The Rise of a New Hollywood in China

China’s film industry has grown so big so fast, that it is now looking to compete with Hollywood

Chinese Studio

How a Director Stages and Blocks a Scene – A Filmmaker IQ Course!!!

How a director stages a scene dramatically affects the story – in this experiment at YouTube Space LA, we take a boilerplate police detective script and shoot it five ways with five different types of blocking to demonstrate how direction and acting can really change the feel of a scene.

This experiment will take the exact same script shooting the scene using standard over the shoulder back and forth – advanced over the shoulder with business, a One Take shot, a Romantic comedy blocking and a Zucker Brothers style comedy.

Very recently we shared a video on how Hitchcock blocks a scene where I took some reservations about ascribing too much forethought into a Hitchcock directed scene. Much of my experience in this and previous filmmaking experience has shown that blocking dialogue scenes does require a great deal more collaboration than just storyboarding precise movements. I hope this demonstrative experiments shows a lot of what can happen on set.


‘Jessica Jones’ & ‘Homeland’ Composer Sean Callery Profile

Sean Callery is the composer for many hit series, including ‘Homeland’ and Marvel’s neo-noir twist on superheroes, ‘Jessica Jones.’ Variety’s Steve Chagollan went to Callery’s studio to learn how he created the ‘Jessica Jones’ credit sequence and scored a tense scene for ‘Homeland.’

Sean Callery

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