Must-See for Amateur Auteurs: Robert Rodriguezs 10-Minute Film School - Culture - GOOD - StumbleUponThough it's been on YouTube for a while, this "10-Minute Film School," courtesy of acclaimed director Robert Rodriguez, appears to be terribly underappreciated. Let's fix that. Rodriguez said he originally made this quick lesson to better explain to non-believers how he was able to make his Sundance-winning El mariachi on a budget of just $7,000. Not only is this a tremendous resource for anyone interested in making a great film with very little cash, it's also a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes for anyone who's ever wondered just how moviemakers do it. For the third installment, in which Rodriguez shares some of the tricks behind his Desperado , go here . <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
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Anyone who’s ever seen a movie by boy-wonder Quentin Tarantino knows that the director has a very unique – often copied but never matched – style. The quirky dialogues, the many pop-culture references, the winks and nods to other films and directors, the stylised violence, and the feet... Tarantino flicks are a hoot, no doubt about it. And because we’re sure you’re looking for an excuse to watch them all over again, here are the top 10 things you didn’t know about Tarantino films. Red Apple cigarettes For Quentin Tarantino, there is only one brand of cigarettes worth smoking: Red Apple.
Wired.com is presenting a collection of galleries intended to help people become better geeks, nine items at a time. This is the seventh in the 9 for 9 series . From Star Wars to Lord of the Rings , the spectacular geek destinations in the gallery above are some of the coolest movie locations on the planet. They're from films you've probably seen, but you'd have to be a well-traveled cinephile to have visited them all. We understand that to hit all these cinematic hot spots would be a time- and money-intensive affair, but we still made sure all the places on the list are actually locations that people can visit. Perhaps more importantly, these are locations that are really fun to travel to.
Rani Naamani is an animator employed by Dreamworks, but in his free time, he dreams up bite-sized short films that offer more than their two-minute runtimes would suggest -- perfect for those of us with web-induced ADD. Naamani started a side project this year aptly titled Side Films, where him and his friend Carlos Puertolas try to learn more about filmmaking by doing a series of short films. But these guys seem to have the basics down. Their latest project, "Too Late," is a zombie tale with horror and humor at all the right parts.
Rambling On… About Reshoots and Editing on Set In the final clip from this roundtable discussion between host Russell Constanzo and directors Alex Karpovsky (Red Flag), Ry Russo-Young (Nobody Walks), Antonio Campos (Simon Killer) and Craig Zobel (Compliance), the quartet talks about the advantages of budgeting for reshoots and how… Read more Trailer Watch: A Journal of Insomnia One of the Storyscapes projects I’m looking forward to at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival is A Journal of Insomnia, an “interactive fresco” combining confessions from insomniacs the world over and gathered since 2012.