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All Is LostTwo years ago, JC Chandor’s first feature film Margin Call did the unthinkable. It humanized the people responsible for the banking disaster of 2008. His second feature, the devastatingly titled All Is Lost, attempts an even more outlandish filmmaking feat. It’s a dialogue-free, yet entirely gripping story of a single character, masterfully played by Robert Redford, who is marooned at sea when his boat is irreparably damaged by a stray shipping container. What’s even more impressive, from a technical filmmaking standpoint, is that most of the effects in this epic survival tale were accomplished practically. Here’s a brief look at how it all came together. More »

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Video thumbnail for vimeo video SoundWorks Collection Takes You Inside the Sound of J.C. Chandor's 'All is Lost' - No Film SchoolWhen a movie decides that it’s only going to focus on one character through its entirety, there have to be elements that keep the audience’s attention and draw them into whatever struggle the character is going through. In the case of Academy Award-nominated J.C. Chandor’s new film All Is Lost, that element is keeping you inside Robert Redford’s head as much as possible, and showing things from his perspective — which doesn’t just include what you see, but also what you hear. Check out the brilliant SoundWorks Collection video from Michael Coleman below for an insight into the sound design of All Is Lost. More »

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I checked in on the Oscar odds the other day out of curiosity, as it’s always a head-scratcher to me to find out which films are favored. One thing’s for sure: it seems to have very little to do with the zeitgeist (most recently evidenced by The King’s Speech winning over The Social Network). J.C. Chandor’s excellent $3 million financial drama Margin Call to me is the kind of film that should represent the year in movies (or, more to the point, the year in society), so here’s an interview by DP/30 with the first-time feature writer/director: More »