Wednesday, 26 November 2014

What Is A Best Boy, Gaffer and Grip? | Gorilla Film Online

Have you ever watched the credits roll at the end of the film and found yourself wondering 'what the hell is a best boy/gaffer/grip/Lance Henriksen?'

That's okay, they're not the most descriptive titles, but we're going to try and make you less stupid by giving you a rough guide to them. You can then use this knowledge to bore a date into ending a night out early. It's okay, no need to thank us, just read on. (And leave a thank you in the comments).

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Michael Moore, Albert Maysles and More Documentary Titans | Indiewire

DOC NYC's Visionaries Tribute, held on Friday, was one of the most significant gatherings of documentary filmmakers in history. The event was host to the likes of Albert Maysles, D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus, Barbara Kopple, Dan Cogan, Rory Kennedy and Michael Moore, who all took part in this year's tribute to documentary film and the extremely talented filmmakers who have made doc history.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

8 Female Cinematographers You Should Know About | Indiewire

The statistics are disheartening. In the last five years, women accounted for just 3% of the cinematographers among the 250 top-grossing films. No female DP has ever been nominated for an Academy Award. We recently published a first-person story from Elle Schneider, director, cinematographer and co-founder of the Digital Bolex cinema camera, in which she talked about why there aren't more female cinematographers and why we need to change that.

Monday, 3 November 2014

THE 5 HABITS OF SUCCESSFUL FILMMAKERS - Video & Filmmaker magazineVideo & Filmmaker magazine

Ask any great filmmaker how they made it, and most will tell you by a lot of hard work, a willingness to learn and being able to take criticism well.

Taking a look at some of the advicegiven by legendary filmmakers, allows you to see a common thread amongst them. Habits that they all share, here then are the five most important habits that successful filmmakers have: