Author: Liya Swift

How to make a movie on a Mac

Back in the long before time (2006-2009), Apple aired commercials comparing Mac users to PC users. Mac users were laid back, cool, and youthful. PC users wore suits and glasses, were a little stiff,...

Shooting a music video on the beach with a guitar player and a blue classic car

How to shoot a music video

For more than a decade, music videos could make a good band great or a great act supersonic. The music video medium spawned two cable channels devoted solely to these “four-minute movies” and several...

How to Become a Casting Director

As a fan of movies, it’s always fun to imagine “what if” when it comes to your favorite films. For example, Christopher Walken and Kurt Russell were in the running for the original Han...

Interview with Director of Photography Vincent Wrenn

Cinematographer Vincent Wrenn has three decades and hundreds of productions to his name, including HBO’s four part series The Defiant Ones, Inside Bill’s Brain, and the documentary Spielberg by Susan Lacy. We recently connected...