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'It Had Never Been Done on Television Before': The Oral History of Breaking Bad

Creator Vince Gilligan, stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, and others reflect on how an offbeat show about a drug-dealing schoolteacher revolutionized television forever.<p>Television changed the night of January 20, 2008: <i>Breaking Bad</i>, a bold and singular drama about a downtrodden, dying high school …

TV

‘Project Cre8’: BET’s Nationwide Search For America’s Undiscovered Filmmaker Open For Submissions

BET Networks and Paramount Players are on the lookout for the next big filmmaker with <i>Project Cre8</i>.<p>The news of the nationwide competition was …

Why do we tell stories? Hunter-gatherers shed light on the evolutionary roots of fiction

From gathering around the campfire sharing tales to binge watching the latest Netflix series, humans are, and have always been, inveterate producers …

Anthropology

Breaking Bad became one of the best TV shows ever by borrowing a trick from Shakespeare

The show balanced improvisation and careful planning thanks to its overarching structure.<p>Much has been made of the way the writers of <i>Breaking Bad</i> <i>—</i> which debuted to modest ratings on January 20, 2008, before growing into one of the defining shows of its era — wrote themselves into corners, before …

Watch: How Ridley Scott Built the Most Effective Sci-Fi World in Cinema History in 'Blade Runner'

As 2019 draws ever closer, why does Scott's dystopian vision still feel so real?<p><i>Blade Runner</i>’s Los Angeles of 2019 stands out as one of the strongest …

H. R. Giger

To Build a Great Villain, Start With One of These 13 Motivations

Featuring a convenient guide of villain motives to help you Build-Your-Own Bad Guy. Twirly mustaches, prominent cheekbones, long-haired cats, and …

Comics

AI Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Stop It?

Researchers at Facebook realized their bots were chattering in a new language. Then they stopped it.<p>Bob: “I can can I I everything else.”<p>Alice: “Balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to.”<p>To you and I, that passage looks like nonsense. But what if I told you this nonsense …

How Hayao Miyazaki Uses Color to Tell His Whimsical Stories

"Color has a meaning and it makes the film more easily understood." —Michiyo Yasuda<p>Watching a film by Hayao Miyazaki is like walking into a world …

Watch: 'The Master' and its Cinematic Influences

This video essay examines some of the cinematic influences on P.T. Anderson's other <i></i>masterpiece of the 21st century, 'The Master<i>.'</i><p>Just a few weeks …

How to Make a Shot List Like Paul Thomas Anderson

Want to shoot like the Master?<p>A month or so ago we brought you a <b>video</b> from <b>StudioBinder</b> that demonstrated the purpose and practicality of a shot list …

Fiverr Pro: Here's How You Can Make Six Figures Video Freelancing

Doing the freelance hustle? Fiverr can help.<p>Here at No Film School, we often hear from readers who want to use some of their DP or video-related …

Watch: 3 Ways to Set Up Your Lighting for Different Times of Day

Learn how to light your scenes to match the way light looks at different times of day.<p>Light looks different depending on the time of day: even and …

Watch: How Stanley Kubrick Mastered Practical Lighting

Is Stanley Kubrick responsible for cinema's shift to practical lighting?<p>As many of you know, practical lights can be defined as light sources visible …

Get great sound every time with this field recording checklist

Rob Byers • June 30, 2017<p>ShareTweet<p>More on Audio<br>• Subscribe to Audio<p>You return from a long day reporting in the field — only to realize you didn’t record ambience. You’re in the middle of a reporting trip and you’ve forgotten extra batteries for your recorder. You’re not happy with the scene sounds …

Music Production

6 Filmmaking Tips From Sofia Coppola

She comes from a famous Hollywood family, but she has advice for those who don’t.<p>Hollywood is rife with nepotism, and <b>Sofia Coppola</b> is obviously a …

Kirsten Dunst

Who's Who in Movie Credits: What Do All Those People Do Anyway?

Have you ever wondered what all of the people that appear in a film's end credits actually did to bring the project to fruition?<p>Unless there's a …

Attention, Filmmakers: Mark and Jay Duplass Want to Produce Your Movie (And Give You Money)

The filmmakers have teamed up with Seed&Spark for the newly-announced Hometown Heroes crowdfunding rally.<p>It’s a match made in indie film heaven — …