Director/Writer Ricky Staub and Producer/Writer Dan Walser are the founding team behind Neighborhood Film Co., a production team who recently released their first feature film Concrete Cowboy. On the other side of the table, we have famed producers Jeff Waxman and Jen Madeloff, who besides producing Concrete Cowboy, have worked on Vice, John Wick: Chapter 3, Mother!, and dozens more.
Find Your Breakthrough: Salomon Ligthelm
What do you do when you feel stuck? How do you unlock that ‘Eureka’ moment in your process? Award-winning director Salomon Ligthelm shares his experience and how he creates that breakthrough moment for himself.
In her now 21-year career as a film director, Sophia Coppola—the daughter of Hollywood mogul Francis Ford Coppola—has staked her claim as one of the great visionary filmmakers of our time. Though often compared to the likes of Wes Anderson and Paul Thomas Anderson, Coppola has carved out a distinct style of her own.
After Ford Vs. Ferrari, Phedon Papamichael, ASC shares about augmenting a vision, restaging historical events, and capturing a different piece of Americana.
As filmmakers, we all stand on the shoulders of giants. No matter how original or visionary you think your work is, odds are, you’re re-hashing an idea used by a filmmaker (or two) who’ve also borrowed that same idea from another filmmaker’s work a half-century ago.
In Episode 6 of YouTube Masters, we get a crash course from @Potato Jet on how to keep your videos from becoming boring. See why making good videos consistently—rather than aiming to go viral with your first one—will set you up for success.
We’ve talked many times about creative constraints and their value, but sometimes as filmmakers we don’t have the luxury of constraints. As they say, there’s nothing scarier than a blank page, and that’s just what Director Josh McGowan was faced with in his production of Cadillac’s Oscar spot.
Tom Rolf worked through the transition from analog editing to digital editing and managed to do it without skipping a beat. It proves that a good editor is a good editor, no matter what era.