Honest Trailer turns a sardonic eye on the 20 year old classic (yes, it’s been that long) Home Alone.
Known for his indelible comedy creations, Steve Coogan take s a different turn in Philomena, not just as an actor, but as the co-writer of the screenplay and producer. He talks about the film and his career with David Poland.
Kaitlin Olson talks with Paul F. Tompkins about The Groundlings, being a mother in Hollywood, and voicing a character in Finding Nemo 2.
“Why We Create Music” tells the story of the absolute importance of music with the individuals who create it. Fifteen musicians, ranging from Bill Withers to Aloe Blacc to Lady Antebellum, sit down with the director, Michael Marantz, to discuss their labor of love, songwriting and composing. Each featured artist was asked to contribute a musical or lyrical element to a base song that Marantz composed, ultimately generating the collaborative soundtrack that plays over video footage of them in the process of writing it.
Director / Composer – Michael Marantz - michaelmarantz.com
Director of Photography – Tim Sessler - timsessler.com
Music Engineer / Editor – Drew English - drewenglish.com
Producer – Jason Oppliger - jasonoppliger.com
Creative Consultant – Brittany Darwell - brittanydarwell.com
Talent Agency – The Meta Agency - themetaagency.com
Original Concept / Writer / Development – Michael Marantz
Development – John Bahr
Writer – Brittany Darwell
Jon Bahr – Lauren Iossa – Erik Philbrook – Edan Dover
This project was commissioned to celebrate ASCAP’s 100th year, see more at: ascap100.com.
In this tutorial, James Whiffen looks at which file formats and codecs are more suited to common situations as well as their advantages and disadvantages.
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 in the Mar del Plata Film Festival, which is holding a retrospective selection of his work. “Some of us were very lucky. I started to make movies for the studios in the ’70s. They were dying, but at least they were still studios.”
When asked if Hollywood’s response to a lack of original ideas is to rely on remakes, the Three Amigos director replied: ”There are no original ideas. What there is — and this is something no one understands — is that it is never about the idea, it is about the execution of the idea.”
“The film studios are all now subdivisions of huge multinational corporations,” he stated. “Time Warner, British Petroleum, Sony — these aren’t companies, they are f—ing nations. They are these giant international things that don’t pay taxes! It’s ridiculous. They’re like pirates. It really has to do with desperation, because they don’t know how to get people into the theaters, so they bring back 3D and make all this kind of shit.”
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Recent Wesleyan University graduate Zach Wallace confided to reporters Thursday that he has no clue how his parents are supposed to earn enough money to settle his $40,000 in student loan debt.
Peter Haas writes up a comprehensive look at what it really takes to shoot RAW on professional cameras as well as the Magic Lantern hack.
Shooting raw video seems to be a very loud and persistent buzz from the filmmaking and shooter forums these days, especially so since Magic Lantern announced they had successfully hacked Canon DSLRs to shoot 24 frames per second (fps) in the raw image format. While there is a lot of information out there about technical side (what memory cards to use, how to install the firmware, etc.) there is another whole side to adopting raw image formats because this migration is going to completely change how you shoot.
Simply put, a raw image file is a format that when recorded, doesn’t get heavily processed by the camera’s computer. This leaves you with a very malleable image that you later choose how to process (and you will have to process it).
There is going to be more detail and color information in your raw recordings than your final product, but the fact that you have access to that data makes the format very appealing for professionals. With the advancement of technologies such as Magic Lantern’s raw video hack, the format has also become increasingly attractive to the so called “pro-sumer” shooters as well.
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David had an advantage over Goliath? Malcolm Gladwell talks with Anderson Cooper about the link between adversity and innovation.