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Director David Franklin on the Challenges and Triumphs of Micro-Budget Filmmaking


Franklin discusses the five-year process of making his feature film directorial debut, As Far As The Eye Can See, out March 20 on VOD.

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6 Perfect Shots From ‘Flower’ Director Max Winkler


Filmmaker Max Winkler shows us 6 of his favorite Perfect Shots and talks about how they inspired the look of his new film, Flower.

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6 Filmmaking Tips from José Padilha


The director of ‘Elite Squad’ and “7 Days in Entebbe” has some ideas to share about cinema and democracy.

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The Academy Needs to Wrap its Head Around Mo-Cap Performance


Now that Roger Deakins has broken his losing streak, here’s a new Oscar injustice hill to die on.

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What ‘Star Wars’ Can Teach Us about Character Arcs


Watch this video essay and learn one more thing from George Lucas’s iconic trilogy.

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Why Women Directors Are Thriving on Television


Television trusts women directors – and is all the better for it.

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Imitation Game: The Difference Between Homage and Plagiarism


Homage is not a lesser form of filmmaking — let alone a form of theft — but a natural part of loving and making cinema.

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6 Filmmaking Tips from Melvin Van Peebles


The father of blaxploitation shares his wisdom on making history in the industry.

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What We Can Learn From ‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins’ First Short Film


Barry Jenkins wrote and directed ‘My Josephine’ in 2003 as a film student.