Category Archives: Films and Filmmakers

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Five Ways Jean-Luc Godard Breaks the 3D Rules in Farewell to Language

The most physically uncomfortable viewing experience at the New York Film Festival, which runs through October 12, is almost certainly Farewell to Language, the new film by the 83-year-old Jean-Luc Godard, one of the directors who revolutionized world cinema in … more »

The Chair

A Subjective Process Examined in The Chair

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's Project Greenlight (2001-2005) was a window on what happens when first-time filmmakers are given the budget, support and time to make the movie of their dreams. Starz' new show The Chair, which premieres on September … more »

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Film’s Not Dead Yet: Four Reasons Why

The demise of 35mm film has been so widely reported by now that it's easy to believe film has been completely supplanted by digital cameras and projectors. But that's not quite true. News broke last week that 35mm negative stock … more »

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10 Film Facts: Godzilla

  After doing monster box-office over its opening weekend, Godzilla looks set to usher in a whole new series of creature features as Warner Bros. greenlights the first sequel. Here's a look at some of the filmmaking techniques that helped … more »

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The Quotable Gordon Willis, ASC (and Friends)

Cinematographer Gordon Willis, ASC, was nicknamed the "Prince of Darkness" by fellow director of photography Conrad Hall, who marveled at his braveness in committing shadowy, underexposed images to celluloid — a stylistic choice that flew in the face of decades … more »

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Rikaroo: Getting Your Film Seen by the Right People

Being a film maker today is both easy and incredibly difficult. Because of the casual, affordable access to technology, way too many people are making films today. The accumulation of crap has outpaced good work by a wide margin. It … more »

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10 Film Facts: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    Did you know The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was shot on film? Did you catch the stunt that the team borrowed from Buster Keaton? And what was up with that post-credits sequence, anyway? Reading the film's production notes and … more »

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Telling Stories with Stock Footage

Stock footage, like many opportunities, is what you make of it. Some clips might seem odd or unusable, but when you need a short clip to set a scene or to fill a gap, you'll be really grateful that a … more »

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Headed for Sundance? Don’t Miss Boyhood, Linklater’s 12-Year Production

The Sundance Film Festival dropped a bit of a last-minute bombshell this morning with news that Richard Linklater's latest film, Boyhood, will premiere at the Eccles Theatre on Sunday, January 19 and then screen there again first thing Monday morning. … more »

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VES Life Achievement Honoree John Dykstra in His Own Words

  Special-effects and VFX artist John Dykstra has been named the latest winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Visual Effects Society, an honor that will be officially bestowed in a February 12, 2014, ceremony at the Beverly Hilton … more »