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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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Costume Design: The Hidden Art Form of Cinema

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Costume Design: The Hidden Art Form of Cinema There is a lot that can be said about a character in a movie by what they wear. The costume of a character alone can give you a hint about the period the film was set (in the 50s, 60s, 90s, or 2000s), the profession of the character…

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Download FREE Storyboard Template + Tutorials

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Download FREE Storyboard Template + Tutorials The movie ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ is one replete with actions, blood, and gore. It tells a story of how a vicious and tyrannical leader Immortal Joe is relieved of his secret harem containing five beautiful princesses. Check out this brilliant video by Mr Nerdista. These princesses were kidnapped as…

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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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What is a MacGuffin? Alfred Hitchcock Explains

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What is a MacGuffin? Many of you might have heard of the term “MacGuffin” floating out there in the ether, but what the is it? The answer is not that straightforward. Legendary director coined the phrase back in the days of his film and used it throughout his career. When asked what a MacGuffin was…

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Michael Bay: Directing Hack or Genius?

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Michael Bay: Directing Hack or Genius? Every indie filmmaker who knows anything about films loves to hate on Michael Bay…or do they? Over-the-top he may be, but is Michael Bay really the worst director alive? I know we are all a bit tired of watching giant robots beat the hell out of each other. With that…

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5 Shooting Schedule Hacks That Can Save You Money

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5 Shooting Schedule Hacks That Can Save You Money Making movies ain’t cheap. From actors to film crews to big explosions, everything appears on your budget. Sure, you can get an idea of it, after breaking down your script. But poor scheduling can bleed your production if you’re not optimizing locations, cast and crew time,…

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How to Shoot a Micro Budget Feature Like Ed Burns

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How to Shoot a Micro-Budget Feature Like Ed Burns All my life I wanted to make movies. I studied films after school since I was twelve. I would go down the line of actors and directors filmography. I went to film school to learn the basics of filmmaking. Last year with a lot of hard…

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