Short of acquiring God-like powers over the weather, Film Riot demonstrates how you can create a “rain wand” with a quick trip to the hardware store.
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John August and Craig Mazin discuss what the job of a producer is (or should be). John looks at the four different roles a producer can take on: The general, The diplomat, The creative or The bulldozer.
Roger Corman is one of those legendary filmmakers who propelled the indie movement back when indie didn’t mean “studio funded hipster movie”. A new documentary “Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel” looks at the life of Roger Corman who’s still actively making films at the age of 85.
Jack Nicholson, Robert DeNiro, Dennis Hopper — why did so many of Corman’s stars go on to become Hollywood legends? “Because he had the ability to find actors that gave it their all, no matter what the material was,” Stapleton says. “He hired people whose attitude was, ‘If I’m going to be in a women-in-prison movie, I’m going to make it the best damn women-in-prison movie that has ever seen the light of day.”
— Wired.com | Read The Full Article
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Acquired in September of 2011, Adobe will be integrating Iridas Speedgrade sooner or later into the Creative Suite. Colin smith covers some of the basics in his show “No Stupid Questions”
A very special Drunk History Christmas from Funny or Die with Ryan Gosling, Jim Carrey and Eva Mendes… and a half bottle of whiskey.
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ED DI GUILIO CAMERA BRACKET
I saw this new contraption for hand-held shots in action. It’s just terrific. Enclosed a photograph of one of the prototypes. The whole secret is a perfect balance of the camera and the arm AND a spring loaded- tension arm which separates the body movement from the camera to an astonishing degree. The operator can run and the camera moves through the air as if held on a string from above. I saw a roll of film this morning shot by Haskel where the operator sits on a crane – the crane comes down the the ground, the operator gets of the seat and walks away, no cut. Not only will this thing safe a lot of money and time by avoiding tracks, but you could do shots and think of shots which would not enter your mind otherwise. You see, I am sold on that think, although it costs $30,000.–. Ed will be in London on Feb 25 for 4 hours and I told him to send you that roll of film which I saw. I promised him that you will send it back to him within a few days. He will just arrange with someone that the roll is delivered to you.
Ed will be in Copenhagen in 2 weeks and I have asked him to see Mr. Jakobsen and find out for himself what is happening. I assume that Jakobsen has not contacted you in the meantime.
The two-time Oscar-winner sits down with Morley Safer of 60 Minutes to discuss acting, her career and her latest leading role as the “Iron Lady,” former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Meryl Streep: “I never dreamed of being an actress”
Before she chose her career, Meryl Streep had a surprising affliction: stage fright.
Meryl Streep, director?
Meryl Streep tells Morley Safer that she’s “thought about” directing, but likes her life the way it is.
Meryl’s men: How does she feel about her co-stars
What do Steve Martin, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Kline, Jack Nicholson, Clint Eastwood, and Alec Baldwin have in common? All these actors have been lucky enough to work on memorable movies with Meryl Streep. Meryl tells Morley what she thinks about working with each of these leading men.
Robert McKee answers this question from writer Steve Ericsson: “Introducing many characters within a story, even if you have just one or two main characters, is quite a challenge when writing a screenplay. How would you go about introducing several important characters during the first act/first half of the story in an effective and compelling way?”
In this tutorial, Motion Revolver shows you how to organize your projects on your computer and within After Effects. By organizing your After Effects projects properly, you’ll likely save yourself and others countless hours of confusion.