Jackson Garland

662 Added | 4 Magazines | 2 Likes | 6 Following | 3,149 Followers | @jrg_one | I make images and sounds. I teach IBDP Film at UNIS Hanoi. Dad. Baseball nut. Night owl. Currently living in Hanoi, Vietnam.

This New Music Video Makes Perfect, Mind-Bending Use of the Split Screen

Cassius and Pharrell's new music video uses juxtaposition to connect ideas.<p>If you ever wondered how to creatively utilize split screen, Cassius' new …

New Music

How to Make a Movie Entirely on Your Own [PODCAST]

'Ramblin' Freak' director Parker Smith didn't need a crew or any actors to get his first feature into SXSW.<p>Before <i>Ramblin Freak',</i> Tacodeli employee …

Filmmaking

Eraserhead 40th anniversary: five films that haunt David Lynch’s nightmarish classic

Infused with an intoxicating mood and tone, David Lynch’s debut masterwork brings together many of his now familiar tropes, where sounds and images, …

A Closer Look at That Oscar-Winning Animatronic Horse Puppet

This thing is incredibly lifelike.<p>At last night’s Oscars, three unexpected words sent spectators into a state of bewilderment. No, not “La La …

Watch: Breaking Down the Pencil Trick Scene from Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight'

Wolfcrow puts <i>The</i> <i>Dark Knight's</i> shot selection, pacing, and use of camera movement under a microscope.<p>Remember that pencil scene from Christopher …

Christopher Nolan

25 years later, Beauty And The Beast remains Disney’s best modern movie

Though Walt Disney Animation Studios has existed in some form for almost 90 years, there is no more important period in its history than the Disney …

Walt Disney Company

The Visual and Emotional Effects of Using Dolly and Zoom Shots in Your Film

How do dolly and zoom shots affect your audience differently as you move them through space?<p>Changing perspectives and moving through diegetic space …

Cinematography

The best films of 2016 ... that you probably didn't see

Guardian staff compile a list of overlooked films of the past year, including Isabelle Huppert’s overshadowed hit, the scariest horror film and a farting corpse<p>How to Be Single<p>The post-Sex and the City surge in films and TV shows based around the dating habits of singletons was largely a conveyor …

Star Trek

Watch: The 100-Year Evolution of the Comic Book Film

Our modern blockbuster has a history almost as long as cinema itself.<p>It's no secret that in today's film landscape, studios trust nothing more than …

Comic Books

How a Scene from Christopher Nolan's 'Insomnia' Remake Compares to the Original Film

People often forget that Christopher Nolan didn't go from the small indie film <i>Memento</i> straight to <i>Batman</i>.<p>There was a $46 million remake called <i>Insomnia</i> …

Christopher Nolan

Watch: Essential Lighting Tips All Filmmakers Should Know About

Light is one of the single most important elements in filmmaking.<p>As a cinematographer, much of your job centers around shaping light. Not only do you …

Living Rooms

The 3 Key Psychological Hooks to Creating Compelling Characters

What does the writing behind film's most successful characters have in common?<p>While artificial intelligence has been busy identifying the most …

Clint Eastwood

Watch: How the Length of a Cut Can Change the Meaning of a Scene

Whether it lingers or ends abruptly, the length of a shot communicates something very unique to your viewer.<p>One of the most important things we've …

Filmmaking

Shooting a Car Scene? Here Are 6 Basic Shots You Should Know About

You'll want to add these shots to your cinematographic repertoire if you're going to be filming a car scene.<p>A car is a challenging environment to …

Filmmaking

Do jump scares in films suck? This video examines a better way to use them

Jump scares are an effective way to startle the audience, but are they useful in establishing a more terrifying atmosphere? The technique of suddenly …

Horror

This Infographic Analyzes the Themes and Motifs that Captivated Hitchock

What kinds of things does an auteur fixate on?<p>It's clear that Alfred Hitchcock has a few very obvious and often disturbing obsessions. From his …

Bucket Lists

The tracking shot: film-making magic - or stylistic self-indulgence?

From Hitchcock’s Rope to Alejandro González Iñárritu’s new movie Birdman, directors have used the tracking shot to create the sense of a seamless one-shot film. But is it brilliant movie-making – or just showing off?<p>First-look review of Birdman<p>In Alejandro González Iñárritu’s new movie, Birdman, a …

‘It’s All In The Reflexes’: The Story Of The Contentious ‘Big Trouble In Little China’ Screenplay

<i>Big Trouble in Little China</i> was a box office bomb that was mostly panned by critics and is credited with souring John Carpenter on Hollywood. It’s also a cult classic unlike any other, an action comedy that’s endlessly quotable and eternally rewatchable for its most diehard fans. It’s a film made …

Citizen Kane and the meaning of Rosebud

Citizen Kane has long been acclaimed as a work of genius and endlessly dissected by critics. But a mystery still lies at the heart of this masterpiece. On the eve of Orson Welles’s centenary, Peter Bradshaw comes up with his own theory about the film’s clinching moment<p>S<i>pitting Image</i> once made a …

Charisma

20 Movies With The Best Cinematic Composition

One of the most relevant battles in contemporary filmmaking is between the looks and the brains of the film. Many critics and filmgoers always tend …

How to Use Color Grading to Make Your Audience Feel All the Feels

So many things influence how audiences feel while watching your film, not the least of them color.<p>We like to talk about color here at No Film …

20 Movies With The Most Brilliant Sound Design

7. A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson, 1956)<p>Robert Bresson may be one of the directors who theorized more about cinema and its techniques. One of his main …

Punk Music

Watch: What You Need to Know About Shooting a Dialog Scene

Dialog scenes are some of the most important in your film—but how do you shoot one?<p>Dialog scenes introduce us to characters, give us info, and even …

Not Sure What to Do After Film School? Here's a Flowchart

Which path should a film graduate follow?<p>As Todd Solondz recently related to us, film school is a paradox. It can be superfluous—it's too expensive, …

Innovation

How Constructive Editing Techniques Can Save Money On Your Next Film

This video essay may change the way you edit your next film.<p>Codified roughly a hundred years ago by American and Russian filmmakers, the so-called …

Filmmaking

24 OF THE BEST FILMMAKERS GIVE THEIR ADVICE ON FILMMAKING - Video & Filmmaker magazine

Artistic expression is what comes to mind when you see the different approaches taken by film directors in creating celluloid masterpieces.<p>Filmmaking …

Shooting Ratios, From Hitchcock to 'Fury Road' to 'Primer' (and What They Mean to You)

The "shooting ratio" of a movie is the mathematical relationship between the total hours of footage shot and the eventual runtime of the film.<p>The …

25 Noir Films That Will Stand the Test of Time: A List by “Noirchaelogist” Eddie Muller

<i>Film noir</i> received its name in 1946 when French critic Nino Frank expressed his fascination with dark Hollywood melodramas of the time. But <i>noir</i> as a …

Why rear projection was the original greenscreen

The internet often becomes an echo chamber when it comes to films. Not just about films themselves, but also what the best way to make them is. …