The Daily Dose: 5 Equipment Hacks, Trailer Of 'Sicario' & More

By Srikanth Kanchinadham. Posted on July 29, 2015

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

From The World Of Film Festivals

First wave of announcement made for the Toronto International Film Festival. Leena Yadav's Parched and Meghna Gulzar's Guilty (Talvar) have been selected in the Special Presentations section. Selected projects will travel to Sarajevo in August for the first part of the lab. The selected members will also attend the the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) alongside, the annual international film market.

Six projects have been selected for Film Bazaar Screenwriters' Lab 2015. elected projects will travel to Sarajevo in August for the first part of the lab. The selected members will also attend the the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) alongside, the annual international film market.

The official line-up of DOCUTAH 2015 are out. Cast in India, directed by Natasha Raheja has made it to the festival. The film is about thousands of manhole covers that dot the streets of New York City. Enlivening the everyday objects around us, this short film is a glimpse of the working lives of the men behind the manhole covers in New York City.

Fresh From The Field

Paramount has set Richard Linklater’s baseball comedy, formerly titled That’s What I’m Talking About, for an April 15 release. The plot details are being kept under wraps. The movie set in the 198os in Texas  has also been informally titled Everybody Wants Some.

Film makers, critics, film lovers and film society activists joined here together at the Golden jubilee celebrations of the film society movement in Kerala, where they exchanged their memories and experiences. Noted Film Maker Adoor Gopalakrishnan inaugurated the golden jubilee celebrations, which was held at the Hassan Marikkar Hall.

Director Richard Linklater to helm Jennifer Lawrence’s dramedy The Rosie Project. The movie, based on the Graeme Simsion novel, centers on a socially awkward genetics professor who devises a science-based survey to find the perfect mate.

One For The Eye

Watch this creepy trailer for The Listing, a new horror short that just had its Canadian premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival. The Listing explores the unoccupied home crawling with self-moving knives and gigantic spiders, along with the prospective buyers.

In Pictures: Stylistically violent R-rated super film Deadpool. Directed by VFX guy Tim Miller, the movie lands in theaters on a Valentine’s Day counter-programming date of February 12.

Watch the exclusive trailer of Sicario starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benicio Del Toro. Lensed by Roger Deakins, the movie arrives on September 25th. In Mexico, Sicario means hitman.

The Filmmaking Kit

Producing a film, no matter the budget, is already quite an involved task; and when you're working with a minuscule budget, it's even more of a challenge. Read these 5 tips on writing no-budget/low-budget feature screenplays.

It is necessary to know the blend of practical and conceptual advice on best practices when it comes to experimenting with special effects. Read these 5 essential tips from Youtube's DIY VFX gurus.

When ever you are out there shooting its not necessarily you have the budget for all the film equipment to hire. If you cannot hire the film equipment then why not make them at a dirt cheap price? Have a look at the top 5 equipment hacks.

Straight From The Pen

Read this exclusive interview with Girish and Umesh Kulkarni on their film and new age Marathi cinema. They currently one of the most exciting writer – director duos in the Marathi film industry. And their films such as Valu, Deool and Vihir are ample proof of the same.

Exclusive: Gouri Hari Dastaan is a mirror of modern India that concerns each one of us - Ananth Mahadevan.

Umrao Jaan director Muzaffar Ali, whose new film Jaanisaar is out on August 7, says actors are nowadays unsure about working with independent filmmakers as they are more inclined towards big budget and mainstream cinema.


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