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Southeast Asia Project Shines a Light on Pacific Rim Filmmakers

The short film has long been the proving ground for filmmakers – a unique format that allows creators to explore and experiment with cinematic ideas. But in years past the short format has gone with little recognition. Japanese actor Tetsuya Bessho wanted to change that and introduce his homeland to the possibilities of short film. In Read MoreRead More

WORDS – a Short Film by the WGA on the Importance of Writing

This short film, released by the Writers Guild Foundation in 1987, honors the craft of screenwriting and the writers behind our favorite lines and cinematic moments. Written and directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Chuck Workman, it was screened at film festivals and college campuses around the country to inspire writers and celebrate the importance Read MoreRead More

Oscar Ballot Guide -­ Animation Character Design -­ Variety Artisans

What goes into designing an animated character you’ll love watching for an hour and a half — and remember forever. We hear from three of this year’s contenders, Albert Lozano from Pixar, Nick Bruno and Scott Carroll from Blue Sky, and character sculptor Carol Koch of “Anomalisa,” along with David Vandervoort of Laika (“Paranorman,” “The Read MoreRead More

Film Set Safety 101

Who is responsible for safety? Andrew Spieler (Assistant Director for RJ:The Show) and RocketJump director/co-creator Matthew Arnold sit down to have a real discussion about safety on set. They cover the precautions and safety measures taken for the large-scale stunts in the new action-packed short, Truck Flipper vs Bus Puncher, but also explain how placing Read MoreRead More

It’s A Wonderful Life: Individual vs. Community

Nerdwriter1 takes a look at the thematic currents of Individual and Community in Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” If you’d like to learn how “It’s a Wonderful Life” became a cultural icon – and the copyright battle that surrounds it, check out our film on the Curious Copyright Case of “It’s a Wonderful Life” And Read MoreRead More

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