The art & business of making movies.
General, Independent Quarterly Magazine from United States

- First issue: 1993
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Issue 31
December 1998
Walter Murch: Cutting from the Heart The Academy Award-winner explains why timing and instinct are everything. by Victor Wishalla Strategies for Selling Your Film Director-producer-author Eric Sherman tells us what he's learned over the years on the fine art of getting someone to buy your art. by Eric Sherman with Karen Holly Bryan Singer, Confidence Man His first feature, Public Access, won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize. His second, The Usual Suspects, achieved extraordinary commercial success. His new movie, the risky, controversial Apt Pupil, should sin its unusually self-assured young director new fans and new respect for a vision and style all his own. by Patrick Francis Columns & Departments Crossing the Line: The Director's Heart: Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1998 His films stand out as some of the most visually arresting of all time. by Carmen Ficarra Home Cinema: Beauty Beneath the Brutality: Japanese Masters Mizoguchi and Ozu Kurosawa's contemporaries nearly forgotten by American audiences. by Rustin Thompson

Issue 30
September 1998
Micro Budget Movement and the Digital Revolution Peter Broderick is determined to empower indie moviemakers. His company's philosophy may represent the Next Wave in the micro-budget feature movement. by P. Broderick, J. Bachar, S. Noegel, G. Wing, and C. Zack Billy Bob Thorton: The Hillbilly Orson Welles From Arkansas to Armageddon, Billy Bob Thorton reflects on what a long, strange trip it's been. by David Geffner Getting the Most out of Film School You'll be graduating from film school before you know it. What happens then? Or are you thinking of taking the plunge and have a few programs to check out? What should you look for? Demystifying Deliverables You're finished with your film and you think you've really accomplished something. You have. But don't gloat until you're sure your movie is completely deliverable. Here's a checklist. by Paul Tarantino Columns & Departments Ask Mr. Hollywood: The Three-Week Screenplay How to write your first draft in 21 days. by Dov S-S Simens

Issue 29
July 1998
Cover: Shooting Stars: Interviews with the World's Greatest Living Cinematographers From Storaro and Wexler to Hall and Nykvist, they're all h, they're all here. Geffner tracked down cinema's most revered light-painting legends and made them talk about art, film and some favorite moments. by David Geffner Best Cameras For The Independent Moviemaker Light years beyond film theory, an eclectic sampling of working DP's share the nuts-and-bolts details on the cameras they prefer for independent moviemaking and why. by Justin Clayton Titanic's Cinematographer Russell Carpenter The 15th of the world's greatest living cinematographers featured this issue, Oscar-winning DP Carpenter discusses James Cameron, arduous shoots, and the 'little pictures' he'd like to tackle next. by Christopher Zack Columns & Departments Ask Mr. Hollywood: Self-Distribution Secrets No distributor? You're not out of the game yet. by Dov S-S Simens Home Cinema: Myth-making With Natural Light The artistry of late, great cinematographer Nestor Almendros. by Rustin Thompson

Issue 28
April 1998
Up and Away with Michael Apted The acclaimed, enigmatic British director of the 28-Up series reflects on his career and his unique new documentary film, Inspirations. by Pamela Klaffke Columns & Departments Home Cinema: Rus Raves and Rants The best and worst of 1997 on video. Indie writer and director, Rus Thompson, reviews 14 indie films of transfixing beauty and mystical exploration as well as some flops that are embarrassing to watch. by Rustin Thompson Flash Forward: Julia Stiles A veteran at the tender age of sixteen, Julia Stiles tells MovieMaker how she's working her way into The Industry. by Timothy Rhys How They Did It: MovieMaker Breakthrough Award Winners Tell Their Stories Done's Sand Trap wins at Hollywood Film Festival and Higby's Matters of Consequence wins at New Orleans film Festival. Read how these indie filmmakers survived and flourished in the grinding ordeal of low-budget moviemaking. by Harris Done Profiles: Lesli Linka Glatter A conversation with Lesli Linka Glatter, director of the indie film, The Proposition. by Erich Leon Harris Coming Attractions: Smart, Clean, Raw What an indie movie should be. by Kathleen McInnis

Issue 27
January 1998
Ray Carney on The State of Independent Film, Part II MovieMaker's favorite independent film pundit takes a few jabs at the motion picture establishment and attempts to get us to stop taking true indie film artist for granted. by Ray Carney Bridget Fonda On Her Own Terms She believes that to define is to diminish, but nothing can diminish the fact that the actress who plays Jackie Brown's raunchy party girl is the definition of laid-back California cool. by Tim Rhys An Overview of Desktop Moviemaking Digital moviemaking didn't take off un't take off until 1992, but now about 80 percent of Hollywood movies are edited digitally. As costs come down, the indies are beginning to catch up. by Michael E. Phillips Columns & Departments How They Did It: The Daytrippers and Fearless Filmmaking of Ocean Tribe Sex,lies team saw gold in Greg Mottola and Will Geiger shoots for the stars in Mexico. by George Wing The Right Direction: Casting: What To Look For Author and educator Judith Weston offers insights from her many years of casting for the movies. by Judith Weston

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