La La Land, Damien Chazelle’s romantic musical, has picked up rave reviews from critics and is sweeping the board at awards shows. Over six years in the making, the film stays true to Chazelle’s vision as conceived while he was at college at Harvard. We hear from producer Marc Platt and music director Marius de Vries about how it was made.
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From set design to scriptwriting: craft and creativity on screen
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House of MinaLima hosts an exhibition of forty graphic art props created for J.K.Rowling’s new film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. We spoke to Eduardo Lima about designing for the magical world.
MPC picked up the Best Special Visual Effects award at last night’s BAFTAs for its stunning work on The Jungle Book. We talk to Elliot Newman, CG Supervisor on the film, about how it was made.
Hail, Caesar! follows Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), a fixer at fictional film studio Capitol Pictures, as he tries to track down missing A List actor Baird Whitlock, played by George Clooney. (Brolin’s character is based on the life of fixer Josh “Eddie” Mannix, who worked for MGM). A film about film-making, it both sends up and celebrates the […]
From the elegant landscapes of Disney fairytales to the urban backdrops of Japanese anime, the scenic art of the animated film remains an under-appreciated medium. Two new exhibitions aim to change that
Elton John, via a competition held with YouTube, AKQA and Pulse Films, has commissioned videos for three of his classic songs from the 70s: Tiny Dancer, Benny & The Jets and Rocket Man. And they’re all great.
A new exhibition at the V&A Museum in London celebrates all things Pink Floyd – from the band’s iconic album art to ambitious live shows and innovative use of technology
In the latest in our series uncovering creative talent on Facebook and Instagram, we speak to Thomas Harnett O’Meara, who has directed animated shorts for Tate Britain and Maynards Bassetts and worked as a puppet builder on Wes Anderson’s upcoming feature film, Isle of Dogs
Speaking at the D&AD festival in London yesterday was Anna Higgs, creative director at Nowness, who explained why creativity matters more than clicks, plus why “with great reach, comes great responsibility”.
The award-winning director talks to CR about addressing adland’s gender imbalance and making her voice heard in a male-dominated industry
In the Channel 4 series Humans, audiences were shown a world where androids – or ‘synths’ – are a part of normal, everyday life. We talk to the show’s writers, Jon Brackley and Sam Vincent, about the real AI that lies behind the story, and whether the robots are, in fact, coming.
The new branding positions the Franco-German TV channel as “Europe’s cultural magnet”
“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” Dalai Lama With so many awards shows around, coming up with another one sounds like a crazy thing to even try and attempt. But the one thing that connects almost all of them is an underlying frustration that many […]
Asif Kapadia is best known for his compelling documentaries about gifted and tragic figures. He received an Oscar and a BAFTA for Amy – a heartbreaking film about the late Amy Winehouse – and another two BAFTAs for his Ayrton Senna biopic, Senna. (The film tells the story of the late Formula One driver, who won the […]
From The Chemical Brothers to Little Dorrit, The Streets to Doctor Who, Adam Smith has had an eclectic and distinctive directing career. As his first feature film, Trespass Against Us, is released, we talk to him about working with Michael Fassbender, making the perfect concert visuals, and the importance of finding projects that speak to you.
In the first of our monthly showcase of outstanding creative campaigns on Facebook and Instagram, we take a look at Lionsgate UK and Create Advertising’s Instagram teasers for Oscar-winning film, La La Land