BAFTA diversity drive sparks ‘seismic’ shift in film-making

The head of the British Film Institute (BFI) believes BAFTA’s new diversity policy has been “seismic in its ability to achieve change”.
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Ryan Coogler, Variety Creative Impact Award Honorees, on His Filmmaking Creed

In 2013, director Ryan Coogler made a splash with his debut “Fruitvale Station” and was named to Time Magazine’s list of 30 People Under 30 Changing the World. Half a decade later, he’s being honored Jan. 4 with Variety’s Creative Impact Award at the Palms Springs Intl. Film Festival, along with Emily Blunt. Coogler’s impact […]

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Berlin Winner Jasmila Zbanic on Her Collaborative Approach to Filmmaking

Bosnian filmmaker Jasmila Zbanic, whose debut feature, “Grbavica,” won the Berlinale Golden Bear in 2006, was at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival this week to present a masterclass for the 10 film students and graduates taking part in EFP Future Frames, a fest section that screened their short films (see trailer above). Zbanic, whose other […]

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Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick To Receive Force Of Nature Filmmaking Award

Outgoing Berlin Film Festival director Dieter Kosslick will receive the inaugural Force of Nature Filmmaking Award at the 2018 Sam Spiegel International Film Lab in Jerusalem. The organizers of the Film Lab, the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School, created the award to honor extraordinary personalities committed to the development of cinema. They said Kosslick […]

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Armani Launches Second Edition of Filmmaking Workshop

MILAN – Giorgio Armani has called for applications for the second edition of Armani/Laboratorio. Introduced last August, the project consists of an intensive filmmaking workshop offered free of charge, which will allow participants to produce a short film.
Held at the designer’s Silos space starting from November, the workshop’s second edition will be led by Italian director Luca Guadagnino, whose “Call me by your name” movie received widespread critical acclaim and several accolades, including nominations for an Academy Award for Best Picture and for a BAFTA Award for Best Direction.
“Armani/Laboratorio is my idea of a ‘film atelier’ where stories are created by students working together with guidance and support from the most highly skilled key players in the industry,” said Armani.
“It’s my way of paying homage to the seventh art, the passion of a lifetime and a continuing source of inspiration. I’m privileged this year to do this with Luca Guadagnino, one of the most original and elegant directors on the Italian and international movie scenes.”
Guadagnino, who has cast Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton and Chloë Grace Moretz for his upcoming movie “Suspiria,” to be released in November, said he admires the designer for being a “man of his time.”
“His aspiration to support the

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Spike Lee to Launch His First Online Filmmaking Class

Spike Lee will share his insights and experience from three decades of making movies, for just $ 90. The filmmaker, one of the leading voices of modern black cinema, will offer his first online class in partnership with MasterClass. Lee’s class is slated to launch in the summer of 2018 on the platform, which hosts more […]

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Digital Film-Making

Digital Film-Making


‘Now there is no reason to prevent anybody from making a film. The technology exists, the equipment is much cheaper than it was, the post-production facilities are on a laptop computer, the entire equipment to make a film can go in a couple of cases and be carried as hand luggage on a plane.’ Mike FiggisIn this indispensable guide, leading director Mike Figgis offers the reader a step-by-step tutorial in how to use digital filmmaking technology so as to get the very best from it. He outlines the equipment and its uses, and provides an authoritative guide to the shooting process – from working with actors to lighting, framing, and camera movement. He further dispenses wisdom on the editing process and the use of sound and music, all the while establishing a sound aesthetic basis for the digital format. Offering everything that you could wish to know on the subject, this is a handbook that will become an essential back-pocket reference for the digital film enthusiast – whether your goal is to make no-budget movies, or simply to put your video camera to more use than just holidays and weddings.

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