Steven Soderbergh on filmmaking – Part VI and VII

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Part VI – On process, editing.

Part VII – Writers Brian Koppelman and David Levien join Steven Soderbergh in a discussion on the nuts and bolts of filmmaking. Discussions include on cutting the footage up to camera, exposition, ideas, improvisation, seeing effort in shot designs, subjective versus objective directing, and structuring sequences without shot repetition.


EDIT: In light of a comment made in the video below about me not posting titles or as little information about the given selection as possible – may I remind everyone that I do not do that. Period. I have mentioned before the reasons why, and I have written it in the “About” page how I go about these selects.

Here it is again.

I post only the most valuable excerpts of commentary information from various films. Mainly the selects that I choose are theoretical in nature – that is, it is irrelevant what film they’re from as they are not screen specific. I mull over these bits quite a bit to make sure they can be understood on their own. Do not ask me for a TITLE whenever I post these commentaries. If you are so curious, why not and watch the director’s entire films with the commentaries on like I do? I provide a service for those who want to learn, on my own free time. On this blog I will compile best bits on cinematic language. This is less of a technical blog as it is a theoretical, analytical, and philosophical space for young filmmakers or just cinephiles who want to grasp the language of cinema.

 



Steven Soderbergh and Mark Romanek on filmmaking – Part I-III

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In what I found to be one of the most illuminating discussions about the filmmaking process I’ve heard in a while, Soderbergh touches upon low budget filmmaking. Extensively covered points are about working with non-actors, shooting digital, and process of directing such a low budget film.





Ridley Scott on filmmaking (rare) – Part II

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In the second part of this rare track, Ridley brings you the goods one more time on filming inside cars, Washington, D.C., differences between anamorphic widescreen and Super 35, continuity logistics, working with cameramen, having a vision, editing process, directing process, rehearsal with actors.



If you missed it, watch Part I below



Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith on directing

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The only thing you need to grasp about what directing entails (but not limited to). Hear what Quentin Tarantino learned from Terry Gilliam, and hear Kevin Smith expanding his thoughts on directing – and understand how similar both of their answers are. Ask any director, and they’ll give you the same answer.



Ridley Scott on filmmaking – Part IV

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The information doesn’t stop, does it? 😉 – more music (or information, whichever way you take it) for your ears, folks – from the great Sir Ridley Scott. The Master. Learn what Rid has to say about sound design, casting, Jan De Bont, operating, adjusting actors on set, rehearsing, media, his love for design and architecture, self respect, lighting, editing, and yeah – how can he not mention using smoke that Brit Git. 😛



Philip Baker Hall & PTA on filmmaking – part III

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Both men break down the 15+ minute Motel scene in Sydney. Philip Baker Hall also talks about the differences and challenges between cinema and theater acting and directing.



David Cronenberg on filmmaking: Part 2

cronenberg2More cinematic information from the body horror master. David Cronenberg is one of the most articulate commentators I’ve heard yet. Again, I left out the ‘character motivation’ bits so you get majority of the commentary on the shoot and directing philosophy from Cronenberg. Much to be gleaned from.


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Also…


6 Filmmaking Tips From David Cronenberg