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Clint Eastwood Gives the Cinema Masterclass at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival

By Benjamin Craig, posted 22 May 2017

The Masterclass is an annual festival fixture in which a respected film practitioner is invited to talk about their approach and their body of work. Watch Clint Eastwood give the 2017 edition, moderated by legendary film critic Kenneth Turan.

How to Film Safely at Height

By Leila Jones, posted 16 May 2017

There is no doubt that filming at height allows you to create beautiful shots that would be impossible to get with your feet on the ground, but it also comes with an element of danger. You could fall, or you could drop something and it hits a person below. In some cases, you might get stuck and the rescue services canít get to you. For that reason, it's incredibly important to take into account health and safety when you're working at height. You'll need to create a plan of action, measure the risks and take action to prevent them.

Behind the Scenes With the New RED Weapon 8K Camera on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2

By Benjamin Craig, posted 8 May 2017

Go behind the scenes with Guardians' Director James Gunn and Director of Photography Henry Braham, BSC as they discuss their vision for the movie and the experience they wanted to give viewers. Their desire to display a larger-than-life adventure that is punctuated with intimate human moments made the compact form factor and large sensor size of the WEAPON 8K VV the perfect camera to capture the immersive experience they desired.

The Economist Thinks We've Reached 'Peak Indie'

By Benjamin Craig, posted 3 March 2017

Anyone working in the indie scene over the past few years will have noted the paradox that now exists between the exponential increase in the availability of new distribution platforms and the ever-increasing difficulty for indie films to recoup their budgets.

Pixar in a Box - Free 9 Part Course in Storytelling

By Benjamin Craig, posted 16 February 2017

Khan Academy has teamed up with the master storysmiths at Pixar to provide a video course in the art of storytelling. And if that wasn't cool enough, the whole course is available for free.

Financing Your Short Film - Three Ways to Bypass Industry Gatekeepers

By Thomas Verdi, posted 6 February 2017

This is a blatant post about why we want you to use the new short film funding platform called The Film Fund to get around industry gatekeepers. It's also a pretty dope write-up, so read on if you're interested in the film industry and getting your flicks made.

The 24 Best Movie Posters of 2016

By Benjamin Craig, posted 16 December 2016

Movie posters have to say a lot about a film through little more than a few words and some graphic design. The editors over at Rotten Tomatoes have put together a list of 24 posters for films in 2016 which are some of the best.

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