The Daily Dose: Analysis Of David Fincher's 'Zodiac', The Role Of An Editor

By Srikanth Kanchinadham. Posted on September 18, 2015

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

From The World Of Film Festivals

Toronto Special: Preview presentation for Pixar's The Good Dinosaur, the festival lifts off with Matt Damon's performance in The Martian.

Yash Raj Films' production Dum Laga Ke Haisha and Yash Raj Films' distributed film Piku, won accolades and received immense praise at the recently concluded Indian Film Festival in Russia (IFFR).

Registration for Nottam short film competition organised by Information and public relations department has begun. The best film will be given Rs 1 lakh as prize while Rs 75,000 will be given to the second best film. The third prize is Rs 50,000. Documentary, docu-fiction, fiction formats will be considered. The four minute films can be shot using mobile camera or professional camera.

Fresh From The Field

Stressing that it was “committed to find a way forward”, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) has invited students on strike at the Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) for a fresh round of talks — but without preconditions.

An Indian film, Srimanthudu, was screened last August for the first time in Santiago city in Chile - the first such screening in a Latin American country.

With an eye on sensitising children regarding inappropriate touches or molestation even by familiar persons like parents, teachers and school staff, the Central Board of School Education (CBSE) has directed affiliated schools to show a 10-minute animated film on child sexual abuse during assembly time. The movie, Komal. conceptualised and made by the NGO Childline India Foundation, won the National Award for the Best Educational film last year.

One For The Eye

Do not miss the trailer of of Kamal Haasan’s upcoming Telugu film Cheekati Rajyam. The film also stars Trisha and Prakash Raj.

In Pictures: Everyone has eagerly been waiting for news about Rajinikanth’s next film. The Superstar is set to play a gangster in P Ranjith’s film titled Kabali.

Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for its reboot of Point Break. The exhilarating movie that focuses on adventure sports is all set to release during Christmas.

The Filmmaking Kit

The composition of a shot can not only make it pleasing to the eye, but it can also speak volumes to your audience. Here are 9 composition techniques that will make your images eye-catching on a biological level. Also check out these tips on composing your frames that are sure to come handy.

Documentaries are supposed to be true. But as filmmakers, we know that our films -- true or not -- are constructs. Are there rules we should follow to make a great, honest documentary? These 6 modes of documentary might expand your storytelling strategies.

How many of you know what exactly an editor does in films? For all those who don't know, read this article which tells you exactly what an editor does.

Straight From The Pen

He paints with people, Jake Gyllenhaal said of David Fincher after the two had worked together on Zodiac. Read this analysis of Fincher's Zodiac, which undoubtedly is one of the best thrillers we have ever seen.

Mrinal Sen was one of the pioneers of India's 'Parallel Cinema' and his film Bhuvan Shome is credited with having launched the parallel cinema movement. Have a look at this masterclass which highlights the reasons why the ace director made the kind of cinema he did.

Read this exclusive interview with animator Dhimant Vyas, who, among a slew of great work, has worked on Shaun The Sheep series, the opening sequence of Taare Zameen Par and was also the Creative Director at Zynga Games India.


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