Filmmaker Videos


Watch: Tony Zhou on F For Fake and How to Structure a Film

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“‘Therefore’ and ‘but;’ ‘meanwhile’ and ‘back at the ranch.'” Those are two storytelling axioms to keep in mind, suggests Tony Zhou, when structuring both a film and a video essay. Drawing on Orson Welles’ F For Fake, as well as the words…  Read more


Five Questions with God Bless the Child Directors Robert Machoian and Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck

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Winner of the Best Narrative Feature award at the Atlanta Film Festival over the weekend, Robert Machoian and Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck’s God Bless the Child is a naturalistic, quotidian portrait of five children roaming the streets and marshes of Davis, California after their mother…  Read more


Watch: A Guide to Stanley Kubrick’s Lenses


In this 12-minute video, legendary British camera innovator Joe Dunton (you can read up on him here) identifies every lens used by Stanley Kubrick and how they work. Learn about the Angénieux zoom lens that was the most popular in…  Read more


Trailer Watch: Julius Onah’s The Girl is Trouble

Girl is Trouble

Executive producer Spike Lee’s name is all over this trailer, but I’m excited to finally see The Girl is Trouble because of its writer/director, Julius Onah, who I selected as one of our 25 New Faces way back in 2010.…  Read more