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The Clues to a Great Story with Andrew Stanton


“The Clues to a Great Story” features OscarĀ®-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton (Toy Story, WALL-E, Monsters, Inc.) sharing what he knows about storytelling…starting at the end and working back to the beginning.

Stanton was educated at The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Los Angeles, where he studied character animation. Stanton began working as a writer on the TV series Mighty Mouse, the New Adventures (1987) after he graduated. In 1990, he became the second animator and ninth employee to join Pixar Animation Studios. Return to Thumbnail View.

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Red Giant Universe Effects Library & Community


The VFX software maker Red Giant has announced their community-centered environment Red Giant Universe and detailed information about the tools and plugins that will be available to registered users of the Universe. The Red Giant Universe is not unlike the Adobe Creative Cloud offering a subscription that provides access to some or all features.
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The Hollywood Reporter Directors Roundtable 2013

“The Hollywood Reporter Directors Roundtable 2013” is hosted by Matt Belloni and Stephen Galloway of The Hollywood Reporter. They sat down with Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips), David O. Russell (American Hustle), Ben Stiller (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) and Lee Daniels (The Butler) to discuss their movies and talk about their methods and styles as writers and directors.
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The Hollywood Reporter Producers Roundtable

“The Hollywood Reporter Producers Roundtable” includes David Heyman (“Gravity”), Charles Roven (“American Hustle”), Mark Wahlberg, Pam Williams (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler”), Michael De Luca (“Captain Phillips”) and Dede Gardner (“12 Years a Slave”) discussing the ups and downs of moviemaking on a grand scale. Highlights of the discussion include Roven talking about the personal toll the death of Heath Ledger took on the making of “The Dark Knight,” and Wahlberg revealing how he almost fired his agent over losing “Fifty Shades of Grey” in a bidding war.
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The Hollywood Reporter Cinematographers Roundtable


“The Hollywood Reporter Cinematographers Roundtable” features Barry Ackroyd (Captain Phillips), Sean Bobbitt (12 Years a Slave), Bruno Delbonnel (Inside Llewyn Davis), Phedon Papamichael (Nebraska) and Stuart Dryburgh (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) having a candid conversation about the transition to digital and the future of the 3D format.
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Art and Life, Birth and Death


Why are we filmmakers, photographers, film goers, critics…authors, writers and actors…painters, animators and singers…why are we?

Humans search for their place and meaning by living, and almost to a single individual, that definition is, well…singular, unique, self inspired and self-illuminated. “Art washes away the dust of everyday life”, said Pablo Picasso. I believe that he meant is that without the expressions and experiences we make through our personal creative efforts, life is a slow moving way to collect dust.

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