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.
Filmmaking can be a messy process. But, according to Spencer MacDonald, sometimes that’s the point, especially when it comes to the interaction between editing and directing: “I always felt like it’s impossible for me to separate the two,” Spencer told us. “For me, making a film or anything of that nature is a whole web.
Key Points How to balance being an authentic artist and pursue commercial work. Amy Gardner’s process behind choreographing a sequence. Collaborating with your subconscious to create original work. An Exclusive Feature of Amy Gardner’s The Gold Inside. Amy Gardner is an artist and filmmaker who’s work speaks for itself. What's interesting about Amy’s journey as
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
At first glance, poetry can seem a little sparse — no typical story structure or character development. It can be difficult to even find a complete sentence, much less a complete narrative. But, as you dig deeper, you can see the intentionality in every aspect: the pace, arrangement, symbolism, etc. The personality of the writer
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.
This year’s Young Director Awards have been announced at Cannes Lions and our filmmakers have taken home four trophies! Voyager won Gold with The Unbelievers: Burnell Cotlon, Jared Knecht won Silver with I Got This, Joris Debeij won Silver with Perfectly Normal, and TwinTaoers won Silver with Sleep Well My Baby, which was one of our Filmsupply Presents films!
There’s something about a great story that makes it evolve naturally, almost innately. Storytellers — in our case, filmmakers — know this more than most. When a great idea comes along, you let it drive the process, and Undercurrent, our latest Filmsupply Films, is a prime example of this. All director Patrick Fileti needed to inspire this film was
Luke Taylor and Chris Barrett — the creative duo behind the lauded directing studio Us — never meant to be directors. In fact, when they first met in university, they were graphic design students. It was only after they’d created a number of acclaimed music videos (including one for Radiohead’s Thom Yorke) that Luke and
Here’s a good rule of thumb: If you want your film to be more interesting, up the stakes. Case in point, RYOT Films’ new short documentary, Fear Us Women. It’s 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