Category: Creative

“The Great Gatsby”: VFX Breakdown (Video)

A look at VFX breakdown for the movie ?The Great Gatsby.? Midwest native Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) arrives in 1922 New York in search of the American dream. Nick, a would-be writer, moves in...

James Bobin (Filmmaker): Commentary

In this exclusive interview, James Bobin discusses the most important part of making a movie. James Bobin is a British film director, writer, and producer. He worked as a director and writer on Da...

“Bumblebee”: Behind The Scenes (Video)

A look behind the scenes of the movie ?Bumblebee.? On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee the Autobot seeks refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. Charlie, on the brink...

“Warcraft”: VFX Breakdown (Video)

A look at VFX breakdown for the movie ?Warcraft.? Looking to escape from his dying world, the orc shaman Gul’dan utilizes dark magic to open a portal to the human realm of Azeroth. Supported...

“Transformers”: Storyboards (Video)

I quickly notice thoughtful sketches of the production design. See how the artists visualize destruction? Blocking of the confused soldiers is very interesting, along with being a really pretty story board example. Scene: Blackout?s...

Michel Hazanavicius (Filmmaker): Commentary

In this exclusive interview, Michel Hazanavicius discusses the most important part of making a movie. Michel Hazanavicius is a French film director, producer, screenwriter and film editor best known for his 2011 film, The...

“Gone with the Wind”: Storyboards (Video)

Did the colors in the storyboard help for the lighting schemes later? Shot notes help us understand the action. Lots of depth in slide three. Scene: Fleeing Atlanta Storyboards by William Cameron Menzies for...

Rian Johnson (Filmmaker): Commentary

In this exclusive interview, Rian Johnson discusses the most important part of making a movie. Rian Craig Johnson is an American filmmaker. He is known for writing and directing the neo-noir film Brick, the...

“Game Of Thrones”: Behind The Scenes (Video)

A look behind the scenes of the movie ?Game of Thrones.? George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” is brought to the screen as HBO sinks its considerable storytelling...

“The Jungle Book”: VFX Breakdown (Video)

A look at VFX breakdown for the movie ?The Jungle Book.? Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) must leave the only home he’s ever known when the fearsome tiger...

“Inception”: Storyboards (Video)

How would you draw a rotating room?  The ceiling fan helps you stay oriented. See how the room is drawn the same across multiple slides? Scene: Rotating Hallway Storyboards by Gabriel Hardman for Christopher...

Joss Whedon (Filmmaker): Commentary

In this exclusive interview, Joss Whedon discusses the most important part of making a movie. Joseph Hill Whedon is an American producer, director, screenwriter, comic book writer, and composer.

“Aladdin”: Behind The Scenes (Videos)

A look behind the scenes of the movie ?Aladdin.? Aladdin is a lovable street urchin who meets Princess Jasmine, the beautiful daughter of the sultan of Agrabah. While visiting her exotic palace, Aladdin stumbles...

“Spartacus”: Storyboards (Video)

How many battle scenes took cues from Spartacus? Slide dedicated to arrows mid-flight. Lots of color in these is storyboard samples. Scene: Battle Plans Storyboards by Saul Bass for Stanley Kubrick?s Spartacus. Synopsis: The rebellious...

Aaron Sorkin (Filmmaker): Commentary

In this exclusive interview, Aaron Sorkin discusses the most important part of making a movie. Aaron Benjamin Sorkin is an American screenwriter, director, producer and playwright. His works include the Broadway plays A Few...

“Batman vs Superman”: VFX Breakdown (Video)

A look at VFX breakdown for the movie “Batman vs Superman.” It’s been nearly two years since Superman’s (Henry Cavill) colossal battle with Zod (Michael Shannon) devastated the city of Metropolis. The loss of...

“Salt”: Storyboards (Video)

This storyboard shows a scene where Salt is hanging from a rope and eventually lets go. Notice how the storyboard artist understand composition and how to create background imagery.  Scene: Rooftop Salt storyboard example...

Sir Kenneth Branagh (Filmmaker): Commentary

In this exclusive interview, Sir Kenneth Branagh discusses the most important part of making a movie. Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh is a British actor, director, film producer, and screenwriter. Branagh trained at the Royal...

“No Country for Old Men”: Storyboards (Video)

The Coen Brothers are known to storyboard their entire film before they ever begin principal photography.  Scene: Street Shootout No Country for Old Men storyboard example. Synopsis: While out hunting, Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin)...

Ron Howard (Filmmaker): Commentary

In this exclusive interview, Ron Howard discusses the most important part of making a movie. Ronald William Howard is an American filmmaker and actor. Howard first came to prominence as a child actor, guest-starring...

1917: Behind The Scenes (Video)

A look behind the scenes of the movie ?1917.? Sam Mendes, the Oscar?-winning director brings his singular vision to this World War I epic. At the height of the First World War, two young...

“Deadpool”: Behind The Scenes (Video)

A look behind the scenes of ?Deadpool.? Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when evil scientist Ajax (Ed Skrein)...

Onward: Behind the Scenes (Video)

A look behind the scenes of ?Onward” with Tom Holland and Chris Pratt. Two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, go on an journey to discover if there is still a little magic...

“Tomb Raider” (2018): Behind The Scenes (Video)

A look behind the scenes of the movie ?Tomb Raider.? Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished years earlier. Hoping to solve the mystery of her father’s disappearance,...

“Mulan”: Behind The Scenes (Video)

A look behind the scenes of ?Mulan?. To save her ailing father from serving in the Imperial Army, a fearless young woman disguises herself as a man to battle northern invaders in China.

“Tomorrow Never Dies”: Storyboards (Video)

You should always storyboard stunts for extra safety. It will help your coordinators too. Wardrobe decided to change both costumes. Scene: Banner Escape Storyboards by Martin Asbury for Roger Spottiswoode’s?Tomorrow Never Dies. Synopsis: Media...

“Bad Boys For Life”: Behind The Scenes (Video)

Sony has released a brief behind-the-scenes video of franchise stars Will Smith (Mike) and Martin Lawrence (Marcus) sharing their memories of working on the films and their excitement about returning after so many years to do a new...

What is Dolby Atmos? (Video)

Dolby isn?t just a frontrunner in picture quality, in fact, it?s primary advantage is its sound capabilities. This sound system is referred to as Dolby Atmos and takes surround sound to a different level. All theaters...

“Alien”: Storyboards (Video)

Ridley Scott did not draw stick figures here, and while he probably picked up some pretty slick storyboarding skills when he attended the Royal College of Art, it doesn?t mean you should throw in...

What is Standard Dolby Vision? (Video)

When you see that the movie is playing in Standard or Digital, this is your typical experience. If you pay the minimum rate at the theatre, and just ask for the regular ticket, this...

“Jurassic Park”: Storyboards (Video)

The notes help lead you into each new shot. Multiple slides (or cells) for can be used for a single shot, especially if you plan to linger a bit. Scene: Raptor Attack Storyboards by...

“Star Wars, A New Hope”: Storyboards (Video)

Scene: A Galaxy Far, Far Away George Lucas did a storyboard for the title sequence. C3PO looks really different in these. Tougher. Lucas knew how he wanted that final shot. Storyboards by George Lucas...

“Get Out”: Behind The Scenes (Video)

A look behind the scenes of the movie “Behind The Scenes.” Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a...