Six Film-Making Tips from Peter Weir

Sorry for the lack of posts recently – I’m currently working on a fun little project that I’m looking forward to sharing with you all (once it’s finished!) – so while I’m tied up with work, here’s a great post over on the Film School Rejects website that features six film-making tips from Peter Weir. It’s a great article with a lot of links to video of the man letting you in on his secrets, and there’s so much information that film-makers can glean from it. Here’s the article.

I’ll be back soon with some more posts and fun stuff.

And The Other Way Is Wrong

Just a short post today – there are so many great videos from Every Frame A Painting it’s really hard to pick one to focus on in a post (and expect me to highlight more stuff from Tony Zhou in future, I love his thoughtful breakdowns of film techniques and things that directors employ in crafting new work).

So here’s his analysis of David Fincher doing nuts and bolts film-making – people in a room, talking.

Watching how great directors like David Fincher put a film together is such a great way to learn more about the craft. Look at that scene from Se7en, with the relationships so clearly defined, the power balances, just with camera work. So very good.