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IndieWire's Filmmaker Toolkit

Chris O'Falt

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IndieWire's Filmmaker Toolkit

IndieWire's Filmmaker Toolkit

Chris O'Falt

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Interviews with leading film and TV creators about their process and craft. From screenwriting to film language to cinematography, we'll be examining the innovative ways today's best filmmakers are getting their visions out into the world.

Latest Episodes

"Never Rarely Sometimes Always" dir Eliza Hittman & Editor Scott Cummings

One of the best reviewed films of 2020 is coming to VOD early (Apr 3), but before its theatrical run got cut short by COVID-19 I sat down with writer/director Eliza Hittman and one of her closest collaborators, her husband and editor Scott Cummings, to talk about the origins and making of this incredible film.

39 MINAPR 3
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"Never Rarely Sometimes Always" dir Eliza Hittman & Editor Scott Cummings

"Portrait Of A Lady On Fire" Director Céline Sciamma

Sciamma talks about how to film desire, memory, and getting out of the conventions of a normal love story. She breaks down the creation of the incredible chanting song and bonfire scene, the laborious process of lighting the interiors, and how filming the ideas behind a movie can be the most rewarding type of cinema.

37 MINFEB 19
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"Portrait Of A Lady On Fire" Director Céline Sciamma

"Parasite" Director Bong Joon Ho

With the help of translator Sharon Choi, director Bong talks about the careful construction of the Oscar winner “Parasite.” From his days of being a tutor and that feeling of infiltrating a wealthy family's home, to the careful construction of the house set in his film, to the profound influence of Akira Kurosawa’s “High and Low.”

21 MINFEB 18
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"Parasite" Director Bong Joon Ho

"The Irishman" Editor Thelma Schoonmaker

How after over 40 years of working with Martin Scorsese, "The Irishman" offered something the 3-time Academy Award winning editor had never done before.

49 MINJAN 31
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"The Irishman" Editor Thelma Schoonmaker

"Booksmart" Director Olivia Wilde

Wilde explains how Big Lebowski influenced Booksmart, being intimidated about not having gone to film school, advice she got from Clint Eastwood about directing herself (in her upcoming thriller/horror film), and building ultimate high school movie soundtrack.

43 MINJAN 6
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"Booksmart" Director Olivia Wilde

"The Farewell" Director Lulu Wang

Lulu Wang on learning not to compromise her voice, how and why she used widescreen long takes, shooting in China, her next sci-fi project, and her real life grandma.

32 MINJAN 2
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"The Farewell" Director Lulu Wang

"Little Women" Director Greta Gerwig

Gerwig goes deep into the process, craft and inspiration behind her remarkable adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women."

45 MIN2019 DEC 26
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"Little Women" Director Greta Gerwig

"1917" Director Sam Mendes & Cinematographer Roger Deakins

Deakins and Mendes talk about shooting their new WWI film so it was experienced as one-long take.

35 MIN2019 DEC 23
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"1917" Director Sam Mendes & Cinematographer Roger Deakins

Quentin Tarantino with "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" Cinematographer Robert Richardson

Tarantino talks about about falling in love with Richardson and the unusual circumstances in which he hired him to shoot "Kill Bill." While the two collaborators breakdown their most recent film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." Recorded at Camerimage in Poland, where Tarantino and Richardson were honored for their work together.

39 MIN2019 DEC 21
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Quentin Tarantino with "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" Cinematographer Robert Richardson

"Uncut Gems" Directors Josh & Benny Safdie

The Safdie Brothers break down their improbable 10 year journey to making "Uncut Gems," working their way through a handful of different NBA stars (including Kobe Bryant), while "earning their stripes" and learning how to tell a story of this scale. What it meant to go union, how famed cinematographer Darius Khondji helped shape the project and sound mixer Skip Lievsay introduced them to incredible possibilities with sound.

44 MIN2019 DEC 17
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"Uncut Gems" Directors Josh & Benny Safdie

Latest Episodes

"Never Rarely Sometimes Always" dir Eliza Hittman & Editor Scott Cummings

One of the best reviewed films of 2020 is coming to VOD early (Apr 3), but before its theatrical run got cut short by COVID-19 I sat down with writer/director Eliza Hittman and one of her closest collaborators, her husband and editor Scott Cummings, to talk about the origins and making of this incredible film.

39 MINAPR 3
Comments
"Never Rarely Sometimes Always" dir Eliza Hittman & Editor Scott Cummings

"Portrait Of A Lady On Fire" Director Céline Sciamma

Sciamma talks about how to film desire, memory, and getting out of the conventions of a normal love story. She breaks down the creation of the incredible chanting song and bonfire scene, the laborious process of lighting the interiors, and how filming the ideas behind a movie can be the most rewarding type of cinema.

37 MINFEB 19
Comments
"Portrait Of A Lady On Fire" Director Céline Sciamma

"Parasite" Director Bong Joon Ho

With the help of translator Sharon Choi, director Bong talks about the careful construction of the Oscar winner “Parasite.” From his days of being a tutor and that feeling of infiltrating a wealthy family's home, to the careful construction of the house set in his film, to the profound influence of Akira Kurosawa’s “High and Low.”

21 MINFEB 18
Comments
"Parasite" Director Bong Joon Ho

"The Irishman" Editor Thelma Schoonmaker

How after over 40 years of working with Martin Scorsese, "The Irishman" offered something the 3-time Academy Award winning editor had never done before.

49 MINJAN 31
Comments
"The Irishman" Editor Thelma Schoonmaker

"Booksmart" Director Olivia Wilde

Wilde explains how Big Lebowski influenced Booksmart, being intimidated about not having gone to film school, advice she got from Clint Eastwood about directing herself (in her upcoming thriller/horror film), and building ultimate high school movie soundtrack.

43 MINJAN 6
Comments
"Booksmart" Director Olivia Wilde

"The Farewell" Director Lulu Wang

Lulu Wang on learning not to compromise her voice, how and why she used widescreen long takes, shooting in China, her next sci-fi project, and her real life grandma.

32 MINJAN 2
Comments
"The Farewell" Director Lulu Wang

"Little Women" Director Greta Gerwig

Gerwig goes deep into the process, craft and inspiration behind her remarkable adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women."

45 MIN2019 DEC 26
Comments
"Little Women" Director Greta Gerwig

"1917" Director Sam Mendes & Cinematographer Roger Deakins

Deakins and Mendes talk about shooting their new WWI film so it was experienced as one-long take.

35 MIN2019 DEC 23
Comments
"1917" Director Sam Mendes & Cinematographer Roger Deakins

Quentin Tarantino with "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" Cinematographer Robert Richardson

Tarantino talks about about falling in love with Richardson and the unusual circumstances in which he hired him to shoot "Kill Bill." While the two collaborators breakdown their most recent film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." Recorded at Camerimage in Poland, where Tarantino and Richardson were honored for their work together.

39 MIN2019 DEC 21
Comments
Quentin Tarantino with "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" Cinematographer Robert Richardson

"Uncut Gems" Directors Josh & Benny Safdie

The Safdie Brothers break down their improbable 10 year journey to making "Uncut Gems," working their way through a handful of different NBA stars (including Kobe Bryant), while "earning their stripes" and learning how to tell a story of this scale. What it meant to go union, how famed cinematographer Darius Khondji helped shape the project and sound mixer Skip Lievsay introduced them to incredible possibilities with sound.

44 MIN2019 DEC 17
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"Uncut Gems" Directors Josh & Benny Safdie

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