Wes Anderson

Watch: The First (Amazing) Trailer for Wes Anderson’s Forthcoming ‘Isle Of Dogs’

By Jon Fusco

Wes Anderson is back, dawg!

We first got wind of Wes Anderson’s next movie all the way back in December of last year, when he personally made the announcement through a fundraising video supporting the Film Foundation, a film preservation organization started by Martin Scorsese. Next, we were treated to an incredible poster boasting the names of his usual, insanely talented casts. Now, we finally have a trailer.

Isle of Dogs marks Anderson’s much-anticipated return to stop-motion animation. Among the canon of Anderson’s immensely beautiful and impressive films, Fantastic Mr. Fox can often be overlooked. It is truly one of the directors most gorgeous films, however, and Isle of Dogs is certainly of the same world. Anderson earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film for Fox, which was based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book. Dogs marks his first venture into original storytelling with stop-motion.

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Follow These 5 Steps to Create a Perfect Whip Pan Transition

By Jason Boone

Create seamless whip pan transitions in post by following these simple shooting techniques.

Known best in recent years for their appearance in films by Wes Anderson, Egdar Wright and Sam Raimi, a whip pan transition is just what it sounds like: a pan that whips around quickly, transitioning between two shots. The cool thing about the whip pan is that you can hide a cut in the middle of the camera move. Use this trick to smoothly bring your audience to a different time and location, or use it for creative effects, such as cloning an actor or faking weapon throws. To create an effective whip pan, you first need to pay attention to a few simple shooting techniques. Here are five steps you can follow to create the perfect whip pan transition.

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‘Borg/McEnroe’: Transforming the Great Tennis Rivalry into a ‘Psychological Thriller’

By Justin Morrow

TIFF kicked off yesterday and the talent behind Borg/McEnroe sat down to discuss how the film is about far more than just a game.

Danish filmmaker Janus Metz, who made his feature debut with the acclaimed 2010 doc Armadillo, is making his first foray into fictional films, though this one is based on a real-life, world-famous rivalry that changed the sports world in the 1980s. Borg/McEnroe chronicles how in the early 1980s, tennis was changed forever by the rivalry between Björn Borg and brash American upstart John McEnroe, who became infamous for his temper (and acted as an indirect inspiration to filmmaker Wes Anderson.)

But the director said that his film, scripted by Ronnie Sandahl (Underdog) was not just the story of a sports rivalry. According to Metz, “it doesn’t make sense to make a sports movie…unless you have a story,” and while the tennis “had to sell” on screen, as a director he approached the film as a “psychological thriller,” albeit one that was played out (at least in part) before millions of people, in this case at Wimbledon in 1980.

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