[Video]: The Ken Burns Effect

‘All story is manipulation. ‘ What gives a great story the power to move us? Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns (Vietnam, Jack Johnson, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History) provides some key insights into how the skilful use of emotionally charged storytelling can bring alive historic events at 24 frames per second. [vimeo 40972394 w=500 h=281] Ken Burns: On Story from …

Suspense, Surprise And Mystery In The Bourne Identity

It seems that the Gilroys can’t do much wrong in Hollywood. Both Dan and Tony have a riveting and diverse list of credits to their name. They’ve also written enough box office green to keep them going for quite a little while. Tony wrote The Devil’s Advocate, Armageddon, and Michael Clayton, which he also directed. Dan stayed somewhat in the …

[Video]: Whiplash – Damien Chazelle Interview

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‘I knew what the first image of the movie would be, and I knew what the last image of the movie would be – they were the bookend images…’ How does one write an Oscar-winning film in just two goes? Writer-director Damien Chazelle’s (The Last Exorcism Part II, The Grand Piano) Academy Award winning film Whiplash (his second produced feature …