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Coffee & Content: How they Shot the Spinning Hallway Scene in INCEPTION & VFX Tutorial from DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS

Happy Sunday Creative Army! Have you had a creative weekend so far? I have some content here for you that is sure to get the creative juices flowing, so grab your coffee and let's dive in. First up, our friends over at StudioBinder recently released a fascinating video about how Christopher Nolan shot the iconic spinning hallway scene in Inception. They dive into the cinematography, rotating set design, and stunts that went into creating such a unique and visually interesting scene - w…

Coffee & Content: THE MANDALORIAN Without CGI & THE NORTHMAN Locations

  Happy Sunday & Happy Mother's Day! I've got my coffee in hand and your weekly dose of content coming in hot - grab your coffee of choice and let's dive right in. First up, since "May the 4th Be with You" was last week, I thought it would only be fitting to share some Star Wars content. Scene Spotlight has a fascinating behind the screens video covering the innovative virtual backgrounds that were used to film The Mandalorian. In this video, they talk about the tech…

Coffee & Content: 10 Tips for Filming Live Music & Do You Need an Acting Career Backup Plan?

Happy Sunday Creative Army! Have you had a creative weekend so far? I have some content here for you that is sure to get the creative juices flowing, so grab your coffee and let's dive in. First up, filmmaker and cinematographer Griffin Conway gives 10 tips on filming live music and events. In this video Griffin and his crew share their advice about what to do (and what not to do) when it comes to capturing professional footage of live events. This advice is great for filmmakers lookin…

Coffee & Content: How Music Changes Everything & How to Edit Comedy

Happy Sunday Creative Army! I've got my coffee in hand and your weekly dose of content coming in hot - grab your coffee of choice and let's dive right in. First up, the folks over at Film Riot have a fascinating video about how music is one of the main ways to convey tone/genre in your film. By using examples from Mad Max: Fury Road, Reservoir Dogs, and more - you will see the effect that different styles of music can have on the experience your audience will have, no matter …

Coffee & Content: Behind the Scenes of BRIDGERTON & How to Write Interrogation Scenes

Happy Sunday Creative Army! First of all, congratulations to all of you who have already participated in our monthly Introduce Yourself Weekend! Thousands of connections have been made between entertainment creatives and professionals from every corner of the globe. Whether you are a long-time member, or brand new to Stage 32, take a moment to pop over to the Introduce Yourself Lounge and say hello before the end of the weekend. Now, grab some fresh coffee and let's dive into this week'…

Coffee & Content: Behind the Scenes of THE LOST CITY & Guidelines for Writing Adventure Scripts

Happy Sunday Creative Army! Have you had a creative weekend so far? I have some content here for you that is sure to get the creative juices flowing, so grab your coffee and let's dive in. First up, Stream Wars has put together a great behind the scenes look at the making of Paramount's new film The Lost City. This video features interviews with stars Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe and filmmakers Aaron & Adam Nee.  Next up, Lessons from a Screenplay tak…

Coffee & Content: Hardest Lesson I Learned as a Filmmaker and When & How to Find an Acting Agent

Happy Sunday Creative Army! I've got my coffee in hand and your weekly dose of content coming in hot - grab your coffee of choice and let's dive right in. First up, Film Riot shares an insightful video about the hardest lesson they have learned in their filmmaking journey. Additionally, this video answers other filmmaking questions such as how to make your film stand out, whether or not a DSLR is a good investment, and more.  Next up, actor and Stage 32 member Mathew Cornwell has…

Coffee & Content: Hans Zimmer on Composing the DUNE Score & Oscar Nominee Overview

Happy Oscar Sunday Creative Army! With the 2022 Oscars taking place later today, naturally, I have some Oscars-themed content for you today. I've got my coffee in hand and your Oscars content coming in hot - so grab your coffee of choice and let's dive right in. First up, The Washington Post shares a quick video highlighting the nominees for the 2022 Oscars. They cover several different categories including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Orig…

Coffee & Content: CODA Script Breakdown & DRIVE Cinematographer on Visual Storytelling

Happy Sunday Creative Army! First of all, congratulations to all of you who have already participated in our monthly Introduce Yourself Weekend! Thousands of connections have been made between entertainment creatives and professionals from every corner of the globe. Whether you are a long-time member, or brand new to Stage 32, take a moment to pop over to the Introduce Yourself Lounge and say hello before the end of the weekend. Now, grab some fresh coffee and let's dive into this week'…

Coffee & Content: How to Make the Bat-Signal & Behind the Scenes of Chicago P.D.

Happy Sunday Creative Army! Have you had a creative weekend so far? I have some content here for you that is sure to get the creative juices flowing, so grab your coffee and let's dive in. First up, the folks over at Film Riot have an awesome video about how to make the Bat-signal visual effect. With the newest addition to the Batman franchise in theaters now, I thought it would be fun to share this great After Effects tutorial on how to make the iconic Bat-signal. Better yet, this tut…

Coffee & Content: Celebrating Women in Entertainment - Actress & Filmmaker Roundtable

Happy Sunday Creative Army! As you may know, it is Women's History Month and this coming Tuesday is International Women's Day. In the past 10 years here at Stage 32 we have had the supreme privilege of working with thousands of powerhouse female voices in entertainment. This week, on International Women's Day 2022, we are partnering with Female Voices Rock film festival to bring you an exciting panel and networking happy hour celebrating women in entertainment. Our panel includes: R…

Coffee & Content: 6 Ways to Edit Any Scene & The Soul of Good Character Design

Happy Sunday Creative Army! I've got my coffee in hand and your weekly dose of content coming in hot - grab your coffee of choice and let's dive right in. First up, the folks over at StudioBinder have a great video featuring six ways to edit any scene. Specifically, you will learn about editing using the intellectual montage, eye trace, cross cutting, eyeline match, the j cut, and the I cut. You will see examples from The Matrix: Resurrections, Mad Max: Fury Road, Pulp Fiction, Interst…

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