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Top Cinematographers Offer Online Course on Filmmaking

30 September 2014 10:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Three major cinematographers – Janusz Kaminski (“Lincoln”), Phedon Papamichael (“Nebraska”) and Wally Pfister (“The Dark Knight Rises”) – have teamed to present Advanced Filmmaking, a series of online instructional videos for aspiring filmmakers.

In addition to extensive interviews with the three d.p.’s, the course offers more than 12 hours of chats with their collaborators, including directors Alexander Payne and Wim Wenders.

“We conceived Advanced Filmmaking as a way to communicate lessons that aren’t normally covered in film school,” says Papamichael. “In our interactions with students and young filmmakers around the world, we saw a thirst for information about other topics like successful collaboration, making good career decisions and managing your personal life.”

Course modules vary in length, averaging about a half hour, and can be can be rented for one week via video sharing site Vimeo for $3.95.

The d.p. trio know one another well, having met at the beginning »

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Two ‘Neighbors’ Red-Band Trailers: “We’re Just Getting Started”

8 April 2014 8:42 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

In real life, Seth Rogen and Zac Efron are separated by a mere five years in age. But even a few years can make a big difference in early adulthood, and in Neighbors, their lives couldn’t be further apart. Mac (Rogen) is a (relatively) responsible father and husband, while Teddy (Efron) is a hard-partying frat […]

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New ‘Neighbors’ Red Band Trailers Are Just Getting Started

8 April 2014 7:10 AM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

When it comes to trailers, there’s green-band, red-band, and there’s, well, the new trailer for Neighbors, kindly embedded above for your viewing pleasure. For those keeping track of the running tally, this makes for the fourth proffered preview Universal has released to promote their upcoming raunchy comedy; unlike previous clips, at least one of which is very much not safe for work, this latest slice of bad behavior actually contains a surprising amount of new material, all of which happens to be calibrated to tickle your funny bone.

By now, you may already be well-acquainted with Neighbors‘ plot, in which married couple Mac and Kelly Radner (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne, respectively) with a newborn baby find themselves on the back foot when a fraternity (led by Zac Efron) sets up shop right next door to them in ...

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'Cool Runnings': An oral history

12 February 2014 9:00 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Jon Turteltaub first heard the story of the 1988 Olympic Jamaican bobsled team when he was in film school. “We all thought that was both hilarious and sort of indicative of what the Olympics was all about,” Turteltaub said. “In some ways it was looked at as a joke, and in other ways, it was looked at as a very inspiring little anecdote that made the whole Olympics have more character.” Less than five years later, Turteltaub would get a call from his agent about a new opportunity.

Disney was making a film about the Jamaican bobsled team’s story, and »

- Samantha Highfill

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