September’s ended so it is time to wake up.
We’ve gathered those must-save guides and more September highlights—including an in-depth interview with Battle of the Sexes directing team Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris on how prepping before a shoot can stretch a budget, along with an article espousing the importance of an inclusive crew. All that and more—for your browsing pleasure. Dive in!
Why work out the kinks before you get on set? You’ll have more time to focus on advancing your story, narrative clarity, interesting characters and entertainment value, says this moviemaker.
Before he could make the Oscar-winning 1992 drama which made a star of Brad Pitt, Robert Redford had to earn the trust of writer Norman Mclean to tell the story of his family.
“Our vehicle burned to the ground in a matter of minutes, containing expensive equipment and personal gear. We were lucky.”
New to set? StudioBinder breaks down the walkie-talkie lingo.
Would you pass up a hefty tax incentive to get that perfect look for your film? This moviemaker’s answer is yes.
After a historically diverse Emmy Awards, Queen Sugar director DeMane Davis on why “including new people will only make whatever you’re making better.”
“It wasn’t lost on us that some of the circus-like atmospheres of the election was mirrored in the silliness of the match,” says co-director Jonathan Dayton.
Have you ever wondered why you see so many different stories with the same concept? And why aren’t the producers all suing each other over it?
Striving for a more visceral aesthetic? Do all of your VFX in camera.
“I always storyboard anything I’m directing. This was true of both Let Us Prey and The Lodgers, for which I produced close to 3,000 individual drawings.” MM