Ed Verosky identifies three essential rules of lighting which govern everything in photography and cinematography.
Go behind the scenes at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival with Getty Images Chief Entertainment Photographer Larry Busacca. With a steady stream of celebrities coming through the Getty Images portrait studio, Busacca is tasked with capturing unique portraits of the stars and ensemble casts.
See what it takes to capture these unique portraits and not keep the next A-list celebrity waiting for their turn (hint: a great crew, enthusiastic talent and a whole lot of love for your job).
Every Frame a Painting analyses the quadrant system of composition from Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive
Now is the Refn really walking around on set composing shots with a quadrant – absolutely not. But the quadrant approach is another way to think about composition and a way to analyse a scene – another tool for the toolbox.
Filmmakers Jay and Mark Duplass have made a big name for themselves with the endearing hyperrealism of their mumblecore films. The brothers have now delved into the world of TV with their series Togetherness, which follows the tribulations of thirtysomethings trying to make sense of their adult lives.
Visual effects are often called a “tech” category, but after you look at the vfx Oscar nominees and hear from vfx supervisors Joe Letteri (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”) and Paul Franklin (“Interstellar”), you’ll see that visual effects are truly an art — and know better how to spot the best work.
Take a look behind the scenes of a multi-million dollar action film.
“Employ a strict ‘No Assholes’ policy” and more great advice from the filmmaking bros.
At the Producers Brunch at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25th (where their producing partner on “The Bronze,” Stephanie Langhof, received the Sundance Institute Red Crown Producers Award), the meta-multihyphenates provided the keynote in handy list format: 10 tips for independent filmmakers.
2. “Embrace the microbudget sphere,” said Mark. “It’s painful to be waiting around six years for a $20 million film. Instead, why not make a $150,000 movie where three quarters of the points are shared with the crew. Just find a rich person to fund it!”
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Adam Savage explores the incredible Hollywood Costume exhibition currently on display at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles with his friend and exhibit curator Deborah Nadoolman Landis–the designer of Indiana Jones’ iconic costume. They discuss the role of the costume design in cinematic storytelling and the wonderful stories behind some of the 150 costumes on display.