Cinema Verite – Definition and Examples

Cinema Verite is a French film movement, which took place back in the 1960s. This film movement forced the movie industry to pay more attention to incorporating natural actions and authentic dialogue into the movies, which showed people in day to day lives. Basically, the movement was about observing and capturing life as it was…

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What is a Dutch Angle? – Definition and Examples

The Dutch Angle or Dutch tilt is a cinematographic technique that has been used for decades to convey a sense of tension or psychological trauma in the person being filmed. It produces the same impact on the viewer. The camera is tilted at an angle that is not horizontal to the bottom of the frame…

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Damien Chazelle’s Short Film: Whiplash

Whiplash is a 2013 drama short film written and directed by Academy Award winning director Damien Chazelle. It depicts the relationship between an ambitious jazz drummer and an abusive bandleader. It is the short film that the Oscar winning feature film is based on.  If you want to listen to Damien Chazelle discuss how…

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David F. Sandberg’s Short Film: Lights Out

David F. Sandberg’s story is the “lottery ticket” moment I speak about so often on the show. His journey in Hollywood is remarkable, inspiring and scary all at the same time.  He created a short film called Lights Out. That short was seen by famed filmmaker and producer James Wan (Furious 7, Aquaman, The Conjuring) who offered…

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IFH 446: How Netflix’s Algorithm Impacts Indie Films

Right-click here to download the MP3 This episode might give you a better understanding of How To Sell A Movie To Netflix? In this age of streaming platforms, knowing your distribution route and audience’s comfortable viewing habits as filmmakers is crucial. Today on the show returning champion and film industry data analyst ninja, Stephen Follows, breakdowns…

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The Coen Brothers’ Short Film: Tuileries (Paris, je t’aime)

Part of the feature film Paris, je t’aime, Joel and Ethan Coen created a wonderful addition to the anthology film called Tuileries. The film stars Steve Buscemi and is about a man that breaks the unspoken Parisian rule of not making eye contact with other people in the subway. What happens is classic Coen Brothers. Enjoy! Download…

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