Selena Gomez as Mabel Mora, Martin Short as Oliver, and Steve Martin as Charles in “Only Murders in the Building.” Cr: Hulu

“Only Murders in the Building:” How to Make a (Very Amusing) Modern Mystery

The new Hulu show fuses some usually contrary themes in a drama — murder, mystery, and comedy. But when you realize that the leads are Martin Short, Steve Martin, and Selena Gomez you begin to understand the contradiction. Find out why the series is both savvier and sadder than you might expect.

Because Weird is Wonderful: Making “Annette”

“‘Annette’ is the product of a creation during which people of course made a living, but which has to do with amateurism in the original sense of the word,” explains the film’s cinematographer Caroline Champetier, AFC. Learn more about this magic.


Dev Patel in “The Green Knight.” Cr: Eric Zachanowich/A24

Magical Storytelling from a Motel Room

“I cut so much of this movie on a 16-inch MacBook Pro while in this tiny little hotel in the middle of the woods,” recalls David Lowery. Read more about his creative and technical process.

NFT
September 30: The Future of NFTs — How Next-Gen Tech Will Shape the Media Landscape
5G broadcast primetime streaming
Now Available for Viewing:
How Shifting Consumer Habits Will Impact the Future of SVOD
virtual production
Now Available for Viewing: Virtual Production Pipelines 101

Photograph by Karolina Wojtasik/HBO Max Zion Moreno and Lee Smith in HBO MAX's "Gossip Girl"
Better Understanding How Gen Z Engages With Video

Photograph by Warrick Page / HBO Max Justice Smith, Haley Sanchez and Chase Sui Wonders in HBO MAX's "Genera+ion"
What Gen Z Expects (Requires) from Digital Experiences
live streaming video
How Live Streaming Fuels Social App Engagement

NFT
What Is the Value of an NFT?
Do Copyright and IP Laws Apply to Blockchain Content?
blockchain
Crypto Hollywood: Why Studios Are Backing Blockchain Projects
Ron Mael and Russel Mael in “The Sparks Brothers.” Cr: Focus Features
“The Sparks Brothers:” Assembling a Musical Odyssey Turned Pop Art Documentary
Anthony Bourdain stars in Morgan Neville’s documentary “Roadrunner.” Cr: CNN/Focus Features
Crossing the Line: How the “Roadrunner” Documentary Created an Ethics Firestorm
Producer and interviewer Rick Rubin and Sir Paul McCartney in director Zachary Heinzerling’s documentary series, “McCartney 3, 2, 1.” Cr: Hulu
Things We Said Today: Making “McCartney 3, 2, 1”
A screenshot from the psychedelic Ariana Grande live experience on “Fortnite.” Cr: Epic Games
Ariana Grande’s Fortnite Concert Opens Up the Metaverse
Why and How the Metaverse Will Supplant the Internet
Why the Metaverse Needs to Be Open | Source: IEEE Spectrum
A Framework for the Metaverse from Hardware to Hollywood and Everything in Between

metaverse
The Metaverse: Where Did It Come From and Where Is It Going?

What is the Metaverse and Why Should You Care?
camera to cloud workflows
Moving Streaming Production to the Cloud
end to end cloud
Big Bang or, Um, Small-to-Medium Bang? Lessons in Cloud Migration
distributed production
Distributed Production Is the New Norm. Now About Those Lingering Questions…
Idris Elba as Bloodsport and King Shark in director James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad.” Cr: Warner Bros. Pictures/DC Comics
“The Suicide Squad:” How James Gunn Completed His Mission
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in Marvel’s “Black Widow.” Cr: Marvel Studios
How Cate Shortland Made the Fierce, Ultra-Feminist “Black Widow”
Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in Marvel Studios' “Loki.” Cr: Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios
Mischief Making: The Visuals for “Loki”
James McAvoy in “His Dark Materials.” Image courtesy of HBO.
“Filmmaking 1.0 to Filmmaking 5.0” — Virtual Production Technology Is Ready.
virtual production
Take a Tour of ARRI’s Dark Bay Mixed Reality Studio
How Do You Get All (No, Really, ALL) the On-Set Data?
I Am a Camera: “Inside,” Bo Burnham’s “Selfie” Netflix Special
Riley Keough as Stefani and Taylour Paige as Zola in director Janicza Bravo’s “Zola.” Cr: Anna Kooris/A24
“Zola” Director Janicza Bravo Has One Crazy Story to Tell
“Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes”
“Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes:” All Just A Little Bit of History Repeating
Can the Creator Economy Actually Change… the Economy?
cloud
Is the Creator Economy Really a Democratic Utopia Realized?
The Creator Economy Is in Crisis. Now Let’s Fix It.
VR and brainwaves
VR and Brain Waves: How Little We Know
Lady Gaga in “911,” directed by Tarsem Singh. Cr: CEEK
Is VR the New MTV?

“The Infinite:” Producing Full-Body, Multisensory and Interactive VR

TV television news
TV News Is Having an Existential Crisis
business
Our Industry’s on the Rebound… But From a Not-Awesome Reality
TV television
Media in 2030 Will Be a Universal Supermarket
compression AI
AI Compression Has Entered the Room

codec compression
Bitrate Spend: A Compressed Guide to the Cost of Codecs
SRT transport delivery
Send Those Streams: Understanding Secure Reliable Transport

Kate Winslet in “Mare of Easttown.” Cr: HBO
How Remote Editing Helped Make “Mare of Easttown”
Julianne Moore in “Lisey’s Story,” now streaming on Apple TV+.
Depth in The Darkness: Telling “Lisey’s Story”
Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff in Marvel Studios' “Black Widow,” available as a premium rental for Disney+ members, alongside its theatrical release. Photo by Jay Maidment. ©Marvel Studios 2020. All Rights Reserved.
“Black Widow” Cinematography: How to Keep the Focus on the Film’s Characters
Volumetric capture on Neill Blomkamp’s film "Demonic," courtesy of IFC Midnight. An IFC Midnight Release.
Video Game Technology’s Impact on Filmmaking Has Only Just Started
"NYC - MoMA - René Magritte's The False Mirror" by wallyg is licensed with CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
Is There More To a Digital Image Than Meets the Eye?
12K Did Not Come to Play

From Rist’s “Open My Glade” exhibit
Pipilotti Rist’s Video Art Is Immersive, Innovative and Maybe Uncomfortably Intimate
“Blade Runner” (1982) directed by Ridley Scott. Cr: Warner Bros.
“Blade Runner” Tech Revisited: Honestly, Seems About Right
Huxley Duran Duran AI
Do Androids Dream of Electronic Pop Stars?
world brain
World Brain: What H.G. Wells Got Right and Wrong
what is a film what is a movie
What Are Movies Now Anyway?
ethics
Does Your Use of Technology Carry Ethical Weight?

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