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5 Tips For The DP Whose Director Is Also The Lead Actor

Cybel Martin offers 5 tips for the director of photography who is shooting a director who is also the lead actor. 1. Create a Visual Shorthand – if you’ve been following my articles, you know how much I love pre-production and pouring over reference material with my directors. This is even more important if your Read MoreRead More

Dan Gilroy Director/Writer of Nightcrawler – DP/30

His familiar work as a screenwriter goes all the way back to Freejack in 1992. More recently, Reel Steel and The Bourne Legacy. But now he’s put on the writer/director hat with the remarkable Nightcrawler, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a true creature of darkness, created by business as usual in L.A. Gilroy spoke to Read MoreRead More

Director Lynn Shelton on “Laggies”

Every January the slopes of Park City, Utah, fill with posh skiers, and the streets, bars, and screening rooms fill with Hollywood’s top actors, producers, and directors. Vanity Fair West Coast senior editor Krista Smith sat down to talk with the stars of the Sundance Film Festival, and learned all about the movies that will Read MoreRead More

The Clear Career Path Laid out by David Lynch’s pre-Eraserhead shorts

Mike D’Angelo examines David Lynch’s pre-Eraserhead work for clues on how the auteur’s mind works. No masterpiece arrives completely out of nowhere. People like to point to Orson Welles as an example of someone who set the world on fire with his first film, but Welles had made his reputation as a creative genius, both Read MoreRead More

How I got my EGOT: 12 Lessons Mel Brooks Learned Making TV, Albums, Movies and Theater

It stands for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony–and the comedy legend has earned each of these awards during seven decades in show business. With a new box set collecting material from his entire career, Mel Brooks talks about his experiences in each medium and the lessons learned along the way. Only 11 people in the history Read MoreRead More

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