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Sep 19, 2017
Filmsupply Presents: ‘Sleep Well, My Baby’
What can a film do? A film doesn’t have hands. It lives behind a screen. And from watching the vast majority of Hollywood blockbusters, you might think the only thing films are good for is providing a couple hours of entertainment. But there is..
Sep 05, 2017
The Making of Radiohead’s ‘Man of War’ Music Video
Some things are exactly as hard as they look. Some things are even harder. File Radiohead’s new music video, 'Man of War', under the latter. Directed by Colin Read, the film is a shot-for-shot remake of…
Aug 29, 2017
Principles of Editing: Notes from NYU Editing Professor Jennifer Ruff
Jennifer Ruff, filmmaker and editing professor at NYU’s Tisch Graduate School of Film, didn’t get her start in film, but rather literature. “I wrote poetry and didn’t like electronic things,” she told us. An MO that still seems applicable today...
Aug 23, 2017
The Practical Effects Behind Virgin Fibre’s Unreal “Delivering Awesome” Commercial
Rogue Films’ latest commercial for Virgin Fibre, “Delivering Awesome,” is a breakneck joyride through a fiber optic cable, featuring a mash-up of every character and character type you can imagine. Cowboys. Superheroes. Dandies. Dames...
Aug 15, 2017
Filmsupply Presents: ‘Make Them Believe’
According to documentary filmmaker Taimi Arvidson’s website, she “does a lot of things to get the best story, including but not limited to: swimming with sharks, embedding in prison (a few of them), standing alarmingly close to rocket launches, chasi...
Aug 08, 2017
Jared Hogan’s Juxtaposition of Images: An Alternate Approach to Storytelling
These days it’s hard to find a creative person who *doesn’t* self-identify as a “storyteller,” a big catchall term that’s come to mean anything from writing a tagline for a soft drink to running your own personal Instagram...
Aug 01, 2017
4 Socially Conscious Ads You’ll Never Forget
If you’re like most people, the term “socially conscious ads” makes your eyes glaze over. That’s because so many of them are boring, cloying, exhaustingly sincere. They mean well. But meaning well isn’t enough when you’re trying to get across an impo...
Jul 25, 2017
Filmsupply Presents: 'Fukuro' by Mindcastle
Mindcastle’s latest experimental film — and the second installment of our Filmsupply Presents series — is a testament to the power of creative improvisation and whim. Shot in two contrasting locations (an abandoned swimming pool and a Japanese superm...
Jul 19, 2017
How Bennett Johnson Made a Documentary Music Video in the Middle of a Protest
Werner Herzog says that risk is the lifeblood of cinema. If that’s true, then Bennett Johnson’s documentary music video for Foreign Field’s “Hope Inside the Fire” is one of the most alive films we’ve seen all year...
Jul 18, 2017
Neighborhood Film Co. is Changing the World Three Lives at a Time
Using the art of film for good is not a new idea, but it’s normally seen in the final product — in the actual film. One company is reframing this idea by changing lives through the process of making a film, by creating opportunities for those who nee...
Revolutionizing Stock Footage