Copyright Colours of the Alphabet
The documentary resulted in the creation of an active translation network.
A new documentary follows a group of young Australian climate activists, loosely weaving their fresh protests with historical events. It's powerful, if a little too polite.
Spend money on morale, and focus on story, by far the most important element to filmmaking. Canadian comedy icon Kevin McDonald stars in Michael Stasko’s ‘Boys vs. Girls.’
Renting locations, hotel rooms, offices and cast trailers can eat the lion’s share of a budget. We rented an off-season summer camp and won best feature film at the Chicago Comedy Film Festival 2020.
Filmmaker George Romero at the premiere of ‘Survival of the Dead’ in 2010.
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Now that the whole world is echoing Romero's films, everyone can learn from his legacy.
Cinemas have survived threats before. But the pandemic shutdown might speed up the shift to short theatre runs or take us back to the old studio-style monopolies.
Like Stanley Kubrick before him, Christopher Nolan uses perspective to mess with our minds in his 2010 film Inception.
The unsung heroes of screen production, storyboard artists are employed to create a shared visual script.
On the morning of Sept. 9, San Franciscans woke up to a transformed cityscape.
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The eerie San Francisco skyline evoked sci-fi movies for a reason. Filmmakers are increasingly using color grading to tinge their films with two hues, orange and teal, to unsettle viewers.
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In a pivotal scene from Brad Pitt zombie movie World War Z, we see the frame shift from the individual to the undead mass. In doing so, it taps into deep fears.
Cyntoia Brown was sentenced to 51 years in prison when just 16 years old.
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Dan Birman, director of the new Netflix feature documentary 'Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story,' discusses his filmmaking process and the importance of the case.
From Greta Garbo to Gwyneth Paltrow, the screen cough is reliably fatal. But this film and television favourite walks a fine line between suspense and comedy.
Rear Window (1954)
Budding filmmakers needn't let isolation stand in the way of their cinematic dreams. Here are five and a half ways you can make movie magic at home.
Rogue coffee cups and changing hairstyles can distract film audiences. Whose job is it to maintain continuity? And does it matter in the big picture?
When a filmmaker as big as Scorsese needs Netflix for funding, what does it mean for the little guys?
With big theatre chains refusing to show Martin Scorsese's new big budget mob movie, the future of cinema is looking a little dimmer.
A best boy does more than heavy lifting.
If you have ever watched a film's closing credits and wondered what a "best boy" does, asking a gaffer is a good place to start.
A still from Dennis O'Rourke’s 1988 documentary Cannibal Tours. O'Rourke was part of a surge in Australian documentary making during the 1980s and 90s.
Institute of Papua New Guinea Studios
At a time when formulaic factual 'content' reigns on our TV screens, a new essay on Australian documentary making is a rallying call for those who believe the genre can effect social change.
Ivor Montagu during the 1980s.
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Ivor Montagu’s childhood was privileged, but he rebelled against his wealthy upbringing to become a pioneer of film culture, an activist documentary maker and an ardent supporter of Soviet communism.
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The gap between the idea for a film and it reaching its final audience has never been so small.
In a new study, various creators described the process of obtaining copyright permission as ‘incredibly stressful’, ‘terrifying’ and ‘a total legal nightmare’.
A new study has found copyright law can act as a deterrent to creation, rather than an incentive for it.
Director Asghar Farhadi wins the award for best screenplay at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
Their critiques may be more gentle, their attacks more circumspect – but they are resonant nonetheless. And when filmmakers like Farhadi confront Trump, they're on familiar turf: They've seen his type back home.