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They Came From Within: B-Movie Title Design of the 1940s & 1950s

Take a look back at the art of the B-Movie Title and what makes them so unique. B films are the wild west of the American movie landscape. While mainstream and even independent films are often beholden to censors, critics, and the public, the B industry blazes its own trail, as far to the left Read MoreRead More

The History of the Film Lab

A closer look at the history of film labs shows that business has been getting tougher for quite a while, and offers some insights into the specifics of what’s coming soon. By the 1920s, major feature film studios maintained their own labs, although independent labs sprang up in many major cities to handle the non-theatrical Read MoreRead More

The Ballad of Leno and Letterman, Told by Seinfeld

The comic Jerry Seinfeld is a friend to both Jay Leno and David Letterman and has had them both on his web series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” The link between the careers of Jay Leno and David Letterman is long and deep, and their personal relationship has often been fractious, sometimes warm, certainly competitive. Read MoreRead More

Sundance Cinematographers on The Best and Worst Advice They Received

There’s plenty of advice out there for aspiring filmmakers and cinematographers, some great, some garbage. With that in mind, Indiewire asked the cinematographers of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival what was the best and worst advice they ever received. Best Advice: “Don’t feel pressure to run to the frontline and film. Follow your gut instincts Read MoreRead More

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

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