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LA Film Festival: Advice and Insight From This Year's Filmmakers

By Indiewire | Indiewire June 18, 2014 at 3:50PM

With the 20th LA Film Festival now underway until June 19, Indiewire is hosting the "How I Shot That (LAFF Edition)" series.
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"Nightingale"
LAFF "Nightingale"

With the 20th LA Film Festival now underway until June 19, Indiewire is hosting the "How I Shot That (LAFF Edition)" series. Every day up until the end of the festival, the series will spotlight a filmmaker with a film screening at the event. In some cases, the project's cinematographer will chime in. In self-penned questionnaires, we asked the talent to discuss the most difficult scene they had to shoot and share whatever advice they had for up-and-coming filmmakers.

Below are links to the profiles. We'll keep updating this page up until the end of the festival.

Over Planning the Filming of 'Nightingale'

Shooting Night Scenes for 'Inner Demons'

Shooting a Cropdusting Plane for 'Runoff'

Shooting in a Cemetary for 'Comet'

Shooting 'Trouble Dolls' in 14 Days

Capturing Emotional Scenes With George Takei in 'Eat With Me'

Siblings Ravi and Geeta Patel Get Personal for 'Meet the Patels'

Shooting in the Fog for 'Man From Reno'

Creating a 70s Vibe for 'Cut Bank'

Shooting a Marriage Equality Rally in the Rain for 'Limited Partnership'

Long Handheld Takes Weren't an Easy Feat When Shooting 'Uncertain Terms'

Capturing the 'Right Feeling' of an Attempted Murder Scene in 'Los Angeles'

One Last Shot for 'Billy Mize & the Bakersfield Sound'

Confronting Drunken Neighbors While Shooting 'Out in the Night'

Rain Machines, Jet Skis, Ducks and Crying Children All In One Day for 'The Road Within'

Shooting on Sesame Street for 'I am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story'

Tight Scheduling and Getting Permits for 'Echo Park'

The Necessity of Bats, Boats and Just Making Films According to Daniel Garcia

This article is related to: LAFF, LAFF 2014, Los Angeles Film Festival, Filmmaker Toolkit: Festivals, Filmmaker Toolkit






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