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How “Pachinko” Connects the Past and Present
When author Min Jin Lee researched her book, “Pachinko,” she talked with a number of pachinko parlor owners in Japan about the popular game and the people who play it. She soon realized its worth as a general metaphor for life and a possible title for her 2017 book.
“Navalny:” When Your Documentary Ends Up as a Spy Thriller
How the “Winning Time” Team Got Those Gorgeous ‘70s and ‘80s Visual Vibes
Once Upon a Time in Encino: Making “Licorice Pizza”
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March 28, 2022
How “Elden Ring” Holds Clues To Social Networks in the Metaverse
FromSoftware’s open-world game “Elden Ring” may offer a key to how many more of us will interact with the virtual world of the 3D internet.
June 28, 2022
“We Met in Virtual Reality:” A Very Different Kind of VR Filmmaking
Seeking to create a new form of immersive global filmmaking, filmmaker Joe Hunting shot his documentary feature inside Social VR.
March 27, 2022
Complete Chaos Theory: Building the (Messy) Multiverse of “Everything Everywhere All At Once”
Creative duo Daniels take you on an adventure through the multiverse in A24’s multiple Oscar-winning “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
March 22, 2022
How “Atlanta” Is “Everywhere and Nowhere”
Donald and Stephen Glover bring season 3 of “Atlanta” to FX and Hulu in what critics call “a true American masterpiece.”
March 15, 2022
Pop Will Eat Itself: The Ultimate Manufactured Warhol
Producer Ryan Murphy’s Netflix docuseries “The Andy Warhol Diaries” uses artificial intelligence to help recreate the iconic artist’s voice.
March 15, 2022
“The Batman:” What It Takes to Make a Modern Masterpiece
Director Matt Reeves and cinematographer Greig Fraser create the catalyst for Warner Bros.’ new “Bat-verse” with “The Batman.”
February 6, 2022
How the Metaverse Opens the Door to New Creative (and Commercial) Possibilities
From virtual teleportation and 3D audio to advanced avatars and genuninfluencers, “a new digital era is on the horizon as the metaverse shifts from a sci-fi concept into reality,” says Emma Chiu, global director of Wunderman Thompson Intelligence.
February 13, 2022
Grayscale: Are Too Many TV Shows and Movies Desaturated?
Is it true that many movies and TV shows made now look gray, washed out or plain dull? That’s the contention of Vox critic Emily VanDerWerff, who undermines her own argument every step of the way.
February 1, 2022
Solutions and Inspiration for Today’s Content Creators
Why is Create one of the foundational concepts defining the 2022 NAB Show? Because it reflects new realities for content creation within today’s media and entertainment industry.
February 15, 2022
You Knew It Was Going to Be Hard to Make “jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy”… But It Was Worth It
The fact that Netflix has devoted a trilogy of programs to document the rise of Kanye West speaks volumes about its value. West is an increasingly polarizing character, but jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy wouldn’t be the same documentary without Coodie Simmons and his creative partner Chike Ozah.
March 9, 2022
“Winning Time” Is a Wild Ride: Here’s How To Remake History
HBO’s newest docudrama is based on Showtime, by sports journalist Jeff Pearlman, but it is executive producer and pilot director Adam McKay, who gives the show its edge.
February 6, 2022
The Long Take Can Be a Magical Thing
The use of long takes can be exhilarating for viewers as much as for the DP and director choreographing the shots, but there has to be a good narrative reason or otherwise it can distract or bore the audience.
January 14, 2022
How Social Platforms Are Attempting to Co-Opt the Creator Economy
While much is being made of the rising tide of the creator economy to disintermediate the giants of social media, equally if not more significant are the ways major platforms have hit back.
January 13, 2022
“Parallel Mothers” How Pedro Almodóvar Makes a New Spanish Family
By digging the script for Parallel Mothers out of a drawer for his new feature, Pedro Almodóvar returned to his signature theme of the maternal and his signature style of colorful, bold, twisty melodrama.
August 2, 2021
Creator Versus Influencer: What’s the Difference?
We all know what we mean by the terms “influencer” and “content creator,” right? Content creators create. They are artistic, entrepreneurial and righteous. Whereas influencers have sold their soul but at least aren’t shy about it. Let’s pause and rewind because the two aren’t mutually exclusive.
July 13, 2021
Does Netflix’s 4K-Only Rule Limit the Creativity of Its Originals?
In 2014, Netflix began shooting and delivering all of its originals in 4K, primarily, it explained, to future-proof content as more and more of us replaced HD with UHD capable TVs – but does this resolution-dependent marker inhibit the creativity of filmmakers?
June 14, 2021
I Am a Camera: “Inside,” Bo Burnham’s “Selfie” Netflix Special
Comedian Bo Burnham, who wrote, directed, shot, edited and produced (and starred in), his Netflix special “Inside,” was able to transform a small studio apartment into an entire production studio, complete with cameras, lights and audio gear for his various skits and musical numbers.
February 17, 2022
Five Predictions for the Creator Economy in 2022 | Source: Fast Company
Fast Company’s KC Ifeanyi examines the burgeoning creator economy, which has continued to gain momentum since the beginning of the COVID pandemic. She offers five predictions for the turbocharged sector that we can expect throughout 2022.
February 17, 2022
Intelligent Content Creation Inspires, Accelerates, Energizes — and Cuts Costs
Intelligent content—A.I., machine learning, automation, data analytics—can/will make life easier for media and entertainment creatives.
March 8, 2022
Confidence Tricks: Why Scams and Scandals Make for Such Successful TV
Competing TV and streaming series focused on fraudsters, con-artists, fakers and cheats play to our fascination with wealth and power.