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Watch: :: kogonada’s Video Essay on Bresson’s Doors, Once There Was Everything

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In this video essay, :: kogonada returns to the films of Robert Bresson (which he previously explored in this video essay on the director’s use of hands), this time looking at his use of doors. »

- Filmmaker Staff

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Through You: Stopping and Feeling Through Dance and Vr

15 August 2017 3:17 PM, PDT

Although dance and virtual reality seemingly lay at polar ends of the creative spectrum, they can come together to make incredibly moving artistic experiences. That, at least, holds true for co-directors Lily Baldwin and Saschka Unseld in their new piece Through You, a Vr film heavy on physical choreography that premiered at Sundance earlier this year and was released on Gear Vr, powered by Oculus, on August 1. The piece features a couple as their relationship evolves over the course of decades through discovery, fulfillment, loss and rejuvenation. It uses handheld camera movement to create a very visceral experience, one that […] »

- Randy Astle

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Ifp Week Programs Announced, Including Filmmaker-Hosted Opening Day with Barry Jenkins, Safdie Bros, Dee Rees and More

15 August 2017 9:49 AM, PDT

Ifp, Filmmaker‘s parent organization, announced today programs to be included in its annual signature event, Ifp Week. They include, I’m excited to say, an opening day hosted by Filmmaker timed to the celebration of this magazine’s 25th Anniversary and 100th issue. On Sunday, September 17, I and other Filmmaker editors and writers will be moderating a day of presentations and discussions at Bric with speakers who’ve been important our collective history, including Oscar-winning filmmakers Barry Jenkins and Adele Romanski of Moonlight; Josh and Benny Safdie of Good Time; and Emmy-nominated director Dee Rees of the forthcoming Netflix release Mudbound. The running […] »

- Scott Macaulay

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Shooting From Dock to Dish with the New Canon C200

14 August 2017 12:51 PM, PDT

For the launch of the C200, Canon hired producer Andrew Fried of Boardwalk Pictures to create a short introduction video, From Dock to Dish. Boardwalk Pictures specializes in nonfiction programming, most notably producing the Chef’s Table series for Netflix. The team, including Dp Bryant Fisher, shot From Dock To Dish over the course of two days using pre-production units loaned from Canon. In this interview producer Fried and Dp Fisher talk about the camera and their experience shooting the video. Filmmaker: How did you become involved in this project? Fried: Canon approached me to see if I had any ideas for a short […] »

- Michael Murie

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Watch: David Lynch’s Bonkers MacDowell Colony Medal Acceptance Speech

13 August 2017 9:22 PM, PDT

David Lynch is an alumni of MacDowell, the storied New Hampshire artists colony. He was awarded this weekend their MacDowell Medal in a ceremony hosted by author and MacDowell Colony chairman Michael Chabon but, due to a prior engagement, was unable to attend. He did send, however, a personalized, appropriately Lynchian video thank-you. Watch it above. »

- Scott Macaulay

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