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Feet First Foley - Audient
Yes, it's marketing spiel for Audient, but it's a cracking film of a modern foley artist at work.
film  sound  audio  foley  effects 
16 days ago by infovore
Quick, How Might the Alien Spacecraft Work?—Stephen Wolfram Blog
Stephen Wolfram on "designing science" for Arrival. I always forget the Wolfram Language is real; it looks like movie-computer, but is in fact real-computer. Lots of nice points in here - especially about going from the scientific reasoning back to things that work in a two-hour movie.
film  arrival  science  stephenwolfram  physics  moviereal 
november 2016 by infovore
How I Wrote Arrival (and What I Learned Doing It) - The Talkhouse
Eric Heisserer shares some notes on the adaptation of Story of Your Life into Arrival. Some good notes on adaptation (and: a clarification of why it was such a successful one) in here.
cinema  film  writing  process  ericheisserer  tedchiang  arrival  storyofyourlife 
november 2016 by infovore
Francis Ford Coppola and Brian De Palma: 'The Conversation' Between Two Great Filmmakers • Cinephilia & Beyond
A scan of a six-page conversation between De Palma and Coppola about "The Conversation" (which is, still, probably my favourite film).
film  briandepalma  theconversation  francisfordcoppola  interview 
october 2016 by infovore
Video Essay: The Cinematic Control Room 1971-2015 - YouTube
Normalizing the exceptional; the way the "control room" in films mirrors attitudes towards the control of technology - and control in its more general senses. This was good.
film  video  essay  control  technology  ethics 
january 2016 by infovore
Thankful Villages | A project about rural life by Darren Hayman
"A Thankful Village is a village where every soldier returned alive from World War 1. The term Thankful or Blessed Village was coined by Arthur Mee in his set of guidebooks, The King's England in the 1930s. Darren Hayman is visiting each of the 54 Thankful Villages and making a piece of music and a short film for every one focussing on village life. Some take the form of instrumentals inspired by location, some are interviews with village residents set to music, others are new songs with lyrics or found local traditional songs." Lovely project from Darren Hayman.
darrenhayman  villages  england  film  music  thankfulvillages 
december 2015 by infovore
Roger Deakins - Page - Interview Magazine
Lovely interview between Jeff Bridges and Roger Deakins - on film, and how they get made, and feel. Lots of deep knowledge and affection in this; I really enjoyed it.
rogerdeakins  jeffbridges  film  interview  conversation 
october 2015 by infovore
Surely you can’t be serious: An oral history of Airplane! · Oral History · The A.V. Club
About as formative as movies get for me, weirdly; and this is a lovely set of anecdotes and tales from ZAZ and cast members on making Airplane!. It's still great.
avclub  interviews  movies  film  oralhistory  airplane  zuckerabrahamszucker 
april 2015 by infovore
Internet machine – Timo Arnall
"In this film I wanted to look beyond the childish myth of ‘the cloud’, to investigate what the infrastructures of the internet actually look like. It felt important to be able to see and hear the energy that goes into powering these machines, and the associated systems for securing, cooling and maintaining them." Looks beautiful: Timo's customary look in enveloping, three-screen 4K. Gosh. Also: the uses of stills-as-film is really interesting to me at the moment.
internet  infrastructure  environment  photography  film 
may 2014 by infovore
The Criterion Contraption: #47: Insomnia
This is a great reading of Insomnia; I loved Skjoldbjærg's original from the moment I saw it, and this review really neatly encapsulates why I hated the Christopher Nolan remake so much. It becomes about fundamentally different things, and they're not as interesting as watching Skarsgard fall quite so low and never really recover. Also: I'll take Norway over Alaska any day.
film  ericskjoldbjaerg  insomnia  criticism 
february 2014 by infovore
Gravity: vfx that’s anything but down to earth | fxguide
"...we re-designed our lighting rigs in the computer to be very similar to traditional lighting rigs with bounces and blockers and things like that. The slight difference being we could make a white bounce card that was a kilometer by a kilometer if we wanted to bounce a light onto the ISS." Easily my favourite sentence from an excellent article on the effects work in Gravity - not just how they did it, but what their processes were like. I love this stuff, especially around the interaction between vfx and DOP.
gravity  vfx  film  cinematography  lighting 
october 2013 by infovore
↪ The “whoa” business model
"I wonder if there’s a business to be gotten into where one shows movies the way everyone wants to see them: just the movies, from the very first second you start watching. It’s a naive thought; I understand that. But I can’t forget that when those lights went down, when that screen went up, and when that twangy riff kicked in, there were audible gasps and cheers in the audience, and someone behind me yelled out “whoa, awesome!” I want to believe that there’s a business to be gotten into that capitalizes on “whoa, awesome”."
business  film  cinema 
january 2013 by infovore
Avengers - jayse
"This is just an image dump of marvel approved stills and screenshots of my work on the film. I'll do a proper post soon - this is a fraction of the work - But I had the distinct pleasure of working with Cantina Creative, leading the design of the glass screens for the Helicarier in the Avengers. I also led the design and animation of the all new and upgraded Mark VII Hud...

Included are some partial explanations of how the HUD diagnostic functions
Variations of it in 'all clear' mode, and a 'battle mode', after the suit has suffered damage and new windows have popped up to show depleted weapon stores and hazardous environmentals and general.

The flight menu was designed with input from an A-10 Fighter Pilot. I like to keep my stuff accurate.

I start all designs on paper so I included some ideas for the dock icons. In the final icons, the more detailed versions show system status based on the way they animate."

Lots of lovely detail in the work on all the fictional UI in the Avengers - looking forward to it being unpacked.
design  film  movies  ui  designfiction  avengers  hud 
may 2012 by infovore
James Cromwell | Film | Random Roles | The A.V. Club
"[Was shooting The Artist very different to making a 'regular' movie?] No, it’s a regular picture. The only difference is, there is no boom mic. And the story is not being told by what comes out of your mouth. If you want to tell the story, the story being the narrative, not the plot—the plot’s fairly simple—but if you want to tell the narrative, then you have to be concise with your reaction, and let the reaction get into your body and your face in a way you don’t necessarily do when you have dialogue, because the dialogue takes care of that." James Cromwell interview by the AV Club. I enjoyed this line especially.
jamescromwell  avclub  interview  film  acting 
february 2012 by infovore
Will Cameron's call for popular films mean more silent comedies? | Stewart Lee | Comment is free | The Observer
"...maybe David is party to a formula for popularity, despite the fact that no art of any real value, including all Hollywood films of the past 30 years, has ever been made by pursuing one. Good artists do what they believe in and don't merely court public approval. In these respects they are the opposite of politicians. Zing!"
stewartlee  film  policy  satire 
january 2012 by infovore
A Proper "Alien" Resurrection on Notebook | MUBI
"Alien is a great example of the importance of seeing movies on big screen.  For any director reliant on frequent long-takes, compositions naturally become less didactic: greater scope in field-of-vision grants greater freedom to the explorative viewer’s eye.  For a filmmaker like Scott, compositions are so enlarged that it is as if the audience is looking at the film through a microscope." Cracking article on Alien over at MUBI.
cinema  film  movies  ridleyscott  productiondesign  alien  sets 
december 2011 by infovore
“Sometimes the stories are the science…” – Blog – BERG
"We are making a model of how a product is, to the degree that we can in video. We subject it to as much rigour as we can in terms of the material and technological capabilities we think can be built.

It must not be magic, or else it won’t feel real.

I guess I’m saying sufficiently-advanced technology should be distinguishable from magic." This is a lovely pulling-together of things from Matt J, and really manages to express the notions of "physics" and "rulesets" that I always enjoyed so much.
berg  design  film  rules  physics 
november 2011 by infovore
Boring « Never Knowingly Underwhelmed
"On Valentine’s Day, 1980, a couple of weeks shy of my 15th birthday, I saw my first “X” film. The visceral Philip Kaufman remake of Invasion Of The Bodysnatchers, I didn’t have to sneak in through a held-open fire door, wear a false moustache or lower my voice an octave, as per underage tradition. I paid £1 to see it, legally, projected onto a modest screen before an auditorium of arranged plastic chairs at Northampton College of Further Education’s Arts Centre, courtesy of their members-only Film Society." And so begins a lovely, charming article by Andrew Collins, about the battle for his soul (between film and punk-rock), and how, as an earnest sixteen-year-old, you get to see movies. I did this fifteen years later, with a bit less punk rock, and replacing the NCFE Film Club with a VHS recorder and Moviedrome - but it all rings very familiar. Spot-on.
andrewcollins  writing  film  adolescence  taste 
july 2011 by infovore
YouTube - The Loving Trap
"In a landmark new documentary produced for YouTube, Adam Curtis has not examined his career and laid bare his style in the light of some confused academic papers he stumbled across on the internet. Instead, I have plundered various video archives and ripped him off, up, down, left, right and back again." Somewhere between savage and affectionate, like the best parodies.
adamcurtis  documentaries  film  pastiche  parody 
june 2011 by infovore
Suwappu: Toys in media – Blog – BERG
"We all remember making up stories with our toys when we were young, or our favourite childhood TV cartoon series where our toys seemed to have impossible, brilliant lives of their own. Now that we have the technology to have toys soak in media, what tales will they tell?" Poor Badger.
ar  toys  media  berg  dentsulondon  film  dreams 
april 2011 by infovore
BOOK VIEW CAFE BLOG » Would You Please Fucking Stop?
"I keep reading books and seeing movies where nobody can fucking say anything except fuck, unless they say shit. I mean they don’t seem to have any adjective to describe fucking except fucking even when they’re fucking fucking. And shit is what they say when they’re fucked. When shit happens, they say shit, or oh shit, or oh shit we’re fucked. The imagination involved is staggering. I mean, literally." Ursula LeGuin on obscenity, swearing, and the way it's used on contemporary media. (LeGuin is someone who, for reference, has always used language precisely and carefully; she is not a prude, just bored of a lack of imagination.)
swearing  writing  books  film  media  obscenity  ursulaleguin 
march 2011 by infovore
jordanmechner.com » Blog Archive » Interviewing Leni Riefenstahl
"It was May 1991. She was 89 years old. She often spoke of herself in the third person. She had a strapping male secretary named Horst." Jordan Mechner interviewed Leni Riefenstahl. Blimey.
leniriefenstahl  jordanmechner  film  interview 
february 2011 by infovore
The Online Photographer: A Moment of Silence
"I know we've covered this to death already, but just a brief moment of silence, please—today, December 30th, is the last day that Kodachrome film will be processed anywhere in the world, ending a remarkable run that began in 1935."
film  photography  kodak  kodachrome 
december 2010 by infovore
Sound Sculptures Dentsu London Sound Sculptures
"We’ve just launched a project in collaboration with biochemist/photographer, Linden Gledhill for Canon’s PIXMA colour printer range.  The project features surreal ‘sound sculptures’ made of dancing droplets of paint captured in extreme detail as they react to sound waves." Just beautiful.
film  colour  paint  slowmotion 
september 2010 by infovore
Last Kodachrome roll processed in Parsons | Business News for Wichita Kansas | Local Journal of Wichita Business News and Kansas Business News | Wichita Eagle
"National Geographic has closely documented the journey of the final roll of Kodachrome manufactured, down to its being processed. Dwayne's is only photo lab left in the world to handle Kodachrome processing, so National Geographic Television producer Yvonne Russo and National Geographic magazine senior video producer Hans Weise found themselves in Parsons Monday, along with McCurry, with the final roll of the iconic film of the 20th century." Steve McCurry shot the final roll of Kodachrome in the world.
film  slides  kodachrome  photography  history 
july 2010 by infovore
Cinema's Invisible Art | Online Only | Granta Magazine
"Lethal Weapon. A metafictional masterpiece. Who knew? The postmodern flourishes proliferate throughout the script..." Lovely Granta piece on the prose styles of screenplays; the Shane Black example is great fun, though the Dan O'Bannon speaks to me most, perhaps.
writing  film  screenwriting  screenplays 
july 2010 by infovore
10 Must Read HDSLR Guides For Filmmakers — DSLR Video Shooter
Some interesting things here - most notably, the link on 180º shutter; something I wasn't aware of until now.
film  video  dslr  photography 
june 2010 by infovore
Starship Troopers | Film | The New Cult Canon | The A.V. Club
"Even if you don’t find Starship Troopers as prescient as I do, the years have been kind to it, if only because it’s now removed from the context of whatever expectations people might have had for it at the time. It seems absurd now to write it off as some silly piece of escapism, as its detractors complained, and the amount of detail Verhoeven and Neumeier... I suspect its future is bright: The line between the world of Starship Troopers and Sarah Palin’s Twitter feed gets thinner every day."
film  cult  satire  criticism  avclub  starshiptroopers 
june 2010 by infovore
Joe Moran's blog: The girl chewing gum
"Hooray! Someone has put John Smith’s short film, The Girl Chewing Gum (1976), on YouTube... The film consists almost entirely of a single continuous shot of Stamford Road in Dalston Junction, a downbeat area of east London... The conceit of the film is that everything that moves or appears within shot - pedestrians, cars, pigeons, even clocks – is following the instructions of an omnipotent director who appears to be behind the camera: ‘Now I want the man with white hair and glasses to cross the road … come on, quickly, look this way … now walk off to the left.’ Pedestrians put cigarettes in their mouths, talk to each other, eat chips, take their glasses off, cast a glance behind them or look at the camera, all at the apparent behest of this offscreen director."
film  johnsmith  london  streets  people 
june 2010 by infovore
YouTube- Pixel - A pixel art documentary
"An 11 minute documentary exploring the merits and impact of pixel art, animation and chiptune music." Nice interviews, careful, and thoughtful.
chiptunes  pixelart  art  aesthetics  games  documentary  film 
may 2010 by infovore
The Nile, just south of San Francisco « Snarkmarket
"It’s an old “Paramount Studio map of California’s geographical facsimiles”—that is, places that can stand in for other places.

Siberia! Switzerland! Africa! What a state!"
maps  geography  film  cinema  location  psychogeography 
may 2010 by infovore
Danny Trejo | Film | Random Roles | The A.V. Club
Lovely interview with Danny Trejo about many of his roles. If you like movies, totally worth a read. He's really quite a guy.
film  movies  interview  dannytrejo 
april 2010 by infovore
Into The Abyss: Teal and Orange - Hollywood, Please Stop the Madness
"Those of you who watch a lot of Hollywood movies may have noticed a certain trend that has consumed the industry in the last few years.  It is one of the most insidious and heinous practices that has ever overwhelmed the industry... I speak of course, of THE COLOR GRADING VIRUS THAT IS TEAL & ORANGE!!!" Oh dear. An entertaining follow up to that great Stu Maschwitz post on 'porange'.
film  grading  porange  colour  trends  pop  retinaburning 
march 2010 by infovore
ProLost - ProLost Blog - Memory Colors
"People are pink/orange (a color I like to call porange) / Grass and summer trees are green / Water and skies are blue / Fire engines, stop signs, and blood are red" Lovely post about colour grading - how it affects a scene, how we remember colours. Also: porange!
colours  porange  grading  film  correction 
february 2010 by infovore
ScriptShadow
Ooh, this is interesting: reviews of screenplays circulating around Hollywood; well-written, incisive thoughts on the writing process, and some great links (from time to time).
writing  film  movies  screenplays  scripts 
february 2010 by infovore
BLDGBLOG: Nakatomi Space
"Die Hard asks naive but powerful questions: If you have to get from A to B—that is, from the 31st floor to the lobby, or from the 26th floor to the roof—why not blast, carve, shoot, lockpick, and climb your way there, hitchhiking rides atop elevator cars and meandering through the labyrinthine, previously unexposed back-corridors of the built environment?" Marvellous, marvellous article, citing that Weizman piece I always end up citing, and looking how John McClane traverses the Nakatomi Plaza tower not through its corridors and elevators, but by literally infesting it.
architecture  film  buildings  movement  bldgblog  diehard  cities  navigation  disruptive 
january 2010 by infovore
In praise of the sci-fi corridor - Den of Geek
"Corridors make science-fiction believable, because they're so utilitarian by nature - really they're just a conduit to get from one (often overblown) set to another. So if any thought or love is put into one, if the production designer is smart enough to realise that corridors are the foundation on which larger sets are 'sold' to viewers, movie magic is close at hand."
productiondesign  architecture  film  cinema  movies  scifi  sciencefiction  corridors 
september 2009 by infovore
IKEA Heights
"Ikea Heights is a melodrama shot entirely in the Burbank California Ikea Store without the store knowing." Amazing.
ikea  sitcom  melodrama  film  video  online  drama 
september 2009 by infovore
Opening Shots: The Conversation - scanners
"The camera itself will trap Harry, leaving him all the more vulnerable because he is alone." But of course. A wonderful opening to a wonderful, wonderful film; still, perhaps, my favourite film, and one so rooted in editing and film-making. The camera, constantly trapping Caul, boxing him in, is worth paying attention to, and this short description of the opening captures its predatory nature.
theconversation  coppola  film  movies  analysis  titles 
august 2009 by infovore
We'll Know When We Get There: Sincerely, John Hughes
"You've already received more letters from me than any living relative of mine has received to date. Truly, hope all is well with you and high school isn't as painful as I portray it. Believe in yourself. Think about the future once a day and keep doing what you're doing. Because I'm impressed. My regards to the family. Don't let a day pass without a kind thought about them." For many years, Alison Fields was penpals with John Hughes. This is a lovely story.
johnhughes  film  movies  writing  letters 
august 2009 by infovore
Flynn Lives
Initial trailer for Tron Legacy (previously, the horrendous TR2N); somewhat excited just to see the lightcycles back in action, and very beautiful to see a trailer with so little overblown music in it. Still, what's the potential for this to go horribly wrong?
tron  trailer  movies  film 
july 2009 by infovore
io9 - Michael Bay Finally Made An Art Movie - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
"So, to sum up: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen is one of the greatest achievements in the history of cinema, if not the greatest. You could easily argue that cinema, as an artform, has all been leading up to this. It will destabilize your limbic system, probably forever, and make you doubt the solidity of your surroundings. Generations of auteurs have struggled, in vain, to create a cinematic experience as overwhelming, and as liberating, as ROTF." This review is, essentially, amazing, and has elevated ROTF to a must-see for me.
review  io9  scifi  transformers  michaelbay  movies  cinema  film  art  awesome 
june 2009 by infovore
WALL·E end title sequence + Jim Capobianco & Alex Woo interview | The Art of the Title Sequence
Art of the Title interview the chaps behind Wall-E's end credits, which knocked me out the first time I saw them, and still give me the loveliest buzz to this day.
pixar  animation  walle  motiongraphics  titles  credits  design  film 
june 2009 by infovore
Have videogames and reality TV given us 'narrative exhaustion', asks legendary screenwriter Paul Schrader | Film | The Guardian
"Storytelling began as ceremony and evolved into ritual. It was commercialised in the middle ages, became big business in the 19th century and an international industry in the 20th. Today it is the ubiquitous wallpaper of the postmodern era." I still think there's some separation of plot/narrative to be considered, you can't deny Schrader makes some sensible points.
narrative  media  plot  storytelling  film  paulschrader  writing 
june 2009 by infovore
Art & Copy Film / Welcome
"ART & COPY reveals the stories behind and the personal odysseys of some of the most influential advertising visionaries of our time and their campaigns, including Lee Clow (Apple Computer 1984, and today’s iPod); Dan Wieden (“Just Do It”); Phyllis K. Robinson (who invented the “me generation” with Clairol); Hal Riney (who helped President Reagan get re-elected); and George Lois (who saved MTV and launched Tommy Hilfiger overnight). Directed by Doug Pray (SURFWISE, HYPE!, SCRATCH), ART & COPY captures the creative energy and passion behind the iconic campaigns that have had a profound impact on American culture." Sounds good - Scratch was excellent.
advertising  copywriting  film  documentary  dougpray  movies 
june 2009 by infovore
Ghost in the Machine - a set on Flickr
"In this series I showcase a number of portraits of musicians made out of recycled cassette tape with original cassette. Also included are portraits made from old film and reels." Just gorgeous.
art  film  photos  tape  cassette  images 
march 2009 by infovore
Photojojo » How to Develop Film Using Coffee and Vitamin C! Srsly!
Chemically, this makes sense, but I'd never thought this might be possible.
homebrew  photography  film  processing  developing 
march 2009 by infovore
Metalosis Maligna
"Metalosis Maligna is a fictitious documentary about a spectacular yet chronically disabling disease which affects patients who have been fitted with medical implants. Sourcing from such implants a wild metal growth ultimately transforms human patients into mechanical looking constructions." If you're squeamish, particularly when it comes to surgery or prosthetics, this is NOT for you. Otherwise, it's a remarkably good piece of animation/effects work, wrapped in a remarkably straight documentary wrapper, that perhaps makes the effects-work even more effective.
design  video  fiction  film  horror  effects  medicine  bodyhorror 
march 2009 by infovore
NEVVER.COM
"An image a day and an MP3 to go with it, for no obvious reason." And no RSS, so you'll just have to turn up every day. Lovely concept.
blog  music  photography  film  mp3  still 
march 2009 by infovore
Joe Jackson and Jamais Cascio Vs The Collapsitarians « Magical Nihilism
"Watching classics like The Apartment and Manhattan made me wonder at the romances we’d write about some cities, and Slumdog Millionaire bizarrely seemed like a continuation of that: a romance of the maximum-city." Yes; my favourite thing in that film was the growth of the city around Jamal, Bombay becoming Mumbai, and the skyscrapers growing.
futurism  cities  film  architecture  mattjones  urban  quotation  change  romance 
march 2009 by infovore
The Making Of Wrestle Jam: The Wrestler's Unsung Hero
"[Wrestle Jam is] completely playable. There was an intro screen, character select, win / loss conditions, opponent AI, eight different attacks," Furino explained. "It was as close to a genuine old-school wrestling game as I could make it in the time allowed. I even mapped an old Nintendo controller to the input system so they could play it that way." Gosh, that's lovely, if not totally unexpected from Arronofsky. Lovely interview, too.
games  pastiche  film  retro  thewrestler 
february 2009 by infovore
The Impossible Project
"We aim to re-start production of analog INTEGRAL FILM for vintage Polaroid cameras in 2010. We have acquired Polaroid's old equipment, factory and seek your support." They're serious. Wow.
photography  film  manufacturing  project  polaroid 
january 2009 by infovore
Cool Stuff: Olly Moss’s Poster Remakes | /Film
These are lovely. The more I think about this, the more I like his Die Hard poster.
design  film  movies  graphicdesign  posters  remake 
january 2009 by infovore
YouTube - STS-124 Launch w/ Sound
Video from the side of a solidrocket booster from a shuttle launch - through launch, into the atmosphere, separation, and back down to splashdown. Incredible; hypnotic; magical to think that we made that.
video  space  film  beautiful  awe  shuttle  atmosphere  earthfromspace  earth 
december 2008 by infovore
STACK independent magazine subscription and delivery
Stack lets you subscribe to a selection of independent magazines; you choose how many you want a year, and they send you a selection. A really nice idea, although it'll be interesting to see them broaden their horizons a bit.
subscription  magagzine  print  music  film  independent  publishing 
december 2008 by infovore
'The best perk in the White House' | Film | The Guardian
Lovely article about the White House cinema, the first occupant of which was Eisenhower. I came upon this post-"If Gamers Ran The World" if only to find out who the first film-literate (ie: willing to have it inside the White House) president was. The article is a gem.
america  politics  cinema  film  twentiethcentury 
december 2008 by infovore
An Ode To Criterion Box Art // WellMedicated
Some really beautiful in-house design from Criterion here.
design  packaging  film  movies  dvd  criterion  lovely 
november 2008 by infovore
Goldfinger Titles - The World Of Kane.
"Brownjohn had never worked with live action before, nor had his animation assistant Trevor Bond. Using techniques taught by László Moholy-Nagy, Brownjohn's team beamed light over three separate models; a belly dancer, a snake dancer and a model for close-ups." Short blogpost - with archive behind-the-scenes images - on creating the title sequence for Goldfinger.
film  bond  design  media  titles  jamesbond  goldfinger  projection 
october 2008 by infovore
film music | mobygratis.com
"this portion of moby.com, 'film music', is for independent and non-profit filmmakers, film students, and anyone in need of free music for their independent, non-profit film, video, or short... the music is free as long as it's being used in a non-commercial or non-profit film, video, or short. if you want to use it in a commercial film or short then you can apply for an easy license, with any money that's generated being given to the humane society." Moby is smart when it comes to licensing his music. I think this is a really good move, and not something you'd expect from a major recording artist.
video  audio  music  soundtrack  moby  film  independent  freeware 
september 2008 by infovore
The Mid-Century Modernist: Polaroid SX-70 Film by the Eames
"[the film] presents the simple joy of photography and, without hyperbolizing or talking down to its audience, gives a comprehensive explanation of how the camera works." Lovely film explaining the way the SX-70 works, from the Eames brothers; the explanation of how the film itself works is beautiful.
sx70  polaroid  film  camera  eames  illustration  explanation  technology  video 
september 2008 by infovore
Analog Meets Its Match in Red Digital Cinema's Ultrahigh-Res Camera
"I'm passionate about this because I'm building the camera I've always wanted to shoot with," he says. "When my grandkids and great-grandkids look back, they're going to say I was a camera builder. I did handgrips and then goggles and then sunglasses to prepare myself. But cameras are magic." Fantastic article about Jim Jannard and his Red digital movie-camera business.
hd  film  camera  technology  red  wired  filmmaking  cinematography 
august 2008 by infovore
Michael Bay's Rejected "The Dark Knight" Script - The Spill.com Movie Community
"Back in black." Michael Bay's rejected Dark Knight script is perhaps the pinnacle of his career to date, neatly encompassing everything that has made him such a remarkable director.
michaelbay  batman  darkknight  script  movie  film  comicbook  satire  pastiche  humour 
july 2008 by infovore
filmli.st
"Film showings from London's independent cinemas for the coming week." A bit like Tourfilter for movies. Roland's pet project, running on Sinatra/Thin/nginx (erk!). Looking forward to see it grow.
film  listings  london  cinema  independent  scraping  mashup  ruby 
june 2008 by infovore
The Video Nasty Project
"In 1984, the British Conservative government banned scores of horror films under the Video Recordings Act. ... They became known as Video Nasties. ... There are 73 Video Nasties in all, and I aim to watch them all."
film  videonasty  censorship  horror  exploitation 
april 2008 by infovore
C'était un rendez-vous - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Wikipedia page spills the whole truth on the film, and has lots of good links to related material - Google Maps mashups, behind the scenes footage, etc.
claudelelouch  movie  film  driving  paris 
january 2008 by infovore
YouTube - C'était un Rendez-Vous (1976) - Claude Lelouch - Ferrari 275
A wonderful film, even if it's not strictly the whole truth. Claude Lelouch drives through Paris in the early morning a bit like a madman. The effect is awesome; on the big screen, it's incredible.
driving  movie  short  film  shortfilm  paris  city 
january 2008 by infovore
Wall-E trailers and video clips on Yahoo! Movies
Gosh. I really can't wait for that. There's just something about tiny robots that gets me every time...
walle  pixar  film  animation  trailers 
october 2007 by infovore
film_stills: Modesty Blaise 1966 d. Joseph Losey
Beautiful set of stills from the Modesty Blaise movie. Looks suitably camp/erotic by turns; I've only read the books and glanced at the comics.
modestyblaise  film  movie  stills 
july 2007 by infovore
Comics Should Be Good! » YouTube Can Be Good - 7/30 (Iron Man Trailer)
Sneak peek of Jon Favreau's "Iron Man" from San DIego Comicon. It looks, in a word, awesome.
comics  film  movie  ironman  marvel 
july 2007 by infovore
Design Observer: writings about design & culture
"I hope Helvetica is a smash. It deserves to be. But part of me still misses the days when it was just our little secret." - Michael Bierut on the magic that was typesetting.
design  typography  typesetting  skill  history  culture  helvetica  film 
april 2007 by infovore
SCI-FI-LONDON - the UK's only dedicated science fiction and fantastic film festival
Lots of good stuff in this year's Sci-Fi London festival - Things To Come in HD, and a Quatermass double bill, for starters...
film  festival  london  scifi 
april 2007 by infovore
Tony Comstock’s Blog » Porn in HD, or Why When Porn Sucks the Media Sucks on it Harder.
Nice article (and blog, in fact) from a maker of porn, debunking the whole porn-looks-bad-in-HD argument. Reasonably worksafe, too.
film  technology  video  hd  porn 
february 2007 by infovore
YouTube video toolbox
Some useful resources on basic film-making collated in one place on YouTube. The stuff on lighting is particularly good.
filming  video  tips  recording  lighting  camera  film  movie  youtube 
january 2007 by infovore
Digit news - Casino Royale title sequence stirs
Short article on some of the details of the - frankly stunning - title sequence to Casino Royale. Surprisingly, done by the same designer as the last four movies.
motion  graphics  film  movie  casinoroyale  titles 
november 2006 by infovore
Guardian Unlimited Film | Interviews | Tracey Emin interview
Tracey Emin is interviewed by the guardian. She asks a reviewer what they think of her new film. Reviewer was bored. Amusing transcript ensues
art  emin  film  funny  interview  modernart  pretentious  tracey 
december 2004 by infovore

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