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.





Steven Soderbergh and Neil LaBute on filmmaking

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One of the most informative commentators is Steven Soderbergh, whose quote I have up on the right hand side of the main page about what he thinks about commentaries as a resource for any wannabe filmmakers. No stranger to bringing on guests to sit in with him as he discusses the films at hand, he is joined by another filmmaker – Neil LaBute – who acts as a sort of moderator as he asks Soderbergh various questions about the filmmaking process. The range of discussion goes anywhere from rehearsals to using sound. Listen to it all below.