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The Two Kids Who Remade Indiana Jones Shot for Shot

Eric Zala and Chris Strompolos are two best friends. When they were kids, they decided to make their own Raiders of the Lost Ark adaptation by reenacting each scene of the film shot by shot. Now adults, the two have finally raised the money to shoot the final missing scene, so VICE decided to meet Read MoreRead More

Why Alfred Hitcock Still Has an Impact Today

In this episode of the Hitch 20, Jeffrey Michael Bays looks at how Hitchcock still has a strong influence over multiple generations of directors. Plus, how unpredictable characters can heighten tension for the audience, as in “Wet Saturday” of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. You can watch “Wet Satuday” on Netflix or on Hulu The episode is an interesting Read MoreRead More

Shooting Film and TV Sex Scenes: What Really Goes On

Judd Apatow, Amy Schumer, Seamus McGarvey, Adrian Lyne, Jean-Marc Vallée, and Sarah Treem discuss how Hollywood approaches shooting sex scenes. “I personally am very excited when we shoot sex scenes,” said Sarah Treem, a creator of the Showtime series “The Affair.” “Because I think they can be transgressive; they can be very, very real.” When they work, she added, “everybody Read MoreRead More

Watch the Damien Chazelle’s Original Short Film “Whiplash”

Originally conceived as an 85 page script, a short consisting of 15 pages was created to attract investors. This 18-minute short went on to receive acclaim at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Staring Johnny Simmons as the drummer and J. K. Simmons as the teacher, watch the original short film that brought the investors to Read MoreRead More

“MY RØDE REEL” – The World’s Biggest Short Film Festival is Back and Bigger for 2015

RØDE Microphones is bring back their short film festival and this year promises to be bigger than before. Check out this exciting announcement: Pro-audio brand RØDE Microphones is excited to announce that the ‘My RØDE Reel’ international short film competition – first launched in 2014 to huge international acclaim – will return in 2015, with an Read MoreRead More

Why Comic Book Geeks Must Be Stopped (Before It’s Too Late!)

Comic-book geeks have invaded Hollywood and turned mainstream movies into an endless parade of overblown, juvenile drivel. Kevin Maher says: they must be stopped before it’s too late. I had a strange and disconcerting experience in a darkened Soho screening room in late November, in the year 2000. It was barely 30 minutes into a Read MoreRead More

7 Ways to Improve Your Work When You’re Not Working

Bobby Marko lists seven ways for self improvement when things are slow. 1. Get or Update Your Website You may not know but my path to film and video was actually through building and designing websites. Coming out of the music industry I saw the need and the creative ways websites could communicate to a Read MoreRead More

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