just to the film and Read MoreRead More

James Cameron Hosts Orson Welles’ “War of the Worlds”

From FlyingBearFilmSchool: Not only large scale sci-fiers (FALLING SKIES, V, INDPENDENCE DAY), but the small “lost footage” thriller like THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY and CHRONICLE all owe their very existence to THE WAR OF THE WORLDS – specifically Orson Welles’ legendary radio broadcast more so than H.G. Welles’ Victorian era novel. A masterpiece of illusion, Read MoreRead More

How to Shoot a Documentary Style Interview

The Slanted Lens demonstrates how to shoot a simple 2 camera profile interview piece with a talent on location. You can use this piece for company profiles, Kickstarter campaigns, corporate videos, documentary work, individual company profiling, etc. They discuss the position of the cameras and lights, choosing the location, shooting B-roll and creating an outline Read MoreRead More

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