So, you wanna be an actor? It's not as easy as you may think. Check out this four part tutorial from Josa Maule, director of the Montreal School of Performing Arts, and learn everything you need to know to become a successful thespian. Josa takes you through all of the necessa ...more
How to Become a Film Director
One of our favourite movies of 2011—Manborg, which we saw at Toronto After Dark—has become one of our favourite movies of 2012 with its week-long run here in Toronto at the Royal. A gloriously funny pastiche of ultra-cheap kung-fu, horror and sci-fi, Manborg is also a perfect ...more
The largest and arguably most widely known event of its type, especially in the US, the Sundance Film Festival is an annual celebration of independent film—ones made outside the Hollywood system. This year, a new type of experience appeared at the Sundance Film Festival in an ...more
Become a director by creating cameras and moving them through your scene for that perfect shot with the help of this 3ds Max video tutorial. Especially helpful to digital animators and modelers who don't know how to create a scene. Autodesk's 3D Studio Max is a customizable a ...more
As inspiration for the Levitation Challenge, a demonstration of pure stop motion genius: Jan Kounen's Gisele Kerozene, the tale of four extremely odd witches "flying" on motorized brooms. If Tokyo's Levitating Girl has to jump 200 times to get the perfect shot, imagine how man ...more
First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more
We don't often get super excited about upcoming flicks over at thesubstream.com, especially during the long, hot & more-often-than-not disappointing stretch of cinematic cruelty that summer has become. We've been hurt before. We've been buoyed up on cresting glorious waves of ...more
In our media-enriched world, past and present, SCRABBLE has made a name for itself, whether deliberately, subconsciously, or influentially. You may have a read a book that had the popular word game within a chapter, watched a movie that showed your favorite characters bringing ...more
Review: Get Him to the Greek So much puke It's not quite Pixar-like, Judd Apatow's streak of very funny, very good films, but it's close. As a producer, he's as close as it gets to Mr. Automatic, going from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy to The 40-Year-Old Virgi ...more
Since its release three years ago, Canon's EOS 5D Mark II has been the most sought out digital SLR for photographers everywhere. But it's also becoming a favorite amongst cinematographers, thanks to its compact size and high-def video recording mode, seeing action in everythin ...more
Update: New Trailer (7/9/10) In July of 2008, Fawaz Al-Matrouk, director of "To Rest In Peace", brought me on to shoot his USC graduate thesis film. Two years, 3 cameras, and over 15,000 miles later, the film is in its last week of post, having completed our final color correc ...more
The director of 100 Musicians and Nurse/Fighter/Boy talked with us about old school filmmaking Charles Officer has directed shorts, music videos for K’naan, and the features Nurse/Fighter/Boy and Mighty Jerome, a documentary about Canadian track star Harry Jerome. His new shor ...more
As a film extra, you’ll make some easy money, get a chance to see moviemaking up close, and perhaps become immortalized on screen. Here’s how to get a gig.
This video shows you how to achieve the 'film look' for your digital projects by adjusting your depth of field to become more shallow. It also demonstrates the difference between the 60i and 24p modes of filming (the video says 30i, but the correct mode is 60i).
For the director on the cheap looking to make a good ol' fashioned zombie horror flick, or any other sort of flick that involves showcasing your characters with large pipes and more impaled through their chests, you may be scratching your head how to create the effect. It's ac ...more
In this clip, award-winning director Philip Bloom walks you through the process of color grading his film "Return to Dungeness" in Final Cut Pro using Magic Bullet Looks. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear video editor, new to Magic Bullet Looks or just wan ...more
Inception may not be the lead contender for the 68th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best movies and television from 2010, but Christopher Nolan's film still collected four nominations— Best Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Original Score. But does it ...more
Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the best video editing software suites ever conceived. Do you edit films? Do you want to be a film editor? Are you a director or screenwriter who wants to know how their movie gets put together after they're done with it? If you are any of those th ...more
In modern action movies, the night vision goggles effect has become as much of a staple as exploding heads. This video will teach you, the budding action film editor, to create the night vision effect using Adobe Premiere Pro. Download project file here.
Ever since the weepy-nostalgic film "Where the Wild Things Are" came out, dressing up like your favorite friendly monster, especially for Halloween or birthday parties, has become extremely popular. If you're planning to have a costume birthday party for your little dude or gi ...more
Film director, producer, actor and writer Sean Stone has thrown his weight behind a resolution introduced in the House last month by North Carolina Republican Walter Jones. Resolution 107 states that should the president use offensive military force without the authorization o ...more
Filmmaker Director David Lynch explains and discusses transcendental meditation (TM). Learn about knowingness and intuition. The inside story on transcending the brain, with this Award-winning film director of Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, Mullholland Drive, ... all » Inland Empire ...more
Dahmer vs Gacy is nominated for Best Horror Feature Film at the 2010 bare Bones Film Festival in beautiful downtown Muskogee, Oklahoma. the movie screens on April 24th at 10pm in the Max's Garage Film lounge. The film's director, Ford Austin...that's ME! ;) Was also nominat ...more
Rajo tries to beat the clock but just has too much good stuff to say about Hanna, the awesome new film from director Joe Wright.
Eric Escobar, acclaimed independent film and commercial director, delves into the ways in which you can create a quality material in post by having done the necessary leg work in prep. Never again should you hear: "We'll fix it in post." Plan for post in a film production work ...more
BEST PICTURE, ACTRESS, DIRECTOR, FILM EDITING, CINEMATOGRAPHY: I would go to the ballet all the time if it was this cool! 2008's The Wrestler was a huge stylistic left turn in director Darren Aronofsky's work. It moved abruptly away from the fantastical, painterly style he a ...more
I recently shot a short film for director Keegan Uhl for Canon’s Beyond the Still contest and our film “The Beach” won first place. We had a lot of fantastic support getting the film done, and I’m really glad to see people liked what we put together. Keegan put in a ton of wor ...more
Tamra learns how to make a killer Ranchero Sauce which is the basis for our Chiliquiles breakfast and enchiladas for dinner. Tamra Davis presents the Tamra Davis Cooking Show. Tamra Davis is a Hollywood film & music video director. Her filmography includes Billy Madison, Half ...more
Tamra volunteers at Skyler's school to do a cooking class. She shows you how you can do it too by simply dividing the class into small groups and breaking the recipe down into 4 parts. They make her delicious recipe for Orange and Green Muffins, which are actually zucchini and ...more
Tamra Davis (who happens to be a friend of one of our founders) on tour with her husband Mike D & the Beastie Boys. In Copenhagen, Tamra makes the kids peanut butter noodles in the backstage area. Tamra Davis presents the Tamra Davis Cooking Show. Tamra Davis is a Hollywood f ...more
Tamra Davis shows you how to make different coconut macaroons. Watch and see how simple it is to make these holiday cookies. They are so simple to make, all you need is three ingredients: egg whites, shredded coconuts, and sugar. Tamra Davis presents the Tamra Davis Cooking S ...more
The Matrix had all sorts of stunning visual effects that have become standards in film since its release in 1999. This video will teach you how to create just one of them, the film's iconic titles, using the Adobe Premiere Pro editing suite. Download project files here. Part ...more
Jacob Medjuck, writer/director of SUMMERHOOD talks to The Film Lab about his writing process and the collaboration of his cast and crew in making his film (Part 1).
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Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Park 5. Part 6. The Social Network Director speaks at the New York Film Festival.
Are you a film buff whose looking to become the next Quentin Tarantino? Well, other than having a big dream, a big vision, and a camera, you need an EXCELLENT film editing program. It really make the difference between creating a crappy, home video-esque shot and creating a "L ...more
We love all things Jackass at WonderHowTo, but before Johnny Knoxville and his pals were sticking fireworks up their butts, snorting wasabi, and taking a shock to the gonads (à la the childhood game, Operation), in the far off land of Ontario, Canada reigned another daredevil— ...more
Not only is Jacob Medjuck the talented writer/director of Summerhood, but he also came up with a brilliant way to get his film seen in theatres ...more
Above are the movie posters for the feature film "Biutiful" Below is the motion picture trailer for the move "Biutiful" director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Here is an interesting mini-doc about the set designer Ken Adam. Here he discusses working on the Dr. Strangelove War Room set. This style would influence many films to come and would become one of the most memorable graphic elements in film history. The funniest thing abou ...more
Become a more complete photographer and save money at the same time. Learn how to develop and print your own film in this free darkroom tutorial from a professional photographer. Part 1 of 12 - How to Develop black and white film. Develop black and white film - Part 2 of 12. C ...more
This four-part video describes, in great detail, how to develop black-and-white 120 film. With photo labs becoming rarer by the day, knowing how to do this yourself will become increasing important if you want to continue to take and develop pictures with film. Developing 120 ...more
The full 30 minute short film by John Hillcoat that was shown on TV. From the description: Red Dead Redemption: The Man from Blackwater The director of The Road and The Proposition, John Hillcoat, brings you an entirely digital Western short film. It uses Rockstar's rich ope ...more
If your film camera shutter has stopped working, chances are that the shutter spring has become detached. This photography tutorial shows you how to disassemble the Lomography Diana Plus shutter assembly and re-attach the spring. You will need a small screwdriver to make this ...more
Shawn Clement, Director of the Richmond Hill Golf Learning Centre and Canadian PGA Professional, shows you how to transfer weight through your swing to allow you to hit massive drives and crisp iron shots.
In January of this year, I went to Kuwait with director Fawaz Al-Matrouk to complete photography for the film "To Rest In Peace". We shot the majority of the film in Southern California, duping air force bases, homes, and beaches for authentic Kuwaiti locations. Because travel ...more
Save money and become a more complete photographer. Learn how to develop your own film in this free darkroom tutorial from a professional photographer. Part 1 of 21 - How to Develop film. Develop film - Part 2 of 21. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Devel ...more
There's gonna be a rumble.... For this week's GJ article, I thought I would jump right into talking about a mortal-lock favourite of mine: West Side Story. If you haven't seen it (and a lot of folks havent - dudes especially) and you want a lesson in filmmaking craft from a b ...more
Thanks to TV.com for pointing out how cool a video from an incredibily uncool band can be! "Hanson has a new song and the band's creative director, Paul Lawson, has done something clever that will interest photographers and film-makers alike. The video has been shot on the C ...more
Have you ever seen ads or a movie where the film goes on rewind, bring you back through time for whatever reason the director intended? This happens a lot in paper towel commercials, where you see a coffee stain get removed as the coffee pours itself back into a cup while the ...more
Our interview with Jacob Medjuck (writer/director of Summerhood) continues as he spills his trade secrets re: working with children and allowing authenticity to emerge.
If you want to see a REALLY talented director at work on a masterpiece, check this out. Essential viewing for al film fans.
Splitscreen: A Love Story is an elegant short shot entirely on the Nokia N8 mobile phone, created by director JW Griffiths and director of photography Christopher Moon. The cleverly constructed splitscreen film was selected as the official winner of Vimeo's Nokia Shorts 2011 c ...more
Feature documentary about female orgasms. Below is the trailer for the feature Film Orgasm Inc. Orgasm Inc. (2009) is the first feature documentary by award-winning director Liz Canner. It premiered at the Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival. In the shocking and hilarious docum ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a liquid nitrogen experiment. The materials required for this experiment are liquid nitrogen and film canisters. This task is very easy, fast and simple to do. Begin by pouring the liquid nitrogen into the film canisters. Then qu ...more
Ok, so your new film got selected for the fancy-pants film festival. Now what? Kris Booth, director of AT HOME BY MYSELF WITH YOU talks about going to Cannes, and sharing his passion..
So you've just installed iMovie on your Mac... but now what? This tutorial walks a budding director through all the basic functions and features available in iMovie, and shows you how you use them to best effect when creating your own film projects.
When one looks at the history of cinema, says The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan, the director-cinematographer dynamic is the key relationship, “as much as the director and the lead actor.” It’s the defining factor, he says, not only for how a film looks but “how it wi ...more
My name is Elvis. I'm from Film & Theatre Arts charter high school. I'm in this world to help people become better poets/writers. I'm going to help Serigo make this world better, adding different things, and giving advice on how to express yourselves better. I'm also going to ...more
The very people this humanitarian mission seeks to help are outraged at the portrayal of their problems and lands. In my previous post, I talked about how this new internet sensation is most probably a hoax designed to force us into a new war. Guess what? It was. "The viral K ...more