All posts tagged "Spike Lee"
Stefon Bristol’s See You Yesterday Melds Time Travel and the Harsh Realities of African-American Life SeamlesslyJune 4, 2019
Stefon Bristol’s See You Yesterday is full of surprises. Produced by Spike Lee, Bristol’s film takes...
Indie Law: How to Secure and Hold the Rights to Your ProjectFebruary 14, 2019
In the documentary on legendary producer Robert Evans, The Kid Stays in the Picture, Evans explains early and often that...
A Teller’s Market: How To Tell Your Own Story and Lay Bare Your Personal BrandDecember 13, 2018
Tasked with unpacking the most overlooked, underestimated part of film marketing and distribution, I considered examples...
Keep on Keepin’ On: Mario Van Peebles on How His Father Brought Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song to LifeMay 10, 2018
A trailblazer in radical 1970s cinema, Melvin van Peebles’ home-grown experimental milestone gained a new audience...
How They Did It: Tips on Recreating Period, VFX, and Big Action on a Low Budget From the Director of Gangster LandDecember 6, 2017
“A lot of times you get credit for stuff in your movie that you didn’t intend...
Reels On Wheels: Watch How Spike Lee’s Dolly Shots Glide Characters Through Their Frenzied Environments (Video)March 20, 2017
The dolly shot: It’s an eye-popping technique. The characters it frames seem to float through the...
Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2017: Maltin Modern Master Denzel Washington Reflects on His CareerFebruary 7, 2017
Few names inspire as much respect as Denzel Washington’s. Audiences know him from, well, countless stellar...
Subjective Nonfiction: Jeff Feuerzeig on New Journalism, Punk Rock and Author: The JT LeRoy StorySeptember 12, 2016
“If you’re purely after facts, please buy yourself the phone directory of Manhattan. It has four...
Sundance 2016: See Indie Film’s Movers and Shakers in Jeff Vespa’s Beautiful @PortraitsJanuary 29, 2016
Jeff Vespa has been the Sundance Film Festival’s official photographer since 2003, a post that gives...
"Lenses are the Protein You Choose When You’re Cooking:" an Interview with Matthew LibatiqueDecember 3, 2015
You could say that cinematographer Matthew Libatique is having a banner year, with F. Gary Gray’s...