All posts by Max Weinstein

  • Dream On: Watch How Ingmar Bergman Laid the Groundwork for Cinematic Depictions of Dreams (Video)

    From Maya Deren to David Lynch, the cinematic “fever dream” has been conjured by many, but mastered by few. Ingmar Bergman is undisputedly among those...

  • On the Lookout For Your Next Location? Don’t Forget These Eight Keys to Foolproof Scouting (Video)

    When scouting for locations, moviemakers automatically consider what’s going to be in the frame, but sometimes tend to forget that what’s out of it will be of equal importance...

  • Shedding Light: Watch This Enlightening Breakdown of DP Janusz Kaminski’s Signature Lighting Techniques (Video)

    For every production, there are existing sets, and then there are additional set layers whose creation depends upon harnessing those sets’ light sources. Frequent Steven Spielberg...

  • Frame of Mind: Watch How Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower Followed Multiple Points of Action to Shoot a Protest (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...

  • Frame of Mind: Watch How I Love Dick DP Jim Frohna’s Framing Heightens Characters’ Emotional Conflicts (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...

  • Frame of Mind: Take Advantage of Darkness to Craft Jump Scares, Says Camera Obscura Director Aaron B. Koontz (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...

  • Frame of Mind: Doubled Lenses, Distorted Time Heighten Sports Action in Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation (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...

  • Moonlight Co-Editor Nat Sanders Talks Quitting Your Day Job, Disagreeing With Directors and That Awkward Oscars Moment

    Though his nomination for a Best Editing Oscar for Moonlight wasn’t as monumental as his co-editor Joi McMillon’s—she was the first African-American to receive a nod for the...

  • click here Watch: Jill Soloway and Sarah Gubbins Talk Writing I Love Dick, Post-Production Tricks and More (Video)

    The first season of I Love Dick has launched on Amazon Video, and the show’s slyly funny take on gender and sexuality has already raised eyebrows and made...

  • Frame of Mind: Over-Prepare For Tricky FX And Long Shoot Days, Warns The Shadow Effect Director Amariah Olson (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...