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Werner Herzog’s No-Bullshit Advice to Aspiring Filmmakers and Creative Entrepreneurs

Maria Popova digs into Herzog’s book “A Guide for the Perplexed” for gems of wisdom and advice for the creative. The best advice I can offer to those heading into the world of film is not to wait for the system to finance your projects and for others to decide your fate. If you can’t afford Read MoreRead More

‘The Shawshank Redemption’ at 20: How It Went From Bomb to Beloved

When it premiered on September 23, 1994, “The Shawshank Redemption” barely registered at the box office. The prison drama opened at No. 9, below the odious sex comedy “Exit to Eden” and just above Robert Redford’s “Quiz Show,” already in its fifth week. Though nominated for seven Academy Awards, the film failed to connect with Read MoreRead More

Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters

Sandro Miller pays tribute to some of the most iconic portraits ever taken with the help of actor John Malkovich. See more at the Catherine Edelman Gallery Miller tells Chicago’s Catherine Edelman Gallery that, John is the most brilliant, prolific person I know. His genius is unparalleled. I can suggest a mood or an idea Read MoreRead More

10 Forgotten Inventors Who Created Film As We Know It

  Dustin Koski lists 10 innovators of film that shaped the medium’s beginnings and forged the look of modern cinema. Daring movies delight audiences, so we applaud filmmakers who do new things with the medium. Despite this, and despite how fanatically some of us study movies, many of the people most responsible for today’s filmic Read MoreRead More

How to Wrap Cables with Duct Tape Without Getting Them Sticky

Duct tape usually devolves into a hot nasty mess and should be avoided… but sometimes it’s all you got – here’s a nifty trick of keeping that sticky off your cables when using duct tape to wrap your cables. Duct tape can often be a photographer’s best friend. Cable management can often be a nightmare. Read MoreRead More

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