Gitanjali Rao is one of India’s best filmmaker you haven’t heard of. Her films have won numerous accolades in film festivals around the world. Her animation style is a brilliant mix of Indian ethos with contemporary animation sensibilities. Gitanjali recently released her 2006 film ‘Printed Rainbow’ on YouTube. Here’s more about the film from her […]
Long Live Cinema and MoiFightClub got together with Director Dibakar Banerjee discuss his latest film Detective Byomkesh Bakshy. He goes onto answer numerous question you might have had and some you probably didn’t. In any case a brilliant series that anyone who cares about understanding films should watch.
Sometime last week, we came across this brilliant short documentary film on our social timelines. What got our attention was the way it looked and it’s subject- ‘motorcycling’. It was only later that we realised that this is a student degree film from the graduating batch of Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication – UG, […]
We came across this beautiful video essay which studies the supposed mistakes in Birdman and how a lot of them are deliberate and actually add to the narrative of the film. Director Alejandro González Iñárritu isn’t the first one to employ this method, it is often noted that director Stanley Kubrick did something similar in The Shining.
We had earlier posted an interview with director Sandeep Mohan, here’s a more in-depth interview where he speaks about making an ultra-low budget film and more. Also don’t forget to buy/rent his film Hola Venky!. It’s available legally on Vimeo and Fliqvine.
There are certain films that hit you so hard that you are left reeling for a while. Lakshmi is one of those films. It’s not easy to watch. But you have to watch it. It’s as real as it can get after going through the Indian Censor Board which as we know is still very archaic. […]
Darious J. Britt is an American independent film-maker who has put together a list of mistakes most novice film-makers have made or will make. The best part is that he also has the solutions for the same. Here’s the list of the common mistakes from the video: Weak story Undercooked scripts Bad sound Poor casting choices Poor shot composition […]
Boyhood is a 2014 American drama film written, co-produced and directed by Richard Linklater and starring Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater and Ethan Hawke. The film was shot intermittently over a twelve-year period, as Coltrane grew from childhood to adulthood; filming began in the summer of 2002 and was completed in October 2013. Richard Linklater is an indie film super hero. His films such […]
Described as ‘India’s First Mumble-Core Film’, by SAIIF NY, The Untitled Kartik Krishnan Project (TUKKP) is Srinivas Sunderrajan’s debut feature film. Shot over nearly a year (mostly over the weekends), TUKKP is a visual cacophony wrapped within a ‘metafiction’ framework where the film is the film is presented as a story about its own production. […]
The handheld stabilized tracking shot (or follow shot) is one of the greatest achievements in film history. Made popular by its use in the Kubrick masterpiece Shining, most of us filmmakers have tried to recreate the same. Steadicam systems are widely used to do this but they also cost a lot of money. And then […]