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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. Some of the movies he discussed (note: the descriptions for these are below in quotes, denoting his own words). Others he just mentioned (noted below with short plot descriptions and no quotes). But the cumulative total reflects a life lived entirely within the confines of movie making, from his days as a young asthmatic child watching a tiny screen in Queens, New York to today, when Scorsese is as productive as he’s ever been in his career--and more revered than ever by the industry that once regarded him as a troublesome outsider.

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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?”

Why? A. B. A. B. C. D. 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? 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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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. If you have any other programs you know of online or have questions about the origins of these files, dfnet79 @, and we'll link them here. Some of the following files are compressed in a .zip format.

. ( * denotes new tool ) ! These zipped templates are in the .pdf file type. These templates are in the .xls file type. 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.