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Watch: What if Every Film Were Manically Edited Like 'Requiem for a Dream'?

A new video applies the fast-paced editing of 'Requiem for a Dream' to other iconic movies, such as 'Memento' and 'Psycho.'<p>A confluence of many …

Filmmaking

How ‘Mr. Robot’ Achieved Its Splintered Psychology (Emmy Watch)

Editor Philip Harrison reveals the passive/aggressive cutting style of USA's Golden Globe-winning drama about a vigilante hacker.<p>“Mr. Robot,” the …

TV

5 Groundbreaking Editing Rules from Oscar-Winning Editor of 'Lawrence of Arabia' and 'The Elephant Man'

Editors could learn a thing or two from 91-year-old editing legend Anne V. Coates.<p>Legendary editor Anne V. Coates has won two and been nominated for …

5 Great Books To Read In June

Some of the recent favorites we’ve reviewed in the BuzzFeed Books newsletter.

Ridley Scott’s Original ‘Alien’ Storyboards And Notes Are Really Cool

If you’re a fan of science fiction, you are also a fan of Ridley Scott’s <i>Alien</i> franchise. You just are. There’s no way around it. The series is now heading towards sequel number five and has even crossed into other mediums, proving the longevity and versatility of the film’s universe. But …

5. The Act Of Killing (2012)/The Look Of Silence (2015)

Technically The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence are two separate films, but they are so important to one another - and so heavily …

30 years after Chernobyl disaster, wildlife is flourishing in radioactive wasteland

It was the worst nuclear disaster in history, spewing thousands of tons of radioactive waste into the atmosphere and prompting the evacuation of more than 100,000 people.<p>But thirty years after its reactor number four exploded in a pillar of radioactive smoke, the abandoned wasteland around the …

8 Glorious and Triumphant Novels of Scientific Discovery

By Leora Bernstein | Off the Shelf<p>Your dusty old high school biology textbook might have been dull beyond redemption, but a glorious novel of scientific discovery is a different species altogether. These eight novels--seven of which were written by women--celebrate the globetrotting scientists and …

Books

The 4 Unsung Pioneers of Film Editing

The original cutters of film. The 4 women who predated the term “film editor” and whose names dominated the Academy Awards for decades.<p><i>Cover image</i> …

Filmmaking

These secret codes have completely changed how I watch Netflix

We've all been there. You sit down on the couch, turn on Netflix, and the next thing you know, you've spent 20 minutes scrolling through shows and movies without finding a single thing you actually want to watch.<p>You feel like you've seen everything before, the recommended choices don't look …

Brad Pitt

This car has no gears and pumps out only water from its exhaust

A British startup has unveiled a working prototype of a zero-emission car that runs on hydrogen and is about to hit Europe’s roads.<p>The super-simple Rasa design created by Riversimple has only 18 moving parts and can run for 300 miles on just over 50 ounces of hydrogen.<p>The potential gasoline killer …

Alternative Fuel

Edit This!: 'The Martian'

Ridley Scott’s sci-fi adventure, <i>The Martian</i>, is holding strong at number one in its second week of release. Already at $37M, the film tells the story …

Filmmaking

How To Edit Comedy Scenes for Maximum Laughs

Learning how to edit comedy takes a very specific and unique set of skills. It’s arguably one of the hardest genres to cut. These tips will help you …

DIY Furniture with a Few SNAPs

Spanish designers Maria Roca and Erika Biarnes of new company Be-elastic have come up with a creative way to help furniture keep up with our increasing mobile, space-conscious and environmentally-sensitive lives. Their first design, SNAP, is a steel loop leg that clamps on and off—making it …

Furniture

The best recent science fiction novels – review roundup

Eric Brown on Alastair Reynolds’ Poseidon’s Wake, Sarah Lotz’s Day Four, Kit Reed’s WHERE, Ian Whates’s Pelquin’s Comet, Amanda Downum’s Dreams of Shreds and Tatters and Stefan Mohamed’s Bitter Sixteen<p>A former astronomer with the European Space Agency, Alastair Reynolds writes expansive, …

How Editor Paddy Bird Breaks Down Complex Stories

For the past fifteen years, Paddy Bird has edited dozens of prime time documentary, entertainment and reality TV shows for British and American …

How to Make a DIY Solargraphy Pinhole Camera for 6-Month Exposures

Want to try your hand at creating a solargraph? Photographer Justin Quinnell recorded this informative and humorous 14-minute video tutorial on how …

The Most Essential Science Fiction And Fantasy Books In April

April is full of blockbusters! Including Ken Liu's long-awaited epic fantasy novel, a thought-provoking new Robert Charles Wilson book, and a whole …

Blockbusters

9 Amazing Female Graphic Novelists, Illustrators And Cartoonists You Should Read

It's been a big couple of years for women in the comic book world, with Marvel Comics unveiling female versions of their previously male-dominated troop of heroes. Last month, a girl-powered Avengers cast was announced, including such superheroes as She-Hulk, Dazzler, and Medusa. It's a bound in …

Comics

15 Style Tips to Slim Your Silhouette

We’ve rounded up the most flattering clothes that will make you look longer and leaner, sans all that pesky exercising. You likely have most of the …

Walter Murch & Jon Favreau Discuss the Science Behind the Way We Perceive Movies

Editor and sound designer Walter Murch has some incredibly fascinating ideas on films and editing, most of which he outlines in his book <i>In the Blink</i> …

Video Editing Insights From Top TV Editors - The Beat

The video editors of television’s most popular shows offer a wealth of insight into how they solve their most challenging edits.<p>If you’re a fan of</i> …

Videography

Watch: Explore Steven Spielberg Making ‘Jaws’ Shot-By-Shot In 33-Minute Video

Watch: Explore Steven Spielberg Making 'Jaws' Shot-By-Shot In 33-Minute Video<p>When <b>Steven Spielberg</b>’s “<b>Jaws</b>” hit theaters in 1975, it did things no …

Steven Spielberg

Resources for Film Editors To Improve Your Craft

Every editor is always a student of film. No matter how high you rise there will always be new things to learn, new problems to solve, new creative …

Filmmaking

Tag: Landscaping 101

Landscape Ideas: Garden Design for a Swimming Pool Area<p>by Kier Holmes<p>Swimming Pools: 11 Best Landscape Plants for Water’s Edge<p>by Kier Holmes<p>Lost …

27 Recipes for Toast, Crostini, Bruschetta, and Toppings

A deep archive of Bon Appétit's recipes for toast, crostini, bruschetta, and toppings for a slice of bread<p><b>We'll admit it:</b> Sometimes we refer to <i>Bon Appétit</i> as "Stuff on Toast Magazine." But that's just because toast—or crostini or bruschetta or whatever—is the perfect vehicle for almost every kind …

Digital Handwriting: Moleskine’s Livescribe Notebook

Stationery brand Moleskine has collaborated with smartpen makers Livescribe to develop a notebook with on-page icons that the pen recognises as …

How To Be A Successful Freelance Creative

<b>Essential advice to build your freelance creative career</b><p><i>I’ve just started reading you e-book last night and it is everything the doctor ordered!</i> …

Filmmaker‘s Top Ten Posts of June, 2014

<i>Raging Bull</i><p>by Scott Macaulay<br>in Filmmaking<br>on Jul 1, 2014<p>Here is what you read the most at <i>Filmmaker</i> in June, 2014.<p>1. Jennine Lanouette’s post, “On …

Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling–Visualized

<i>Note: This article is included in our year-end storytelling advice round-up.</i><p>A while back, now-former Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats tweeted a series of pearls of narrative wisdom she had gleaned from working at the studio. This list of 22 rules of storytelling was widely embraced as it was …