Kirsten Johnson is a documentary filmmaker and cinematographer. After years in the the industry, she made her directorial debut with 2016’s Cameraperson.
In this fantastic interview with Alfred Hitchcock from a 1976 press conference for his last film ‘The Family Plot’. During this interview (1.5hr) Hitchcock responds to a range of serious and comical questions about his career, his filmmaking style, story, and directing.
In a long dialogue, Nagisa Oshima interviews Akira Kurosawa, leading him to share his thoughts about filmmaking, his life and works, and numerous anecdotes relating to his films and his various film activities.
A classic con movie with a twist, Trick Shot is a a film about a family of con artists who travel across the country to pay off their son’s gambling debt and get more than they bargain for.
Directed by Evan Kaufmann and shot by Director of Photography Gale Tattersall Trick Shot is the first film to be shot on Canon’s new EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera.
Anthony Daniels hosts a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Star Wars.
‘Adoor: A Journey in Frames’ is a cinematic portrait of the renowned filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan. Considered to be one of the masters of Indian Cinema, Adoor’s creative impulse is shaped by his times, the contemporary politics and the pristine beauty of his home state Kerala. The documentary chronicles the development of the artist by using clips from films that Adoor directed. In fact, film clips form the main narrative of the documentary and their extensive use allows the viewer to get a glimpse of the artistic ouvre, style and genre of films that Adoor directed. The film also chronicles the various awards the filmmaker won and interweaves them with excerpts from interviews with the director, and visuals of his living and working environment.
‘Pather Panchali’ (Song of the Road), directed by Satyajit Ray was made in 1955, but more than 50 years after its completion, the film continues to resonate today among audiences, filmmakers and critics alike. What is it about the film that allows for its continuing relevance both in India and abroad? ‘Pather Panchali – A Living Resonance’ travels back to locales where the characters within Apu’s world came alive. With interviews from Richard Attenbourough, Sandip Ray, Girish Kasaravalli and many other admirers of Satyajit Ray who try to interpret the film, what emerges is the struggles that went into the making of the film, the nuances behind Ray’s humanist interpretation of the world and his relentless dedication to his art.
Jaw-dropping footage in stunning locations doesn’t come free. Find out why extreme adventure filmmaker Bryan Smith says that “the suffering co-efficient is my key to success.”
Most DSLR cameras offer video capture – and Bob Krist, a regular contributor to National Geographic Traveler and Smithsonian, has a few tips on how to create compelling travel stories using that video mode.