By Srikanth Kanchinadham. Posted on September 04, 2015
Everything a filmmaker needs to know, curated from around the world.
From The World Of Film Festivals
The delay in appointing the Artistic Director and setting up the secretariat is likely to impact the schedule of the eighth edition of Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFFes), which is usually held in December. The event may be pushed back to January 2016.
Actor and singer Ayushmann Khurrana will be accompanying his debut film's director Shoojit Sircar for the screening of their much appreciated movie Vicky Donor on the second day of the Indian Film Festival in Russia (IFFR), (a festival of Indian Films in Moscow to be held from 3-6 September 2015).
Kiefer Sutherland has been named the recipient of the Zurich Film Festival’s Golden Eye award on September 25. The actor has received two Screen Actors Guild awards, an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Jack Bauer in the television series 24.
Fresh From The Field
Mad Max will be the first major movie series releasing on Steam. For the first time on Steam, all four Mad Max movies have been made available, along with the game
Dean Jones, star of the Herbie films, dies aged 84. Actor whose boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney’s top choice for almost a decade had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
One For The Eye
Have a look at the trailer of the Indie horror film POD. Directed by Mickey Keating, POD stars Lauren Ashley Carter, Dean Cates, Brian Morvant, Larry Fessenden and John Weselcouch.
Do not miss the exclusive trailer of Mom and Me. The Irish-American documentary will premiere at the Telluride Film Festival later this week. Set in Oklahoma City, apparently voted the manliest city in the United States, this creative documentary from Irish director Ken Wardrop (His & Hers) chronicles the relationships between ten sons and their mothers.
The Filmmaking Kit
Exposition is the art of revealing crucial story and character information to your audience. It's also insanely difficult to get it right. Read this hilarious lesson on how to write better exposition.
The Dutch tilt is a camera shot in which the camera angle is deliberately slanted to one side. Watch this video to learn how to use Dutch angles to hook audiences.
Harnessing the awesome power of the sun can be a little tricky, because, well, it's a ball of hot plasma with a mass 330K times that of Earth. Well, here's the tutorial on how to harness the power of the tactical nuke of lighting tools, the Sun.
Straight From The Pen
Khayyam, the composer who has delivered timeless hits such as Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein, In Aankhon Ki Masti, Dikhayi Diye Yun feels that the golden era of film music is gone. Khayyam also expressed his thoughts about the way filmmaking has changed in Bollywood nowadays. Read what the composer had to say right here.
The Indian Film Project is one the biggest filmmaking projects in India. With the event soaring in closer, we interviewed the director of the festival Ritam Bhatnagar about his vision, this year's edition and much more. Do read it right here.
Get a peek into the mind of Wes Anderson in 8 mins. Wes Anderson directed Castello Cavalcanti– a short film for the popular fashion label Prada. The film is visually enchanting and distinctively Anderson'ian. The delightful work transports you to a bygone era creating an enjoyable experience in the process.