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Production Tips: 3 Keys to Inspire Better Acting

The EditCellar offers three tips to encourage better performances on set. 1. FIND A GOOD AD. For professionals, getting a good Assistant Director (AD) is a no-brainer. But for independent films, this can get buried while looking for a good cast, financing, a DP, and crew. However, for your actor’s sake, this is probably the Read MoreRead More

How to Avoid First-Time Director Pitfalls

Joe Aliberti, Luke Taylor & Matthew Helderman tackle the common pitfalls of first time directors. Bigger film budgets continue to dwindle. Smaller film sets continue to appear. Camera technology and film-centric software continue to evolve. Through all the change, one aspect of film production has remained the same: difficult directors. As a producer, I understand Read MoreRead More

Exploring Steven Spielberg’s Cinematic Conventions

Edoardo Nolfo explores some of the cinematic techniques Steven Spielberg utilizes in his most popular films. I have been admiring and studying Steven Spielberg’s filmmaking techniques for some years now and in this post I will share some of my findings. No written description can ever do justice to an artist of Steven Spielberg’s magnitude, Read MoreRead More

David Fincher Reveals His ‘Life in Pictures,’ from Fighting Studios to Multiple Takes

David Fincher took to the stage at BAFTA’s Piccadilly HQ to discuss his 30-year career in film, commercials and music videos. On when he knew he wanted to be a director I was fairly convinced at the age of eight that’s that what I wanted to do with my life. And when I was living Read MoreRead More

Steven Soderberg on “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in Black and White.

.As an exercise in staging, Steven Soderberg looks at movies with the sound turned off and devoid of color. Here he gives Raiders the treatment – be sure to check out the link below to see the first Indiana Jones outing in black and white. I’m assuming the phrase “staging” came out of the theatre Read MoreRead More

Werner Herzog’s No-Bullshit Advice to Aspiring Filmmakers and Creative Entrepreneurs

Maria Popova digs into Herzog’s book “A Guide for the Perplexed” for gems of wisdom and advice for the creative. The best advice I can offer to those heading into the world of film is not to wait for the system to finance your projects and for others to decide your fate. If you can’t afford Read MoreRead More

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