In the film Looper, Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays an assassin who has to kill his future self (played by Bruce Willis). “Looper was probably the most transformative of any movie I’ve ever done,” Gordon-Levitt told us. His “whole character” is based on Bruce Willis, and he was determined to go beyond a simple Willis impersonation. Said Gordon-Levitt: I Read MoreRead More
On most film musicals, the musical portions are recorded in a studio prior to production and played back on set. The upcoming film of “Les Miserables” has actors performing their songs live with the music dubbed in afterwards.
This isn’t the first time this has been attempted since the “golden days” of 30s and 40s musicals. Peter Bagdonovich attempted it in 1975…Read More
The names may not be recognizable, but their voices are household staples. Even in an era where Animation studios are trying to insure their films with A-List celebrities as voice actors, there’s something unique and wonderful about those behind-the-scene actors who really elevated voice acting to another level. “I Know That Voice” explores their work including appearances by Billy West, John Di Maggio, Tara Strong, and June Foray.
The vote is in – members of the Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) voted overwhelmingly to combine creating the largest Hollywood entertainment union.Read More
In 1987, as part of a British series on acting, Michael Caine conducted a Workshop where he teaches the art of movie acting to five young actors, who perform scenes from Alfie, Deathtrap and Educating Rita.
Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests were filmed from early 1964 – November 1966. Although the short films became known as Screen Tests, they were originally conceived as film portraits – portraits done on film rather than canvas.Read More
Acting, whether it’s for a big budget movie or your friends weekend project can be a daunting task, mostly though it’s fun. Here’s a quick intro to some acting basics by the Vimeo Video School.Read More
“Hollywood Extra Girl” was a 1938 semi-documentary that shows how Extra Girl #1472, Suzanne Emery, reports to Central Casting one day for DeMille’s “The Crusades”. Among footage of the making of the film, she gets her chance for fleeting fame.Read More