Peter Labuza says film noir is best described as a “mode,” and in this video essay describes how this mode responds to classical Hollywood melodrama and continues to pervade today’s movies.Read More
Want to tour the sites of Chinatown? LA Curbed mapped out the shooting locations from this classic piece of LA noir. Roman Polanski’s Chinatown is the essential Los Angeles film for just about anybody who isn’t a science fiction obsessive (Blade Runner), a thirtysomething woman (Clueless), or an asshole (Swingers). For all the movies Hollywood has Read MoreRead More
Film Noir is an unmistakable genre yet also incredibly difficult one to define. Beyond the visual chiaroscuro images, Noir can best be invoked through music – the hard bop sounds of 1950s jazz from Miles Davis that came to define urban cool. When we think of film noir, we tend to think of a Read MoreRead More
Learn the basics of three point lighting and some of the tools for shooting Film Noir so you can start to analyse the look of films shot in this unique style. This lesson is part of the FilmmakerIQ course “Origins and Techniques of Film Noir”Read More
Raymond Chandler’s, uncredited and unnoticed, cameo in Double Indemnity went unnoticed for 60 years until it was discovered in 2009 by a French cinema historian and two US crime-writers almost simultaneously. American crime scribe Raymond Chandler, whose seven completed novels, including The Big Sleep, Farewell My Lovely and The Long Goodbye profoundly changed crime fiction Read MoreRead More
In this clip from An Evening with Pedro Almodóvar at AFI FEST presented by Audi, the Director/Writer talks about film noir, its influence on his work and about the excitement of seeing these films on the big screen.Read More
We had twenty entires in all, from nine counties around the world. There where several trends. The off screen gunshot was a favorite. Lots of typewriters. We even had a couple sports themes. And of course went a long way to bring the fedora back in style.Read More
With only a few days to go till the FilmmakerIQ film noir video contest (September 23rd, 2010), John Hess covers three basic DIY techniques to help you shoot better Film Noir: including simple DIY lights (and why work lights are evil), cookies, and some basic color grading.
Film Noir… black film. The genre conjures up images of private eyes and femme fatales – of obtuse shadows and smokey night clubs. The endless night. It’s a style and genre – but what is it? In this guide we hope to shed some light on what exactly does Film Noir refer to, how it has been used and how it’s being shaped even in contemporary films.Read More
FilmmakerIQ.com with sponsor B&H Photo wanna give you the opportunity to both create and learn the dark world of Film Noir. Here’s your chance to really show off your filmmaking skills by creating a short Film Noir themed video.