Seanwes tv 155: Increase Productivity by Planning Out Your Day. Mike Monteiro - "Fuck you pay me" (PT Br) Watch Over 100 Feature Films for Free on the 'Paramount Vault' YouTube Channel. Are you a fan of movies? What about free movies? Paramount is betting you do, and they've created a new channel on YouTube called the Paramount Vault, which features over 100 full-length feature films from their archives (though the features only seem to be available in the US at the moment).
While a number of these are quite a bit older, with some science fiction B-movies thrown in for good measure, they also have an eclectic mix of newer films. Here's their intro video for a sense of what the Paramount Vault is all about: As others have said, it's not clear if these films will always remain free on YouTube or if they will cycle them out as newer films are made available.
It's also not clear when we might see the newest Paramount films on the Vault channel, though it's possible we may only ever get clips of many of them. You can also take a gander at the first film from The Wachowski's called Bound: Introducing Radio Film School, the Filmmaking Podcast We've All Been Waiting For. Podcasting is going through a renaissance of sorts, and the wave of inspiring topical content is making its way into filmmaking territory.
Of course, there have been quite a few podcasts that focus on film news and film criticism, and there have been others that have focused on the technical aspects of filmmaking (the Go Creative Show is a favorite). However, until this month, filmmakers haven't had their own version of This American Life, a show that delves into the personal stories and the intangibles of filmmaking in a way that is both inspiring and informative. Our friend Ron Dawson, who runs Dare Dreamer Media, a Seattle-based company that focuses on the providing topical content based around the art and economics of being an independent creative, recently launched the first two episodes of Radio Film School. So without any further ado, here are first two episodes of Radio Film School, which explore the topic of fatherhood as a thematic element of filmmaking. DCP 143: Daniel McCarthy - Music Bed — Carl Olson TV. Daniel McCarthy, owner of Music Bed, explains the issues in selecting and licensing quality music.
One the greatest artistic challenges for digital filmmakers is finding and legally using music in your video. Sorting out and making sense of the complexity of licensing music requires someone who knows the industry inside and out. What is royalty free? What does managed rights mean? What are synchronization fees?
And what about performance royalties, needle drops, BMI/ASCAP, YouTube, Vimeo, DVD's, streaming vs downloads - how do you chose the right license? Daniel talks about how Music Bed helps filmmakers find the right song and appropriate license for their movie. Also in this episode, the video business success coach, Kris Simmons, talks about how the power of adding a zero can help you grow your business. John August & Craig Mazin Break Down How to Write Everything in Your Script (Except the Dialogue)
The one element of a screenplay that audiences notice and (usually) attribute to the writer is the dialogue. That's because most moviegoers have never read a screenplay and don't understand that dialogue makes up a mere fraction of the words that are necessary to create the world they are watching on the screen. Much of the craft of screenwriting is the economical choice of words and phrases, carefully constructed and arranged on the page, to bring a movie to life in the mind's eye of the reader. And the majority of those words are not dialogue. In a recent episode of the ScriptNotes podcast, screenwriters John August and Craig Mazin look at short excerpts from seven produced screenplays across a variety of genres to break down different styles of how to write everything in a screenplay except the dialogue.
You can listen to the podcast below (the main conversation begins at the 14:12 mark). Want to See Great Scene Description on the Page? Read Aliens How to Write a Montage. Young Advice from Master Filmmakers (TARANTINO,WES ANDERSON,SCORSESE,COPPOLA,HERZOG,FELLINI,PTA) 10 TED Talks That All Filmmakers Should Check Out. TED Talks help spread the ideas of the most amazing, creative minds of our generation, including those of our most revered filmmakers and storytellers. Filmmaker IQ put together a video playlist last year that compiles talks from the likes of J.J. Abrams, James Cameron, and many others that explore topics ranging from storytelling, creativity, and "impossible photography". Bonus (because I love this one): If you've ever wondered why so many fail at storytelling even though we all seem to have a natural tendency to tell stories, here's Julian Friedmann's TEDx Talk that focuses on the "mystery of storytelling.
" If you're in the mood for more, ScreenCraft has shared their own list of filmmaking/storytelling-related TED Talks. (One you should definitely check out if you haven't already is Joe Sabia's "the technology of storytelling. " Which film-related TED Talks are you favorites? Let us know in the comments below! Ron Howard: On Filmmaking. J.J. Abrams: On Filmmaking. Christopher Nolan on Aspiring Filmmaker's Responsibility and How Soderbergh Helped Him Figure Out How to Best Work Within a Studio System. During the Director Series that took place during Tribeca 2015, Christopher Nolan talked with Bennett Miller about many topics, including the challenges of becoming risk-averse as your career expands, and how he learned how to deal deal with the Studio System to keep his creative freedom all the while maintaining a sustainable relationship for all parties.
Nolan, whose roots come from the DIY/indie filmmaking philosophy had been in the past very generous about the lessons he had learned making his first feature film. This time, talking to Miller, he opens up about other aspects that are as interesting and insightful. About New Filmmakers’ Responsibility and Energy “When you’re starting out I think the energy you have is a wonderful thing that is untouched. And then as you learn more and more, it becomes harder and harder to forget the rules, to push them aside. When you’re starting out, you have nothing to lose, you also have nothing to gain by being the same as everybody else. Watch Olivia Wilde Discuss Taking on The Role of Producer. Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images On Thursday, April 16, actress Olivia Wilde (Meadowland), took part in the Tribeca Talks Master Class: The Producers, a free session inside the SVA Theater.
On this panel, we hear from Blue Valentine producer Alex Orlovsky, Beasts of the Southern Wild producer Matt Parker, Meadowland producer and co-star Olivia Wilde, and Bachelorette producer Carly Hugo. Moderating this panel is The Hollywood Reporter’s Tatiana Seigel. All of the independent movies you're planning on seeing during this year's Tribeca Film Festival, they wouldn't exist without the diligence of their oft-overlooked producers.READ ABOUT TFF 2015 PRODUCERS HERE. Mark Duplass Tips to Handle the "This Is No Good" Voice and Get Your "Vomit Draft" Out. There is a lot to Mark Duplass‘ keynote speech at SXSW, but I’ve decided to start with his tips on writing and dealing with the this is no good voice, the one that can stop you from finishing a screenplay (or anything really).
The one that comes way too quickly after the dopamine released by the flash of a good idea has faded away. It just so happens I am exactly at that stage, stuck two-third in a feature screenplay I know has potential but can’t get past the “this is no good” (to put it mildly) voice that popped-up after I’ve scrolled up on my Final Draft (big mistake) read couple of scenes, and felt nauseous. I’m thinking some of you might be in the same situation, and my hope is that you will found Duplass’ no-nonsense, practical tips as helpful as I did. Here are Mark Duplass three tips to move forward with your creative work: 1 – Embrace the This Is No Good Voice 2 – Don’t Write Your Vomit Draft, Narrate It People don’t do that enough. So a community will really help you with that.” Motionographer Motionographer Podcast: Making “Anomaly” Set against the space-race canvas of the 1960’s, Anomaly is inspired by the traditional Christmas Nativity and explores, through a modern-day lens, the events of two-thousand years ago.
It is a story about relationships that intertwine around an unprecedented astronomical event, as a couple navigate life’s realities at a time of unfathomable significance. The beautiful and ethereal film was helmed by Dan Difelice and Salomon Ligthelm. The film’s titles and posters were designed by Byron Slaybaugh. The ambitious film began as a mood reel pitched to Kickstarter to raise the funds to produce their vision.
The two filmmakers initially set out to make a 3 to 5 minute film, and 3 years later wound up with a near feature length epic. Motionographer sat down with Dan and Byron to discuss the long short film that clocks in at 37 minutes—yet it’s completely worth those 37 minutes of your time, trust me. I highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the podcast. Anomaly (full length) Links. In This Retrospective, David Fincher Imparts Some Major Wisdom on Directing Films. David Fincher is one of those filmmakers working today whose work is still as exciting today as it was at the beginning of his career.
His films offer extreme commentaries on the dark sides of humanity. John Doe, Tyler Durden, Martin Vanger, and Amy Dunne all vehicles for not only demonstrating just how ugly, powerful, and dynamic a villainous character can be, but also how corruptive their influence can be to those around them. From Se7en to Gone Girl, Fincher discusses his work with BAFTA Guru in this episode of A Life in Pictures. There are a ton of great pieces of wisdom that Fincher imparts in the video. Here are a few takeaways that I thought were particularly edifying: Don't "fall victim to other people's laziness" Sometimes taking risks pays off in big ways When Fincher read the script for Se7en, he was shocked not only to see that John Doe turns himself in in the end, but that the scene happens so late in the movie.
Give your actors more "bites of the apple" TWDP 011: Director Christian Schultz from Music Bed - Bridging the Gap. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe to the Podcast: In this episode of The Wandering DP Podcast we chat with director Christian Schultz from Music Bed about what it takes to put together a Vimeo Staff Pick, how he gets projects done with a small team, and how he managed to brdige the taste/talent gap with his filmmaking. What You’ll Hear in this Episode: We chat to Christian about how he got started in the film industry, his background in music, and how today’s tools are allowing filmmakers around the world to travel lighter and produce higher quality content then ever before. Inspiration Corner This week’s Inspiration Corner is a great Behind the Scenes video put out by Variety on the making of Birdman shot by none other than Emmanuel Lubezki, aka Chivo. The video shows the challenges the post production team faced with the unique shooting style and how they managed to pull it all together by working closely with all the departments.
Style Uncovered Capturing Better Images: Finding Story, Creating Tension, & Defying Expectations with the 'H.' Filmmakers. Filmmakers Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia crafted their own version of a science fiction thriller with H. — not one reliant on apocalyptic hyperbole, but one grounded in character and bizarre happenings (often based on real occurrences). The film is told through two different couples, the first: aging and struggling with their differences and with the inherent weirdness of caring for a reborn child doll. The second couple are both young artists, dealing with brutal honesty within a relationship and a baby on the way. We caught up with the co-creators of the film at Sundance 2015 to discuss how they approached the project: Check out the H. official trailer: Did anyone get a chance to see this film yet? Let's talk about it below. A Film School Education in 83 Minutes: An Interview with the 'Beaver Trilogy Part IV' Filmmakers.
The Beaver Trilogy is a set of short films made in the 70s and 80s by iconic Utah filmmaker Trent Harris. Now nearly 40 years later, director Brad Besser (The World of Z) re-explores the pathos of Groovin' Gary and the filmmaker that stumbled upon him. One fateful day in 1979, a kid (who called himself Groovin' Gary) was hanging around a TV station parking lot when Trent Harris was testing a new video camera for the station. What happens afterwards is a bizarre and beautiful character study of a young man whose dreams to be an actor soured after letting Harris too close, too quickly. We caught up with Brad Besser and Trent Harris in Park City at Sundance 2015: The Beaver Kid makes his appearance onto a strange stage. The film was then re-made as a narrative in 1981, casting a young and eager Sean Penn as The Beaver Kid. Director Phil Lord has high praise for the trilogy, saying: To me, it felt like it was a film school education in 83 minutes.
What do you think about the Beaver Trilogy? 'People Who Make Movies Don't Have a Choice': Sundance Shorts Directors Share Advice for Young Filmmakers. Do You Need Connections to Get Into Sundance? These Filmmakers Proved That You Don't. With Sundance 2015 fast approaching, it's worth taking some time to listen to filmmakers who've been there before. Writer/Director Diane Bell & Producer Chris Byrne took their 2010 film Obselidia to Sundance, where it won the Alfred P. Sloan award and the cinematography award, and was nominated for a Grand Jury prize (it was also nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards). Even though they didn't have any personal connections to the festival, and the movie was submitted on the last possible day, their film was still accepted out of thousands of submissions.
Just because their film won awards, however, did not mean that they were automatically given a distribution deal. First, here's the trailer for Obelidia (you can purchase from here): From this terrific Film Courage interview, here is a great clip with the filmmakers where they describe their experience with the festival: But it's not enough just to make a movie and get into a festival.
Learn How Joss Whedon Approaches Story, Writing & Directing in 10 Minutes. Long before Joss Whedon took the helm of The Avengers and steered the Marvel franchise to the second highest box office grossing film of all time, before Buffy and Firefly, he left his job at a video store to start his first writing gig on the sitcom Roseanne. That is where Joss Whedon learned his craft on the job.
Coming from a long line of television writers may have predisposed Joss Whedon to writing for television and film, but he didn't realize his love for writing until after he graduated from college. Even then, Whedon admits that he had to figure out how screenwriting worked while he was already getting paid to do it. Whedon explains in this first video from BAFTA's On Filmmaking series how he approaches story ideas and how being a true romantic, and therefore a cynic, colors his work.
Does Joss Whedon's approach to story, writing and directing resonate with you? Share your thoughts with us in the comments. An Argument Against Formulas (Or Why Scott Myers is My New Hero) | ARCBLOG. Spend 40 Illuminating Minutes with Steven Soderbergh as He Talks About Low-Budget Filmmaking. Advice from Director William Friedkin: 'Leave Film School' & Study Alfred Hitchcock. Ramit Sethi on Persuasion and Turning a Blog Into a Multi-Million-Dollar Business.
Robert Redford on the History and Future of Film at Sundance. Listen to 2 Solid Hours of Paul Thomas Anderson Discussing Every One of His Films. The Insider View Presented By Final Draft : Final Draft Insider View with Screenwriters Mark Heyman and Craig Johnson. ‘The Skeleton Twins’ Co-Writers Explain How Tone Made Their Indie Gem Work (& Hard to Finance)
FILMMAKER PASS: Four Different Directors Share Their Advice & Lessons Learned. Enter Screencraft's Screenwriting Fellowship & Win a Trip to LA for Top-Level Meetings. WATCHED--> Interview with Jon Foreman of Switchfoot. Christopher Nolan Shares DIY Shooting Tricks of His No-Budget First Film, 'Following' Get The Guy » How To Handle Stress Like A Spartan… How Often Should You Practice, and How? - Q&A #2. Salomon Ligthelm Interview. Render Time - Salomon Ligthelm Interview.