“The more removed the point of view is from our own, the more fascinating it is.” ScreenPrism enumerates the different meanings or purposes of the point of view shot. It can both reveal and conceal, excite and horrify, and empower and constrict.
“She’s nicer to that thing than she is to me.” In this drama set in the future, Jon Hamm stars as an inquisitive hologram of Walter, an old woman’s late husband. Day by day, he learns to be more like Walter. Or rather, the Walter that his wife remembers. Premieres 8/18/17.
“Oh that’s right you have your little thing. Oh a that is a cool thing that you’ve got. That is good stuff.” Ben Stiller plays a dad who goes on a tour with his son to scout colleges. He meets his more successful colleagues and starts having a mid-life crisis. Premieres 9/15/17.
(PG-13: Language) James Franco stars and directs in this well–received comedy. It’s about Tommy Wiseau and his film The Room, a movie so bad that it broke the scale and has become a cult classic. Based on the eponymous memoir co-authored by The Room actor Greg Sestero.
“There is such a thing as a tesseract.” A girl and her new friends must confront evil itself to save her father in this adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic fantasy novel. Starring Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling. Premieres 3/9/18.
Now You See It reminds us that the clothing of characters in movies are meticulously chosen or made, and not just in superhero or fantasy films. From blending in with the setting to reflecting a character’s story, costumes offer viewers many clues to better understand a film.
“The mysterious thing about telling stories is that it ends up changing you.” Lessons from the Screenplay relays how co-director Pete Docter and the rest of the story team for Inside Out got stuck in a rut, and how they eventually figured out how the movie would play out.
Filmmaker IQ answers a ton of questions with this highly informative video that defines most of the roles that are listed in a movie’s credits. The video explains every position from producers to assistant directors to gaffers, key grips, ADR editors, and even crafties.