Thursday, 30 June 2016

The Evolution of Pixar

This is a fourteen minute celebration of over thirty years of Pixar animation.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Kevin Smith - Advice on filmmaking

Kevin Smith was born and raised in New Jersey. His first movie, Clerks. (1994), was filmed in the convenience store in which Smith worked. He was only allowed to shoot at night after the store closed. This movie won the highest award at the Sundance film festival and was brought to theaters by Miramax. The movie went over so well that Smith was able to make another movie, Mallrats in 1995.

In this interview, Kevin Smith gives new filmmakers some ideas on how to act on set... and has some great advice for making sure the edit of your film is going to be exactly what your audience can tolerate.

First posted: 9 September 2012

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Happy Now

Happy Now is a comedy web series about love, relationships and all the modern issues facing modern couples. Each episode tells a different story about a different couple, written by a different writer. 

In this episode, Rick finally persuades his older girlfriend to meet his Mum but it's a move he soon regrets.

Monday, 27 June 2016

The Lion City II

Australian director Keith Loutit and Michael Adler Miltersen spent several years making this video. Michael visited every year from Copenhagen so they could develop the music and footage side by side, each influencing the other. The soundtrack is available at:

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Saturday, 25 June 2016

The Coen Brothers, pt. 2

Filmmaker Cameron Beyl deconstructs the work of Joel and Ethan Coen. This episode covers covers their trio of "retro-surreal" period pictures produced in the 1990s, Miller's Crossing (1990), Barton Fink (1991) and The Hudsucker Proxy (1994).

Friday, 24 June 2016

What Long Takes Can't Do

Evan Puschak discusses the origins and limitations of long takes in movies.