Film Directors

Pete Docter: How to Craft a Remarkable Story the Pixar Way

The Pixar Way: How to Craft a Remarkable Story with Pete Docter I’ve been a fan of Pixar Studios films ever since I first saw “Toy Story.” The ability that Pixar has to tell an amazing story in uncanny. After that film I started studying every Pixar movie that came out. It seemed that they had…

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What is Auteur Theory and Why Is It Important?

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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IFH 123: What is Cinematic Virtual Reality with Jason Diamond

What is Cinematic Virtual Reality with Jason Diamond Is Virtual Reality the next big step in visual storytelling? Steven Spielberg said: “I think we’re moving into a dangerous medium with virtual reality. The only reason I say it is dangerous is because it gives the viewer a lot of latitude not to take direction from the…

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IFH 121: Joshua Caldwell – The Art of the $6000 Feature Film

The Art of the $6000 Feature Film with Joshua Caldwell I had the pleasure of meeting Joshua Caldwell, a brother in “indie filmmaking” arms. He directed a $6000 feature film called LAYOVER, which World Premiered at the 2014 Seattle International Film Festival where it was nominated for the New American Cinema Award. The story of how he…

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What is the French New Wave?

What is the French New Wave? French New Wave, which is also known as French Nouvelle Vague, can be considered as one of the most influential film movements that took place in the history of cinema. The ripples created by this cinematic movement can even be felt today. A group of critics, who wrote for…

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Let Stanley Kubrick Tell You Why Life is Worth Living

Read Stanley Kubrick’s Beautiful Answer to Why Life Is Worth Living If you look at Stanley Kubrick’s work like Full Metal Jacket, Dr. Strangelove, Eyes Wide Shut, and A Clockwork Orange, they’re not the most uplifting depictions of mankind, it would make sense to think of Stanley Kubrick as an intensely pessimistic human being. That would be a mistake, as this…

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Kubrick’s Lenses – The Ultimate Guide to the Lenses Used by Stanley Kubrick

Kubrick’s Lenses – The Ultimate Guide to the Lenses Used by Stanley Kubrick When you here the Stanley Kubrick you think of images. One of the many reasons Kubrick was such a remarkable filmmaker was that he came to the film industry after years working as a professional photographer for publications like Look magazine. There he learned about composition, light…

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Terrence Malick: Understanding The Enigmatic Filmmaking Master

Terrence Malick: The Enigmatic Filmmaking Master Legendary film director Terrence Malick’s films have been branded as radical re-evaluations of the current concepts of cinema like sound, image, narrative and character. Malick’s films happen to be intensely visual, unorthodox, and flourishing with natural scenery. Born in Ottawa Illinois, Terrence Malick’s parents were Irene and Emil A.…

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