Filmmaking / Directing

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Coppola: On Risk, Money, Craft & Collaboration

"An essential element of any art is risk. If you don’t take a risk then how are you going to make something really beautiful, that hasn’t been seen before? I always like to say that cinema without risk is like having no sex and expecting to have a baby. You have to take a risk."Read the full intervi...

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Christopher Nolan's filmography, patterns and techniques that define him - by ScreenPrism

From ScreenPrism <>> "Prior to the release of Dunkirk, look back at Christopher Nolan's filmography to understand the patterns and techniques that define him through the years."

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Evolution Of The Dolly Zoom by Vashi Visuals

From Vashi Visuals <>> "The Dolly Zoom is a camera shot made famous in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958). It was invented by cameraman Irmin Roberts to visually convey the feeling of agoraphobia by zooming in with the lens while simultaneously dollying backwards the entire camera...or vice versa." h...

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Oak Ridge

Looking to make a drama about the secrets of Oak Ridge during World War 2

Creative filmmaking

Need help to share my latest YouTube video.

Cannot thank You Enough!

To all you folks, who bring all us folks together, in order to complete a story in film ... THANK YOU!

Which way to go

Hi all, I'm a writer who is wanting to take action on his work rather than try to get someone else to do it. I want to have something produced and completed for people to be able to watch when pitching not only my work but myself as a creative but I'm wondering what would be better, a proof of concep...

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Need a roof in LA

Hey folks, need your hive mind. Need a flat roof in LA - teeny budget. About 12 all in with Cast and Crew. Need to be able to shoot in the stairwell too. Would love if you could mail me a pic Thanks so much. R

Which coast is better for to make a film?

The question seems to pop up over and over again. But I always love the comments. NY or LA? This question makes it into the narrative of so many films. I can think of (2) right away. 1) TOOTSIE(1983) Stanley Pollack is playing Dustin Hoffman's agent and he is on the phone with :"The Coast" Dustin ba...

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