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Acting in Film: Michael Caine’s Master Acting Class

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Acting in Film - An Actor's Take on Movie Making Directing talent in front of the camera is an important part of the filmmaking process. It helps to understand acting techniques so you know what you are talking about...

Anatomy Of Story: Screenwriting Series with John Truby

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John Truby has served as a consultant on over 1,000 film scripts over the past three decades, and is also known for thescreenwriting software program Blockbuster (originally "Storyline Pro"). This is the full "Anatomy...

Brian Helgeland on Screenwriting

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In this BAFTA screenwriters lecture, screenwriter Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential, Mystic River, A Knights Tale) explains what it feels like to win an Oscar an a Razzie on the same weekend, why he thinks writer's b...

Creative Freedom in Commercial Work – Orion Tait at Buck Agency

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Creative freedom through commercial production: Check out the amazing creative commercial work by Orion Tate and his creative team at Buck, an agency based in NY. This video is part of Submarine Channel's ongoing s...

David Fincher on “The Social Network” at NYFF

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'The Social Network' Director's Dialogue In this New York Film Festival interview (Part 1 of 6, click "more" below to see the rest), David Fincher talks about getting to the point in his directing career where his c...

Directors Roundtable: Tom Hooper, Lisa Cholodenko, Darren Aronofsky, David O. Russell, Derek Cianfrance, & Peter Weir

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Film directors Tom Hooper ('The King's Speech'), Lisa Cholodenko ('The Kids Are All Right'), Darren Aronofsky ('Black Swan'), David O. Russell ('The Fighter'), Derek Cianfrance ('Blue Valentine'), and Peter Weir ('The...

Editing Action Sequences: A Shot in the Dark (Knight)

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Film critic Jim Emerson offers an extremely detailed look at the first part of a famous "The Dark Knight" car/truck chase sequence, analyzing how it is put together and whether the filmmaking grammar makes sense.  Aft...

Intro to Voice-Over Acting by Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt

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Voice-over actors Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt (co-authors of 'Voice-Over Voice Actor: What It's Like Behind the Mic') talk to Back Stage about their experiences as voice-over actors. Part 2: Creating a voice-over d...

James Cameron Interview by Popular Mechanics

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Watch Popular Mechanics exclusive interview with "Avatar" director James Cameron.

Job Titles & Roles in Film Production

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Ryan Connoly at Film Riot offers a broad overview of the positions and roles in a typical film production.

Martin Scorsese: PBS American Masters Documentary

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This 1990 PBS Documentary Special examines the films, themes and techniques of Martin Scorsese.  Hear from Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg , George Lucas and Robert DeNiro among others, and watch classic scenes from...

Matthew Weiner on Creating ‘Mad Men’

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In this video interview posted by Media Mayhem, Matthew Weiner, the creator and producer of the television series Mad Men, is interviewed by Allison Hope Weiner (his sister). Matthew offers a glimpse into his childhoo...

Quentin Tarantino & Enzo Castellari Discuss the Original “Inglorious Bastards”

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Quentin Tarantino (2009 Inglorious Basterds) sits down with Enzo Castellari (1978 Inglorious Bastards) to discuss the story, action, characters, and cinematography of the original version. Note: At the end, Quentin...

Scott Frank on Writing the Opening Scene

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In this lecture, screenwriter and director Scott Frank illustrates the importance of the opening scene. Scott Frank has written blockbusters such as Get Shorty,  Minority Report and The Wolverine.

Secrets to Accessing Private Financing Panel at Prime Time in Ottawa

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It is very difficult to fund a movie, unless you have already done it once. Panelists with successfully funded films discuss experiences in raiding private capital. They talk about how to access the private funds that...

Shooting Fast, Cheap and in Control: Ten Minute Film School by Robert Rodriguez

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This installment of the "10 Minute Flick School" by Robert Rodriguez features various tricks and digital VFX techniques he used to shoot Once Upon a Time in Mexico quickly and profitably.

Tales From the Script: Career advice for screenwriters

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A 9 minute segment from the full-length 2009 documentary "Tales from The Script".  This clip offers career-focused advice on selling your script, the competition, dealing with rejection, and perseverance.  The full do...

The Basics of Three Point Lighting

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Key Light? Fill Light? Hair Light?  If these terms do not ring a bell you are going to want to stop what you are doing and hit play.  If you are lighting interviews and other indoor scenes, using the classic 3 point l...

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