All posts by Lukasz Antos

Is Canon Forgetting Indie Filmmakers?

When Canon released the 5D Mark II in 2008 and then followed up with the 7D in 2009, indie film and video production was revolutionized. These cameras combined great optics with full HD recording. Just as importantly, their cost was within the reach of many indie filmmakers. The Canon DSLRs were all the rave. Continue reading Is Canon Forgetting Indie Filmmakers?

“Russian Roulette” – £50 short film with the International Space Station

“Russian Roulette” is a short directed by Ben Aston that has been very popular online. In fact, it won the 2014 Sundance London online short competition. It is a fun and clever film that shows once again that it doesn’t have to take a lot of money to entertain an audience. Continue reading “Russian Roulette” – £50 short film with the International Space Station

“The Interview” and the Future of Film Distribution

Due to the exceptional circumstances of the film “The Interview”, this conventional Hollywood production is being distributed in an unconventional way. As those of you in the U.S. have probably heard, the film became available simultaneously online and in movie theatres.

This distribution strategy – called a day-and-date release in industry jargon – has been often discussed, but never attempted on a big Hollywood title. And so “The Interview” has become a great test case for such a strategy. So far, though, the test results point to a failure. Continue reading “The Interview” and the Future of Film Distribution

How To Do Action – Jackie Chan Style

Tony Zhou has posted a great video on Vimeo analyzing action scenes done by Jackie Chan. The fact that Chan leads a great stunt team is a given, but Zhou makes very interesting points about directing and editing fighting scenes. He compares how Jackie Chan’s fights come out in Hollywood versus Hong Kong films. Continue reading How To Do Action – Jackie Chan Style