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Filmmaking

  1. s! c! h! m! i! g! a! d! o! o! n!
    The Many, Many Musical-Theater References Behind Schmigadoon!’s SongsCo-creator Cinco Paul talks us through the origin of every musical number and the stories behind their references.
  2. filmmaking
    Naomi Osaka’s Cinematic Perspective Is Also a Human OneDirector Garrett Bradley breaks down the intuitive, intimate approach she took to capturing one of most scrutinized athletes in the world.
  3. a long talk
    Barry Jenkins Felt His Way Through The Underground RailroadThe filmmaker reflects on the intuition and instinct that shaped his most ambitious project to date.
  4. a long talk
    Elisabeth Moss on Tackling The Handmaid’s Tale From Both Sides of the Camera“I’ve always thought, in a way, that is actually the way a director thinks. I just never realized it.”
  5. filmmaking
    The Hardest Mare of Easttown Scene to FilmSeries director Craig Zobel breaks down why the shocking end to episode five took two sets and three days to get right.
  6. behind the seams
    Mapping The Underground Railroad’s Monumental Costuming JourneyComprising “hundreds or thousands” of garments, the miniseries’s wardrobe purposefully echoes the story’s movement through space and time.
  7. behind the scenes
    How Do You Feed a Puppet? Behind the Tasty Edutainment of Waffles + MochiCookie Monster is one thing, but creating puppets that eat like humans do is a whole different challenge.
  8. filmmaking
    Why The Queen’s Gambit Looks So Damn GoodThe clothes and production design, sure, but Steven Meizler’s cinematography is instrumental in pulling together the series’ singular style.
  9. making moves
    How The Queen’s Gambit Made Its Chess Scenes Believable and ExcitingBreaking down what went into distinguishing the series’ many matches from one another and from all other onscreen portrayals of the game.
  10. filmmaking
    Looking Back at Watchmen’s Most Extraordinary Episode With Its DirectorDirector Stephen Williams breaks down the delicate balance of technical ambition and emotional clarity that led to “This Extraordinary Being.”
  11. filmmaking
    I’ll Be Gone in the Dark and the Power of Point of ViewVeteran documentary filmmaker Liz Garbus breaks down the process behind the HBO miniseries’ delicate balance of true crime and personal trauma.
  12. hamilton
    Who Tells Your Story on Camera? How Hamilton Was Edited Into a Movie.Director Tommy Kail and editor Jonah Moran explain how they pieced together key moments from the musical — including the ending.
  13. behind the scenes
    Meet The Crown’s Royal Protocol AdviserFondly referred to as “Major Dave,” Royal Household veteran David Rankin-Hunt is on hand to ensure the series’ ceremonial details are spot on.
  14. backstories
    How Watchmen Staged an American Massacre“I was like, My God, how did this happen?
  15. behind the scenes
    How Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Brought Its Puppet-Filled World to LifeThe prequel’s sprawling vision of Thra is the result of old-fashioned puppetry, modern technological modifications, and, yes, a little bit of CG.
  16. soundtracks
    The Dos and Don’ts of Needle-DropsThe right song can make or break a scene, so here are some clues for picking the best music cues.
  17. backstories
    Why Euphoria Feels So Real, Even When It Isn’t RealisticA conversation with creator Sam Levinson about the filmmaking, visual aesthetic, and influences behind Euphoria.
  18. the vulture transcript
    How Sam Esmail Directed the Hell Out of HomecomingAn in-depth conversation, and video commentary track, on the show’s visual style, music, set design, and aesthetic blueprint.
  19. The Evolution of the Movie TrailerThere’s a reason we don’t hear “in a world” anymore.
  20. Steven Soderbergh on Mosaic, Filmmaking, and the Weinstein Scandal“I would argue in a very basic way that it’s a completely different thing from a video game.”
  21. Warren Beatty Compares Filmmaking to VomitingWhat a guy.
  22. Notes From a Lasagna Dumpling Video Shoot, by Jeremy Glass Take 1: Not great, not bad, but the cheese congealed before we could do the proper reveal. Take 2: The light wasn’t hitting the broad side […]
  23. movies
    How Alex Gibney Is Reinventing Documentary FilmmakingCan you revolutionize a genre through sheer work ethic?
  24. Louis C.K. and His Dedication to Experimental FilmLast year when Louis C.K. released his 1998 feature film debut Tomorrow Night, it seemed like a move that didn’t quite add up. Here’s this guy, […]