By Srikanth Kanchinadham. Posted on August 24, 2015
Everything a filmmaker needs to know, curated from around the world.
From The World Of Film Festivals
KIIT School of Film and Media Sciences in association with Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI) organised the Kalinga International Film Festival 2015 which was from August 22 to 25, 2015. Indian movie Krantidhara was screened on the first day.
Come October and the city of Kolkata will be hosting makers of three critically acclaimed films — Difret, Wadjda and A White Lie — as part of an initiative by the Sundance Institute and DocedgeKolkata. The specially designed programme is a novel way of developing new audiences for indie cinema as well as helping independent directors find a way to negotiate the difficulties in making such movies in India.
"Fragrances of the Northeast", a three-day festival of cinema from the northeastern states, got off to a colourful start on Friday. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore and Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Sarbananda Sonowal, Secretary in the information and broadcasting ministry Bimal Julka and host of eminent film personalities from the northeast attended the inaugural ceremony of the second edition of the festival.
Fresh From The Field
Indian-born Canadian filmmaker Nisha Pahuja, known for her 2012 documentary The World Before Her, is excited to take part in the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and the Canadian Film Centre (CFC) Creative Doc Lab with her new film on Indian masculinity.
Dori Oskowitz has signed on to direct an untitled independent film exploring the origins of the global rave movement in 1980s Dallas during the era of legal ecstasy, known as “Molly.”
Actress Kristen Stewart, the new face of French fashion use Chanel's latest campaign, will star in a film directed by designer and its creative director Karl Lagerfeld. The film will offer a fictional, behind-the-scenes look at a biopic in the making about founder Gabrielle Chanel.
One For The Eye
Have a look at the trailer for the movie adaptation of the popular video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment titled Warcraft. The movie Warcraft, directed by Duncan Jones, was first announced more than 10 years ago, but only started production last 2013. It is led by producer Thomas Tull under Legendary Pictures.
Do watch the trailer of the Sundance selected documentary Finders Keepers. The film follows the surprising feud between two North Carolina men over a severed human foot.
Taissa Farmiga and Malin Akerman are stuck in an 80's Slasher film in The Final Girls trailer. The Final Girls centers on Max, a high school senior who somehow gets transported with her friends into a 1980's horror film that starred her mother.
The Filmmaking Kit
One of the most entertaining scenes in Robert Zemeckis' Oscar-winning film Forrest Gump is the one in which Tom Hanks moons Lyndon Johnson. Have a look at this tutorial to achieve this effect in just 8 steps.
If you're looking for a good dose of nostalgia in iOS videos, or you just want an interesting effect, the new VHS Camcorder app might be just what you need. This is a really quick way to add realistic VHS footage to a project if you didn't want to go through the hassle of doing it in post.
How do you make a film shot mostly inside a car look interesting? Have a look at these 83 shots that prove there is more than one way to shoot a road trip movie.
Straight From The Pen
Anjum Rajabali speaks on screenwriting, his journey & FWA. The acclaimed writer of films like Ghulam, China Gate, Pukar, Rajneeti, Apaharan, Aarakshan and Satyagraha, Rajabali is an Executive Committee Member in the Film Writers Association (FWA) and has been instrumental in negotiating a fair deal for the writers.
Celebrate Scorsese's visual artistry with this tribute. A role model for filmmakers everywhere, he's a man worth emulating. Watch this beautiful tribute and celebrate the life of one of the greatest filmmakers of this era.
Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner‘s path to stardom and cultism has hardly been a bump-free ride. Do read the script of this game-changing science-fiction classic.