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July 13, 2011, 9:09 am
I have a great appreciation for creative dramatization such as sequences in a film like Jon Foy's Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles (2011), which uses beautiful, mysterious and moody graphic illustrations to move the story forward and create suspense. Or anything by filmmaker Alan Berliner, who is famous for incorporating home movies...
February 9, 2015, 2:59 pm
A week into the Women’s Film Preservation Fund’s (WFPF) Carte Blanche series at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), brings to mind how much has been accomplished by the Fund, as well as us how much work there is yet to be done. I’ve been on the WFPF committee for just around 5 years now and continue to be […]
November 2, 2014, 8:20 am
In spite of the drizzle and drop in temperature, The Real Indies: A Closer Look at Orphan Films program, which appropriately opened last night, on Halloween, with Spider Baby (1968), began today’s screenings with their Pioneering Women segment at 10AM this morning. Pioneering Women boasted a fascinating selection of films made by and about women, accompanied with presentation […]
September 21, 2014, 6:09 am
It’s that time in a production’s life when primary photography has been completed and it’s time to devote almost all one’s hours toward the footage. Beginning post production is exciting, but also daunting. Hopefully footage has been brought into the project and logged, and interviews transcribed as the shoots have taken place. Hopefully the spreadsheets […]
May 17, 2014, 1:22 pm
This spring the Brooklyn based resource for all things documentary, UnionDocs, offers its second round of Documentary Fundamentals. The six part series gives filmmakers a step-by step, how-to for tackling the art form. From practical application to creative, Fundamentals brings experts in the field into a conversational panel setting for a jam packed house. Last [...]
April 13, 2014, 11:24 am
There is still a level of uncertainty in regard to new media, but it seems more related to understanding the term, than anything else. One point many agree on, however, is that it’s only going to continue to grow, and for media makers this means opportunity. For independent artists, it opens up possibilities at a [...]
February 18, 2014, 10:50 am
Hollow’s Elaine McMillion and team talk participatory video, sound and visual design and more in this part II of two part Hallow: Our Lessons Learned, moderated by Opeyemi Olukemi of Tribeca Film Institute. (See Part I, Research, building audience, pre-production)
November 9, 2013, 2:19 pm
This past Tuesday the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) began their preliminary workshops as a precursor to the main annual conference event, which this year took place in historic Richmond, Virginia. I was only able to attend a couple of the workshops this year, but it was well worth the 7 hour train ride (got [...]
August 31, 2013, 3:48 pm
Crafting a story is about making choices. What information is essential to the narrative, whether it be for artistic, practical, or emotional reasons, as a storyteller, one has to constantly make choices, cut by cut, frame by frame. Any choice has the potential to drastically change story direction. With a feature length film, a filmmaker, [...]
August 4, 2013, 1:24 pm
Great slideshow on managing digital content over time. Find handouts here. This presentation was made possible by Library of Congress, Wisconsin Historical Society, and WiLS Managing Digital Content Over Time: Identify...
Gordon Burkell sits down with Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferreira to discuss the sound design of The Shape of Water, for wh ...
Gordon Burkell sits down to talk to Bruno Verdoni, who plays Pat in Molly's Game, about acting, working with Aaron Sorki ...
Gordon sits down with Alan Baumgarten and Josh Schaeffer to discuss their Eddie nominated work on the film Molly's Game.
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