Cinematographer and Technical Director Christopher Webb has been shooting design-driven work drawing from multiple disciplines for over a decade. Together with founding partner, Graceann Dorse, Chris has built a studio to focus on this work full time. FX WRX specializes in cinematographic effects magic that derives from in-camera shooting. Their work has garnered multiple Promax Broadcast Design Global Excellence Awards and an Emmy.
Highlights Exploring the process of taking a short film and developing it into a feature film. Jim Cummings' thoughts on directing and editing his own performance. Lowell Meyer's vision behind the cinematography of Thunder Road. How having the right gear and crew can enhance a story. Pulling back the curtain on the distribution process. Thoughts on breaking
There seems to be a disconnect between what we see as art and what we actually watch. Is it a coincidence that Marvel’s films get billions in revenue, while award-winning indie dramas barely break even? Revenue is no indication of quality, but it does indicate overall appeal. Perhaps a more important question is: Do they need to be mutually exclusive? Ryan Connolly doesn’t think so.
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 hurt feelings. If properly addressed, your film becomes a well-oiled machine. Just ask DP Natalie Kingston.
It seems like there’s no end to the number of beautiful films being made right now. But maybe there should be. At least according to Salomon Ligthelm, a filmmaker who, for years, obsessed over beauty himself. Well, not anymore. “I’m so fatigued by it,” Salomon told us. “I think it’s because I’ve made so much of
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 important message. You have to use the old-fashioned tools of Madison Avenue: startling concepts,
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. Not only was it shot in the middle of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests on expired film stock
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 need them. Meet the team at Neighborhood Film
We work with some very talented filmmakers. It’s something we don’t need to remind ourselves often, because we get the privilege to work with many of them on a regular basis. But it’s weeks like this that truly show how influential they are in our industry and for the craft of filmmaking as a whole.
Evolve doesn’t wait around for dream projects to come along. They take whatever project they’re working on and make it into a dream project. Case in point: their latest endeavor, a 16-film series for National Geographic’s new show Origins: The Journey of Humankind.Working with an archival/editorial budget, Evolve decided the best way to serve the project was to