All posts by Max Weinstein

  • go Frame of Mind: To Do True Crime Right, The Confession Tapes Used Private Interview Locations and Macro Lenses (Video)

    What makes a scene work? Does it lie in the carefully executed plans of a film’s cast and crew? Or does the magic rest upon fortuitous mistakes, spontaneity and...

  • Exclusive: Watch Aml Ameen Navigate the Dark Side of Wall Street in This Clip From The Price (Video)

    What’s the price one pays for a cushy job on Wall Street? That’s one of the fundamental questions at the heart of Anthony Onah’s directorial...

  • Exclusive: Watch Del the Funky Homosapien Rap Over Stop-Motion Wizardry in Video for L’Orange’s "Blame the Author"

    Yes, you can make a fantastical production on a real-boy budget. That’s the conceit of director Alex Thompson’s music video for underground hip-hop producer L’Orange’s “Blame...

  • Exclusive: Watch John Malkovich Narrate the End of the World in Short Film “Hell” (Video)

    If thou stare long into John Malkovich, John Malkovich will also gaze into thee. And when he reads you a “requiem for humanity,” you should...

  • “Where Are We Without Truth?”: Errol Morris on Why Doc Moviemakers Should See Themselves as Journalists

    “I hope I was able to talk about the film in some way,” Errol Morris joked after our hour-long exchange. Much like his pioneering, interview-heavy...

  • Frame of Mind: To Build Dread, Dementia 13’s Crew Shot Handheld and Made Its Tunnel Location From Scratch (Video)

    What makes a scene work? Does it lie in the carefully executed plans of a film’s cast and crew? Or does the magic rest upon fortuitous mistakes, spontaneity and...

  • The Conviction of a Misguided Visionary: These Three Prison Inmates Are Looking To Moviemaking As Their Salvation

    There’s a lot of tough talk about braving the “art life,” and with good reason. Trying times—from being exploited in entry-level positions for little to...

  • go to link Breaking Down Your Script? Follow These Steps to Mark and Tag Your Way Through Pre-Production (Video)

    1st ADs in pre-production: Are your project’s scenes marked and tagged for shooting? If so, great! You’ll more or less know the essentials of a workable...

  • San Luis Obispo International Film Festival 2017: It’s Quaint at First Glance, but SLO Has a Lot Going On

    Long after the boysenberry aromas of a San Luis Obispo-made Zinfandel were washed from my palate, the local flavor of the sleepy Californian Central Coast...

  • Doing Action Justice: Watch How Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop Gives Excessive Action the Treatment It Deserves (Video)

    If Paul Verhoeven has taught moviemakers anything during his time spent directing blockbusters, it’s that action and violence can be as meaningful as they are lean...