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10 best directorial debuts

This blog is a list of 10 films that have revealed the names of the now-known directors to the world. This is not a rating: every movie on our list is equally worthy of your attention. Here we go.

Violence, neon and retro-wave: what demon is inside of Nicholas Winding Refn pt. 2

Here is the 2nd part of us discovering the filmography of the Danish master.

Violence, neon and retro-wave: what demon is inside of Nicholas Winding Refn pt. 1

The name Nicholas Winding Refn is one of the most recognizable names in the industry of moviemaking. Making rather simple stories he has made himself as one of the masters of visual storytelling.

Climate change in moviemaking. Streaming madness and sterile Oscar

Covid 19 has radically changed the lives of almost everyone. We were locked at home, coffee shops and parks closed, mask mode, and instead of filling cinemas, we were filling only hospitals. The predictions were the worst, but the movie showed its immortal nature.

Lenses as an artists instrument

Have you ever wondered how important the choice of a particular lens is? I bet it is rare. But the truth is, the lens sits between reality and the artist's eye, making movie magic possible.

March Has Finally Ended

So much has happened in the past 31 days, it feels as if one month was an entire year. Just to prove we're alive and working full-time to bring you the best possible experience, here's the list of upcoming features...

How I saved 5 days on creating a shooting schedule

I have had a script in hand I wanted to deal with. Hiring an Assistant Director wasn't my case. To break down a script, I usually use Final Draft Tagger: it has helped me before, significantly saving my time...

How to use Filmustage

So, let’s say you’ve decided to make your own film. You have a brilliant script, and what you need now is to break it down to be able to plan your production, create a shooting schedule, cast actors, book...

What is the key to success in moviemaking?

What do you think, what lies beyond these well-known words "Camera, Action!"? Most people can hardly imagine what it is. How is it possible? Such a great number of professionals work together in a team/crew...

Script breakdown: the most critical step of pre-production

Have you ever thought about how a film script usually looks? How many details do the screenwriters provide in the text? Do they report every single element you see in the scene? Not really...

What it takes to make a movie: pre-production

Sometimes, when you watch your favorite movie, you probably try to guess how much work lies behind what you see on the screen. Everybody has in mind some image of the famous “Lights, camera, action!” – but there is so much to do before...

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