Tag Archives: cinema

Why Don’t Films Shoot Scenes in Sequence?

Cost. Pure and simple. When  shooting a police drama TV show or feature (for example), you might revisit some locations more than a few times in Script Sequence (from scenes 1 to

French New Wave Changed Cinema – FilmmakingWithaCalculator!

The Techniques associated with French New Wave Filmmaking were improvisation, low cost equipment, shots which defied conventional tracking shot systems, i.e., handheld as well as the minimal setup time to achieve a

“Ghost in the Shell” – Analysis on B.O. Crash

“Ghost in the Shell” strikes me as one of those films whereby an executive thinks he understands the market, grabs some IP and slaps in an actress who is hot – or

WGA Strike Possible in a cash of Old and New Models

  A WGA Strike is a genuine possibility for the Industry, bringing back the difficulties of the 2008 strike.  Many issues were not resolved to the WGA’s satisfaction.  The Media Landscape is

My Comedy Director List

When thinking “Comedy”, you should have a list of directors and writers in your various genres.   Here is my list of directors whose work I watch, analyze and remember. Charlie Chaplin:

“The Godfather” – Classic Cinema 45 years Ago

“The Godfather” is one of the most iconic American movies of all time.  This great feature film was the catalyst – The Moment – for me to personally enter the film industry. 

International Productions Finance Model & “Lion”

International Productions are at the forefront of the Film Finance Model because many countries offer a number of attributes which make for a positive finance model in today’s highly competitive film production

Steven Spielberg On Storyboarding (1978)

Steven Spielberg came to AFI in 1978 for a seminar with AFI Fellows. In this clip he talks about how he approaches storyboarding. Interestingly enough, the young man asking the question is

Cuts & Transitions 101

Director/Editor Joey Scoma is here to talk to you about something simple: cuts and transitions. Except… there are so many different kinds!! In this video essay, Joey lists and defines the different