Posts Tagged ‘hollywood’

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 100 let’s say).  Remember that this is the Hollywood mentality.  Many countries have a less structured approach.  Equally valid if the movies gets…

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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 film with an Improvised Feel. From Wikipedia: The New Wave (French: La Nouvelle Vague) is a blanket term coined by critics for a group of French filmmakers of the late…

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WGA and AMPTP Make Deal and Avert Strike

Up to the actual May 2nd deadline to call a strike, the WGA and AMPTP made a deal on numerous points to avoid a potentially disastrous strike to Hollywood’s film and media industries.  The basic issues resolved were: Minimums across the board — as well as contribution increases to our Health Plan that should ensure…

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“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 so the executive thinks – and then believes Box Office magic will result. Delusional thinking in today’s studios is rampant.   The pop…

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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 shifting so dramatically (pardon the pun) that the three-year negotiation periods of the major unions can no longer account for massive change in…

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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 Bob Mandel, who is now the Dean of the AFI Conservatory. Subscribe to this channel for more exclusive videos from the AFI Archive:…

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Production Technique – Use Forced Prespective Miniatures

 Forced Perspective Miniatures – A Fine Hollywood Tradition “At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum…

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