Jul 162017
 
BABY DRIVER Opening Scene

Masterful execution of bank robbery / chase by director Edgar Wright, with dp Bill Pope, cut to “Bellbottoms” by editors Jonathan Amos & Paul Machliss I especially like the first 2 1/2 minutes: introduction to the main character, with glimpses of the robbery from the getaway driver’s perspective. Great pop cinema. LINK http://bit.ly/BabyDriverOpening

Jul 132017
 
Carne y Arena - Amazing VR by Iñarritu & Lubezki

I have written a post of my impressions of the amazing Virtual Reality istallation by director Alejandro G. Iñarritu with cinematographer Emmanuel (“Chivo”) Lubezki, that I saw at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Alejandro and Chivo have previously collaborated on Birdman and The Revenant. Carne y Arena is presently showing in Los Angeles and Milan. [...]

Jul 082017
 
Lighting 4 More Scenes from IDA

IDA director Pawel Pawlikowski and cinematographer Lukasz Zal, PSC, watching the camera monitor This post continues my in-depth look at scenes from the wonderful Polish film IDA. Once again I offer video and high-resolution images to present detailed examples of scene lighting. This 2nd post is intended to be seen after you’ve read the 1st [...]

Mar 302017
 
VFX split screen for bridge disaster

— Martin Halle’s vimeo channel offers an interesting split-screen of a bridge disaster VFX sequence for Final Destination 5, that shows the live action and green screen elements. Notice how the real truck helps sell the effect. The link to video is below. watch on vimeo +++

Mar 192017
 
Walter Murch : 2. Editing in Real Time

+++ Part 2 of my video interview with legendary editor and sound designer Walter Murch, whose credits include: The Conversation, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Apocalypse Now, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The English Patient and Cold Mountain. In this video Walter explains why he always chooses to edit in real time, by hitting [...]

Feb 282017
 
Walter Murch : 1. Cook, Surgeon, Orchestra Conductor

+++ Part 1 of my video interview with legendary editor and sound designer Walter Murch, whose credits include: The Conversation, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Apocalypse Now, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The English Patient and Cold Mountain. +++ LINK: http://bit.ly/Murch1-thefilmbook +++