Her and Interstellar cinematographer to join Bond 24

One major worry for Bond 24 being as good as Skyfall was that cinematographer Roger Deakins wasn't returning, His cinematography for the film set it apart from some of the more rote Bond films and should have netted him an Academy...


Confirmed: Roger Deakins not returning for Bond 24

While many of the same people who worked on Skyfall are returning, including director Sam Mendes, the person who might be most responsible for its stellar look and fantastic reception is not returning. Famed cinematographer Roger Deaki...


Flix for Short: Stranded

Stranded is actually an extremely well-made advertisement. The fact that I didn't realize this until after the fact made an impression on me. Stranded tells the story of two friends who are *stranded* on an island somewhere and desperately...


Roger Deakins talks Skyfall and film vs digital

Roger Deakins is one of the most respected cinematographers working today, so when he weighs into the film vs digital debate, it's an opinion worth hearing. Turns out he comes down confidently on the side of digital, which won't please man...


Watch every long take from Children of Men in one video

I don't think I've been terribly shy about my love for Alfonso Curaron's long takes in Children of Men, and as such, this video is right up my alley. This is a thirty minute video that edits together every take from the film that's longer ...


Gravity to feature a 17 minute-long opening shot

I'm a huge fan of Alfonso Cuaron's work, especially in Children of Men. That movie's probably in my top ten films of all time, or at least the top twenty. One of the signature moments in that film was the climax, a seven and a half minute d...


Flix for Short: O Night Divine

I know Christmas has come and gone, but we're still in the holiday spirit around here, (at least I am) and I absolutely love this half-abstract, half-traditional Christmas tale: O Night Divine by Eliot Rausch. The video has no dialogue, so...


The Avengers didn't actually have anything shot on iPhone

Man, IFTN must be feeling like a complete idiot about now. Avengers cinematographer Seamus McGarvey announced in an interview with Hollywood Reporter that he was misquoted about portions of The Avengers being shot on iPhone. The confusion c...


Review: Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff

I have been on a bit of a cameraman kick (you can read my interview of cinematographer Ryan Hill here), so when I heard there was a documentary about one of my favorite DP's, Jack Cardiff, I was quite excited. Cameraman: The Life and W...


Flixclusive Interview: Cinematographer Ryan Hill

It takes a lot of people to put together a film, but to make a movie look good, it takes a special kind of person. I am referring of course to the cinematographer, the man (or woman) who is in charge of framing up shots, lighting the subjec...


Flixist Film School: A DIY filmmaking primer

Flixist Film School is proud to present the third installment of our ongoing production series. Part one brought us a great lesson in editing, and part two filled us in on how to write an ending.  In this lesson, we will be discussing ...


Neil Gaiman's American Gods to become an HBO series

It seems like Tom Hanks' production company, Playtone, is keeping busy these days. Following the news of Playtone producing the American Idiot film adaptation, they're shifting their attention to the literary field. Earlier, I posted the Fl...


Flix for Short: Facts About Projection

Facts About Projection is a super sweet little self-portrait by Temujin Doran. He describes himself as a projectionist; someone who sets up the 35 millimeter film still used by movie theaters. Doran lives in Islington in London, where he w...


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