What’s in the Summer Issue of Filmmaker?


What’s in the summer issue of Filmmaker? Well, first of all, our 2014 25 New Faces, but you already knew that. (If you didn’t, click here and find out who they are.) But there’s a lot more to be found…  Read more


R.I.P. James Garner


Good is the man who inspires the words “persuasively ambivalent” in a New York Times obituary. Actor James Garner died last night in his California home of natural causes. Long before I’d discover as a suburban teenager Elmore Leonard or…  Read more


The Rumpus Launches Manual Typewriter iPad App, Type Writer

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I grew up on a manual typewriter, the same one my mom used to write articles for Life Magazine in the ’50s and ’60s. It was a small portable in a beat-up canvas case, and you had to hit the…  Read more


Seeing in the Dark with the Sony a7S

Low-light samples from the Sony a7S - Courtesy of PhilipBloom.NetLow-light samples from the Sony a7S - Courtesy of PhilipBloom.Net

When Sony announced the a7S mirrorless camera at NAB everyone was interested in its 4K capabilities, but it’s the low-light power of this camera that may be the true selling point. With the “S” standing for sensitivity, the a7S is…  Read more