This panel discussion with BEFORE YOU KNOW IT features director PJ Raval, and was held following the screening of his film at UMass Boston as part of the Independent Film Festival of Boston 2013. Check out our review here.
Obviously my love of film equates to a love of technology, and the technological trickery behind some of motion pictures greatest illusions. It’s been twenty years since Spielberg brought to life the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, and, regardless of its age, the film still stands up to today’s standards. Little known fact, despite its title, the film only contains about 15 minutes of dinosaurs. 6 minutes are the CGI creations from Industrial Light and Magic, and 9 minutes are puppets from Stan Winston’s studio. Below is a great look into how they created the Dilophosaurus. There are spoilers, but if you haven’t seen Jurassic Park by now, well, you’re missing out.
It’s no surprise that a film like “The Avengers,” is filled with an insane amount of effects. But the amount of detail, especially in the film’s final battle scene in the streets of New York, is staggering. This great behind the scenes video from ILM shows great insight into just how much of the city was CG, and how they were able to pull it off so well.
While people’s thoughts on Prometheus were a bit polarizing, it’d be hard to deny that the visual effects in the film were something to shrug your shoulders at. Ridley Scott and his team did an amazing job building a beautiful, unique, and alien world for the film to take place in. This reel from MPC Visual Effects shows some of the break downs of how the they built the world. Very cool stuff. *Warning* This reel may contain spoilers, so watch carefully!
Here at LonelyReviewer, we love behind the scenes stuff. In this video from the SoundWorks Collection, Sound Supervisor and Sound Designer Erik Aadahl discuss the sound of Director Ben Affleck’s Argo. A lot of work went into designing the sound of Tehran, Iran in 1979, and I love the detail in this video. Check it out after the jump!
Following the Boston premiere of Rubberneck, filmmakers Alex Karpovsky and Garth Donovan are joined on stage with the producers and other actors from the film to field questions from the Coolidge Corner audience at IFFBoston 2012.
Following the screening of his new film Dark Horse, director/writer Todd Solondz stuck around to answer questions from the audience. He offerred insight into his creative process, shared some great stories about how people react to his films and more! Dark Horse stars Selma Blair, Justin Bartha, and Christopher Walken and will expand to limited release June 8, 2012.
One of my favorite films of all time is Steven Spielberg’s ‘E.T.’ The film represents everything that was amazing with the Amblin films of the 80s. Great stories, great child actors, and amazing adventures. In the video below, we see Henry Thomas become emotional at the thought of a Government man taking E.T. away from him. Spielberg ends up hiring right on the spot, and it’s easy to see why.
This great video essay from Fandor goes into the iconic way Spielberg uses shots of characters faces in pivotal emotional, terrifying, and fascinating scenes – and the way it captures the characters moments perfectly.
Check out the video below:
Boston’s Improv Asylum produced this funny Youtube short called, The Oscar Winning Boston Movie. I’d say it’s pretty well done, can you count the references?