Bryce Madden

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Watch: Where Do Light Meters Fit in Modern Cinematography?

Though light meters can be very helpful for measuring light, there are plenty of contemporary no-budget filmmakers that don't use them. Is this an …

Cinematography

The Post’s Production: Longtime Spielberg-DP Janusz Kaminski Expresses Himself Through Light

While growing up in Communist Bloc Poland, Janusz Kaminski was permitted by the government to watch gritty American movies of the 1970s, which were …

Cinematography

See Paul Thomas Anderson's camera and lighting tests for Phantom Thread

If you’re a Paul Thomas Anderson fan, chances are that you love to geek out about the nitty-gritty details of filmmaking, from film stocks to lenses …

Cinematography

f/0.7 and 800-Foot Sliders: The Insane Cinematography Gymnastics of 'Barry Lyndon'

The 1976 Oscar winner for Best Cinematography was "Barry Lyndon" (John Alcott) and deservedly so, as the sheer technical achievement and aesthetic …

Cinematography

The Mind is Flat by Nick Chater review – we have no hidden depths

There is no subconscious, no ‘inner life’ that holds the secret of understanding ourselves, argues a behavioural psychologist. We improvise and can change<p>You probably think you have beliefs, desires, fears, a personality, an “inner life”, maybe even a subconscious. Poppycock, says Nick Chater, a …

Consciousness

Chomsky: 'The Republican Party Is the Most Dangerous Organization in Human History'

Click here for reuse options! The renowned linguist and cognitive scientist on where we stand as an economy, as a country, and as human beings.<i>* This</i> …

2017 Year In Review - Films and Themes - The American Society of Cinematographers

I look back at works of cinema that touched me in 2017, and some of the filmmaking themes and trends of the past year. This is the first post in a …

Cinematic Camera Moves You Can Try With Your Gimbal

Want to capture cinematic camera movement with your gimbal? Here are a few moves you can bust out.Handheld gimbals have helped change the way …

Mobile Photography

Sundance 2018: Cinematography Standouts - The American Society of Cinematographers

<i>By Andrew Fish, Patricia Thomson, Stephen Pizzello and Jon D. Witmer</i><p>Though lacking a clear commercial breakout, the 2018 Sundance Film Festival …

Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' Played In Major Key Will Have Kurt Cobain Rolling In His Grave

Ever wonder what it would sound like if Nirvana sold out to become a bubblegum pop band of the late 90s? Well, wonder no more because someone …

Tweetstorm: Monica Beletsky on Writing a One-Hour TV Drama Script

“This is NOT a how-to. This is just what works for me.”Twitter can be a gold mine for writers. Case in point, when pro writers generate a tweetstorm …

Creative Writing

Hollywood Hitmaker Plans to Fund Next Blockbuster With Crypto

The next Hollywood film you see might be financed with cryptocurrencies.<p>Christopher Woodrow, who has helped produce or finance movies for the past …

Cryptocurrency

The 9 Ways to Finance an Independent Film

A lot of Filmmakers are only concerned with finding investors for their projects. While films require money to be made well, there’s are better ways …

The Desirability of Storytellers

Among Filipino hunter-gatherers, storytelling is valued more than any other skill, and the best storytellers have the most children.<p>Once upon a time, the sun and moon argued about who would light up the sky. They fought, as anthropomorphic celestial bodies are meant to do, but after the moon proves …

University College London

10 Great Sites to Download Movie Scripts

mart and serious aspiring screenwriters not only watch a lot of movies but read a lot of movie scripts. Studying the craft is an invaluable part of …

Filmmaking

How China Consumes Movies: Breaking Down the Data

Why women rule the box office, which U.S. actors generate the most ticket sales, plus China's favorite film genres (romance is dead), and more.<p>With …

Box Office

I break down my life into 4 'task buckets' — and it's helped me be great at everything I do

Great lives often include a collection of unbelievable stories. But they are not merely a collection of unbelievable stories. A great life is forged and created in the shadows of them. As Muhammad Ali once put it, <b>"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses</b> — behind the lines, in the gym, and …

Text Messaging

David Fincher Explains Why He Doesn’t Believe in Auteur Directing: ‘Moviemaking is a Rat F*ck’

You probably don't want to call Fincher an "auteur" when you're standing in front of him.<p>Any list of the best working auteur directors will likely …

David Fincher

Shooting for the Edit: How to Give Your Film Style Before You Ever Hit Record

With a little planning, you can take your cinematography, editing, and storytelling to the next level.We all know filmmaking takes a lot of planning …

Filmmaking

Forget the Blood of Teens. This Pill Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pop

Nir Barzilai has a plan. It’s a really big plan that might one day change medicine and health care as we know it. Its promise: extending our years of …

Metformin

A Man Who Studied Rich People for 5 Years Found That They Avoid One Type of Person

Who you hang out with can effect your net worth.<p>Who you hang out with matters more than you may think.<p>After researching the daily habits of wealthy …

Self-improvement

A Gift From Republicans to All Those LLCs and LPs

The House and Senate tax-cut plans offer such "uncorporations" a $450 billion break.<p>Something small yet big has changed about American business over the past few decades. You know, the letters after company names. As the late, great University of Illinois legal scholar Larry Ribstein put it at the …

Finance

‘Mission: Impossible’ Producer Paula Wagner to Be Honored at Camerimage

Poland’s Camerimage cinematography fest, which kicked off Saturday, will honor Paula Wagner with its prize for “producer with unique visual …

How to Color Grade Your Video in Final Cut Pro and Create Your Own LUTs in Photoshop

Color grading is one of the important parts of the editing process, as it can give your video footage a very personal look that differentiates it …

Sony α7R III: everything you need to know about the video

Sony gave us journalists a bit of a surprise with the α7R III announcement. We had been invited to a New York City event (those of us in the NYC …

Cinematography

12 Books to Get You Through NaNoWriMo This Year

In case you haven’t heard of NaNoWriMo, it stands for National Novel Writing Month and is an international event that encourages people to write …

Writing

Secrets Of The Most Resilient People

Being able to bounce back from devastation may seem like a superpower, but there are several things you can do to prepare in advance.<p>Some people just seem to bounce back from whatever life throws at them. Whether it’s illness, loss, or tragedy, they do the tough work of picking themselves up, …

Emotional Intelligence

Hole's Drummer Shares Her Brutally Honest Tale of 90s Grunge and Addiction

We spoke to Patty Schemel about her new memoir, 'Hit So Hard,' her addiction to heroin, and her grief over lost friends.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>In the streets of Paris, a boy thrust a package into the hands of Hole drummer Patty Schemel. Back at the band's hotel, French-speaking …

Drug Addiction

Did You Notice This Technique David Fincher Uses To ‘Hijack Your Eyes’?

David Fincher’s obsessive attention to detail has resulted in critically-acclaimed (and sometimes cult hit) movies. After his <i>Alien 3</i> was drastically and disastrously recut, he’s been driven to have more control and final cut on everything that came after. Those works include <i>Se7en</i>, <i>The Game</i>, <i>Fight …

Brad Pitt

LEARNING FROM A MASTER

The fiercely tender art of Alejandro González Iñárritu, Oscar-winning director of <i>Birdman</i>, first touched young cineaste Tom Shoval at a movie theatre in Tel Aviv. A decade and a half later, Shoval found himself under Iñárritu’s wing as a protégé in the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. He …