WASHINGTON — In a remarkable attack on a political opponent, President Trump on Wednesday revoked the security clearance of John O. Brennan, the C.I.A. director under President Barack Obama, citing what he called Mr. Brennan’s “erratic” behavior.
FROM: Wine account salesperson TO: Victoria James, Cote Korean Steakhouse Subject: Opportunity? Do you see what’s happening here? If not, it’s okay. The world of wines in restaurants is not a very public one.
Members of Tesla’s board are scrambling to control a chief executive who some directors think is out of control. Elon Musk, the electric-car maker’s co-founder and chief executive, stirred up a public storm by announcing on Twitter last week that he wanted to turn Tesla into a private company.
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to catch an early screening of Skate Kitchen, which comes out this weekend, at a film festival in Brooklyn.
If you could pick one thing in content marketing you want to go away today, what would it be? What about the one thing you expect to be going strong in 12 months? That’s what we asked Content Marketing World presenters. Not surprisingly, they had a lot to say.
Then an opportunity came up: I was asked to illustrate a children’s book by Peter Bently, a book called Cats Ahoy! published by Macmillan books in 2011. This book ended up winning the The Roald Dahl Funny Prize, and changed my career path as a result.
Both international and domestic airlines report a rise in special meal requests in recent years, and many are trying to accommodate them by broadening their special meals categories.
New York City Ballet wants an artistic director, not another ballet master in chief. And a humane leader, too.
What does a director do? Sure, we know the basics: cast the right actors, assist with performances, and work with the DP to figure out the look of the film.
For emerging filmmakers, having a basic understanding of what a colorist does and how to be prepared for your color finishing sessions helps to ensure you get the exact look you want for your project.
Set in 2045, “Ready Player One” follows Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan), an orphaned teen-ager who lives with his aunt and her abusive boyfriend in a poor neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio, known as the Stacks.
It's many designers' ultimate goal to become the creative director of a successful agency. Not everyone gets to achieve their dream – you need more than a great creative resume and fancy letterpress business cards, it takes skill and talent to reach that level.
Last week, Hiba from Lebanon hit me up with the following question: “To become a director, should I read more or watch more?” My immediate response to her was that directing is so complex and multifaceted a career that both reading and watching should be a constant for her.
Below is almost 40 minutes of Soderbergh and Mark Romanek talking about making his low-budget feature, Bubble, which was the film that came right after he finished Ocean's Twelve.
Maybe Stanley Kubrick isn't the first person you'd think of to answer an existential question like why life is worth living -- it's not like his body of work screams (or even really whispers) confidence in humankind.
You show up on set for the first day of shooting after months of brainstorming, budgeting, and organizing, and all of a sudden it's like, "What the hell do I even do?" Don't worry — we've all been there.
There's no easier way to learn how to make a movie than by watching a bunch of movies. The trick is not to be a passive audience member. As you watch, look to deconstruct the film in as many ways as you possibly can.
What does this have to do with Stanley Kubrick and lenses? Well, if Kubrick was a gym bro, he'd certainly have a very well-rounded, very rippled, very toned physique -- with calves like tree trunks and quads like -- even bigger tree trucks.
This topic has been clouded by wishful thinking and pernicious misinformation for too long. Time to clean up!
What do you say to them? How do you give direction? How should you conduct yourself on set around the ones you've hired to pull off such an emotionally challenging task? Well, the best people to ask are probably -- actors.
October 28, 2015 Preparing to make your first feature film is like preparing to have your first kid. You can read the books, take the classes, and learn to breathe, but when it comes time to deliver, you're never actually ready.
While cinematography tends to be a boys club, there are plenty of talented female Directors of Photography.
The number of reasons to not make a film are virtually infinite. You don't have enough time, money, experience, equipment, or professional connections.
Earlier this year, an ad agency in Japan brought on a robot to work as its new creative director.
Every time FBI Director James B. Comey appeared in public, an ever-watchful President Trump grew increasingly agitated that the topic was the one that he was most desperate to avoid: Russia.
In the late 1950s, advertising legend Bill Bernbach came up with the idea of pairing art directors and copywriters into teams. The strategy worked and DDB ended up creating some of the most iconic work of that era.
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Zappos, of course, may be your online destination to peruse a plethora of shoes, among other things, but there's a bit more to it than that. At Zappos Labs, a research and development unit in San Francisco, they are exploring the future of online retail.
If you have some free time, watch this 20 minute dive into why Stanley Kubrick was such a master filmmaker. If you don’t have some free time, make some.
This piece was originally published on January 27, 2013.
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When thinking about the filmmakers that carried the torch for independent cinema in the 90s, the names that immediately come to mind are Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith (and Robert Rodriguez, of course.
One of the many pleasures of Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive” (2011) is that the shots feel both tightly composed and weirdly unpredictable. Even though most of the images follow a simple quadrant system, Refn puts plenty of subtle touches within the frame. Let’s take a look.
Director Christopher Nolan is best known for The Dark Knight trilogy of blockbusters, and a film with a sound so powerful it's been replicated in many a trailer since: Inception.
In our series, Then & Now, we track the professional paths and key career decisions of the people with the coolest creative jobs around. In the ad world, Wieden+Kennedy Portland executive creative director Mark Fitzloff is a rare find.
Sam Mendes, director of films like American Beauty and Skyfall, has made it a habit of working with some of the best people in the industry, and has turned out some truly memorable films. He has also heavily invested himself in theater, and continues working in that medium to this day.
How a director stages a scene dramatically affects the story - in this experiment at YouTube Space LA, we take a boilerplate police detective script and shoot it five ways with five different types of blocking to demonstrate how direction and acting can really change the feel of a scene.This experim
There’s no easy way to make a film. The process is incredibly long and complex with a thousand unmarked pitfalls along the way. Sometimes you learn by falling into them. Sometimes you learn by having someone else point them out to you.
It’s a peculiarity of the Academy Awards that the Oscars in two different categories—Best Picture and Best Director—have coincided sixty-four out of ninety times, honoring a movie and its director rather than the director of another film.
There was plenty of discussion across the movie blogosphere following last week’s announcement that Vertigo had dethroned Citizen Kane as the greatest film of all time according to Sight & Sound’s decennial poll.
In a career that spans over half a century, the Munich-born director has made it his duty to help guide filmmakers as they navigate the wilderness of their creativity, from eating a shoe for a young Errol Morris to teaching students how to hack film at his Rogue Film School seminars.
This guide for cinematographers will teach you all the basics of cinematography while linking you to tons of other great resources for more in-depth coverage. Cinematography is an all-encompassing branch of filmmaking.
Filmmaking is a collaborative art. Yet most movie directors work alone, in the sense that there is only one. So when a group of directors get together to talk about how they do what they do, it is with a genuine interest and curiosity in how others might approach the same problems and situations.
In mathematics, the whole is always equal to the sum of its parts; two and two invariably add up to exactly four. In the arts, however, the whole is either much more than the sum of the parts or much less… Many dramas have been ruined by actors who tried to enliven serious scenes by being funny.
After one glance at Darius Khondji's IMDb page it's easy to see that the famed French cinematographer is a living legend.
Is it that it has a great story? Great characters? Is it that the cinematography is beautiful? Is it that each actor is giving a great performance? Is it that the soundtrack is top notch? Well, the answer is -- yes. Yes to all of this.
I think the thing that made the greatest impact on me when I was in college was this strange concept, one I'd never heard of before -- the concept of visual literacy.
173 diggs Movies Art Video In another episode of "Every Frame A Painting," Tony Zhou dives deep into what makes a Kurosawa a Kurosawa: the movement of objects in the frame.
You are already immersed in your industry’s magazines. You’ve been reading the top blogs on design for years. You’ve had multiple mentors tell you when you’re dead on and when you’re way off.
Earlier this month, the video above made the rounds on social media, ruffling feathers and triggering debates in its wake.
Look up the job description for Creative Director and you’ll see responsibilities like: lead and mentor creative staff, present clear creative strategies, enhance work with critical and supportive feedback, and remain involved in all areas of the business.
An eclectic crew of mostly white guys talk about movies in this year's Director Roundtable, including Danny Boyle (Steve Jobs), Tom Hooper (The Danish Girl), Alejandro González Iñárritu (The Revenant), David O. Russell (Joy), Ridley Scott (The Martian) and Quentin Tarantino (The Hateful Eight).
We all know Robert Rodriguez. Not only did he make his first feature for less than $8,000 and share every step of that process in his book Rebel Without A Crew, but he's gone on to shoot countless other features and even found his own television network.
WE have creative directors and design directors, but we don’t seem to have any front-end directors. And maybe we should. For years at big companies, people in different silos have written CSS with no information or understanding about each other’s work.
Though there’s still a long way to go, the fight for gender equality in film has reached its most progressive place yet in 2015. With motivational luminaries like Ava DuVernay and Amy Schumer leading the charge, women have made great strides both behind and in front of the camera.
It’s difficult to explain my set of responsibilities without understanding the context of my role within our engineering team. I’m responsible for thredUP’s Web and Mobile Engineering Teams. As a result, I work with our product, design, and marketing teams very closely.
At the time, Kirk Douglas, with whom Kubrick worked before, had brought him in to finish the over-budget, flailing Spartacus; it was a film that would mark a turning point in his career.
The role of the creative director is critical to the success of a creative team, from personal development of team members to fulfilling basic managerial roles. Unfortunately, creative directors rarely have management training or experience.
If you're a director, you're responsible for so much that goes on (or should be going on) on and off set, but your one primary role is to connect with, lead, and direct actors. There are many different ways to do this, but Mark W.
Back in 1972, world-renowned director sat down with film critic Leonid Kozlov around the same time as the release of his 5th feature film Solaris and was asked to share his top ten favorite film.
We've examined Anderson's work quite a bit here at NFS, including what characterizes his cinematic style, the way he tells stories with cinematography, and even hearing from the director himself discuss each one of his films. But this time, we get it all.
While these workshops are a gateway for those hoping to secure a coveted role (with "students" landing jobs everywhere from ABC to Hulu), critics say they flout a law that no one enforces: "It's so easy to exploit" actors, says casting director Billy DaMota.
Meet Jason. He's an art director/filmmaker/editor/web designer. Or say hello to Sarah. She's a writer/art director/journalist/photographer. Over there's Ayusha. She's a planner/art director.
Match shots, or reverse shots, are one of the several kinds of shots included in initial coverage and are used constantly, particularly when shooting dialog scenes.
Probably one of the most notable cinematographic moves that just screams Spielberg is the tracking shot, namely ones that follow subjects sideways across the frame.
A few years ago, like many others who are close to the game, I would have bristled at the mention of a director of football - a technical or sporting director. To me, the manager was the ultimate authority on all football club matters.
That's okay! Making mistakes is part of learning and becoming better -- which, if we're smart, we never stop doing. But, it's always nice to learn how to avoid pitfalls before its too late, which is where filmmaker Darious Britt comes in.
Once in a while a talented director and actor will hit it off and continue working together on multiple films.
I needed to learn this. If designers are hours and hours into, say, an interface design, they’ve probably thought of a bunch of the questions you’re asking, and have designed solutions around them. The designers will likely have a good reason for designing something the way they did.