On the occasion of a new documentary (Corman’s World), the legendary filmmaker discusses how his infamous cost-cutting approach might be applied to other ares of American life, the difficulty of making independent films in America, why he gave up directing, and the undervalued nature of contemporary films.
Cult movies, horror, exploitation, world cinema and other genre treats on DVD, Blu-ray and in cinemas. Ben Howard and Dan Auty cast their square eyes over some of the strangest, coolest and scariest movies from around the world
An examination of the changing face of feature film production in the realm of the non scripted, improvised feature film. Acclaimed director Barry Jenkins moderates a panel discussion with Filmmaker Amy Seimetz, Editor Nat Sanders and Director of Photography Benjamin Kasulke to examine their changing roles as collaborative filmmakers in the world of the improvised film.
We will look at the recent trend of improvised feature filmmaking in the American Indie scene and take a technical look at how the roles of Director, Editor, and Director of Photography intersect on a script-less feature film. We will discuss specific examples from improvised feature films worked on by Seimetz and Sanders and Kasulke, two longtime Independent collaborators. Through discussion of filmmaking technique and audience Q&A we will explore the positives and negatives of working in this method.
Very special guest Rian Johnson, writer-director of the hit movie Looper, joins Adam Lisagor and John Gruber for an in-depth discussion of the film and the art of filmmaking.