Filmmaking 360

Her’s Visual Effects Blur the Lines

Scott Essman reports on how Spike Jonze carefully constructs the future by shooting on location in Los Angeles and Shanghai, China. With the ubiquitous nature of the digital toolbox, smaller-budgeted films are now melding the previously separated crafts of production design, visual effects and picture editing. Case in point is the current sci-fi love story Read MoreRead More

The Best Career Advice From Top Producers in Hollywood

Jessica Radloff approached producers on the red carpet at the 25th Producers Guild Awards to ask them for a quick bit of career advice. Brad Pitt (Producer, 12 Years a Slave): “You gotta keep pushing. You just have to keep pushing.” (More from Brad, below!). Jerry Weintraub (Producer, Behind the Candelabra): “I never hear the word Read MoreRead More

10 Films That Can Teach You Everything You Need To Know About Filmmaking

Watching film is key to a good filmmaking education. Dave Biggins lists ten films and what you should study to get a head start on your film education. Filmmaking isn’t about just pointing a camera at talented actors. It’s a collaborative medium employing the use of sound, music, lighting, cinematography, mise-en-scene, editing, special effects and Read MoreRead More

The Ultimate Guide To Getting Your Start In Stock Video

Want to make money with your gear? Consider creating and selling stock video – Ryan E. Walters breaks it down in a 7 part series about the realities of shooting stock. In 2006, I joined as an exclusive contributor to iStock and entered the world of creating stock footage. My journey over the last seven years has Read MoreRead More

Scorsese’s New York

A visual love letter to New York City through the eyes and talents of its most enduring son, Martin Scorsese. A study in cinema on the aesthetic that Scorsese has distilled and reinvented over a five decade career, capturing America’s most vibrant and gritty urban environment. New York inspires Marty…Marty inspires New York. Edited by Read MoreRead More

11 Movies That Made Less Than $400 at the U.S. Box Office

What are the movies with the most abnormally lowest box office pull? Check out these bizarre “bombs”. If this film’s looks-like-a-typo title (it’s pronounced ZYE-zix, by the way) wasn’t enough of a turnoff, its tagline—“Dead Ahead”—should have served as a harbinger of the box office doom that would eventually befall it. To be fair, the Read MoreRead More

End of film: Paramount first studio to stop distributing film Prints

So long film and thanks for all the prints. In a historic step for Hollywood, Paramount Pictures has become the first major studio to stop releasing movies on film in the United States. Paramount recently notified theater owners that the Will Ferrell comedy “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” which opened in December, would be the Read MoreRead More

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