Articles – Features

  • The Teen Film Revolution

    Left to right: Will Crosby and James Moritz show off their homemade dolly track; assistant director Rachel Walker takes command on the set of Aberzombie.com;...

  • Now Playing at Your Local Desktop

    There is nothing more frustrating than feeling that no one will see your films,” says San Francisco-based moviemaker Caveh Zahedi. Zahedi expresses the angst of...

  • Shooting Jaws at 30

    Chances are good that if you saw jaws when it premiered in 1975, you avoided swimming—or even wading—in the ocean for at least a few...

  • Todd Solondz Loves You

    Todd Solondz does not hate everyone. It’s a common misconception that he does. His movies—the painfully honest adolescent exploration Welcome to the Dollhouse, the bleakly...

  • Super 16 Renaissance Keeps Growing

    ? “The issues/58/images are amazing,” says David Ayer, writer-director of Harsh Times, which he shot in Super 16 withcinematographer Steve Mason. “People who have seen...

  • MovieMaker 2005 Top 10 Cities for Moviemakers

    an. Love him or hate him, there’s no denying that this tour-de-force moviemaker has re-energized the city as fertile production ground. With The Sixth Sense,...

  • Hollywood Effects on an Indie Budget

    Stephen Wastell stars in Stefan Avalos’ The Ghosts of Edendale, available on Warner Home Video Several years ago I co-created a little movie called The...

  • Lessons from William Fraker

    Many decades into his prolific Hollywood career, William Fraker has become a kind of Yoda of cinema­tography; a wise, bene­volent master of his craft. After...

  • The Making of Blockbuster

    Spider-Man Producer Jon Landau tells the story about when he first had an inkling he was part of a rare moviemaking experience. “It was at...

  • Easy Rider: 35 Years Later

    Peter Fonda and Laszlo Kovacs Laszlo Kovacs, ASC was born and raised on a farm some 60 miles from Budapest, Hungary. He studied at the...