Watch: How Edgar Wright Uses Costume to Color Code His Characters

By Jon Fusco

‘Baby Driver’ is a master class in costume design.

With all the flash and bang that appears on screen in Baby Driver, it’s easy to overlook one of the film’s most expertly crafted pieces of production: the costume design. What can a costume tell us about the character? For Edgar Wright, the answer is a whole bunch.

Wright’s attention to detail within all aspects of his direction is unmatched, but the costuming in his films draws little attention. “As far back as the TV show I did before Shaun of the Dead, Spaced, I remember someone saying something about that show which always stuck with me,” Wright remembers of his earlier work. “They said, ‘Well, the characters are all really easy to draw.’ And from that point on in all of my movies, with Baby Driver being no exception, I’m always looking to color-code the characters.”

Baby’s own morals are quite literally brought into a gray area which is reflected in costume.

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YouTube and E-Cars: Embracing the Tech of the Future – with Jehu Garcia – ON THE GO – Episode 72

By Fabian Chaundy

Jehu Garcia

In this final part of our conversation with Jehu Garcia, we continue our discussion about evolving technologies and embracing change.

It is impossible to ignore the importance of YouTube today. For a whole generation of audiences, this platform has completely replaced TV as the main source of content consumption and, although many filmmakers use it to share their work or even for vlogging as a hobby, for many this video-sharing website can be a real opportunity to generate revenue. Filmmaker and environmental enthusiast Jehu Garcia knows this first hand, as he currently runs a very successful YouTube channel with over 100K subscribers.

We drift away from the filmmaking talk a little bit to dive a little deeper into what has become one of the main subjects of the Jehu Garcia YouTube channel, namely electric cars. Jehu tells us how, from a story-telling perspective, the world of new sustainable technologies is ripe with opportunities and ideas for filmmakers.

It was a pleasure to have Jehu on board for this round of ON THE GO, and look forward to seeing how his YouTube channel develops with time. Thanks, Jehu!

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By (Tony Costa)


Awards to be held in Helsinki on 28 October 2017, proudly supported by ARRI

The nominees for the first IMAGO International Awards for Cinematography have now been announced. The judging panel of 25 highly acclaimed and experienced cinematographers began the selection process in early August and considered 100 feature films, TV dramas and documentary films submitted by 49 different IMAGO member societies.

The nominees are as follows:
Feature Film
1. La la Land (Linus Sandgren, FSF, Sweden)
2. Maudie (Guy Godfree, CSC, Canada)
3. Nocturnal Animals (Seamus McGarvey, BSC, United Kingdom)

TV drama
1. Gomorra (Paolo Carnera, AIC, Italy)
2. Game of Thrones – The Winds of Winter (Fabian Wagner, BSC, United Kingdom)
3. Midnattssol/Midnight sun (Erik Sohlström, FSF, Sweden)

1. Paolo Ventura vanishing man (Erik van Empel, NSC, Holland)
2. SARAJ’VO (Mustafa Mustafić, Almir Đikoli, Faris Dobrača, ASBH, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
3. Icon “Ikona” (Łukasz Żal, PSC, Poland)

IMAGO Awards Committee co-chair Tony Costa said, “The response from our IMAGO member societies across all categories was overwhelming. The juries, all members of IMAGO, worked with great enthusiasm evaluating the films showing the fantastic artistry demonstrated by the cinematographers who made them. The Awards committee and the IMAGO board are very proud to have begun this endeavour.”

IMAGO President Paul René Roestad added, “The IMAGO International Awards for Cinematography is an important step for IMAGO in both promoting the importance of cinematography and also bringing international cinematographers together to celebrate the important art of cinematography. There will be no films without cinematography and by promoting and focusing on the best visual storytelling in international films and being inspired by them, we are ultimately also bringing also raising the quality of international cinematography. Reaching a conclusion is never easy for a jury, especially with the high quality cinematography demonstrated in all of the awards entries.”
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From:: Imago News

Two Defining Dan Harmon Traits That Every Screenwriter Should Take to Heart

By Hawkins DuBois

Dan Harmon’s process bears many lessons for aspiring screenwriters.

With a track record spanning dozens of TV shows and movies, Dan Harmon has established a unique and successful voice as someone for young writers to learn from and emulate. Best known for his work creating hit comedies like Community and Rick and Morty, Harmon has become a cultural force in the comedy community, able to understand and manipulate story structure while subverting expectations and building characters and comedic moments that speak to broad audiences. Harmon has been highly open about his process and methods, doing extensive Reddit AMA’s, and detailing the Story Circle he uses as the basis for many of his scripts. But beyond Harmon’s methodologies, the man has a great deal to offer in the way that he treats his writing process as well.

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PODCAST: An Interview With Literary Manager & Writing Consultant Whitney Davis

By Noam Kroll

Micro-budget films have increased in technical quality by leaps and bounds over the past decade, but many still fail to reach an audience as a result of underdeveloped stories and screenplays. This has ultimately become the achilles heel for so many micro-budget filmmakers, which is why it’s so imperative that every filmmaker, regardless of budget, places an equal weight on the writing process.

In today’s episode, I interview Whitney Davis – a literary manager who started in this business as a TV writer (represented by William Morris Agency), and later moved into script consulting and management. Over the course of this interview, Whitney pulls from her diverse background as a writer, consultant, and manager to share invaluable advice on screenwriting that is universally applicable to any filmmaker looking to strengthen their work.

Check out Episode 26: An Interview With Literary Manager & Writing Consultant Whitney Davis

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What Dan Harmon’s Improvised Cartoon Can Teach You about Instinctual Storytelling

By V Renée

“You are a storyteller. You were born that way.” —Dan Harmon

Does storytelling come naturally to you? That’s kind of a tricky question, right? On one hand, we can pretty capably tell a co-worker about our crazy weekend, but on the other hand, we can spend hours staring at a blank page, completely stuck on how to write our next scene. Really, while storytelling might be an inherent skill we’re all born with, the ability to put that skill to work on paper may not be.

However, one writer that seems to really have this screenwriting thing down is Dan Harmon. His work on Community, Rick and Morty, and countless other TV series has shown us that consistent quality is attainable, but one show, in particular, reveals a unique spirit of storytelling that relies less on talent and labor and more on creative instinct, the improvised D&D knock-off HarmonQuest. In this video essay, Sage Hyden of Just Write discusses what screenwriters can learn about storytelling from improv, practice, and going with your gut.

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Watch: 12 Times ‘Rick and Morty’ Referenced Movies and TV Shows

By V Renée

“Boy, Morty. I really Cronenberg-ed the world up, didn’t I?” —Rick

It’s nothing new for a TV show to reference pop culture, including famous and iconic films and TV programs—in fact, it’s kind of a right of passage. The Simpsons, Family Guy, and South Park have done it so much that referential jokes make up a decent percentage of their punchlines, but when Rick and Morty came along they took it to a whole new level—the show didn’t just dole out a bunch of movie references, it became the reference.

Aside from being a giant animated parody of Back to the Future, Rick and Morty has referenced a ton of great films and TV shows, namely ones sci-fi fans love and hold dear to their hearts. If you’re curious to see which ones are referenced, this Fandor supercut has got what you’re aching for.

Keeping with its genre, Rick and Morty tends to reference films and shows that are based in the realm of science fiction. As you can see from the list below, just about all of the titles are sci-fi or have sci-fi elements.

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One week to go for the nominees

By (Tony Costa)

One week to go for the nominees

The jury is now working really hard watching and evaluating the 51 features, 18 documentaries and 18 TV drama episodes representing 36 societies that have submitted films for the IMAGO INTERNATIONAL AWARDS FOR CINEMATOGRAPHY. The nominees will be announced if no “raison de force» on Sunday October 8th . Three films for each of these categories will be part of the nomination.

▪ Best Cinematography for a Feature Film
▪ Best Cinematography for a Television Drama
▪ Best Cinematography for a Documentary Film

The Gala Awards ceremony to be held on Saturday, 28th October 2017 at Hanasaari – The Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre in Helsinki, Finland. During the evening the winners will be announced along with 4 additional awards; The IMAGO Young Cinematographer of the Year supported by ARRI, along with the IMAGO Lifetime Achievement Award; IMAGO Extraordinary Contribution to the Art of Cinematography and finally the IMAGO Technical Achievement Award.

The Gala Awards presentation will be a great moment to recognise the Art of Cinematography and cinematographers. These represent in essence Awards from cinematographers to cinematographers, something we are all looking forward to with great enthusiasm. We encourage you to join us in Helsinki for these Awards which represent the very best of the best in the field of Cinematography, from around the globe.

The IMAGO Board and the Awards organising committee would like to thank and congratulate all our member Societies for their support by collecting the films and the respective permissions in order to guarantee the success of these IMAGO Awards for Cinematography.

We also take this opportunity to thank our Awards sponsors for their generosity and their overwhelming support, without them these Awards would not be possible.

The Awards Committee would like to thank the work done by the list of jurors below.

The juries


Esa Vourinen FSC
Sunny Joseph ISC
Alex Linden FSF
Christian Berger AAC
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IAGA in Helsinki celebrating 25 years.

By (Tony Costa)

IAGA in Helsinki celebrating 25 years.

The IMAGO Annual General Assembly (IAGA) is an important event for IMAGO. It takes place every year in a different country. The next IAGA will be held in Helsinki. All members societies of IMAGO are invited by The FSC The Finnish Society of Cinematographers to have its representative delegates in the meeting. The gathering is in the 26th, 27th and 28th of October.

This year is really special. IMAGO celebrates its 25th anniversary. It was in 1992 when in Rome a few members of the BSC, AIC, AFC, BVK and not yet AEC the Spanish society was not yet founded got together and followed the inspirational dream of Luciano Tovoli AIC ASC to create an European Federation of cinematographers. It became effective a few months later by registering the federation in Paris.

25 years has now passed since that 13th of December in Rome and now IMAGO holds 47 countries and has widen its influence out of the European continent reaching now other parts of the world having now societies from all continents.

This year is special. For the first time IMAGO implements the International awards, praising cinematographers members of the federation in the categories of feature, documentary and TV drama. The gala ceremony will be on Saturday the 28th evening in Helsinki.

Every single society is invited to have its representatives.


We are really looking forward to it.

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From:: Imago News

Pitching Do’s and Don’ts: How to Get Your Film Funded

By Liz Nord

Learn what works and what doesn’t when you’re trying to raise money for your film.

If there’s one thing every film production under the sun has in common, it’s the need for resources. Whether those come in the form of money, people-power, in-kind donations, or all-three, we all need them to get our films made, and we all hate to ask for them. But ask we must, and that’s why I’m especially excited for today’s episode, which will surely ease the burden, as my guests share a definitive list of do’s and do not’s for pitching your next project.

Those guests are Molly O’Brien, who has been producing for over 20 years and is now Chief Business Development Officer of Fork Films; Daniel Chalfen, who is a multiple Emmy-nominated and DuPont-winning film and TV producer and a co-founder of Naked Edge Films; and Jose Rodriguez, who is the Director of Documentary Programs at the Tribeca Film Institute, where he is responsible for all of its documentary funding.

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From:: No Film School