Academy Conversations – the Origins of “Brave”

Co-director Mark Andrews, producer Katherine Sarafian, film editor Nicholas C. Smith, director of photography (lighting) Danielle Feinberg, shading art director Tia Kratteron on talk about where Pixar’s new film “Brave” came from at a session held on June 16, 2012 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

It’s all about Taste (the Wrap)

Expanding on the idea that filmmaking incorporates the canvas of human experience, the line that separates a good filmmaker from a mediocre one is having great tastes.

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7. 3 Low Budget Film Traps to Consider

Beware of the easy-to-miss gotchas of low budget filmmaking that can cost you in the end.

6. Behind the Scenes of Super Slow Motion Shots

Go behind the high speed cameras of Marmalade, a boutique production house that specializes in unique slow motion photography.

5. Top 7 Quentin Tarantino Soundtrack Songs

Art and filmmaking all comes down to one thing, good taste. Either you have it or you don’t.

4. The F%^&ing Nikon D800 vs. Canon 5D mkIII Shootout PART 2

Kevin Good of CrisisLab concludes his epic and highly entertaining Nikon D800 vs Canon 5D mkIII shootout with more of a focus on the raw stills quality.

3. An Hour with Ray Bradbury

Science fiction author Ray Bradbury regales his audience with stories about his life and love of writing in “Telling the Truth,” the keynote address of The Sixth Annual Writer’s Symposium by the Sea in 2001, sponsored by Point Loma Nazarene University.

2. The Hobbit Production Diary 7

Peter Jackson gives us a tour of Stone Street Studio where he’s been shooting in Miramar, New Zealand.

1. Woody Allen answers 12 questions He’s Never Had to Answer Before

Filmmaker Robert Weide interrogates Woody Allen with questions not normally heard on the press junket circuit.

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Cinematic Composition – Directing the Eye with Deep Depth of Field

Whenever somebody equates “shallow depth of field” and “cinematic look,” it’s good to remember that the opposite is sometimes true. Gregg Toland, ASC was the first master of extreme depth of field, and movies like Citizen Kane and The Grapes of Wrath forever changed what it is possible for humans to do with cameras. Here’s a look at what that means for YOUR shooting.

There are the three people in the foreground, with young Charles Foster Kane playing outside the window, but there’s much more to this than just foreground and background. Look at the extra layers provided by the sheet of paper, the doorway, each the beams of the ceiling, and the chair – before we even get to young Kane in the window!

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