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- 3 Things to Remember When Creating Foley FootstepsNeed to create some foley footsteps? Grab a kiddie pool and get started. Foley is amazing. It's always a thrill to watch a foley artist create familiar sounds out of unfamiliar things, like pulling on a button-up shirt to recreate the sound of a heartbeat. But what about something simple, like footsteps? Those things will make up the lion's share o […]
- Why a Filmmaker Turned The Camera on Her Family for Her Latest Narrative FeatureDirector Britni West continues to push the doc/narrative hybrid form forward with the subject for her next feature: her family. After winning the Narrative Grand Jury Award at the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival for her poetic and soft-spoken study in naturalism, Tired Moonlight, filmmaker Britni West, a former entrant on the 25 New Faces of Independent Film, i […]
- Are You an Arty Weirdo Making Weird Art? There's a Fund for Your Films NowThe innovative producers behind ‘The Eyeslicer’ invite your submission to their Radical Film Fund. Dan Schoenbrun’s career trajectory has shown that he is a man on a mission to shake up the filmmaking world, from funding to production to distribution. After serving as one of the initial funding gamechangers as Head of Film Outreach at Kickstarter, he went on […]
- How DP Charlotte Bruus Christensen 'Photographed Sound' in Horror Hit 'A Quiet Place'Cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen baked the look—and a sense of love and warmth—into the 35mm film of family-driven horror 'A Quiet Place'. Charlotte Bruus Christensen—a Cannes-winning shooter for her work on 2012's The Hunt—has been justly praised for her atmospheric, beautiful and story-driven work on the recent runaway hit horror […]
- Watch: 6 Cinematographers on the Future of Their Art In this video from CookeOpticsTV and the BSC, cinematographers including Guillermo Navarro and John Toll discuss the future of 'cinematography as art.' Filmmaking's ongoing digital revolution has changed, and so has (over the past 20 years) the entire landscape of filmmaking. Granted, CGI effects have been around for quite some time, but it […]
- How Gus Van Sant's Latest Film Tells Five Periods of a Life at OnceFor 'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot', Gus Van Sant's priority was assembling the divergent parts of John Callahan's life. The accident that looms behind Gus Van Sant’s newest film, a drunken car crash that turns John Callahan from a fun-loving alcoholic into a permanent quadriplegic, would be enough to slow the speed of m […]
- Have a Great Idea for a TV Show? ScreenCraft Wants to Hear ItPut your TV pilot in front of executives at HBO, AMC, 3 Arts, and Amazon Studios. Even though TV has gone through some pretty big lulls in quality in the past, today, some of the greatest stories are being told around 43 minutes at a time on a screen much smaller than the colossal ones at the multiplex. Audiences are hungry for beefy, dramatic, well-written […]
- Watch: The Nerdwriter Breaks Down Why MoviePass Doesn't WorkThe well-regarded video essayist shares a common hope that a movie-goer's dream-come-true won't be ending soon. Over the past few months, we've been keeping a close eye on the ongoing struggles that MoviePass has faced as doubts continue to mount over the profitability of the company's revenue strategy. When we first heard about the subsc […]
- The Case for Film School: 6 Reasons to Consider EnrollingWhy one of the longest-serving film school deans in the U.S. thinks you should consider signing up. [Editor's Note: No Film School asked Bob Bassett to contribute this post because of his position as Founding Dean of Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University. The views expressed herein belong to the author.] Why go to film school? Given […]
- The MacBook Pro Gets a Serious UpgradeApple has rolled out a top-of-the-line upgrade to its MacBook Pro line. It's no secret we weren't huge fans of the 2016 MacBook Pro. Barely faster at some tasks than our 2013 model, slower at others, with a loud keyboard, only USB-C ports, and no more volume keys, it failed to offer a compelling reason to upgrade. A mild 2017 refresh didn't he […]
- 3 Things to Remember When Creating Foley Footsteps