Study Links & Recommendations
People have asked me to recommend other resources for studying films, and I thought I would consolidate this in one spot.
Books on film:
“Making Movies” by Sidney Lumet
“On Film-Making” by Alexander Mackendrick
“The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing” by Michael Ondaatje
“Sculpting in Time” by Andrei Tarkovsky
“Reflections: 21 Cinematographers at Work” by Benjamin Bergery
My actual reading recommendation:
Don’t read too much about film. Watching film is plenty. It’s more helpful to read about psychology. After that: history, mathematics, philosophy, biology, astronomy, food, literature, you name it. Whatever interests you to read, will interest you to make films about. If you don’t like to read, uhhhh, I got no advice for you.
Websites I read:
David Bordwell’s blog (http://www.davidbordwell.net/blog)
Cinephilia & Beyond (http://cinephiliabeyond.org/ & http://cinearchive.org/)
A Bittersweet Life (http://a-bittersweet-life.tumblr.com/)
Other video essayists:
Kevin B. Lee (https://vimeo.com/kevinblee)
David Chen (https://vimeo.com/davidchen)
Matt Zoller Seitz (https://twitter.com/mattzollerseitz)
Filmmaking channels I watch:
Film Riot (https://www.youtube.com/user/filmriot)
We’re excited, humbled and grateful for being included.