Sundance Camera Preferences and the Direction of New Cinema

Earlier this month, Indiewire published their “How They Shot That” list where they inform us of all the the cameras used by the 2015 Sundance Filmmakers. The article listed each film under its corresponding camera, but I was curious to see what this information would look like as an easy-to-read chart that compared, visually, what the top choices of […]

Seamless Look of Birdman: How They Did it

Like it, love it or (in a few cases) loathe it, Birdman feels like one of the films that, when we look back years or decades from now, will come to define 2014 at the movies. With some of the best reviews of the year, and one of the best limited releases in recent memory, it […]

ARCommunity: The Quad Cinema – SOLD!?

“DON’T PANIC!” says Paula Bernstein of Indiewire, “The Quad isn’t going away.” “It turns out that Charles S. Cohen, in addition to being the president and chief executive of Cohen Bros. Realty Corp., is also a major supporter of great film, both as a distributor and as a historian.” (Phew!) “The torch has been passed so that the Quad […]

Developing The Budget For Your Film

Here’s some advice for you filmmakers out there.  When it comes to creating a budget for your project there are many obstacles you will encounter.  Collecting numbers and figuring out how much things will cost is one thing but in the end your goal is to present a comprehensive business plan that investors will appreciate. […]

The Buzz at Sundance is “A Cinematic Answer to the Year of the Race-Themed Film”

If you haven’t heard the biggest buzz from Sundance this year, allow me to introduce you to an amazing film I can’t wait to get my hands on:  Dear White People. In a sense, Dear White People is a sort of cinematic answer to everything that was 2013. Yes, 2013, the year of so-called “race-themed” films. The […]