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Martin Scorsese's Film School: The 85 Films You Need To See To Know Anything About Film. Interviewing Martin Scorsese is like taking a master class in film.

Martin Scorsese's Film School: The 85 Films You Need To See To Know Anything About Film

Fast Company’s four-hour interview with the director for the December-January cover story was ostensibly about his career, and how he had been able to stay so creative through years of battling studios. But the Hugo director punctuated everything he said with references to movies: 85 of them, in fact, all listed below. Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time. Film Production Apps. The 7-Step Film Directing Formula. I’ve been working professionally in the film and TV business for 37 years.

The 7-Step Film Directing Formula

During that time, I’ve had the opportunity to work on industrial films, educational films, documentaries, commercials, music videos, episodic TV shows, TV movies, Indie films and Hollywood features. I’ve worked with dozens of good, mediocre and bad directors - as well as hundred’s of good, mediocre and bad actors. I’ve read 100′s of film scripts before they were produced: some which were so terrible I couldn’t get past the first 10 pages, to scripts which went on to win Academy Awards.

I’ve also had the opportunity to spend months at a time teaching and mentoring film students as they write, prep and shoot their own short films. I believe my years in the “film production trenches” has given me a unique insight into finding the answer to the question: “Is there a formula, or guide, that film directors (anywhere in the world) can follow, that will help them make successful and compelling films?”

The DIY Filmmaker's Toolkit. Find a camcorder with our lab tested reviews and ratings. Mental_floss » 15 Film Production Credits Explained. Ever wonder what all those strange credits are when they roll by at the end of a film?

mental_floss » 15 Film Production Credits Explained

I used to, until I moved to LA, where I started meeting Best Boys and Dolly Grips with their kids when I took my son to the playground—yes, Hollywood, where you meet Gaffers and Armourers at your average Saturday night house party. So I started asking questions, and here's what I've learned: Thank you for Subscribing to DPS – Check Your Email Now. Thanks for signing up to the dPS newsletter newsletter you’re one step away from receiving great photography tips every week.

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We’ve sent you an email with a link that once you click will activate your subscription. We can start to send you the newsletter. If you don’t see the email – check your junk mail box as it could have been filtered. If you don’t find it please email us via our contact form. FILMSECRETS - Film Resource. RonDexter.com. Tools & Utilities for filmmakers. You've now entered the Dependent Films Download Center.

Tools & Utilities for filmmakers

It's unbelievable 1) how much these files can help, and 2) how hard all of these tools are to find on the net. Thus, this is why we've assembled this compilation for all of you aspiring filmmakers out there. Best of all, they're all FREE (a favorite word for all independent filmmakers). These programs have really helped our productions, and hopefully they can help yours as well. So You Wanna Work in Movies. Peter Jackson's behind-the-scenes Hobbit video is stuffed with hot Hobbit-on-Dwarf action. Wierdest nitpick ever.

Peter Jackson's behind-the-scenes Hobbit video is stuffed with hot Hobbit-on-Dwarf action

Especially when back when the Lord of the Rings came out, people kept complaining how their feet weren't hairy enough! They just look too hairy, it's just something that is a visual disconnect for me. I like hairy feet in real life but these look daft, like not what I pictured in my head at all. Prior to the LotR movies most people went by D&D illustrations, and thought that the hobbit feet would have had hair only on their soles - which frankly always looked goofy to me, and wouldn't have made much biological sense. Production 101 Course.