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Lawrence of Arabia EditingThere are very few things that you can learn in film school that can’t be learned online in some form or another. The only problem is that tracking down all of that information can be a bit of, well, a pain in the ass. Oftentimes you have to dig through page after page on obscure forums, or watch YouTube video after YouTube video, just to find something that is relatively helpful in your pursuit of filmmaking knowledge. Other times however, sites like IndieWire, Cinefix, (and ours, of course) bring the film school to you, without any need for absurd tuition and a lifetime of debt, and for people wondering what kind of material is taught in college editing courses, right now is one of those times. More »

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Homemade Star WarsSometimes creating something memorable or interesting isn’t about having powerful cameras, fancy sets, or A-list actors. Sometimes you just need a little creativity, some spray paint, and a bit of cardboard. Homemade Movies, a weekly show on the Cinefix YouTube channel, recreates famous scenes from some of the biggest films, but with a decidedly lower budget. This week they tackled the trench run scene from the original Star Wars film, and it is simply delightful. Check out the video and their process below, as well as a side-by-side comparison with both the original and the remake playing together. More »

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A new web series called Hollywood Trenches from CineFix has been talking with director Joe Carnahan, and while we’ve already shared 2 videos from the conversation, the 7-part series has finally come to a close. In the refreshingly candid and honest interview, which features fellow director Jack Perez asking the questions, Carnahan talks about everything from creative control, to movie financing, and finally to his experience working on, and finally quitting, Mission Impossible III. Check out the videos embedded below. More »

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You can always expect Joe Carnahan (Narc, The Grey) to tell it like it is, and he’s always very forthcoming about his life and his career. We’ve been lucky enough to see a sizzle reel for his Daredevil project that never got off the ground, as well as another for a film called Gemini Man. Carnahan sat down with Cinefix and Director Jack Perez (Some Guy Who Kills PeopleThe Big Empty) to talk candidly about the role a director plays and some of his personal experiences in a new web series called “Hollywood Trenches.” Check out the first two episodes below. More »