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The Robert Rodriguez Ten Minute Film School (1998)

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the first is still the best of them
2 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the first in a long series of 10 minute film school segments that Robert Rodriguez does for all of his films now, including those that are less real film-schools as they are tutorials on advanced digital film-making (seemingly) done all easy. I'd probably watch this one more than once if one were looking to get into film-making, but even if not I might recommend it the most out of all of those he's put together for his DVD releases. Not that some of the others ones don't retain interest, but with this you really get to see ALL the nuts and bolts, so to speak, around a great 8,000 dollar production. The scene examined under a microscope to great effect is the chase scene, as all of the mechanics of a scene like this- which goes by like a real adrenalized action scene in any given Hollywood movie- get taken apart scene by scene. It's also fascinating to here the specifics of what he used to film it all, and how he got away with so much with so little (it's a real 'indie' movie, but even still on first glance if one didn't know it could be assumed this cost a few hundred thousand dollars at least). And, at the end of the ten minutes, it's a good little bit of exposition by a filmmaker who knew exactly what he wanted for the scenes and pulled it off shot by shot, editing "in the camera", and using cheap props and ALL real extras to good effect. In short, a fun, interesting film school by a filmmaker in his guerrilla prime.


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