But the controversial director has never been shy about embracing new technology and when the opportunity came to make his first movie with an iphone, soderbergh went for it. Thus, its interesting and amazing that famed filmmaker steven soderbergh has apparently been reediting classic movies and posting them online. Nov 08, 2017 film director steven soderbergh says he faced a lot of challenges in making mosaic, including what to call it. Even ten or fifteen years ago, if you wanted to make a feature film, at the very least you had to shoot it on 16mm, like steven soderberghs sex, lies and videotape, and then have it carefully blown up. By the end, well have examined soderberghs best movies and how they can help us become better storytellers.
Apr 17, 2019 christopher nolan about steven soderberghs approach. May 11, 2020 steven soderbergh movies run the gamut of tone, genre, and bigname talent. Best steven soderbergh movies, ranked for filmmakers. Jan 26, 2018 a year ago, steven soderbergh was putting the finishing touches on logan lucky, but had yet to reemerge publicly from his fouryear filmmaking retirement. Steven soderbergh is not only a great director, but also a very good screenplay writer. His father was of swedish and irish descent, and his mother was of italian ancestry. That honour goes to sean bakers excellent tangerine.
If you were a hollywood director a couple of years ago and said that you were going to film your latest movie on an iphone, your fellow directors would have laughed you out of the room. Steven soderbergh is a multitalented filmmaker who won the palme dor for sex, lies, and videotape at the age of 26. He has made a string of successful films since then including erin brockovich and traffic which garnered him an oscar for best director. Steven soderbergh dissects hollywood the new yorker. An iphone may have gotten steven soderbergh s latest film made fast, but the results dont necessarily serve the story. Something tells me if i set up the same shots with same phone, it wouldnt look as good. Steven soderbergh and daniel craig in logan lucky 2017.
He has made a string of successful films since then including. Get psyched about steven soderbergh editing psycho and. Rather than tamper with director andrei tarkovskys acclaimed 1972 adaptation of solaris, soderbergh promised his version would be closer in spirit to the source material. Bernard, his goto editor on most projects since 2002s solaris. Robert huntsman had been advising corey smitheram, former operator of four idaho and colorado cleanflicks franchises, and had a patent pending on dvd editing software similar to clearplay, when on august 20, 2002, clickflicks learned of the dgas intention to sue via a posting on the dga web site that the guild and 12 directors intended on suing seven entities that engage in the videoediting. High flying bird director steven soderberghs filmmaking. Robert huntsman had been advising corey smitheram, former operator of four idaho and colorado cleanflicks franchises, and had a patent pending on dvd editing software similar to clearplay, when. In this list, well detail the top 10 steven soderbergh movies from worst to best the word worst being used loosely.
Steven soderbergh is one of the most forward thinking directors of the. I want to know the editing software and post work he did. Since i was the editor it didnt really matter i knew what i was. Steven soderbergh is not the first director to make movies with an iphone. Steven soderberghs new movie is shot entirely on an iphone. Watch steven soderbergh introduce the world premiere of high flying bird 1 year ago by erik luers. The story was unique in the sense that it had a very contemporary feel to it and yet at the end of it all addressing the. Steven soderbergh says he only wants to only shoot movies on. Image by inroad for unsane, soderberghs crew used three iphone 7 plus phones. He is the second of six children born to the later professor and dean of education at louisiana state university, peter soderbergh, and his wife. Soderberghs samedayediting strategy worked out so well that the director employed it on his next netflix film, a panama papers drama called the laundromat, starring meryl streep and gary. Fresh off the heels of his 7hour interactive thriller mosaic, he releases a trailer for his new film unsane.
In his only starring performance to date, acclaimed director steven soderbergh inhabits both roles. The way i figured it, writing was a way in, because writing didnt cost anything. On his cinemax series, the knickon which he served as director, cinematographer, and editor. To get the look i wanted, i used some really nice lenses that you can attach to the phone by this company called moment. Steven soderbergh movies run the gamut of tone, genre, and bigname talent. An allstar cast and slick editing make this feel like a proper movie.
I was initially reticentas a filmmakerstoryteller, anything that feels gamey is a little scary because games and being told a story work. Steven soderbergh is not the first director to make movies with an. Steven soderbergh used to make movies like thisbut now he. Apr 02, 2015 the long and prolific career of steven soderbergh b. Get psyched about steven soderbergh editing psycho and its. The iphone 7 plus is notable for its builtin 12mp wide angle and telephoto cameras more on lenses below while also recording video in true 4k at 30fps 1080p hd at 30fps and 60fps. With mosaic, steven soderbergh allows viewers to choose.
While he was still at a very young age, his family moved to baton rouge, louisiana, where his father was. Sep 30, 2014 according to cinemax, it takes about seven work days to shoot an episode of the knick fewer than most dramas, which means soderbergh is directing and editing for 70 days without any significant. He has now made two films with the iphone, unsane and high flying bird. When computerbased editing first became popular in the 1990s you could spend a small fortune on a digital editing suite. Steven soderbergh says he only wants to only shoot movies.
Steven soderberghs high flying bird is the latest movie to be. Steven soderbergh shooting high flying bird on an iphone. Steven soderberghs high flying bird and the rise of iphone. Rather than tamper with director andrei tarkovskys acclaimed 1972 adaptation of solaris, soderbergh promised his version would be closer in spirit to the source. Editing if youre going to go completely guerrilla, you may do all your editing incamera. The world of steven soderbergh supported by american airlines. In january, hbo will air mosaic as a sixepisode series over five nights. Steven soderbergh on making an app that tells a story. All 28 steven soderbergh movies ranked from worst to best. Steven soderbergh great director profile senses of cinema. If you happen to have a computer, you can import your video with usb or firewire and do basic video editing on your macintosh or pc with the software that comes with your operating system imovie with macintosh vs.
Steven soderbergh opens up his office and his process, if you ask. Steven soderbergh may have retired from feature filmmaking with last years behind the candelabra, but hes done the opposite of retiring from creative life. He also recently encouraged aspiring filmmakers to start making movies with. No, steven soderberghs logan lucky didnt change the. With three more movies in various stages of productionthe malestripper movie magic mike, due later this year, followed by the blake.
At the age of 15 steven enrolled in an animation class at that university. I was initially reticentas a filmmakerstoryteller, anything that feels gamey is a little scary because games and. Steven soderbergh is one of the most forward thinking directors of the moment. In his first job he worked as a game show composer and cue card holder. And then theres an app called filmic pro that enables you to control what the phone is doing with greater ease than if you used it as it comes out of the box. In steven soderbergh s latest feat of fastpaced film production. How to a shoot a movie on your phone, according to steven. By the end, well have examined soderbergh s best movies and how they can help us become better storytellers. Steven soderberghs high flying bird and the rise of iphone films. Feb 07, 2019 in steven soderberghs latest feat of fastpaced film production. Why are hollywood directors making movies with iphones. When you get into that studio environment where theres a hierarchy and people whose jobs it is literally to being paid to give you notes to turn things around. Thus, its interesting and amazing that famed filmmaker steven soderbergh has apparently been re editing classic movies and posting them online. An iphone may have gotten steven soderberghs latest film made fast, but the results dont necessarily serve the story.
No, steven soderberghs logan lucky didnt change the film. About steven soderbergh at the age of 26, steven soderbergh permanently altered the face of independent cinema when he became the youngestever winner of the palme. Steven soderberghs high flying bird and the rise of. Steven andrew soderbergh was born on january 14, 1963 in atlanta, georgia, usa, the second of six children of mary ann bernard and peter soderbergh. The iphone movies of steven soderbergh smartphone film pro. Unsane shows anyone can make an average film on an iphone. Shooting a feature with an iphone the soderbergh way. How to deal with notes video editing software tips. Feb 26, 2014 steven soderbergh recuts raiders of the lost ark as a silent movie six films that could use a good edit steven soderbergh has reedited the epic failure heavens gate, cutting it by 50%. Aug 31, 2017 steven soderbergh is an incredibly prolific director. About steven soderbergh at the age of 26, steven soderbergh permanently altered the face of independent cinema when he became the youngestever winner of the palme dor at the 1989 cannes film festival for sex, lies and videotape, his featurefilm directorial debut. Steven soderbergh has been doing a lot of experiments with films and content lately. Jan 20, 2018 the first thing you should know about mosaic is that writer ed solomon and director steven soderbergh hate when. From his breakout beginnings in 1989 with sex, lies, and videotape to 20, when he retired from bigscreen studio movie making to focus on other pursuits including television, the directors output resembles nothing less than an elaborate experiment.
Since soderbergh released in the 1980s he has lead from the front when it comes to taking risks with low budget filmmaking. Steven soderbergh celebrity profile check out the latest steven soderbergh photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at rotten tomatoes. Steven soderbergh is doing some nextlevel work on the knick. And then theres an app called filmic pro that enables you to. With three more movies in various stages of productionthe malestripper movie magic mike, due later this year, followed by the blake livelychanning tatumjude law thriller the side effects and the biopic liberace with michael douglas in the title rolethe soderbergh machine may be operating at full power now, but he plans to shut. Steven soderbergh was born in atlanta, georgia in 1963. Steven andrew soderbergh was born on january 14, 1963 in atlanta, georgia, usa, the second of six children of mary. Director steven soderbergh is serious about retirement. Steven soderbergh on the set of his film logan lucky. Aug 21, 2017 steven soderbergh made headlines in 2011 when declaring he was retiring from filmmaking after an enviable twodecade run that began with his first feature, sex, lies and videotape 1989, which. The camera and editing software are expressive tools as intimately connected to the artists mind and body as a paintbrush or a. He is the second of six children born to the later professor and dean of education at louisiana state university, peter.521 287 577 372 1420 1135 78 1519 637 437 1298 276 634 820 914 920 938 124 664 1029 1066 47 1498 258 1042 1410 1115 1056 984 644 6 847 59 387 74 1508 497 704 1192 168 347 84 239 94 441 517 980 118