Colin Furze Demos His DIY Thermite Launcher

Colin Furze Demos His DIY Thermite Launcher
It's tempting to call the work of YouTube star Colin Furze "functional art," but then you'd have to think of a rational reason to use his latest invention, a thermite launcher, besides, "It's so coooool!" A combination of DIY craftsmanship and punk …
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Watch: Filmmaker Jeremy Saulnier Talks Punks, Neo-Nazis, and His Thriller
In this episode of VICE Talks Film, we meet Jeremy Saulnier, the writer and director behind indie breakout hit Blue Ruin, whose follow up, Green Room, hits theaters April 15. Saulnier explains how he channeled the DIY backyard action films he made as a …
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'Politics has kidnapped filmmaking': Media Asia head Peter Lam slams Ten Years

'Politics has kidnapped filmmaking': Media Asia head Peter Lam slams Ten Years
While pan-democratic party leaders congratulated the filmmakers who depicted grim predictions of life and freedom in Hong Kong in 2025, an entertainment mogul and a veteran filmmaker said political considerations were involved in the decision to award …
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Interview: Mali Elfman Talks Clive Barker, Indie Filmmaking, and Why Horror
Mali Elfman loves genre films – especially horror – and while her dad (composer Danny Elfman) has tackled all things creepy from a musical perspective, she has gone the filmmaking route, producing, directing, and starring in stories that are generally …
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Jonas Mekas on the Poetry of Filmmaking and Living
Throughout the entirety of his decades-long career, the avant-garde filmmaker and poet Jonas Mekas has purveyed a world of his own specific making. In the storied, hours-long film Walden: Diaries, Notes, and Sketches, the immediacy of each moment …
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SXSW: J.J. Abrams Outlines the "Nightmare" and Opportunity of Phones and
Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams and The Jinx filmmaker Andrew Jarecki spoke on the advances of digital storytelling tools and how they can enhance — or sometimes hinder — the filmmaking experience. Monday afternoon's South by …
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Vancouver Filmworks founder hopes to make region a filmmaking mecca
Jeff Waters says Vancouver and Southwest Washington can become a center for film production and a laboratory for vocational and artistic training in filmmaking. He is trying to achieve these goals through Vancouver Filmworks, a nonprofit motion-picture …
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Matthew Liedke Column: Crowdfunding giving an important kick start to filmmaking
During a panel with directors who talked about the filmmaking process at the festival, the consensus was that crowdfunding has created a direct way for new and even established filmmakers to tap into any sort of community they've established in life to …
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Filmmaking is like swimming. Once you know it, you don't forget: Meghna Gulzar

Filmmaking is like swimming. Once you know it, you don't forget: Meghna Gulzar
So we meet Meghna, daughter of poet-lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar and actress Rakhee, at her office in a charming bungalow: Boskyaana. Bosky is Meghna's nickname. The house is adorned with paintings, sculptures and portraits, which Gulzar saab willingly …
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Matt Damon Apologizes For Comments On Diversity In Filmmaking
"I believe deeply that there need to be more diverse filmmakers making movies. I love making movies. It's what I have chosen to do with my life and I want every young person watching 'Project Greenlight' to believe that filmmaking is a viable form of …
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Matt Damon interrupts black woman filmmaker to explain diversity
Matt Damon might have had good intentions, but he sparked outrage after he interrupted a successful, black woman filmmaker to invalidate her point about diversity in filmmaking on his show "Project Greenlight" on HBO. Damon was talking to Effie Brown, …
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Lights, Action, Jobs! Georgia Focuses on Role as Filmmaking Center

Lights, Action, Jobs! Georgia Focuses on Role as Filmmaking Center
More than 2,100 miles east of Hollywood and almost 900 miles south of New York City, the state of Georgia is fast becoming a major player in the TV and film industry. With the help of an inventive tax credit, the state's TV and film industry has boomed.
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Local nonprofit 'shoots' for filmmaking
"This is a very exciting time for filmmakers who are not part of a huge studio system," Marsi added. "While theater still has its place, movies are the way most of us —but kids especially — relate to narrative fiction and documentaries. And they love …
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Colloquium presents insights on filmmaking
Nathan Carroll, associate professor of Film Studies in the College's Department of Communication, Theatre & Art, starts off the series with a look at filmmaking. Titled "A Short History of the Long Take: Digital Cinema & the 'Infinite Cut,'" Carroll's …
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Loyola unveils digital filmmaking degree, sets community events
The bachelor of fine arts in digital filmmaking, which received approval from the school's Board of Trustees in October, is part of Loyola's attempt to expand enrollment and improve its academic programs in the face of a $ 10 million budget deficit …
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