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How They Did It: The Visual Effects of Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo
by Romain Strabol

Happy Bastille Day! Directed by the colorful, hyper-kinetic, and very French Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Mood Indigo tells the story of two lovers against the backdrop of Gondry’s typically fantastical Paris. Visual effects supervisor Romain Strabol explains how the team crafted two key elements of Mood Indigo‘s surreal mise-en-scène: a mouse-house […]

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Road Warrior: Jason Momoa’s Journey to Paloma
By Mark Sells

Towering over six feet four inches tall, Hawaiian born actor-director Jason Momoa’s powerful presence on screen is unmistakable. In the HBO series Game of Thrones, he is Khal Drogo, the fearsome Dothraki warlord who weds exiled princess Daenerys Targaryen. In Stargate Atlantis, he transforms into dreadlocked military specialist Ronon Dex. He goes mano y mano, […]

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New Filmmakers LA Part 2: Moviemaking Wisdom with Directors Edward Shieh, Michelle Yu and many more
By New Filmmakers LA

New Filmmakers LA is back with even more moviemaking wisdom, featuring interviews with directors Edward Shieh, Sam Barnett, Evan Matthews, Marko Grujic and Michelle Yu. NewFilmmakers LA (NFMLA) is a non-profit organization designed to showcase the innovative works by emerging filmmakers from around the world, providing the Los Angeles community of entertainment professionals and film goers with a constant surge […]

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New Filmmakers LA Part 1: Moviemaking Wisdom with Directors J.D. Ramage, Ross Kolton and more
By New Filmmakers LA

New Filmmakers LA is back with loads of moviemaking wisdom, featuring interviews with directors J.D. Ramage, Adam Rosenbaum and writer Matt Godfrey, Ross Kolton and lead actor Ryan Mazzei, Bettina Bilger and Chris Valenziano. NewFilmmakers LA (NFMLA) is a non-profit organization designed to showcase the innovative works by emerging filmmakers from around the world, providing the Los Angeles community of entertainment […]

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My America: Attitudes and Ideas of a Nation
by Hal Hartley

This week, on the heels of Independence Day, director Hal Hartley (No Such Thing) discusses his latest feature film, My America, which knits together the emotions and people that define the United States. Commissioned by Center Stage, the state theater of Maryland, the film consists of a series of spirited monologues written and performed by […]

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The Making of a Boy: Richard Linklater on his 12-Year Labor of Love, Boyhood
by Andy Young

Richard Linklater is no stranger to the workings of time—both as thematic device in his films, and as necessary ingredient to the moviemaking process. After all, his two previous features had unusually long gestation periods: 2011’s Bernie had been cooking in the director’s head since 1997, while 2013’s Before Midnight comes 18 years after Before […]

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Big Joy: James Broughton Doc Co-Director Reflects On the Beat Filmmaker
by Stephen Silha

Stephen Silha is the co-director of Big Joy: the Adventures of James Broughton, a lyrical documentary about the beloved director of The Bed, The Pleasure Garden, This is It and other counter-culture classics. Here, Silha recounts his friendship with the late Broughton, the subject he brings to luminous life along with fellow filmmakers Eric Slade […]

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Feast for the Eyes: Strudel in Inglourious Basterds
by Kelly Leow

“The food in that movie looked so good.” There’s nothing quite as aggravating as delicious onscreen food. Think of the plump, glistening, jeweled globs of sashimied perfection served to the camera in Jiro Dreams of Sushi, and weep with frustrated desire. Let’s face it: That film, and others like it, have honed the fine art […]

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Behind the Scenes on Behind the Gate: Interview with Co-Director and Executive Producer Mark Giardino
by Morgan Greenwald

Behind the Gate is co-directors Jack Lucarelli and Mark Giardino’s documentary about the tremendous efforts that go into training a racehorse for the Kentucky Derby. Casting his own purebreds as stars of the film, Mark Giardino (both co-director and executive producer) strips horse-racing of its notorious corruption and exposes the purity and glory at its […]

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Innovator’s Beat: The Cream of the Tech Crop at NAB 2014
by Valentina I. Valentini

Make your next birthday wishlist with our product picks from the annual NAB Show tech summit. A few years ago it was 2K, then it was 3D, and last year it was all 4K… but when it comes down to it, it’s all a bunch of ones and zeros, right? Although 4K still held a […]

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