Art Adams explains why it may be a better idea to move the equipment rather than moving the actor. On a recent shoot a discussion arose as to whether it was better to move an actor or to move the camera to maintain a composition. The actor kept settling into a position that obscured an Read MoreRead More
Being an extra in the most populous country in the world takes some serious dedication. American photographer Darcy Holdorf says aspiring actors in China’s booming film industry spend a majority of their time waiting for work. Based in Shanghai, she recently visited nearby Zhejiang province to look at the lives of extras at Hengdian World Studios, one Read MoreRead More
An interview with Godzilla suit actor Tsutomu Kitagawa and suit maker Shinichi Wakasa, the pair brought Godzilla to life in five feature films from 1999 to 2004. In this episode, the creative duo discuss how they came to be involved in the legendary franchise, and share some personal stories from behind the scenes.Read More
Dom Bower discusses the mental steps to finding a completely unique and non-cliche headshot of a comedian for a festival card. Not a big fan of his final choice because you can’t tell who it is, but the mental exercise is enlightening.Read More
British actor Ricky S. Sekhon writes on playing the role of Usama Bin Ladin in Katheryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty IF I had known that my nostrils’ poking out of a body bag would be the main feature of my performance in Kathryn Bigelow’s film “Zero Dark Thirty,” it would have saved me eight weeks of Read MoreRead More
I went to a Christmas Day screening of Les Miserables. After writing about the lead up and seeing all the behind-the-scenes featurettes, I was excited to see how the amazing production design and the bold experiment of recording live singing would come together. I left the theater that night not totally satisfied but not totally let down either. After a few days of reflection and a little bit of emotional distance, I think I can derive a bit more rationale analysis on the film’s production approach and how it may have contributed to the uneven effect of the film.
Amy Kaufman profiles the rising star in Anne Hathaway including how she prepared for her role as Fantine in Les Miserables and how she out grew Princess Diaries When she was 16, Anne Hathaway decided she was a failure. Tara Lipinski, the figure skater only five months her senior, had recently won a gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics. Read MoreRead More