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Top New CGI Videos: ‘Lost Places’ By Fabian Aerts

Produced and Directed by: Fabian Aerts

Lost Places is a little series i worked on the last couple of weeks. The initial idea was to challenge myself in the creation of full CG environments. I wanted to create large scale scenes and elaborated landscapes. But next to that, the mysterious beauty of abandoned places always fascinated me. I’m addicted to travel but unfortunately the current pandemic and the lock down forced us to stay safe at home for long months so i guess it was for me the only way to explore some far away lands and imaginary countries. Alan Watts wise words resonated and helped me put all this research together and make sense of it. 

Travel & Adventure Film: ‘Ghost Of The Towers’ On Pumas In Southern Chile

Directed by: Michael Blake
Director of Photography, Editor & Film Color by: Peter Trow

Last year I had the opportunity to work as the Director of Photography and Film Editor on an inspiring adventure film shot in the Torres Del Paine region of Southern Chile. The film follows world renowned National Geographic Photographer Keith Ladzinski, along with a team of expert Biologists and Trackers as they seek to document and photograph the regions legendary and elusive Puma.

This was no easy task. However, with much thanks to Director Michael Blake and an incredibly talented group of dedicated Cinematographers, such as the talented and creative Max Frank, Wildlife Master DP Federico Pardo and Aerial DP Doug Holgate (who kept things fun during the intense and sleepless schedule) , Along with expert Audio Engineer Ryan Rees, Co-Producers Ian Glass and Eduardo Minte Hess… We got it done!

I have so much gratitude for my family Erin Trow and Reina Kai Williams for their continual support and remarkable patience during the many long days (months) and late nights spent editing and in postproduction. Very special thanks to HOKA Footwear for sponsoring this incredible adventure and creative project.

Wildlife DP: Federico Pardo
Camera Operator: Max Frank
Aerial DP: Doug Holgate
Audio Engineer: Ryan Rees

New Film Trailers: “Made In Italy” Directed By James D’Arcy (August – 2020)

Made In Italy is a heart-warming comedy set in glorious Tuscany about bohemian London artist Robert (Neeson) who returns to Italy with his estranged son Jack (Richardson) to make a quick sale of the house they inherited from his late wife. Neither expects to find the once beautiful villa in such a state of disrepair…

Renovations go badly, and father and son find themselves at odds – not for the first time. Robert’s comical lack of DIY experience leads him to seek help from some colourful locals, but for Jack, the state of the house seems to mirror his search for memories of happier times with his mother. Then Jack falls for Natalia, a vivacious young Italian chef, who restores both body and soul with delights from her local trattoria – until the pair find their developing relationship in jeopardy from Natalia’s jealous and threatening ex-husband.

As Robert and Jack painstakingly restore the villa to its previous glory, they also start to mend their relationship. The future may now look quite different and surprise them both.

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Podcast Interviews: Filmmaker Jon Wilkman On “Screening Reality”

New Books in History talks to Professional filmmaker Jon Wilkman, who draws on his own experience, as well as the stories of inventors, adventurers, journalists, entrepreneurs, artists, and activists who framed and filtered the world to inform, persuade, awe, and entertain.

Screening Reality: How Documentary Filmmakers Reimagined America (Bloomsbury, 2020) is a widescreen view of how American “truth” has been discovered, defined, projected, televised, and streamed during more than one hundred years of dramatic change, through World Wars I and II, the dawn of mass media, the social and political turmoil of the sixties and seventies, and the communications revolution that led to a twenty-first century of empowered yet divided Americans.

Interviews: 69-Year Old Film Producer & Media CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg

From WSJ Magazine:

WSJ MagazineA person who is one of the great mentors of my career and my time in the entertainment industry was Kirk Douglas. He said to me many decades ago the words that became the most important, most valuable in my lifetime, and the ones that right now mean more today than they ever meant before. He said, “Jeffrey, you haven’t learned to live until you’ve learned how to give.” The wisdom of that and the importance of that has never meant more to me than now. 

What’s it like to launch a $1.8 billion streaming platform in the middle of a pandemic? “Everything about it is upside down and inside out,” says Jeffrey Katzenberg, 69, who debuted the short-form video company Quibi on April 6. Katzenberg is the co-founder of the app along with CEO Meg Whitman, and originally envisioned mobile-based Quibi to fill the “in-between” moments of life—waiting in line, taking the subway—with episodes that wrap in 10 minutes or less.

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Top Upcoming Movies: “The French Dispatch” Directed By Wes Anderson (Jul 2020)

From a New Yorker online review (February 11, 2020):

The French Dispatch Movie PosterWes Anderson’s new movie, “The French Dispatch,” which will open this summer, is about the doings of a fictional weekly magazine that looks an awful lot like—and was, in fact, inspired by—The New Yorker. The editor and writers of this fictional magazine, and the stories it publishes—three of which are dramatized in the film—are also loosely inspired by The New Yorker. Anderson has been a New Yorker devotee since he was a teen-ager, and has even amassed a vast collection of bound volumes of the magazine, going back to the nineteen-forties. That he has placed his fictional magazine in a made-up French metropolis (it’s called Ennui-sur-Blasé), at some point midway through the last century, only makes connecting the dots between “The French Dispatch” and The New Yorker that much more delightful.

The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun Movie Scenes From the New Yorker February 11 2020

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Screenplay by: Wes Anderson

Produced by: Wes Anderson, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson

Cast: Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson

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Video Interviews: 61-Year Old Director Tim Burton – Value Of Music In His Films

BFI logoIn an interview filmed just before Christmas, Tim Burton joins Soundtracking podcast host Edith Bowman to talk in depth about his work and the importance of music in his films.

In 1985, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure brought together Burton and a then-unknown composer called Danny Elfman, a collaboration that’s produced 16 films – and counting. With classics such as Batman, Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands, audiences have grown up with a creative partnership that’s formed an unmistakable and formidable artistic voice, spanning over 30 years.

Classic Movie Trailers: “A Streetcar Named Desire” Re-released In UK Before 70th Anniversary (1951)

Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando star in Elia Kazan’s acclaimed adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ landmark play – back in UK cinemas from 7 February.

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