Watch FREE: Pixar Storytelling MasterClass – Pixar in a Box

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FREE Pixar Storytelling MasterClass – Pixar in a Box Have you ever wondered how Pixar Animation Studios continues to create one masterpiece after another? How do they understand storytelling so well? What is their process? The Khan Acadamy has partnered with Pixar to create a multi-year project creating a series of videos, lessons, and online…

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Akira Kurosawa: Breaking Down the Master’s Directing Techniques

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Akira Kurosawa – The Master of Masters Some of my favorite directors of all time are Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, and of course Akira Kurosawa. Ever since I watched the Criterion Collection Laserdisc (yes I’m old) of Seven Samurai and Rashomon I was hooked. Even in high school I knew that no one else in the world…

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The Coen Brothers: How to Start Your First Indie Film?

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The Coen Brothers: How to Start Your First Indie Film? Many film lovers believe that the legendary directors stick to a “signature style, look or genre.” When looking a true auteur’s film, we must immediately be able to recognize it as being Scorsesian, Tarantinoian, or Godardian. We must feel the director’s unmistakable touch in the…

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Film Meet Art: How Famous Paintings Inspire Great Filmmakers

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Film Meet Art: How Famous Paintings Inspire Great Filmmakers We all know that many filmmakers have been inspired by famous paintings. Directors like Quentin Tarantino, Sofia Coppola, Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, Paul Thomas Anderson, Martin Scorsese and Terry Gilliam have pulled directly from the art world to create some of their masterpieces. A remarkable video essayist Vugar Efendi, has…

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Rashomon Effect: How It Changed Filmmaking & Storytelling

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Rashomon Effect – An Insight Everyone is quite familiar with the famous Rashomon Effect and those who are not, the term refers to the real world situations in which there are versions and testimonies of various eye-witnesses. These eye-witnesses can be in your head what is described in the actual movie is what happens to us…

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Top 15 Mistakes Most Beginner Filmmakers Make

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Top 15 Mistakes Most Beginner Filmmakers Make Beginners in the filmmaking industry are always making mistakes and this has led to boring or annoying movies or career crashes. No one would rate a badly produced movie well. But beginner filmmakers, this is for you. If you can know which mistakes to avoid, you will not…

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[Watch] Top Ten BEST Filmmaking Courses Online

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Top Ten BEST Filmmaking Courses Online I’m always asked what the top filmmaking courses online I’d recommend to filmmakers. As Jack Nicolson says: “If you don’t keep learning, you die.” I am a HUGE consumer of online courses of all types. I’m a visual learner and online courses help me keep my skills sharp. Below I’ve…

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All You Need To Know About Movie Credits (with Template)

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All You Need To Know About Movie Credits In the early 1900’s, there were hardly any movie credits. Some movies had just opening credits, while some had just the end credits. Nonetheless, just the title was enough to start the movie. However, once the 70’s came, the statement ‘give honor to whom it is due’…

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