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The initiative transforming young Londoners into budding filmmakers

Creative Review

In the latest of these schemes, the Mayor’s office teamed up with agencies Wavemaker UK and DCM on LDN Filmmakers, a free, fast-track film course designed to help young Londoners learn the ins and outs of filmmaking.

The inaugural Nowness Awards celebrates ten filmmakers for their cultural breakthroughs

Its Nice That

The awards, which will be celebrated tonight in London’s Modern Media Gallery at the V&A, were given to artists and filmmakers who not only embody the best of 2019, but have the potential to truly “push culture forward in 2020 and beyond”. Read more

Choreographer creates ground-breaking lockdown film dedicated to late father

Creative Boom

The project began in April when, a few days after his father's death, Paul began an Instagram conversation with filmmaker William Armstrong. The role of art in dealing with loss can be a powerful one, and we've seen many inspiring examples during the Covid era.

Richard Noble on his latest film Wandaland and the similarities between animation and method acting

Its Nice That

The recent Royal College of London grad tells us why “animation is just filmmaking for people who don’t want to go outside.”.

DeadHungry also known as Alex Paganelli


The chef, photographer, and filmmaker Alex Paganelli also known as DEADHUNGRY was born in the picturesque French Alps. Words Claire Granlund. During his upbringing, he was surrounded by the beauty of mountains and cultural diversity, which came natural with Italian-British parents.

Friday Film Club celebrates black British culture, and you can join for free

Creative Boom

Part of an ongoing Friday Film Club for The Peninsulist Presents in partnership with Bounce Cinema, the evening will explore the topics of race, class and culture with celebrated black British artist-filmmakers. The event kicks off in style at 7pm , as art-filmmakers John Akomfrah , Jenn Nikru. Has anyone missed going to the pictures over the last few months? Us too!

“When you live in a place like Lebanon, you have a mission”: Meet the fearless director Jessy Moussallem

Its Nice That

Here, the poignant filmmaker discusses her deeply human films which provoke both thought and conversation. Features

Nwaka Okparaeke on how the search for peace and joy is the foundation of every project

Its Nice That

The British Nigerian photographer and filmmaker aims to “tell authentic stories from honest perspectives”.

Birmingham's eclectic film bonanza launches an exclusive online shorts programme

Creative Boom

It felt really important to make a positive gesture at such an uncertain time," says Flatpack director Ian Francis, "and the filmmakers and artists we work with have been incredibly supportive about launching their work online rather than through physical screenings.". The hugely talented filmmakers featured, whether emerging or established, explore our human condition, helping us to find meaning in chaos and beauty in the mundane.

10 Useful Paper Cut-Out Fonts

Designer Daily

The font was designed to look like the ones used in several Hitchcock’s movie posters, and the name is a blend of the filmmaker’s name and the word “cut” 3. Digital design is great, it opens a range of possibilities that were unheard of previously.

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Stormzy’s #Merky Books pop-up features an illustrator workshop and writing clinics

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The Stormzy-curated imprint of Penguin Random House is hosting the three-day event at Shoreditch’s Beats By Dre Residency space, celebrating creativity with talks and workshops by authors, filmmakers, curators, artists and more. Read more

Through 3D scans and animation, Agusta Yr creates a dreamlike world for Moschino and Yang Li

Its Nice That

By breaking down the traditional means of filmmaking, Agusta’s work is filled with the spectacular.

Past Lives in Kodachrome: Anonymous family photographs from the midcentury

Creative Boom

Now we can see a glimpse into that past world thanks to The Anonymous Project , something that began when filmmaker Lee Shulman innocently purchased a set of 35mm Kodachrome slides on eBay, revealing anonymous family photos.

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New film shares life in lockdown for artists with Down's syndrome

Creative Boom

Artists in Lockdown has been created by filmmaker Chris Kenward (whose brother David is featured in the film) and produced by Heart & Sold. Heart & Sold is a global arts organisation that represents, promotes and supports visual artists with Down's syndrome. Today it has released a compelling new film that shines a light on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on its community.

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Creatives who graduated in the last recession offer their career tips to the class of 2020

Creative Boom

But the real world isn't like that, says filmmaker Brett Chapman. Treat your portfolio like your most important client until you can showcase your talents through paid client work," says filmmaker and photographer Duncan Howsley. "If Great things come out of hard times.

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Who are the staff behind Vimeo’s Staff Picks?

Its Nice That

Not an algorithm but four film fanatics, It’s Nice That heads to New York to meet the team catapulting the careers of filmmakers large and small. Features

Naps: A Sleepy Compilation Captures an Array of Animals and Humans Mid-Slumber


?. From drowsy ducklings to kids fast asleep in the backseat, a short compilation by New York-based filmmaker Daniel Mercadante ( previously ) gathers an adorable mix of animals and humans who are too tired to keep their eyes open.

Keith Haring, Belfast, music videos, and AC Milan combined in October’s Nicer Tuesdays

Its Nice That

Full of breadth in terms of creativity and topics, we heard from interior design duo Joana Filipe and James Mason, Irish photographer Enda Bowe, filmmaker Meji Alabi and graphic design powerhouses DixonBaxi. If you were unable to make it down to Nicer Tuesdays at Oval Space last night, we’re sorry to say you missed a good’un.

Kaia Charles on celebrating black British culture, and tackling the lack of representation in the arts

Creative Boom

In 2016, I devised a series of photographic exhibitions that would confront social issues through the lens of emerging photographers, writers and filmmakers. The Peninsulist Presents explores the work of black British filmmakers – tell us more. Kaia Charles is cultural projects manager at Greenwich Penisula and a curator for NOW Gallery in London.

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An ASMR-inspired film by John Bentham that looks at the strangely intimate act of eating

Creative Boom

Watching and listening to people, eating food alone, without human interaction, any conversation or distractions conjures in us many emotions and reveals the many layers behind our responses and physical sensations," the London filmmaker tells Creative Boom.

Artists Create Elaborately Detailed Miniature Worlds For Their Snails

Design You Trust

Artists, filmmakers photographers Aleia Murawski and Samuel Copeland create elaborately detailed miniature worlds for their pet snails.

The Best Courses on Skillshare in 2020

Just Creative

iPhone Filmmaking. Low Budget Filmmaking — Tips and Tricks for an Indie Look. What I love about Skillshare is their short format classes, teaching you valuable skills in a short amount of time! They have thousands of classes in many different categories, as shown below. And with their Premium Membership you get unlimited access to all of them , so you can join the classes and communities that are just right for you, to help you keep learning and thriving.

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An Honest Film Language

Communication Arts

Whether it’s for a commercial or a feature, Cole Webley takes a minimalist approach to powerful filmmaking. Article

People of Tamba: Dignified portraits of people in Senegal aim to dispel the myths behind migration

Creative Boom

Specially commissioned by the Albers Foundation , it is accompanied by Senegal/Sicily a series of six short documentaries, created in collaboration with filmmaker Alberto Amoretti, each featuring the experiences, dreams and reflections of migrants and their relatives who remained in Senegal.

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Girls in Film is looking to fund a female-made short film

Its Nice That

The organisation will grant £5,000 cash to a female-identifying filmmaker answering the question, “what does female strength mean to you?”.

Savanah Leaf’s films explores personal growth and society’s effect on individual experience

Its Nice That

The ex-Olympian talks to us about telling the stories of communities through filmmaking, and her upcoming work The Heart Still Hums.

Emmanuel Afolabi’s new film, Bio: Diaspora, explores the importance of contemporary black education

Its Nice That

In a series of vignettes, the Nigerian and New York-based filmmaker reveals a selection of unique and impactful stories.

For the Record: Paul Wyatt's documentary on Secret 7" and the people who love making art for vinyl sleeves

Creative Boom

In the long, hot summer of 2018, filmmaker Paul Wyatt met a group of talented creative people brought together by a love of music and art at the Secret 7" charity art exhibition.

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Aaron Taylor's new music video smashes stereotypes of black men with thousands of flowers

Creative Boom

Writer and filmmaker Grant Taylor and writer Kashman Harris are the directors behind an uplifting music video for Aaron Taylor 's new single, Flowers, that aims to break down ridiculous stereotypes of black men.

Ridley Scott announces new film production fund for emerging creatives with Outernet Global

Its Nice That

The scheme, called Tomorrow Now, will assist filmmakers to develop and produce new work for soon-to-open London entertainment complex Outernet.

The Creator Class: On Set With Photographer Tonje Thilesen


canoncreatorlab is a collaborative campaign from TCC and Canon, aimed at empowering the next generation of photographers, filmmakers, and social storytellers through online and offline programming. Brooklyn-based photographer Tonje Thilesen shares her fascination with suburban American and how she approaches her work in this lovey profile for The Creator Class’s Canon Creator Lab series.

Cine a la Vista

Identity Designed

I was in charge of the direction, design and animation of the branding, working along with an amazing group of designers and filmmakers. Cine a la Vista is the only international film festival in Argentina where teenagers choose the winning films, the youngsters being the only members of the jury. Everything was made by cutting paper, finding the beauty of the texture imperfections in the only way the analog process can provide.

Why creatives are jumping on TikTok

Creative Review

We speak to an illustrator, a filmmaker and a lettering artist who are making waves on TikTok about what it offers creatively that its competitors don’t already, and their advice for other creatives thinking about getting on the app. The post Why creatives are jumping on TikTok appeared first on Creative Review

Vincent Haycock directs a striking and otherworldly music video of Leonard Cohen’s The Hills

Its Nice That

We chat to the American filmmaker to hear about the process behind his most recent film, curated by Nowness and Adam Cohen, Leonard’s son.

Flipbook Studio's special effects for a Star Wars fan movie that shows where the story began

Creative Boom

I'm not one of those filmmakers that do VFX themselves so handing over some of the most important and ambitious sequences to someone else makes me a little sick thinking about it.

My Happiest Project: Anna Ginsburg

Creative Review

Here, filmmaker and animator Anna Ginsburg talks to CR about her first self-initiated film, Private Parts. Throughout October, we’re looking at the subject of happiness, and asking creatives to tell us about the projects they’ve most enjoyed working on. The post My Happiest Project: Anna Ginsburg appeared first on Creative Review. Happiness

Photographs that reveal how China's own film industry is now bigger than Hollywood

Creative Boom

Because so many movies and TV dramas share the same backdrops, filmmakers are able to reuse these locations, instantly recognizable to Chinese audiences, over and over.". Ever wondered how photography and movies shape our perceptions of history and truth, reality and make-believe?

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Northstar Film Alliance by Bond


The Alliance intends to develop and promote themselves as one filmmaking region to international film and TV productions. Opinion by Richard Baird North Star Film Alliance (NSFA) is a joint venture between Estonia, Latvia and Finland. It is a competitive marketplace, with other countries provide low tax rates and incentives to film big-budget spectacles on their […]. The post Northstar Film Alliance by Bond appeared first on BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion.