Filmmaking Tips

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6 Filmmaking Tips from John Milius


The Don of the USC Film School Mafia helped make some of your favorite movies better, so check out some of his advice.

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How First Assistant Directors Hold the Industry Together


Behind the scenes with Hollywood’s unsung heroes.

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6 Filmmaking Tips from Ari Aster


The filmmaker behind ‘Hereditary’ and ‘Midsommar’ gives his take on storyboarding, editing, and why shooting coverage is overrated.

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6 Filmmaking Tips from Michel Gondry


The filmmaker behind ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ shares his thoughts on inspiration, storyboarding, and why a little immaturity can be a good thing.

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6 Filmmaking Tips from Claire Denis


The celebrated filmmaker behind ‘High Life,’ ‘Beau Travail,’ and ‘White Material’ on location, leitmotifs, and why explaining things is overrated.


6 Filmmaking Tips From John Singleton


The filmmaker behind ‘Boyz n the Hood’ and ‘Shaft’ on confidence, cameras, and where to find authentic stories.


6 Filmmaking Tips from Martin McDonagh


The filmmaker behind ‘In Bruges,’ ‘Seven Psychopaths,’ and ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ shares his thoughts on writing, loving your characters, and how to not be fucking boring.

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6 Filmmaking Tips From J.C. Chandor


The writer-director behind ‘All Is Lost,’ ‘A Most Violent Year,’ and ‘Triple Frontier’ talks character building, turning limitations into strengths, and following your gut.

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6 Filmmaking Tips from Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck


The filmmaking team behind ‘Captain Marvel’ talk momentum, misunderstandings, and the importance of good extras.