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How Camera Movement Shapes A Narrative

Filmmaking

How Mad Men Gets the Writing Right: Q&A

There is no show on television that is more combed through, picked over and squawked about than <i>Mad Men</i>. Whether Joan mentions lustrous restaurant Le …

Mad Men

What makes a ‘good’ lens? (part II)

This might seem like a very obvious question, but the moment you try to define a set of criteria to quantify ‘good’, you soon realize there’s quite a …

My mind has been blown by Future Islands on Letterman

Up until today I’d always ignored Future Islands on the grounds that any band with a name as derivative and Pitchfork-y as Future Islands was unlikely to make original sounding music. What a fool I’ve been! My ignorance was admonished just now by a colleague (the Observer Food Monthly’s Gareth …

I was the other woman

As I walked across the field towards David and my group of friends I was suddenly overcome by an immensely strong feeling. It was totally unexpected. It wasn't a blatant sexual sensation, such as that sometimes felt on glimpsing an attractive man. It was more of a velvety responsiveness that seeped …

The True Henri Cartier-Bresson

Over the years, the famed photographer's work has been the subject of many shows. But a new retrospective in Paris takes a more complete look at the …

Don't Miss These 7 Incredible Tutorials on Strobe Lighting for Portraits

As much as we love natural light, there are times when you have to rely on artificial light to create striking portrait images. Artificial lighting …

Film Studies 101: Top Cinematographers Reveal Their Favourite Movie Moments

Roger Deakins<p>The great Roger Deakins CBE is the man who made Skyfall shimmer like no other Bond movie, whose stellar work with the Coens began with …

Cinematography

If Europe votes for the 'Swedish model' on prostitution, women will be at risk

Prostitution is described as the oldest profession. It often feels as if the arguments between those who want it abolished and those who are pragmatic about it continuing have been going on for almost as long. Today, as the European parliament prepares to vote on whether men who buy sex should be …

7 Common Portrait Mistakes and How to Fix Each One

Portraiture is one of the most popular genres of photography around. It’s also one of the most challenging. It takes many long hours of practice …

Talking Cinematography with Oscar Nominees Lubezki, Deakins, Delbonnel, Le Sourd and Papamichael

The Oscar nominees for best cinematography are not only filled with indelible images but they’re all constructed around the common theme of survival, …

10 Films That Can Teach You Everything You Need To Know About Cinematography

The word cinematography literally means ‘to record movements’. A director relies on their cinematographer to manipulate the mood and implication of a …

The Ultimate Guide to Going Pro as a Photographer

Check Out This Letter from An Aspiring Screenwriter in 1934

Writing cover letters is terrible. It’s incredibly difficult to talk yourself up in a way that’s both interesting and doesn’t make you sound like smarmy idiot. As fun as it is to read cover letter failures, here’s an example from a guy who managed to nail his. Robert Pirosh, a then-aspiring …

Screenwriting Advice, in Six Seconds or Less

The first Oscar for Best Original Screenwriting, awarded during a brisk fifteen-minute ceremony that took place over the clinking sounds of dinner in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in 1929, went to Ben Hecht, though he very nearly did not win. Hecht, then thirty-five years old, …

How Do You Write? The Answers of Notable Screenwriters May Help Your Process

Screenwriting, as most of us know, isn't just about sitting down at your computer and slapping your fingers across the keyboard until you have a …

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7 Key Trends Of 2014 That Independent Filmmakers & Screenwriters Embrace

What a crazy two decades since I started Raindance – way way back in the days of celluloid in 1992. Now, of course, celluloid isn’t the only thing to …

8 Somewhat Unusual New Year's Screenwriting Resolutions for 2014

Screenwriting is a tough gig. We have to wade through creative, narrative, and professional dead ends, accept an existence lived almost entirely …

'Is It Dead?' Keep Your Script Alive by Avoiding These Screenwriting Clichés

Let me be the first to say that clichés aren't inherently bad. They play an important role in filmmaking and screenwriting as a sort of shorthand …

10. Write Within Genres

For Christmas this year, I was treated to a slew of Criterion releases and spent the week between then and New Year's cataloging the ideas and …

Fundamental Lessons for Oscar Winning Cinematography

On December 11th 2013, The Rural Media Company held the last Master Class in our BFI Academy programme and what a class to finish on! We were very …

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

A closer look at the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Okay, that's it. You've had enough of highly compressed video codecs that crap out on detailed shots and make decent color grading a pipe dream. Now that Blackmagic's $995 Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC) is RAW-ready, isn't it time to make the jump to higher bitrate video? Perhaps. The company's …

Philip Seymour Hoffman: death of a master

To anyone who has heard the terrible news of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death in New York from a suspected overdose at the age of 46, I think one image recurs above all the others. It is his magnificent performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, playing the charismatic cult chief loosely …

Scorsese Explains His Cinematic Approach to 'The Wolf of Wall Street' in P.T. Anderson Interview

Any time Martin Scorsese talks about his approach to making movies, filmmakers would be wise to listen -- especially when he's being interviewed by …

How to Pull off the Forced Perspective Effect Used in 'The Lord of the Rings'

Special and visual effects are great, but unless you're a skilled SFX artist or post magician, they tend to be pretty spendy. If you're gearing up to …

Learn Studio Lighting Techniques From Mark Wallace

As you have probably heard, Fstoppers is hosting a 5 day photography workshop in the Bahamas from May 28 - June 1. Mark Wallace is one of our top …