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“Not Your Regular Scented Candles”: Natalie Erika James | Relic

1 month ago   |   By Filmmaker Magazine

Whether capturing or creating a world, the objects onscreen tell as much of a story as the people within it. Whether sourced or accidental, insert shot or background detail, what prop or piece of set decoration do you find particularly integral to your film? What story does it tell? One prop in Relic that's not necessarily integral to the plot, but certainly tells the story of the film is the grandmother, Edna's, candles. Not your regular scented candles, but these hefty candles that are carved intricately into blooming designs with layers of hand-dipped wax. We establish these candles...
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“The Objects Then Unexpectedly Became Integral to a Brutal Murder Case”: Emma Sullivan | Into the Deep

“The Objects Then Unexpectedly Became Integral to a Brutal Murder Case”: Emma Sullivan | Into the Deep

1 month ago   |   By Filmmaker Magazine

Whether capturing or creating a world, the objects onscreen tell as much of a story as the people within it. Whether sourced or accidental, insert shot or background detail, what prop or piece of set decoration do you find particularly integral to your film? What story does it tell? When I first started filming at the space lab in Copenhagen, the objects symbolized dreams and positive ambitions; they were the tools used to create the crude inventions forged by the hands of excited young optimists, eager to be part of Peter Madsen's quest to launch a rocket into space. The...
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“Objects Are Her Entire World”: Zoé Wittock | Jumbo

“Objects Are Her Entire World”: Zoé Wittock | Jumbo

1 month ago   |   By Filmmaker Magazine

Whether capturing or creating a world, the objects onscreen tell as much of a story as the people within it. Whether sourced or accidental, insert shot or background detail, what prop or piece of set decoration do you find particularly integral to your film? What story does it tell? In Jumbo, objects are not just a backdrop, they are the story! From the ride miniatures that Jeanne precociously constructs in the confines of her overtly decorated room to Jumbo, the 15 ton machine that she falls in love with, objects are her entire world. Her bedroom being filled with them,...
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“No Object Is More Important Than People, Artists, Community and Love”: Catherine Gund | Aggie

“No Object Is More Important Than People, Artists, Community and Love”: Catherine Gund | Aggie

1 month ago   |   By Filmmaker Magazine

Whether capturing or creating a world, the objects onscreen tell as much of a story as the people within it. Whether sourced or accidental, insert shot or background detail, what prop or piece of set decoration do you find particularly integral to your film? What story does it tell? One object dominates the narrative of my documentary film Aggie: a four-and-a-half foot square canvas painted by Roy Lichtenstein in 1962 called Masterpiece. Who knows exactly what this piece meant to my mother, Agnes Gund, when she bought it in 1976, but like thousands of other contemporary artworks she has...
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Grandpa who dropped toddler from cruise ship will plead guilty

Grandpa who dropped toddler from cruise ship will plead guilty

The man charged with dropping his 18-month-old granddaughter from the 11th-floor of a cruise ship window, leading to her death, will reportedly plead guilty in the case... Read more ...

FDA accuses Jimmy John's of serving vegetables linked to E. coli and...

FDA accuses Jimmy John's of serving vegetables linked to E. coli and salmonella outbreaks

The FDA has warned two popular sandwich ingredients were implicated in E. coli outbreaks. Read more ...

Democrats shore up for big debate, unloading on Sanders

Democrats shore up for big debate, unloading on Sanders

Dem candidates were unified in attacking newcomer Bloomberg in their Nevada debate. Now, with Sanders a clear frontrunner, he risks a similar assault on the cusp of South Carolina. Read more ...

Bob Iger leaving Disney, Bob Chapek named as new CEO

Bob Iger leaving Disney, Bob Chapek named as new CEO

The Walt Disney Co. has named Bob Chapek CEO, replacing Bob Iger, effective immediately. Iger will become executive chairman. Chapek was most recently chairman of Disney Parks... Read more ...

Olympics canceled? Senior IOC member says coronavirus could impact summer games

Olympics canceled? Senior IOC member says coronavirus could impact summer games

A senior member of the International Olympic Committee is casting doubt on the possibility of postponing, moving or scattering this summer's Tokyo Games because of the deadly... Read more ...

World's oldest man, who said secret was smiling, dies at 112

World's oldest man, who said secret was smiling, dies at 112

Chitetsu Watanabe is survived by his five children, 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Read more ...

Judge in Roger Stone case warns about attacks on juror by Trump, others

Judge in Roger Stone case warns about attacks on juror by Trump, others

Judge Amy Berman Jackson held a hearing on the defense's request for a new trial even as the president claimed the jury's forewoman was biased. Read more ...

Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian leader ousted during Arab Spring uprising, dead at 91

Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian leader ousted during Arab Spring uprising, dead at 91

Ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, who ruled his country with an iron fist for nearly three decades, has died. Read more ...

Cory Schneider finally gets a win as Devils rip Red Wings

Cory Schneider finally gets a win as Devils rip Red Wings

DETROIT - Cory Schneider made 27 saves for his first victory of the season, leading the New Jersey Devils past the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Tuesday night. Joey Anderson, Jesper... Read more ...

Groot the dog and his handler found couple stranded in California wilderness

Groot the dog and his handler found couple stranded in California wilderness

When a volunteer searcher got the call that authorities needed help in the search for a missing couple in the California wilderness, he and his trusted canine Groot signed up... Read more ...