Posts by Indie Film Hustle

How to Direct Music Videos Like David Fincher

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How to Direct Music Videos Like David Fincher David Fincher is one of the highly respected music video directors in Hollywood. His style and techniques are so distinctive, it is almost easy to differentiate his works from that of other directors. Just like many directors in Hollywood, Fincher had his start directing music videos in…

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What is Color Science – Let Pixar Teach You!

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What is Color Science & Psychology – Let Pixar Teach You! So not only did Pixar Animation Studios create a FREE only course teaching their storytelling secrets (click here for that gem), they also decide to teach us a bit about Color Science and it’s importance in filmmaking. They teamed up with Khan Acadamy to…

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The Room: The Best WORST Film Ever Made!

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The Room – A Cinematic Disaster There are bad movies, there are worse movies and then there is The Room which is so terribly awful that it has transcended to being good. Though it has gained popularity as a cult movie, it is simply disastrous. And possibly the best worst movie ever made. The Room’s writer/director/star/producer Tommy Wiseau…

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Brian De Palma: Breaking Down the Master’s Technique

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Brian De Palma: Breaking Down the Master’s Technique Brian De Palma happens to have given life to the mortuary cinema, he has taken the dead forms of classic Hollywood and has brought them back to life with his incredible talent and expertise. Brian De Palma is considered an integral part of the New Hollywood wave…

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Barry Lyndon: Breaking Down Stanley Kubrick’s Masterpiece

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Barry Lyndon: Breaking Down Stanley Kubrick’s Masterpiece In the history of dramatic films, Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon gets a beautiful ranking. It won a total of four Oscars under the production category. It is a film that is based on a novel written by William Makepeace Thackeray: ‘The Luck of Barry Lyndon,’ in 1844. The…

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Breaking Down Martin Scorsese’s Masterpiece Taxi Driver

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Breaking Down Martin Scorsese’s Masterpiece Taxi Driver Taxi Driver is the story of Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro), a 26 years old honorably discharged U.S marine, living in solitude. The movie was set in post-Vietnam New York with its dirt, dysfunction, and prostitution. He suffers from insomnia and to cope with this, he works as…

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WATCH: What Is Aspect Ratio?

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What Is Aspect Ratio? An aspect ratio is simply an image’s width and height. As technology in camera advances, some standard ratios have fallen behind, giving way to exciting and new movie ratios. Good movie makers know how to make great choices in picking the aspect ratio to use to give viewers a wonderful viewing…

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WATCH: How To Direct Like Quentin Tarantino

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How To Direct Like Quentin Tarantino – Visual Style Breakdown Quentin Tarantino (QT) is arguably one of the best film directors that Hollywood has ever produced. He has been directing for about 24 years and he has been nominated and won countless awards. From the number of movies he has done, one can tell that…

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The Legacy of Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof

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The Legacy of Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof Only a handful of directors knows how just to catch the attention of people like Quentin Tarantino. No doubt, he is good at doing things right. Considered as an exploitation film that stroked the sensibilities of genre nerds, the theatrical release of the double-feature throwback experiment is seen…

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What is Auteur Theory and Why Is It Important?

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What is Auteur Theory and Why Is It Important? Auteur Theory is a way of looking at films that state that the director is the “author” of a film. The Auteur theory argues that a film is a reflection of the director’s artistic vision; so, a movie directed by a given filmmaker will have recognizable, recurring…

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DCP: What the HECK is a Digital Cinema Package?

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What the HECK is a Digital Cinema Package (DCP)? In its simplest form, Digital Cinema Package or more commonly known as a DCP could be seen as the digital version of a 35mm film print. Its main advantage is that you can present it to theaters to enable them to project it via a digital projector. A…

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