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One Brick at a Time: the Post-Production of A LEGO Brickumentary

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A LEGO Brickumentary, a documentary that looks at the culture and appeal of the LEGO building block, opens July 31. Like many historical documentaries, this project involved working with a wide range of archival footage, but it also made use…  Read more

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Anagram Creators May Abdalla and Amy Rose on Door into the Dark

Amy Rose and May Abdalla (left to right) of AnagramAmy Rose and May Abdalla (left to right) of Anagram

The best work I saw at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival wasn’t a film at all. It was, instead, a lovely piece of conceptual counterprogramming in Tribeca’s Storyscapes section, Door into the Dark. An immersive theater piece by May Abdalla…  Read more

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Dealing with Archival Footage: Making The Prime Ministers

Director Richard Trank interviewing Yehuda Avner for The Prime Ministers | Moriah FilmsDirector Richard Trank interviewing Yehuda Avner for The Prime Ministers | Moriah Films

Documentary films often rely extensively on archival film, and dealing with different archive sources and the variety of formats involved can become a significant headache. For The Prime Ministers: Soldiers and Peacemakers, co-producer and editor Nimrod Erez had to deal…  Read more

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“Finish Your Scene Before You Go to Lunch”: Five Questions for After the Fall Director Saar Klein

After the Fall (Photo: Marrakech International Film Festival)After the Fall (Photo: Marrakech International Film Festival)

First-time director Saar Klein got his start in Hollywood as an editor, where he’s been working with top directors for the past two decades. He has two Academy Award nominations under his belt, for Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line and…  Read more

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