Sympathy, Said the Shark: Shooting in POV


Writer, director and editor Devin Lawrence says that when he set out to make Sympathy, Said the Shark he’d already gone through two projects which had stalled out due to lack of financing, so he decided he had to come…  Read more


“Everything Seems to be Licorice”: Land Ho!’s Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz on Shooting in Iceland

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Land Ho!, co-written and co-directed by Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens, is an odd-couple two-hander like Katz’s previous Cold Weather and Quiet City, and a progressively rural odyssey like Stephens’ Pilgrim Song, accented by the hues of regional color familiar…  Read more


A Round-Up of the Last Non-Linear Editor Updates


June proved to be a rich month for non-linear editor users. Adobe released their latest Creative Cloud update, Apple updated Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor, the public beta of DaVinci Resolve 11 was released, and the Mac beta…  Read more


“In Prison, I Had Some Peace of Mind”: Jafar Panahi on Closed Curtain

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Dogs as pets have been banned in Iran, which provides the starting premise for Jafar Panahi’s Closed Curtain. A screenwriter (Kambozia Partovi, also the co-director) at a seaside villa has a dog smuggled into his house by friends. Once the…  Read more