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‘The Last Five Years’ is passion project for LaGravenese

Richard LaGravenese has earned a reputation as elite screen adapter and the go-to guy when a script’s in trouble (although even his input, along with …

Jubilee Stars in a Hilariously ’80s Commercial for Xavier’s School

20th Century Fox’s marketing team has been on a role lately, what with their hilarious <i>Deadpool</i> ads and ’80s era <i>X-Men: Apocalypse</i> promotions which …

Comics
Writing

Teater Koma stages latest play ‘Warisan’ in silence

Teater Koma’s 40th anniversary celebration features the theater troupe’s latest play <i>Warisan</i> (Legacy), running from Aug. 10 to 20 at Gedung Kesenian …

The Arts

2 anecdotes to inspire great PR writing

Anecdotes and stories are especially revealing because they’re based on the truth of experience. Here are two of the best regarding essential writing …

The Proven Mechanics of Successful Social Media Writing

It seems like “social media engagement” is all the rage for marketers these days. You want more likes. You want more shares. You want more comments. …

Marketing
Screenwriting

WHY SPEC SCRIPTS FAIL: The Hero’s Journey

Stewart Farquhar explains how always writing the formulaic Hero's Journey can limit a writer's creativity. It's important to step outside of the box …

Writing
Screenwriting

Why ‘Interpreting’ Scripts Is a Dangerous Idea, Pt. II

One of my favorite things on the internet is the commas save lives meme. It juxtaposes “Let’s eat, Grandpa” with “Let’s eat Grandpa” to humorously …

Making Something Out of Nothing: How Richard Linklater Makes Mundanity Exciting

Just hangin’ out is never just hangin’ out.<p>Richard Linklater films are boring. Hang on a second, let me explain: they’re not boring for us in the …

Golden: Silence, Stillness, and Suspense in ‘Twin Peaks’

How Lynch shows more by showing nothing.<p>Take a look at the first five minutes of any of Alfred Hitchcock’s major films, and you’ll find that not a …

Twin Peaks

David Fincher's Rocky Road to Success: The Triumphs and Failures That Shaped Him

In a wide-ranging discussion with BAFTA, David Fincher reflects on his career as a Hollywood maverick and some of the lessons he's learned about how …

DP Steve Yedlin Blows the Lid Off Camera Resolution Myths

Assume that more resolution equals better? DP Steve Yedlin argues that we are already at peak resolution.<p>Steve Yedlin, ASC is the cinematographer …

Steven Soderbergh Is The Most Daring Filmmaker in America

Steven Soderbergh challenges the idea of ‘auteurism’.<p>“I want John Huston’s career. I want a lot of movies over a long period of time. And then we’ll …

Film Set Etiquette: 6 Rules for When to Speak and When to Shut Up

If you want to be a pro on set, know when to hold your tongue.<p><i>[Editor's Note: This post was written by Bruce Logan, ASC, and originally appeared on</i> …

Videography

Book review: Write! Shoot! Edit! A Complete Guide for Teen Filmmakers by Deborah S. Patz

<b>Write! Shoot! Edit! A Complete Guide for Teen Filmmakers</b><p><i>By Deborah S. Patz</i><p><i>Michael Wiese Productions</i><p>These days, it seems any kid with a camera can …

‘Stranger Things’ Editor Talks About the ‘Very Collaborative’ Duffer Brothers Set

First-time Emmy nominee for his work on “Stranger Things,” editor Dean Zimmerman grew up immersed not just in Hollywood but also in the specific …

Entertainment

Edelkrone launches SurfaceONE, smart motion control system for perfect panning and timelapse shots

Edelkrone has launched SurfaceONE, their new 2-axis motion control system. It allows you to easily get straight, curved (targeted) and panning shots, …

Videography
Biographies
Filmmaking

Gnarbox turns your phone into a 4K video-editing studio

It's an overcast day in San Francisco, and there's a drone buzzing high above the city. I'm with Tim Feess, the young co-founder of Gnarbox, a rugged portable video-editing tool that pairs with an app on your phone and works with multiple cameras and memory cards. Clouds might be lingering over the …

5 Broadcast Audio Specs Every Editor Must Understand

Congratulations! Your project is almost finished and you’ve found a distributor. All that is left is to put the final touches on the mix and you can …

Music Production

Watch: What Soderbergh Does to Give Color the Power of Transformation

For a filmmaker who has worked in almost every genre, Steven Soderbergh tends to favor one approach to color. This video breaks it down.<p>Steven …

All Your Screenwriting Questions, Answered

From “What screenwriting books should I read?” to “How do I get an agent?”<p>This week from the Alan Smithee Memorial Studio, Scott and Geoff cover the …

Buying a Camera? Watch This First

"The worst thing you can do is purchase a camera on a credit card."<p>Before you make that big camera purchase, Sareesh Sudhakaran (AKA Wolfcrow) has …

Sunset Time-Lapse Tutorial With Morten Rustad

Time-lapses of light changes such as those at sunset or sunrise are the pinnacle of time-lapse photography.That’s because they’re notoriously tricky …

Time-lapse Photography