filmmaking

humans of the year

Startup Founder Thuy Truong’s Latest Venture Is Giving People the Will to Fight Cancer

After several of her promising business ventures ended, the 32-year-old received a shocking diagnosis. Now she’s using her experiences to help others.
Farnia Fekri
4.21.17
Art

Oculus’s New 'Infinite Canvas' Will Make You Question Your Place in the Universe

Fly into an endless virtual scene created by a former Dreamworks animator.
Samantha Cole
12.9.16
cinema

Ryan Phillippe and 'Stranger Things' Kid Star in a Film Shot Entirely on a Drone

UAV Intentions.
Carl Franzen
11.15.16
Film

Werner Herzog On Science, Language, Mars, and His Fever Dreams

A chat with the unstoppable filmmaker on Radio Motherboard.
ALEX PASTERNACK
10.28.16
Culture

These VR Films Let Viewers Talk to Refugees and Holocaust Survivors

Entries at this year's Sheffield Doc Fest brought all-too-real stories to virtual life.
Christina Newland
6.17.16
video

Kylie Jenner's Soap Opera Shorts Are the Future of Snapchat Filmmaking

Replete with product placement.
Rachel Pick
2.14.16
Music

How an Inuit Filmmaker Is Using Virtual Reality to Tell Her Culture's Stories

Nyla Innuksuk is trying to break free from stereotypes while using new media to tell traditional and modern narratives.
Anubha Momin
9.16.15
indie

How to Film a Shoestring Sci-Fi Hit In a Rock Quarry

In ‘Turbo Kid,’ milk crates and plywood become a downed spacecraft.
Jordan Pearson
9.9.15
videos

These Travelers Found a Really Strange Planet

It's called Iceland.
Jason Koebler
12.11.14
Culture

Jaunt Offers an Immersive Enough VR Experience, But Can It Change Filmmaking?

Jaunt, a multi-lens globe-like camera that can shoot in 3D and with nearly 360 degrees of freedom, hopes to usher in a new age of virtual reality-based film.
DJ Pangburn
10.19.14
Motherboard Blog

Can Drones Make Us Laugh?

Can an instrument that's been used to make so many people cry entertain? At least one researcher thinks so.
Jason Koebler
5.8.13
Motherboard Blog

Kubrick Is Always Leading Us Into the Distance With the Forbidden Fruit of Filmmaking

Turn off that unstoppable strain of now fully-schlocked music (try "this":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPgwF3G5i4k instead) and see the linchpin that binds many of Stanley Kubrick's iconic shots in this "fan-made trailer":https://vimeo.com/kogonada...
ALEX PASTERNACK
9.4.12
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