Filmmaker Videos


Watch: :: kogonada on Wes Anderson’s Symmetrical Compositions


We’re big ::  kogonada fans here at Filmmaker Magazine and are still catching up with his past work. This video focuses on Wes Anderson’s penchant for symmetrical compositions, dropping a line down the middle of the screen to better see on what…  Read more


Watch: Kurosawa and The Geometry of a Scene

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In his latest “Every Frame a Painting” series, Tony Zhou takes generic, ensemble coverage to task. Pitting rigid Hollywood biopic fare against the geometric blocking of Akira Kurosawa’s The Bad Sleep Well, Zhou considers why dynamism comes through movement and not necessarily…  Read more


Watch: The Cinema of Michael Mann


Released this past Friday, Michael Mann’s Blackhat has already proven a colossal flop, which is a shame: following up on Collateral, Miami Vice and Public Enemies, it’s another never-less-than-visually-intriguing investigation of the kinds of truly new images digital cameras can…  Read more


Michael Ballhaus on Framing and Arguing with Fassbinder on The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

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In this fascinating short interview released by The Criterion Collection, legendary D.P. Michael Ballhaus discusses working with Rainer Werner Fassbinder on one of the director’s best films, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant. After talking about how Fassbinder didn’t…  Read more