Five great TED Talks about filmmaking

Annual conference TED allows world-renowned thinkers, artists and storytellers to share their “ideas worth sharing” with the world. 

For the first time, this year’s inaugural TED conference will be broadcast in cinemas worldwide. The TED ‘16: DREAM opening night will screen in our cinemas on Tuesday 16 February 2016.

To prepare yourself for the event, you can watch some of their best film professionals in the world share their experience and thoughts at TED.


Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story

In 2012, the Oscar-winning filmmaker and writer of Toy Story, Finding NemoWALL·E and Monsters Inc among others, shared what he has learned about great storytelling.

Rob Legato: The art of creating awe

Visual effects supervisor extraordinaire Rob Legato, who won Academy Awards for his work on Titanic and Hugo as well as a BAFTA for Apollo 13, reveals the tricks behind the magic we see on film.

Julie Taymor: Spider-Man, The Lion King and life on the creative edge

The stage and film director examines the tension arising in a creative process, when a filmmaker tries to balance telling a story and produce an experience for the audience.

Martin Villeneuve: How I made an impossible film

The filmmaker talks about making his film Mars et Avril with virtually no support and budget, and how constraints can actually boost creativity.

Beeban Kidron: The shared wonder of film

The British director talks about the power that movies have to create a shared narrative experience and shape our view of the world.