People have gone to jail for too much exposure – John Hess explains why this is stupidest reason to work for free.
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See the making of a Canon 500mm L Series Lens from its lowly beginnings as refined sand all the way to final assembly.
Dan Harmon drives himself crazy writing the scripts for Community. As the series creator, he’s been hard at work studying story and looking for a common structure. Brian Raftery reports on Dan Harmon’s story philosophy and spends some time with this interesting individual.
Jeffrey Ressner interviews Christopher Nolan about how he works, the fact that he didn’t go to film school, and why he wears suits on his set.
John Cleese pontificates on creativity in this video from Video Arts circa 1991.
The credits are often the first thing we see when we watch a great film or TV show, but the complexity and artistry of title design is rarely discussed. Creators of title sequences are tasked to invent concepts that evoke the core story and themes of the production, and to create a powerful visual experience that pulls the viewer into the film’s world.
In this episode of PBS’s Web Series “Off Book” we hear the stories of some of the most inventive people working in the field, including the creators of the iconic Mad Men sequence, the hilarious Zombieland opening and “rules” sequences, and the stirring end credits from Blue Valentine.
All comedy is built around the same principles. Laughter is the release when we are taken quite suddenly from one expectation to a completely unexpected one.
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Filmmaker Andrew Stanton (“Toy Story,” “WALL-E”) shares what he knows about storytelling — starting at the end and working back to the beginning.