How To Shoot A Seamless White Background From Start, Kurosawa's Last Script!

By Srikanth Kanchinadham. Posted on October 09, 2015

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

From The World Of Film Festivals

The London Film Festival opened with Suffragette, the story of British women who fought for the right to vote — a milestone on a journey to equality that many believe is still unfinished. In an echo of the suffragettes' direct-action tactics, about a dozen protesters from anti-domestic violence group Sisters Uncut got past barriers and lay on the red carpet at the film's glitzy festival premiere.

Director Mozez Singh won the Rising Director Award at the ongoing Busan International Film Festival for his debut film Zubaan. The coming-of-age musical drama opened the festival at the Busan Cinema Centre in South Korea on October 1, 2015.

Busan Special: After enthralling the audience in India, Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan has reportedly impressed an audience of 5,000 people at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF). The festival ends its 10-day run tomorrow with Chinese director Larry Yang’s Mountain Cry.

Fresh From The Field

Tana Bana, a documentary exploring Muslim silk weavers of the Ganges, will be released in Dublin’s Irish Film Institute (IFI) today. The documentary looks at Varanasi on the Ganges, famous for its Muslim silk weavers whose lives are closely interwoven with that of their Hindu neighbours. Directed by Pat Murphy (Nora), it was produced by Murphy and Rachel Lysaght for Underground Films. It was funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, Simon Cumbers Fund, Shoot for the Moon and Screen Scene.

Actor Saahil Chadha's Utopia, is garnering acclaim and awards on the international circuit. The actor was seen Baghban and Thodi Life Thoda Magic. The British-Iranian co-production is also an entrant for the 88th Academy Awards in the Best Film in a Foreign Language category. Helmed by Iranian filmmaker Hassan Nazer, it revolves around three individuals, who, affected with growing violence in different parts of the world, want to overcome their challenges and transform it into a better place, 'a perfect world', which explains the film's title, Utopia.

National-award winning actress Konkona Sen Sharma and internationally acclaimed performer Tilotama Shome have shared screen space together in Jaydeep Sarkar's short film Nayantara's NecklaceThe dramatic-thriller, which also sees a cameo by Gulshan Devaiah of Hunterrr fame, revolves around the friendship between two unlikely women.

One For The Eye

Here's the second trailer of Kamal Haasan starrer Tamil crime-thriller Thoongaavanam. The film also stars Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj, Kishore and Sampath Raj.

Do not miss the exclusive trailer of Violencia. The film is three separate stories that destroy the spirit, the emotions, the body and create a film in which the viewer can identify with these 'others,' see them as flesh and blood, and allow his or her heart to be moved.

Have a look at the poster and trailer of The Champions. The movie will be screened at the 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival as part of the Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights Signature Program.

The Filmmaking Kit

Colour correction or colour grading is often the least talked about and most overlooked aspect of the post-production process for the film. Here's how the colorist created the look for SRK's Raees.

A seamless background can make your project look like a million bucks, but lighting one can be a little tricky if you don't know where to start. Here's how to shoot a seamless white background from start to finish.

After Effects is a complicated program, which means that a lot can go wrong when working with it. Here are the 6 most common mistakes made in After Effects and how to fix them.

Straight From The Pen

The 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival which announced its lineup recently promises a wonderful spread of films at this year's edition. The festival will also introduce some new sections this year. One such interesting category is 'Half Ticket' - which will play a wide range of children's films curated from around the world. Here's an exclusive interview with Monica Wahi on curating films for 'Half Ticket' section at Jio MAMI.

The last script that Akira Kurosawa, the undisputed icon of Japanese filmmaking, wrote before his death in 1998 was his adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death. Read the secret of Kurosawa's last screenplay right here.

Winner of 7 Bodil Awards (Danish), 6 Cannes Awards and 5 European Film Awards, Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier is undoubtedly one of the most prominent European filmmaker of today. Here's an exclusive feature on the director describing his distinct and flexible filmmaking techniques.


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