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May 22, 2018
Extremely Quiet, Incredibly Frightening: Why ‘A Quiet Place’ is “a Sound Designer’s Dream”
*A Quiet Place* is one of 2018’s great success stories for a few reasons, and one of them is its sense of balance. It’s a film that knows when to hold back, when to let loose, and when to *really* let loose......
May 16, 2018
Lean, Mean: Behind the Efficient, Tension-Filled Storytelling of ‘Ostrich’
We talked with director Patrick Walsh about his directorial debut and background as an editor working with Oscar-winning directors, as well producer Elisabeth Hopper about how her team helped craft a compelling script.
May 08, 2018
The Insane, 100-Day Production Behind ESPN’s ‘Draft Academy’
In episode 8 of ESPN’s Draft Academy, Evolve captured one of the most compelling moments in recent sports history — Shaquem Griffin, a man with one arm, getting drafted into the NFL......
May 01, 2018
High Stakes Storytelling: Director/Editor David Darg on ‘Fear Us Women’
Fear Us Women is a story about the Yekîneyên Parastina Gel (YPG) women’s militia, which has been fighting ISIS on the front lines in Syria, told through the eyes of Hannah Bohman, a volunteer soldier from Canada......
Apr 19, 2018
How 'Lady Bird' Found Its Emotion in the Edit
Lady Bird is the kind of film that truly finds life in the edit, relying on perfect timing for its punchlines and dramatic punctuations......
Apr 12, 2018
4 Tips for Getting the Film Rights to That Perfect Story
With a little (translation: a lot of) help from entertainment lawyer Rob Rader, we were able to distill the best way to approach and negotiate with authors whose work you admire......
Apr 05, 2018
If These Walls Could Talk: A Moving Portrayal of a Family in Fracture
In *Growth* – a beautifully simple film with conflicts that feel as familiar as a box filled with your childhood memorabilia – Netherlands-based director Sil van der Woerd weaves a narrative of small squabbles that, over the course of 20 years, final...
Mar 20, 2018
The Story's The Solution: Taking Branded Content Further
More time to craft the scene, more time to shape the story. But a longer run time can also mean more challenges. Which is what branded content veteran Dan DiFelice discovered after being tapped to direct a new spot for Volvo titled, appropriately, L...
Mar 05, 2018
Telling the Same Story: Strategies for a Healthy Director/DP Relationship
The director/DP relationship requires constant attention. Two hands on the wheel. If you let go for even a second, this lack of communication can become your worst enemy, veering an efficient production straight into the wasteland of reshoots and hur...
Jan 16, 2018
Framework: A Veteran Colorist Breaks Down Her Favorite Images
Color is a form of communication. It provokes emotion, tells you about a setting, and can even create confusion. In a way, this makes the role of a colorist a translator between the filmmakers and their audience — to make sure no message is lost. No...
Revolutionizing Stock Footage