Category Archives: Making Of / BTS

“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

“Swingers” And What It Means To Be A Serious Filmmaker

For those who don’t know, “Swingers” is a 1996 low-budget indie film directed by Doug Liman and starring Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau (who also wrote the script). Actually, all three filmmakers were unknown at the time and it was this film that brought them fame. Continue reading “Swingers” And What It Means To Be A Serious Filmmaker

How A Film With Out-of-focus Shots Won An Oscar In Cinematography

It is natural for filmmakers to be a bit obsessive about the technical aspects of their films. We all want our work to be as close to perfection as possible. That is fine, but only as long as we don’t lose the big picture, which is to tell an entertaining story. The truth is, if you absorb your audience in the story, the technical mistakes will be forgiven, or they might even go unnoticed. A good example of this is the Oscar-winning “Braveheart. Continue reading How A Film With Out-of-focus Shots Won An Oscar In Cinematography