For several months I’ve been working on an idea for a documentary that is really getting me excited. I’m sick of being a “filmmaker” without a film. It is time to do a feature length project.
Found this incredible short on No Film School and thought I’d share a though with you guys, but first take a look:
While attending Vincent Laforet’s Directing Motion Tour there was one thing Vincent said that I couldn’t forget, “The more subtle you are as a directer the better you’ll be.” Vincent made this statement while showing a war scene that was short and to the point and was better for it without all the extravagance of VFX.
In this short piece, the writers and director could have zoomed out to show a larger picture, but they decided to focus everything on the moments and emotions of a little girl and nothing else.
How can you be more subtle in your next film?
Ken Simpson posted this video in response and agreement to my recent article titled Why We Need To Rethink How We Value Cameras And Gear. As I watched Ken’s video, I could hear the hardcore Red folks screaming at their screens as they would spout off reasons they think Ken is wrong.
Watch the video and share your thoughts. Do you think Ken is right?
The title of this video is a bold statement. “The Future of Filmmaking” is not something just anyone claims to be a part of. But I think the folks at Seed & Spark are onto something with their idea.
The founders of Seed & Spark take a different look at Crowd funding, distribution, film revenue and finding cool films. Check out the video below and consider supporting this fantastic outfit and service!
There are tons of great resources out there for learning film and photography. Over the last couple years I’ve come to really appreciate these 5. Think I’m missing a site from this list? Share your favorite tutorials sites!
Stop talking and make a film…
I had the great pleasure of speaking with director Ken Simpson and DP Alex Dacev, two filmmakers from Canada. In the podcast we discuss filmmaking, using the 5D for narrative film, tools, post production, and tips on starting in filmmaking.