Learn Storytelling Through Blocking From Ray's Mahanagar!

By Yash Thakur. Posted on July 09, 2015

Everything a filmmaker needs to know, curated from around the world.

Straight From The Pen

This inquiry into eye contact in Satyajit Ray's Mahanagar (The Big City) by Fandor is an excellent reminder of how storytelling can be achieved through careful blocking and precise glances.

After Ranbir Kapoor, now Anupam Kher speaks out against FTII chairman Gajendra Chauhan.

From The World Of Film Festivals

Reclusive director Michael Cimino to get Lifetime Achievement Award at 68th Locarno Film Festival. He is best known for The Deer Hunter, Heaven's Gate and Year of the Dragon.

Films chosen from different countries of West and East Europe will be screened at the upcoming 20th European Union Film Festival, which will take place in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The 15 day festival will kick start on 10th July.

Fresh From The Field

Chennai based Tarehub, a services start-up, has launched an online platform called Legoosa.com (a Desi YouTube version) for displaying short films and indie music to an online audience - for as little as Rs 10.

Pixar's upcoming Sanjay's Super Team, a short film, will feature Hindu gods Hanuman, Vishnu, and Durga in superhero avatars.

Marisa Tomei joins Marvel and Sony's new Spider-Man movie as Aunt May. The next Spider-Man flick arrives on July 28, 2017.

One For The Eye

Yash Raj Films releases teaser for Maneesh Sharma's highly anticipated Fan. The film stars Shah Rukh Khan in and as himself, and his biggest fan.

R.L. Stine fans, the first trailer for Goosebumps movie starring Jack Black has arrived and it looks well...take a look.

A man miraculously recovers from a fatal car crash in 90 Minutes in Heaven, the spiritual drama from director Michael Polish. Check out the trailer.

The Filmmaking Kit

Getting the right locations is one of the most critical aspect of the filmmaking process. Here's how you create locations that do not exist.

From El Topo to La Dolce Vita, from The Tree of Life to The Blade Runner, here are 135 shots that will restore your faith in cinema.

GOLD: Roger Deakins' site is a goldmine for aspiring cinematographers and we stumbled upon this awesome forum (on his site) that hosts discussions on almost every topic- DOPs only.


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