Filmmaking Tips

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6 Filmmaking Tips from Robert Rodriguez


The filmmaker behind ‘Spy Kids,’ ‘Machete,’ and ‘From Dusk Til Dawn’ gets technical about shooting on digital, loving deadlines, and living creatively.

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6 Filmmaking Tips from Mia Hansen-Løve


The filmmaker behind ‘Things to Come’ and ‘Goodbye First Love’ shares advice on working with actors, the importance of location, and not sweating the technical stuff.

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6 Filmmaking Tips From Dan Gilroy


The writer-director behind ‘Nightcrawler’ and ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ talks collaboration, creativity, and why you should forget about the “rules.”

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6 Filmmaking Tips from Sergei Eisenstein


The legendary filmmaker behind ‘Battleship Potemkin’ talks inspiration, innovation, and the key to great cinematography.

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6 Filmmaking Tips From Mimi Leder


The director behind ‘On The Basis of Sex’ and ‘Deep Impact’ talks rehearsals, emotions, and letting things go.

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6 Filmmaking Tips From Susanne Bier


The Oscar-winning director behind ‘Bird Box’ and ‘In a Better World’ talks artistry, budgeting, and playing by the rules.

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6 Filmmaking Tips From Barry Jenkins


The filmmaker behind ‘Moonlight’ and ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ discusses radical empathy, perseverance, and the undervalued merits of the voice-over.

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6 Filmmaking Tips From Brady Corbet


The writer-director of ‘The Childhood of a Leader’ and ‘Vox Lux’ on hindsight, shooting on film, and what modern filmmakers can learn from early film directors.

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6 Filmmaking Tips From Mamoru Hosoda


A leading anime auteur talks luck, inspiration, and using fantasy to explore the human condition.