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film workshops

Started by Pacific New Media May 18, 2011.


Started by Martin Troy Mar 28, 2011.

Filmmaker Magazine Blogs

NYFF ’14: Heaven Knows What, Eden, The Look of Silence

Josh and Benny Safdie’s filmmaking sensibilities are perhaps best summed up by the finale of 2009′s Daddy Longlegs. Unable to hire movers for their spur of the moment decamp to Roosevelt Island, Lenny (Ronald Bronstein) tasks his sons with hoisting their refrigerator onto his back, bootleg straps in hand. Atop Lenny’s spine, the near industrial sized fridge is then caught between the closing doors of the tram, culminating in a moment that is hilarious, pitiful, and unexpectedly affecting. For years, the Safdies’ had been perfecting this brand of physical comedy, verisimilitude, cheeky humor, and creeping sadness, all rendered on film with a handheld long lens, until 2012′s Lenny Cooke coaxed them outside their...

Trailer Watch: Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice

Paisley, mutton chops and “It’s a Wonderful World” — here’s the brand new trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s eagerly awaited Inherent Vice, adapted from Thomas Pynchon’s novel. Joaquin Phoenix, Benicio del Toro, Katherine Waterston, Owen Wilson and Reese Witherspoon all star in PTA/Pynchon’s woozy comedy about the end of the ’60s.

Steven Soderbergh Re-imagines Raiders of the Lost Ark as a Masterclass in Staging

A little belated in posting the latest installment from Steven Soderbergh’s guerrilla film school, but better than never, as the saying goes. Here, Soderbergh sets Steven Spielberg’s seminal blockbuster Raiders of the Lost Ark to an electronic tinged soundtrack and black-and-white wash. His reasoning is that a dialogue-free version allows the film to be appreciated as a master class in the elusive technique of staging. In my book, Fassbinder is the top of the heap as far as blocking goes, but Soderbergh makes the case for the other Steven in the following terms: I value the ability to stage something well because when […]

“Even If It’s a Bad Movie, You Get a Good Running Commentary”: Slavoj Zizek at the Criterion Offices

Philosopher and critic Slavoj Zizek stopped by the Criterion offices the other day, resulting in this video in which he talks his way through some of the titles in the stockroom. In just five minutes he tosses off tons of quips and instant analyses about films like Louis Malle’s Murmur of the Heart (“It’s one of those nice, gentle French movies, where you have incest”), Werner Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo (“a pretentious fake” but with a good commentary track), and Peter Weir’s Picnic at Hanging Rock, which he compares to Tarkovsky’s Stalker.

Watch: Don Hertzfeldt’s Fantastic The Simpsons Couch Gag

You’re hopefully familiar with animator Don Hertzfeldt’s fatalistic, sinisterly humorous, one-of-a-kind body of work. Last night The Simpsons let him take over the opening couch gag. The result is a phantasmagoric two-minute short that turns the clan into protozoa and reverses the flow of time. It’s very much of a piece with his recent work as anthologized in 2011′s It’s Such a Beautiful Day. Watch Homer chant “I AM SIMPSON!”; deriders of the show’s deathless downward spiral, you’ll be convinced that The Simpsons is still good for something. If you’re not familiar with Hertzfeldt’s work, you should follow that up […]

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Comment by Teddy Wells on February 11, 2011 at 1:40pm
Seminar with Cinematographer Ron Garcia and Crew
February 12, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Manoa Campus, Art Auditorium

Come meet the camera crew for Hawaii 5-0!

Director of Photography (DP) Ron Gracia and his 1st and 2nd camera assistants discuss their work.  Topics include the difference between film and digital cameras in the production environment for both television and film.  The pros and cons of shooting with two cameras simultaneously.  The best use of the Canon 5D, Canon 1D MK IV, and the Sony EX3. A discussion of the work flow between film and digital image processing.

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Comment by Teddy Wells on November 21, 2010 at 5:03pm
Aloha fellow HAN members,

I'm hoping this email finds everyone in good health and spirits. As you all know, we will soon have a new administration in office. This is a great opportunity to show them that we are ready to support the efforts to reinstate the Hawaii film office and encourage films to continue coming to Hawaii. This year the Hawaii film industry has generated a record amount of revenue for the entire state. We really need the film industry to continue growing so ALL Hawaii businesses will remain in business.

Please join us in this grass roots movement to fertilize and activate the Hawaii film industry on Friday, December 17, 2010. We need EVERYONE that makes up the Hawaii film industry to join in as we lobby to keep films coming to Hawaii in order that we are able to move towards having a self sustained film industry providing more and more opportunity for our local filmmakers. We will need volunteers and organizers to help with the efforts of this rally.

If you want to see this industry grow then we need your support! Acting coaches, talent agencies, filmmakers, photographers, actors, casting directors, film festival organizers, props department, teamsters and union members are being called into action. When the time comes that our new administration takes a look at restoring the Hawaii film office, they need to have an idea as to how many people their decisions affect. In order to make a difference, we need to come together in UNITY and agree on this together. Go to the HAN rally event and let us know that you will be there.

We will need help with the following:
1. Sign makers
2. Water and/or juices
3. Transportation/carpool organizers
4. Sponsorship for HAN t-shirts
5. Sponsorship for snacks
6. Lots of smiling faces! :)

If you have an idea as to how we can make this a complete success, we would love to hear from you! Email us
Together we stand, divided we fall!!!
"Either you're in, or you're in the way!"
Comment by cousin isaac on November 6, 2010 at 1:19pm
Hey all,
I Just moved to Honolulu and joined HAN so I'd like to introduce myself in the hopes of landing some paying gigs here. About me:
I've made a few shorts, have the rough draft of a feature length screenplay written, I do design and a web programming and I compose music for sync licensing. If I can be of service in any of those regards, please let me know.


Cousin Isaac
Comment by Teddy Wells on October 24, 2010 at 9:11pm
And the productions just keep on coming!
Comment by Shawn Lathrop on October 23, 2010 at 6:29pm
Will do Teddy
Comment by Teddy Wells on October 23, 2010 at 2:03pm
Please add a Hawaii Actors Network link to your websites. Working together to help each other.
Comment by Teddy Wells on October 11, 2010 at 8:25pm
As Hawaii's film industry is growing, it would be very nice to be represented in as many places as possible. This will keep us in the forefront while we are on the world stage. If you are a HAN member and have your own personal website, please add a Hawaii Actors Network link on to your website.
Thank You
Comment by Shawn Lathrop on September 24, 2010 at 8:21am
Aloha Filmmakers! Here is a link to my acting website where you can watch some film clips of mine and leave comments if you'd like.

Comment by Teddy Wells on August 20, 2010 at 10:25am

Comment by Michael Snoopy Wells on May 26, 2010 at 1:46pm
Elliot needs your help form you. if you can take photos and print on the spot he has a job for you. call Elliot Warley 808-206-5445 or email

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