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  • Your Weekend Viewing: Turning a Cheap Tripod into a Stabilized Camera Rig

    Making the Movie
    J. Ott
    19 Jun 2015 | 7:55 am
    Call it a Steadicam or Glidecam or Flycam or SteadyCam or what have you, stabilized camera rigs give you that smooth, free camera motion that’s just plain cool. To do it on a truly professional level, you need a very fit, well-trained operator with a vest-mounted rig that has a gimbal. Oh, and he or she needs an assistant to hold the heavy rig when it is not being deployed. Fortunately, you can approximate these pro camera rig results yourself with a little bit of practice and some way to lower the center of gravity for your camera. The good folks at Mike’s Production Corner have…
  • Should You Film Your Own TV Pilot? Pros & Cons

    Producing Unscripted
    Biagio
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:40 am
    Should you shoot your own TV pilot? It’s not a simple yes or no question…but there are some simple guidelines to help you decide what your next move should be. Whether you’re just starting out, or negotiating your next reality TV series, we give you the scoop (plus, some candidly honest stories from our most […] The post Should You Film Your Own TV Pilot? Pros & Cons appeared first on Producing Unscripted. (Want to read the full post, comment, and score brownie points with us? Just click on the title above. Hope to see you at the blog -- Joke and Biagio)
  • What Filmmakers Need To Know About VOD Distribution

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    Jason Brubaker
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:29 am
    Getting into Sundance and selling your movie for instant fame, fortune and a three picture deal has never been a realistic business plan. And while it is possible that your movie will be the next breakout hit, it is more likely that your movie will end up in Amazon, iTunes, Hulu and other VOD platforms. […]
  • Vimeo Discontinues Tip Jar

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    J. Ott
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:19 am
    From my email inbox: On July 29, we will discontinue Tip Jar and no longer collect tips on your Tip Jar-enabled videos. Any tips you’ve received up until then will be paid out in accordance with our Payment Addendum. You don’t need to take any action to make this happen. While we’re sad to say goodbye to our old friend, this change will allow us to focus on tools like Vimeo On Demand to help creators like you earn money from your videos. Thanks for your understanding, and for making the most of our creator tools! We really appreciate you sticking with us as we continue to…
  • Samsung and Skybound Entertainment Announce VR Thriller "Gone"

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    MarshalRosenthal
    19 Jul 2015 | 11:39 am
    There are two things a person needs in order to experience a 360-degree virtual reality experience. The first is a headset but the second thing is for the video to have been made with VR in mind.
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  • ‘The Returned’ Star Rhys Ward Lands a Lead Role in Indie Movie ‘The Happys’ (Exclusive)

    Jeff Sneider
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:30 pm
    “The Returned” star Rhys Ward has landed a lead role in the indie movie “The Happys,” which was written and will be directed by Tom Gould and John Serpe, TheWrap has learned. The story follows a 21-year-old girl named Tracy who decides to leave her boyfriend after she catches him having sex with a man. After assessing her limited options, she returns to Mark with a deal — if he agrees to marry her, she’ll forget the incident ever happened. Mark accepts her terms, but neither fully understands the sacrifices they’ll have to make. As their relationship…
  • HBO Chief Takes Shot at Starz: ‘What’s ‘Survivor’s Remorse’?’

    Daniel Holloway
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:53 pm
    HBO programming president Michael Lombardo is not a fan of Starz’s “Survivor’s Remorse.” During a session at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour for football comedy “Ballers” on Thursday, star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was asked about a statement from Starz claiming that critics preferred that network’s basketball comedy, “Survivor’s Remorse,” to the HBO series. Also Read: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson on Hulk Hogan's Racist Rant: 'I Was Pretty Disappointed' “Sure, there’s always room for…
  • Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson on Hulk Hogan’s Racist Rant: ‘I Was Pretty Disappointed’

    Tony Maglio
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:26 pm
    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson spoke about Hulk Hogan’s racist rant during the “Ballers” panel at Thursday’s Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. “Yeah, I saw that. I was pretty disappointed with what I heard, like all of us, by the way,” Johnson told reporters when asked by TheWrap. “I was really disappointed in him.” Hogan’s contract with the WWE was terminated last week after audio surfaced in which the wrestler repeatedly used the N-word. “I’ve known Terry for a lot of years,” The Rock said,…
  • Greg Louganis Talks Caitlyn Jenner’s Transition: ‘We All Have Our Own Journeys’

    Linda Ge
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:19 pm
    Olympic diver Greg Louganis says he had no idea his fellow Olympian Bruce Jenner would one day transition to a woman. During a panel for HBO documnetary “Back on Board: Greg Louganis,” the athlete recalled marching with the decathlon Olympic gold medalist in the 1976 Games, and then going on the Tour of Champions together in 2007, along with several other Olympians. “I remember they would always put me with [Bruce Jenner] and Mark Spitz, and I was always like, ‘why do you always have to put me with these guys?’ because I could never get a word in edgewise,”…
  • Alicia Quarles Out at ‘E! News’ After Three Years (Exclusive)

    Matt Donnelly
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Alicia Quarles has vacated her position as the New York correspondent for “E! News” after three years on the job. A spokesperson for E! confirmed the exit to TheWrap in a statement, saying they wished her well. Reports in late June said a staffing shuffle would effect Quarles and other “E! News” personalities Terrence Jenkins and Jesse Giddings. Both Jenkins and Giddings will remain on the team, the network said, which expanded Thursday as Maria Menounos was named co-anchor. New correspondent additions include Zuri Hall, Erin Lim and Sibley Scoles. Also Read: Maria…
 
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  • Watch: Jesse Eisenberg Is A New Kind Of Special Agent In New Trailer For 'American Ultra' With Kristen Stewart

    Kevin Jagernauth
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:18 pm
    In the next few weeks, you'll get to see two flavors of Jesse Eisenberg. On Friday, he'll be in his familiar guise doing serious actor stuff in James Ponsoldt's "The End Of The Tour." Then, in mid-August, he goes into rarer form with the much more mainstream leaning "American Ultra," and a new trailer for the stoner-secret-agent-action-comedy is here.Co-starring his "Adventureland" bud Kristen Stewart, the movie follows a mild-mannered stoner who has to go on the run with this girlfriend when he discovers he's actually a sleeper agent, with a very unique set of…
  • Attention, Filmmakers: Submit a Pitch for an Original Virtual Reality Film

    Shipra Harbola Gupta
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:45 pm
    READ MORE: 7 Best Screenwriting Apps to Make Life EasierFollowing the debut of OZO, its new virtual reality camera, earlier this week, Nokia has partnered up with Tongal, the creative content platform, to launch "Look Around You," a groundbreaking new virtual reality filmmaking competition.Nokia and Tongal are accepting 500-character concept submissions for an original virtual reality film. The top two concepts from the pool of submissions will be rewarded $1,000 each and will advance to the second round, which begins August 26. For the second round, Nokia and Tongal will…
  • Todd Haynes' 'Carol' Moves On Up To November 20th

    /bent
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Todd Haynes' "Carol" is coming quicker than expected.  The Weinstein Company moved the awards favorite and Cannes hit to November 20, nearly a full month from its original release date of December 18. The one and only Cate Blanchett stars in the titular role as a 1950s-era married woman who begins a romantic relationship with a young store clerk played by Rooney Mara. More over, it co-stars Kyle Chandler and Sarah Paulson and is based on a fantastic novel by Patricia Highsmith ("The Talented Mr. Ripley").  The film  got insane reviews out…
  • Exclusive: Oscilloscope Acquires Tribeca Documentary 'What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy'

    Sarah Choi
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:23 pm
    READ MORE: Meet the 2015 Tribeca Filmmakers #44: What It Means to Have a Nazi Father Explored in 'A Nazi Legacy: What Our Fathers Did'After premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, David Evans' ("Downtown Abbey") documentary "What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy" has finally found a home with Oscilloscope Laboratories. The distribution company has acquired all Northern American rights to the non-fiction feature, which takes on the difficult feat of reexamining one of history's most atrocious events and exploring what is left of it. The…
  • Watch: First U.S. Trailer For Jean-Pierre Jeunet's 'The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet' Which Opens This Week

    Kevin Jagernauth
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Harvey Weinstein, champion of auteur filmmakers? Not always. Earlier this year, Jean-Pierre Jeunet claimed Harv wanted to re-edit and/or recut his latest film, "The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet." It's a complaint that Bong Joon-Ho ("Snowpiercer") and Olivier Dahan ("Grace Of Monaco") have also recently leveled at the head of The Weinstein Company, but even their films got treated much better than this.Essentially being dumped into theaters tomorrow, the studio has finally released the first U.S. trailer for movie. How's that for support? Kyle…
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  • Classic Book, Classic Movie

    23 Jul 2015 | 11:27 am
    Usually, when it comes to book/movie adaptations, it's not a bad idea to live by this advice: "Never judge a book by its movie." (attr to J. W. Eagan)It's not often that you find a classic book that adapts into an equally classic movie. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) is one such book/movie combo. There are differences between the book and movie... after all, they only had 129 minutes into which to squeeze plot and themes alike. But the movie stands very well on its own two feet. And in fact, is a classic as much in its own way and the book.Perhaps because the movie was well-cast, especially…
  • Encore Screening

    16 Jul 2015 | 7:50 am
    It was a packed house at the Seneca Queen Theatre on Tuesday, July 7th for the Encore Screening of Lost Penny. Since the movie had sold out its Niagara Integrated Film Festival premiere in June, this special screening was organized in downtown Niagara Falls... Time to watch the movie... Mingling with the Cast and Crew outside the Seneca Queen Theatre... Goodnight... Thanks to all who made this night a success! P.S. For more pics, check them out at our Facebook page...
  • Lost Penny at NIFF

    23 Jun 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Some pictures from Sunday's SOLD OUT screening of Lost Penny at the Niagara Integrated Film Festival... (And by the way, since we sold out, we're going to be doing a special screening of Lost Penny at the Seneca Queen Theatre in Niagara Falls on Tue, July 7, 2015 at 7 pm. Go to our website for ticket info...)The Q&A after the Screening...The cast and crew pose for the cameras...Posing with Tenshi's car from the movie...Hanging out with cast and crew...
  • Lost Penny at the Manhattan Film Festival

    16 Jun 2015 | 7:59 am
    Some pictures from Saturday night's screening of Lost Penny at the Manhattan Film Festival...Entering the Theatre... Time for some Q&A with Robert and Miq... Time to pose for the cameras...
  • Q&A with Rachael McOwen

    9 Jun 2015 | 7:53 am
    Film: Lost PennyActor: Rachael McOwenRole: PennyRachael McOwen as PennyQ: What attracted you to working on this film?A: The idea for a modern day adaptation of Alice in Wonderland really excited me. Who doesn't want to play make-believe in a crazy wonderland? The script was a style and genre that was unlike anything I had done before, so it was a fun change. I was also excited to work in Canada!Q: Tell us about your role. How did you prepare for it? A: Penny is a wide-eyed girl trying to find her way in the world. She is a modern day Alice in Wonderland looking for adventure! I…
 
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  • GoGo Media Networks and The Harris Brothers WOW! Creations Have Enter Into a Strategic Partnership

    22 Jul 2015 | 4:37 am
    GoGo Media Networks, Inc., considered to be a leader as a Full Service Advertising Agency offering; Local/National/ International Media Buying, Branding, Marketing and Media Strategies, Graphic Design, Web Site Design. E- Commerce platforms, with a world class production studio which includes all aspects of film making along with a recording studio offering voice-over production, jingles, music beds and television and radio commercials announced today that it has partnered Matt and Mark Harriss WOW! Creations.
  • GoGo Media Networksa and The Harris Brother's WOW! Creations Have ...

    22 Jul 2015 | 3:02 am
    The Strategic partnership will give GoGo Media clients the ability to align their products with celebrities to increase and create brand equity for their products This will give our clients exclusive access to showcase their products and brand on the red carpet with iconic celebrities for maximum brand equity," said GoGo Mediaa President and CEO David Paolo GoGo Media Networks, Inc.a , considered to be a leader as a Full Service Advertising Agency offering; Local/National/ International Media Buying, Branding, Marketing and Media Strategies, Graphic Design, Web Site Design.
  • Mack And Mabel, Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, until...

    22 Jul 2015 | 2:06 am
    Jerry Herman's musical tells of the early days of silent film making and the relationship between film director Mack Sennett and his greatest star Mabel Norman. The plot shows us Mabel stumbling into the world of film making; her love affair with Sennett and its breakdown interwoven with Sennett's creation of the Keystone Cops and his troupe of Bathing Beauties.
  • McLachlan joins cast of Restoration

    21 Jul 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Matthew Weiner is the series creator and executive producer of the critically acclaimed award-winning drama Mad Men, currently in its seventh season on AMC. To celebrate the opening of their new 2k DCI Grading Theatre, the team at Final Post is offering documentary and feature film teams access to five days of colour grading and finishing for the price of two.
  • Teacher Tony Scott, from Morehall Academy, Folkestone, named second...

    21 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Tony Scott, from Morehall Academy, Folkestone, was nominated by staff and pupils who praised his humour and the extra effort he puts in to make lessons fun. In her nomination, one of Mr Scott's year five pupils, Abigail, said: "I would like to nominate my class teacher Mr Scott because he is really funny.
 
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  • The Transporter Refueled will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format for a theatrical IMAX® release

    Editor
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:35 pm
    The Transporter Refueled, the re-imagining of the successful trilogy in the studio's highly profitable action franchise, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released into IMAX® theatres domestically on Sept. 4, followed by a select international footprint in IMAX theatres.   Starring newcomer Ed Skrein, The Transporter Refueled, which will be distributed domestically by Relativity EuropaCorp Distribution (RED) — the joint marketing and distribution venture between Relativity Studios and EuropaCorp — is directed…
  • Film4 FrightFest 2015 announces guest line-up plus reveals festival trailer

    Editor
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:43 am
      Barbara Crampton, Rick Wakeman, James Cosmo, Toyah Willcox, Neil Marshall and Bernard Rose amongst dazzling array of guests set to re-animate FrightFest     Scream Queen legend Barbara Crampton is Film4 FrightFest’s special guest icon, appearing in no less than four films in this year’s line-up. She stars in WE ARE STILL HERE, ROAD GAMES and SUN CHOKE plus makes a cameo appearance in TALES OF HALLOWEEN. Not only will Barbara be introducing all her films, she’ll also be talking about her amazing career during a special interview event, hosted by Alan Jones,…
  • Special program of “Mobile Suit Gundam”, a monumental work of robot animation at next Tokyo Fest

    Editor
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:41 am
    The 28th Tokyo International Film Festival This Year’s Special Animation Program: “Mobile Suit Gundam” The First-Ever Major Screening Occasion to Showcase the Monumental Works!   Following the last year’s special screenings of “The World of Hideaki Anno” which gained huge popularity, this year, the 28th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will continue to focus on Japanese animation, presenting a special program of “Mobile Suit Gundam”, a monumental work of robot animation. This will be the first-ever major screening occasion to…
  • 28th Tokyo International Film Festival to open with "The Walk", close with "TERMINAL"

    Editor
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:52 am
      The press conference to announce the event outline of the 28th edition of Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) was held today, on July 28 at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo. The press conference opened with a welcoming address from Yasushi SHIINA (Director General, TIFF & TIFFCOM). Following this, new festival venues in Shinjuku City and newly added sections; Panorama, Japan Now, Japanese Classics, were introduced. Also the OPENING FILM and the CLOSING FILM of the 28th TIFF were announced. “The Walk” directed by Robert Zemeckis, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt will open the…
  • Head of Screen Arts wanted at The National Film & Television School

    Editor
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:41 am
    The Multi Oscar and BAFTA winning NFTS Invites applications for a Head of Screen arts to lead our Screen Arts programme and new Film Studies MA.   This is a unique opportunity for someone who is excited about imparting their knowledge to and inspiring the next generation of film makers.   “The National Film & Television School is right at the heart of training and education for the Film & Television Industry” – David Yates, NFTS Graduate and Director of the Harry Potter Films   You might be…
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  • [FS: Support] Kessler 5' CineSlider

    LeavingTheCandy
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:56 pm
    Comes with 5' Slider Hand Crank Outrigger Feet 100mm High Hat Would cost $1870 at Kessler site. Also has a gun case long enough to hold it all. The case has broken handles (could probably be repaired) $1350. Would also consider interesting trades: lighting, lenses, etc. Will post pix asap. Located central PA.
  • Deconstructing shots from Nicki Minaj Pinkprint

    alohype
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:13 pm
    I don't know about you but I find cinematography in the whole piece really good.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qk7DT43hwFw What I am curious about are those shots on the street (while driving). I guess they've used some swivel fluid head moved with zoom in/out?
  • [FS: Optics] 45.2 1.7 Panasonic Lens Brand New Never Attached To Camera

    Jason Rae
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:55 pm
    I have this lens and we have never used it. I will sell this for 350 shipped anywhere in the US. In the title I meant to put 42.5 1.7 :) Attached Images IMG_7098.jpg (73.5 KB) IMG_7097.jpg (74.6 KB)
  • If You're Editing on an old Computer Check this Out...

    Nathyn
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:28 pm
    If you have an old computer, especially a Macbook Pro, check this out... -Nate
  • C500: Will a PL to EF lens adapter work on an EF mount C500?

    16mman
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Hi guys, this may be a stupid question but I want to use a PL lens on an EF mount C500 and I'm wondering if a PL to EF lens adapter would work on an EF mount C500? I know not all PL lenses will fit on certain adapters, but for those that will, would I get a usable image with this combination? I'm pretty sure the focal flange distance would be fine.
 
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  • Podcast Episode 47: Interview with Roland Moore

    5 Jul 2015 | 6:59 am
    This episode we are at the Children's Media Conference (CMC) and meet up with Roland Moore. Roland has written for Rastamouse and Peter Rabbit for children but also created the daytime drama Land Girls. Now he has a feature on the way - "2:hrs" - and we talk to him about writing for different genres and how he developed his career.More about Roland - http://www.rolandmoore.tvMore about 2:hrs - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/2-hrs#/story
  • 4K / UHD Light Leak Pulse - Free download

    7 Jun 2015 | 11:26 am
    Here is my latest 4K light leak - available for free download (and also you can watch it it in 4K / UHD on YouTube). Its up for Creative Commons use, details below.I collect all my light leaks on a special page where there are MORE FREE DOWNLOADS, so bookmark it. This one has rapid light pulses of light, ideal for transitions. They almost have a film burn feel about them and some have a rainbow spill. Check it out yourself and see what I mean... There's many different pulses in this one download, meaning you can choose different speeds and different looks and aren't going to be repeating the…
  • Podcast Episode 46; Chris Chibnall

    30 Apr 2015 | 9:26 am
    Watch out listeners! Its a super long episode as we finally managed to get hold of UK writing legend Chris Chibnall. Creator and writer of Broadchurch he also was show runner for Torchwood and has written for Doctor Who and Life on Mars. As it is a big lengthy here are some timings if you want to navigate to certain areas...02:00 - Broadchurch was my first ever spec script 14:00 - Landing a 4 season TV series early on 22:00 - My first 'short' and how it happened. Watch it below!31:00 - Changing fortunes of TV and moving between genres 43:00 - Life on Mars and…
  • 4K free light leak - Light Pulses

    30 Mar 2015 | 6:21 am
    Here is my fourth 4K light leak - available for free download (and also you can watch it it in 4K / UHD on YouTube). Its up for Creative Commons use, details below.I collect all my light leaks on a special page, so bookmark it. This one is a bit different, with fast pulses of light, ideal for transitions. Check it out... There's many different sweeps in this one download, meaning you can choose different speeds and different looks and aren't going to be repeating the same effect over and over in your timeline.Download here (129MB)…
  • Top 5 things I've discovered about promoting a low budget children's film

    25 Mar 2015 | 8:54 am
    The teaser trailer for my forthcoming family feature film, Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg, went live recently. Have a look below. I've made the film alongside my podcast colleague Danny Stack as well as many great acting and crew professionals who happen to live locally. Here's the full IMDB info. Currently we are deep in post-production. But it is important that the film continues to be seen out there in the big wide world and remains visible. When you have your head down, buried in the edit, it is easy to go silent, to disappear into a black hole. This can be a mistake. In many ways the industry…
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  • Vimeo Discontinues Tip Jar

    J. Ott
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:19 am
    From my email inbox: On July 29, we will discontinue Tip Jar and no longer collect tips on your Tip Jar-enabled videos. Any tips you’ve received up until then will be paid out in accordance with our Payment Addendum. You don’t need to take any action to make this happen. While we’re sad to say goodbye to our old friend, this change will allow us to focus on tools like Vimeo On Demand to help creators like you earn money from your videos. Thanks for your understanding, and for making the most of our creator tools! We really appreciate you sticking with us as we continue to…
  • Your Weekend Viewing: The Craft of Sound

    J. Ott
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:57 am
    The Craft of Sound from Contra on Vimeo. Six months in the workshop of expert luthier Alex Bishop. Watch the 4K version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r9r3_xGWGI Director: Max Greenstein Director of Photography: John Ford Production Manager: Safiyya Abdulla Edit Producer: David Hayes Title Designer: Wil Colquhoun Editor & Colourist: Will Hammond http://www.alexbishopguitars.com http://film.contra.agency Related posts: Your Further Weekend Viewing: Parkour Flipbook Your Weekend Viewing Your Weekend Viewing: SOUR’s Crowd Sourced Music Video
  • Your Weekend Viewing: 4K Slow-mo at a Water Park

    J. Ott
    17 Jul 2015 | 7:53 am
    This promo video for a Texas water park caused a worldwide sensation. Aside from the obvious reasons for it’s popularity (hot people, swim suits, water, BMX bikes), I wanted to break down the filmmaking aspects behind it. The pices was filmed and edited by AJ Aguirre and Ben Hamner. According to Thrillist, “Aguirre and Hammer used GoPros and a Phantom 3 drone to get incredible shots of the action.” There’s more about the making of the video on this Reddit thread, including AJ’s admission that: Oh and we accidentally hit the girl in the American flag bikini in the…
  • Wednesday Links: Filmmaking Grants A-gogo

    J. Ott
    8 Jul 2015 | 4:40 am
    Most of these links come from the @makingthemovie Twitter stream. If you’d like to see them as they come, follow us on Twitter. No Film School: A Massive List of Summer 2015 Grants All Filmmakers Should Know About Vox: Inside Out emotion overlap chart Reddit: What is a fantastic movie that not a lot of people know about? – Top comment is currently recommending Australian comedy The Dish Michael E. Miller in the Washington Post: Adam Sandler is awful and it’s our fault YouTube: Composer James Horner on the score for Aliens YOUR WEEKLY WISDOM: JOSEPH TURNER WHITE What’s…
  • Your Weekend Viewing: Turning a Cheap Tripod into a Stabilized Camera Rig

    J. Ott
    19 Jun 2015 | 7:55 am
    Call it a Steadicam or Glidecam or Flycam or SteadyCam or what have you, stabilized camera rigs give you that smooth, free camera motion that’s just plain cool. To do it on a truly professional level, you need a very fit, well-trained operator with a vest-mounted rig that has a gimbal. Oh, and he or she needs an assistant to hold the heavy rig when it is not being deployed. Fortunately, you can approximate these pro camera rig results yourself with a little bit of practice and some way to lower the center of gravity for your camera. The good folks at Mike’s Production Corner have…
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  • Very Independent Filmmaking….Nobody knows anything…and thats a good thing.

    Peter D. Marshall
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:59 am
    by Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros. So let me set this up a little… I have made a lot of short films. Sixty or so in fact, at last count. A lot of them I have written, produced and directed myself, which is good. But I have not worked on any feature length films…until now. I was hired as production manager on a very low budget indie film shooting in New Mexico. If you google production manager, like I did when I was offered the job, wikipedia describes the job as “ the person responsible for the administration of a feature film,” which sounds very, very vague. While I have been in charge…
  • Attention, Filmmakers: Here’s How to Talk Sound Design

    Peter D. Marshall
    20 Jul 2015 | 1:21 am
    by Dallas Taylor. So everyone is telling you to hire a sound designer on your next project, but what does a sound designer even do? At their best, a sound designer brings an audience into your world — immerses them in your story — in ways that are often taken for granted, and more often underutilized. Maybe the best way to understand the basics of what a sound designer does is to understand the vocabulary. Here is a quick rundown of some basic terms that will help you communicate with a sound designer or — if you’re doing it yourself — help you communicate basic sound design…
  • How to Find the Subtext in Your Scene: A Look at Martin Scorsese’s ‘Taxi Driver’

    Peter D. Marshall
    17 Jul 2015 | 5:18 pm
    by William Dickerson. A good exercise when you’re storyboarding, or at least beginning to think about the shots in your film, is to try and boil each scene down to one shot. If you were only allowed a single shot to shoot an entire scene, what would that shot be? As a director, this is perhaps the most important technical question you can ask yourself in pre-production. The answer is: you identify how to find the subtext in your scene, and you shoot it. If you do this successfully, you may not need any other shots to convey what the scene is about. This was true for Martin Scorsese in…
  • 6 Amazing Female Film Directors From Cinema History That You Should Know

    Peter D. Marshall
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:14 am
    by JR Thorpe. Try to name ten female film directors. Go on, I’ll wait. If you got Kathryn Bigelow, Ava DuVernay, Sofia Coppola, Mira Nair, and Ana Lily Amirpour, then stopped short with brain freeze, you’re not alone. It’s not that there aren’t any female directors besides those big modern-day names; we’re just rarely taught about the work of female directors from the past. Unfortunately, the lack of recognition given to female film directors has been a massive issue since, oh, the invention of film. And the problem’s not just in Hollywood — from France, the birthplace of…
  • Is The Future Of Mobile Filmmaking Closer Than We Think?

    Peter D. Marshall
    15 Jul 2015 | 1:06 am
    by David Geffin. While there’s never been a sure fire way to win work and sustain a living as a photographer or film maker, and particularly not today given how much change we are seeing, having your own unique vision can help set you apart from the crowd. Young film maker Paul Trillo has shown time and again how an interesting perspective can separate him and his work from the pack. After watching his recent innovative short, you’ll likely never be able to look at your phone in the same way again. Read the rest of this article from Fstoppers. Sign up now for your own FREE monthly…
 
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  • Found a new, real bookstore in NYC area - B & F Books in West New York, NJ

    14 Jul 2015 | 1:43 am
    Here are some photos from my latest NYC area bookstore discovery (a couple of mins away from Manhattan - driving/by bus, etc) - B&F Books in West New York, NY - at 6-60th St.  Here's the store on Facebook.  And here's their website w/ link to their massive Amazon collection (for those who like to shop at Amazon).  You can call them at the store at 201-663-1751 about Special Events, sales, visiting the store/store hours, to sell your books, etc. The Store*The Owner - Lawrence Arteaga (who is brave for attempting to run a real life/physical bookstore, though many are…
  • Beti and Amare trailer

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:55 pm
  • Check out Creed trailer

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:53 pm
    At Vulture.  New boxing movie, related to Rocky.- S
  • In the works - Mother's Day (2016)

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:46 pm
    I heard about a new film called Mother's Day recently.  Film is being completed and should be released in 2016.  Here's the IMDb page for the film.And here are several articles about the…
  • About Warhol's Screen Tests

    20 Jun 2015 | 10:11 pm
    Interesting - "Warhol’s filmmaking was motivated in large part by his fascination with individuals, but he was also driven by his desire to capture the actual experience of living. As he wrote in his book, POPism: The Warhol ‘60s: “What I liked was chunks of time all together, every real moment…I only wanted to find great people and let them be themselves…and I’d film them for a certain length of time and that would be the movie.”"  Read the rest here.- S
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    Motionographer

  • My New Animation

    Justin Cone
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:21 am
    Japanese director/animator Masanobu Hiraoka’s latest short film, titled simply “My New Animation,” is a hypnotic study of division and collision. Created in a style consistent with his previous works, the short’s painstakingly animated figures endlessly morph, ushering viewers through abstract vignettes that span nearly five mesmerizing minutes of run time. Hiraoka is something of a Vimeo... Read more »
  • Lessons learned: Daniel Coutinho’s journey from Brazil to Buck

    Justin Cone
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:20 am
    In 2011, Daniel Coutinho left his family, his home and his girlfriend in pursuit of a dream.   Now, as a staff animator at Buck — one of the most admirmed studios in motion design — Daniel looks back on his journey from the small town of Batatais, Brazil to the superhighways of Los Angeles. While the details are specific... Read more »
  • Introducing Motionographer Events

    Justin Cone
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:33 pm
    We just launched our Events page, where you can browse upcoming events happening around the world.  Want to suggest an event? Head over to our Suggest an Event page.
  • PQ FUI: A delightful collection of meaningless sliders and knobs

    Justin Cone
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:57 am
    Peter Quinn’s promo for PQ FUI Toys is a self-deprecating romp through an impressive collection of over 100 fake user interface elements that he’s selling over at aescripts. Including such gems as “pointless graphs,” “over-animated dial” and a “nice, but useless circle,” the collection is one part helpful toolbox and one part snarky commentary on the abundance of superfluous... Read more »
  • Space Channel Refresh

    Justin Cone
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:57 pm
    For a Space Channel refresh, Toronto-based studio Tendril crafted immaculately detailed IDs that blend the mystery of science fiction with the delight of discovery. While the two iron filing IDs were shot with a Sony Alpha7s and Shogun recorder, the other IDs were 100% CG, introducing some intense technical challenges. “Neon Spider” in particular had hefty rendering needs: When it... Read more »
 
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    WordPress Tag: Filmmaking

  • Environmental Communication and the Mass Media

    Cameron Straughan
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:02 pm
    Environmental Communication and the Mass Media By: Cameron A. Straughan As a biologist, writer, and film/videomaker, I have always been interested in how the mass media portrays the natural environment and the impact(s) this has on society. This interest lead me to my current Plan of Study – Communicating Via Environmental Productions – and my documentary project on Algonquin Park wolves. As a natural extension of my interest, this essay will review the following four articles – Television and the Cultivation of Environmental Concern: 1988 – 92, The Circulation of Claims in the…
  • Reflections on Activist Video Making

    Cameron Straughan
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Reflections on Activist Video Making By: Cameron A. Straughan Student # 205337985 April 15, 2003 Going into Activist Video Making, I was concerned that I would be deluged with endless footage of protest marches. I always found that footage completely uninteresting. I think it is interesting only to those who were there – much like home movies taken while on vacation. In the initial stages of the class, I feared that we were veering down that path – a narrow definition of activist video. I’ll admit – I was suspicious and apprehensive when David Hermolin of the Toronto Video…
  • What Makes a Good Environmental Documentary?

    Cameron Straughan
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:58 pm
    What Makes a Good Environmental Documentary? By: Cameron A. Straughan A documentary is a “creative dramatisation of actuality” with some “social analysis” (P. Rotha quoted in Bousé 1998). Perhaps the thrust behind documentary filmmaking was best explained by the man who coined the term “documentary” – John Grierson. “The basic force behind it [the documentary film movement] was social, not aesthetic. It was a desire to make drama from the ordinary; a desire to bring the citizen’s mind in from the ends of the earth to the story, his own story, of what was happening under his…
  • DEL GHETTO A LA PECERA TRIP 2015.

    Dubtree Collection
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:04 am
    Dubtree Artist Family BMX Team Rider Juanje Trujillo has been on a tear this summer, spending all of his time on the road with his filmer Yoni Cadenas, and his fellow team mates from 4130 Bike Company.  Check out their latest edit! Via Yoni Cadenas: “Ya tenemos disponible del ultimo viaje que hicimos por el norte, con una buena ruta la primera parada fue en Logroño en la Jam Ghetto sida park y terminando con ganas de bowl fuimos hacia Pamplona primer dia en Ripagaina,Mutilva un skatepark muy callejero, Irun, Leioa por el pais Vasco y el campillo de Anglet que no tubimos tiempo para…
  • Edmonton's dead venues live again — online

    Braeden Jones
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:48 am
    A local film maker is eulogizing Edmonton’s shuttered music bars with ‘Dead Venues,’ his web-based documentary series that launched this week. “The story it seems to tell is that of a venue as a place, and that place comes and goes… it’s just temporary,” said Mike Siek, of NTT films, who collaborated with fellow producer Eden Munro on the project. The film website complies the story of several shuttered venues — the Ambo, the Power Plant, New City, the Sidetrack Cafe, Bronx and the rev Cabaret, Rebar and Stars — in six, 10-minute long documentaries. A…
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    Atomic Vision: Photography Cinema Visual Arts

  • Weekly Street Photos #39

    25 Jul 2015 | 8:44 am
    This week's theme: CHILDHOOD FANTASIES These are not posed. I had to wait a year to complete this set of three, since the elements in the photographs all happened by chance. I did not go around stalking children with this theme in mind, it was all luck. The photos are testaments to the wonderful magic that can happen when you become totally present and aware of everything that is happening
  • Weekly Street Photos #38

    19 Jul 2015 | 1:11 am
    This week's theme: RANDOM GROUP SHOTS Group shots,  particularly in street photography, are some of the hardest photos to shoot. Even in the studio, taking photographs of people in groups must be timed precisely so that each person will be in their proper position within the frame, and their individual expressions captured with everyone's eyes (ideally) open. Imagine doing all that in a split
  • Weekly Street Photos #37

    11 Jul 2015 | 8:44 pm
    This week's theme: ADVERTISING GRAPHICS Large graphic Ads are the easiest elements to juxtapose in "Street" photography, specially in urban spaces. In fact, a lot of photographers would actually wait in front of a particular image (or location) until something or someone walks into their shot. Although this strategy is quite effective and has been used by a lot of "Street Photography" Masters
  • Weekly Street Photos #36

    4 Jul 2015 | 7:44 pm
    This week's theme: SILHOUETTE Photographing silhouette is an imaging technique commonly used by most photographers, because it is fairly easy to do. But it is also one of the most stunningly graphic ways we can create photos, particularly in Black & White. Here are three examples: two high-contrast (1 dark, 1 light) and one low-contrast, I shot recently.    (Click on Photos for better viewing
  • Weekly Street Photos #35

    25 Jun 2015 | 7:11 am
    This week's theme: SINGAPORE PHOTOGRAPHERS I thought it would be appropriate to restart my weekly street posts with photos from my recent trip to Singapore. My children were still on Summer Vacation, so my wife and I decided to take the family to the Lion City for a week.   Despite my desperate need for R&R, I took my cameras with me (to my wife's chagrin)-- fearing that I will regret not 
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    Joke and Biagio

  • Snapped: She Made Me Do It – Our New Crime Series On Oxygen

    Biagio
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:14 pm
    While we can’t say much, we can enthusiastically share the trailer and press release for our brand new show, Snapped: She Made Me Do It, premiering on Oxygen Sunday, September 6, at 10pm, before moving to its regular timeslot on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 10 p.m. We are so excited about this show in particular, as Oxygen has been extremely supportive in allowing us to try things, both stylistically and creatively. They’ve been incredible partners, and we can’t wait for you to see Snapped: She Made Me Do It. She Made Me Do It Trailer Loading from E-Online. Please give it a second…
  • Now Hiring: Entry Level Editor for Television Development

    Biagio
    4 May 2015 | 4:53 pm
    Now Hiring: Assistant Editor/Entry Level Editor for Sizzle Reels Let’s work together! Do you consider yourself a storyteller first and aspiring editor second? Are you fluent with Adobe CC? Are you Los Angeles based? Do you have a pleasant personality? Then we want to hear from you… Unique Assistant/Entry Level Editor Position Our production company Joke Productions is seeking an aspiring editor with: Great creative instincts The ability to choose and edit to music Basic graphic and sound mix abilities The desire to learn and grow in the unscripted and alternative television…
  • Now Hiring Creative Cinematographers for TV Series

    Biagio
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:41 am
    Do you consider yourself a story teller first and a cinematographer second? Then we’d love to hear from you. Unique D.P./Director Position Our production company Joke Productions is hiring for an upcoming television series. Show will include cinematic recreations and stylistically lit interviews. We’re looking for cinematographers who like to experiment, are willing to create a fresh look on a tight schedule, and aren’t afraid to work with a small crew. This job requires an indie, “get it done” attitude. Additionally, we’d like to meet with D.P.’s who…
  • Pitching Reality Shows: Ultimate Guide

    Biagio
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:41 am
    Our new resource on pitching reality TV is a free guide and ebook I coerced Joke into writing with me :-) We set out to make it the ultimate free resource about pitching reality TV anywhere on the web. Our TV Shows and YOU As many of you know, we work extensively in Unscripted Television, and have made over 100 hours of TV at our reality TV production company Joke Productions. And we’re big defenders of new talent. Awhile back we started accepting pitches for documentary series, reality TV shows, and factual programming from those of you who read our blog. We’ve Put Three Projects…
  • Rene: Featured Kickstarter Project

    Biagio
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:57 am
    Rene is the kind of movie Kickstarter was born for. It’s outside the box. A passion project by a talented filmmaker. And no one in Hollywood will make it. Rene by Mattson Tomlin He’s found himself in the middle of the woods, filming Rene, a project he wants to finish and get out to the world. Many filmmakers launch on Kickstarter and ask for the moon and stars, but have nothing to prove they have the ability to get their film done. Mattson, however, has already shot some great looking footage for Rene. His campaign feels like it’s coming from an accomplished filmmaker asking…
 
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    Indiewire

  • Attention, Filmmakers: Submit a Pitch for an Original Virtual Reality Film

    Shipra Harbola Gupta
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:45 pm
    READ MORE: 7 Best Screenwriting Apps to Make Life Easier Following the debut of OZO, its new virtual reality camera, earlier this week, Nokia has partnered up with Tongal, the creative content platform, to launch "Look Around You," a groundbreaking new virtual reality filmmaking competition. Nokia and Tongal are accepting 500-character concept submissions for an original virtual reality film. The top two concepts from the pool of submissions will be rewarded $1,000 each and will advance to the second round, which begins August 26. For the second round, Nokia and Tongal will…
  • Tribeca Film Institute Announces Winners of Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund Grant

    Ethan Sapienza
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:44 pm
    READ MORE: Gucci and the Tribeca Film Institute Announce Documentary Fund and Spotlighting Women Documentary Award Recipients The Tribeca Film Institute has announced the winners for this year's Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund. The Fund aims to produce documentaries that will highlight critical domestic and international social issues. Out of 540 submissions, 10 were selected and will split $150,000 to help with costs, guidance and getting the films out to the public. This year, AOL paired to present four of the winners with the AOL Charitable Foundation Award, which…
  • Exclusive: Oscilloscope Acquires Tribeca Documentary 'What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy'

    Sarah Choi
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:23 pm
    READ MORE: Meet the 2015 Tribeca Filmmakers #44: What It Means to Have a Nazi Father Explored in 'A Nazi Legacy: What Our Fathers Did' After premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, David Evans' ("Downtown Abbey") documentary "What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy" has finally found a home with Oscilloscope Laboratories. The distribution company has acquired all Northern American rights to the non-fiction feature, which takes on the difficult feat of reexamining one of history's most atrocious events and exploring what is left of it.  The…
  • Watch: Johnny Depp Is America's Most Wanted Gangster in 'Black Mass' Trailer

    Zack Sharf
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:16 pm
    READ MORE: Johnny Depp Heading to Venice Film Festival for 'Black Mass' World Premiere Johnny Depp looks ready for his Oscar in the chilling new trailer for Scott Cooper's "Black Mass." Based on the book of the same name by Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth, the drama stars Depp as notorious Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, who became an FBI informant to eliminate criminal competition from the '70s to the early '90s. The film also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton and Peter Sarsgaard, among many others. The film will have…
  • You Can Soon Own All 11 of Hayao Miyazaki's Films on Blu-ray

    Sarah Choi
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:04 pm
    READ MORE: Hayao Miyazaki Returning from Retirement for Computer-Animated ShortStudio Ghibli fans, rejoice! Nerdist has just announced that you can soon be the proud owner of all 11 of Miyazaki's beloved feature films, as well as bonus items like "Yuki's Sun," a 1972 television pilot animated by Miyaaki, storyboards of anime series "Little Samurai," an uncut version of Miyazaki's retirement press conference and the book "The Great Dichotomy: Looking at the Works of Hayao Miyazaki" that explores the themes of Miyazaki's work, as well as the creative proposals…
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    Filmmaking Stuff

  • How To STOP Filling Your Closet With Camera Gear

    Jason Brubaker
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:22 am
    When I was starting out as a filmmaker, the only way to be taken seriously was to shoot on film. I saved up all summer to purchase an Arri BL 16mm camera and a few rolls of film. The idea was to shoot a film, get it processed, transferred to video, edited and possibly garner […]
  • Five Filmmaker Success Tactics You Need To Utilize

    Jason Brubaker
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:19 am
    If you're filmmaker seeking practical filmmaking tips you can use TODAY, I'd like so share some thoughts with you. The world of filmmaking is changing. Producing content is getting cheaper. And distribution outlets are becoming increasingly accessible. While these changes have not fully hit mainstream Hollywood, you can rest assured that it's only a matter of time until the ripple effect has a leveling impact.
  • Question: Should Filmmakers Move To Hollywood?

    Jason Brubaker
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    One big question asked in the indie film community is this: Should filmmakers move to Hollywood? Take a quick sec to read this filmmaker's response.
  • How To Break Into Hollywood (Without Moving Here)

    Jason Brubaker
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:07 am
    Given advances in technology, you do not have to break into Hollywood to make money making movies. Here's how you pick up a camera and take action.
  • What Filmmakers Need To Know About VOD Distribution

    Jason Brubaker
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:29 am
    Getting into Sundance and selling your movie for instant fame, fortune and a three picture deal has never been a realistic business plan. And while it is possible that your movie will be the next breakout hit, it is more likely that your movie will end up in Amazon, iTunes, Hulu and other VOD platforms. […]
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    FilmmakerIQ.com

  • Happy 7th Birthday Filmmaker IQ!!!

    John P. Hess
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    It’s hard to believe that it’s been another year. Today marks the beginning of our seventh year at Filmmaker IQ! In the last posting we shared a little bit of our vision moving forward with a brand new free film school. We wanted to be ready for our anniversary but forces outside of our control have slowed the progress and instead of rushing it out, we’re going to try to get as many bugs out of it before releasing it as we can but remember we’re still human. In the mean time, let us take a moment to again thank you for your patronage. It really means a lot to us that…
  • Sorry folks Filmmaker IQ won’t be posting on our website until July 4th, the moose out front should have told ya.

    Dennis
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:45 am
    On July 4th 2008 Filmmaker IQ went live. This year on our 7th anniversary everything on Filmmaker IQ will change. We have been hard at work behind the scenes on a brand new site and a brand new approach toward learning filmmaking. As we clear off the dust and eradicate the final bugs we won’t be posting here on FilmmakerIQ.com while we get everything set up. HOWEVER, we will be still posting all the fresh daily content you normally find here on our social networks: Facebook, Twitter & Google Plus so make sure you follow us there. Here’s a sneak peak at what’s in store.
  • How Do We Measure an Audience? A New Filmmaker IQ LESSON!!

    John P. Hess
    15 Jun 2015 | 11:01 am
    Jurassic World just set a record at the box office for opening weekend – but what do these box office numbers mean? How do we measure an audience? – It’s not always as simple as counting tickets. In this lesson we look at the techniques and methods studios and distributors use to calculate who has seen their products and try to make sense of all those Box Office Numbers and Ratings. This lesson is proudly sponsored by RØDE Microphones:
  • Final Shot – A Dramatic Montage

    John P. Hess
    19 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A reflection on the inspiring, cathartic and transcendent power of the final moment in a movie. This video consist in a dramatic montage of 33 last shots from 33 different movies, just right before fade to black. By  Lorenzo Antico
  • Anna Kendrick’s Take on Shower Thoughts

    John P. Hess
    19 May 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Taking a cue from Nick Offerman’s deep, meditative shower thoughts, Glamour’s cover star Anna Kendrick shares some seriously philosophical stuff of her own.
 
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    Videomaker.com: Video News

  • Canon Announces Ultra-High-Sensitivity ME20F-SH Multi-Purpose Camera Featuring ISO Equivalent of Over 4 Million

    Russ Fairley
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:21 am
    Canon USA today announced the upcoming ME20F-SH, the company's first multi-purpose camera. The new Canon promises to deliver ultra-high sensitivity, capturing Full HD video with a minimum subject illumination of less than 0.0005 lux. At the maximum 75 dB gain setting, this means an equivalent ISO sensitivity of over 4,000,000.
  • Blackmagic Releases DaVinci Resolve 12 as a Free Public Beta

    MarshalRosenthal
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Those longing for the features of Blackmagic Design’s (nearly) $1000.00 DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio take heart — the Resolve 12 version is now available as a free public beta. Compatible with Mac and PC, this is a professional editing system for projects in standard-, high- and ultra HD-definition and its enhanced color correction and finishing capabilities was first described at the NAB show earlier this year.
  • The E1 Camera Wants to be a 4K Interchangeable Lens GoPro on Steroids

    MarshalRosenthal
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:59 pm
    4K cameras needn’t be big or bulky, at least not if you’re handling Z Camera’s E1 4K UHD Interchangeable lens camera. The E1 is the first 4K small form factor camera and has a die cast magnesium housing, 2000mAH customized battery and a weight of less than a ½ pound.
  • GNARBOX Takes High Resolution Offload and Editing Out Into the Wild

    Russ Fairley
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Born from two years of heads-down development in a basement in Southern California, GNARBOX is the answer to a question many of us may not have even thought to ask, simply because it didn't seem possible.
  • Samsung and Skybound Entertainment Announce VR Thriller "Gone"

    MarshalRosenthal
    19 Jul 2015 | 11:39 am
    There are two things a person needs in order to experience a 360-degree virtual reality experience. The first is a headset but the second thing is for the video to have been made with VR in mind.
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    John’s Bailiwick

  • Schiele, Ego(n): The Sacred Body

    John Bailey, ASC
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    “I paint the light that emanates from all bodies. Erotic works of art are also sacred.” 1. Even allowing for the rich legacy of nearly 100 self-portraits left to us by Rembrandt van Rijn over the 40 years he painted, Austrian artist Egon Schiele’s hundreds of self-portraits in only 12 years, from 1906 to his […] The post Schiele, Ego(n): The Sacred Body appeared first on John’s Bailiwick.
  • Raymond Cauchetier: Still New (Wave) at 95

    John Bailey, ASC
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Most of them are gone: Chabrol, Malle, Rohmer, Resnais, Rouch, Rossif, Reichenbach and, of course, their godfathers: Melville, Bresson and Franju. Varda and Rivette (both now 87) have made films in the last decade, and Godard, at 84, with 118 credits according to IMDb, is unstoppable. (Some pray he’s immortal, while others would prefer to […] The post Raymond Cauchetier: Still New (Wave) at 95 appeared first on John’s Bailiwick.
  • Kardashian Selfies, Warhol Superstars and “Famehood”

    John Bailey, ASC
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    1. Is Kim Kardashian this decade’s Andy Warhol? Whoa! Don’t get me wrong. Before you disabuse this equivalence of two media-obsessed narcissists, don’t picture the Andy Warhol we know today, whose paintings sell for tens of millions of dollars at Sotheby’s and Christie’s. Imagine, instead, the schlumpy kid from Pittsburgh, a slight, wan man who became so obsessed […] The post Kardashian Selfies, Warhol Superstars and “Famehood” appeared first on John’s Bailiwick.
  • Mary Ellen Mark: Human-Wise

    John Bailey, ASC
    8 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    1. In his book Why People Photograph, Robert Adams, a master photographer of contemporary Western landscapes, writes, “At our best and most fortunate, we make pictures because of what stands in front of the camera, to honor what is greater and more interesting than we are.” It is not a reach to understand his reflection […] The post Mary Ellen Mark: Human-Wise appeared first on John’s Bailiwick.
  • Vilmos Zsigmond and The Rose

    John Bailey, ASC
    25 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    1. It was the end of American cinema’s freewheeling 1970s when Vilmos Zsigmond photographed The Rose, the Mark Rydell-directed, Bette Midler-starring, Bo Goldman-scripted movie about a rock ’n’ roll queen, Mary “Rose” Foster — four major artists at the peak of their creative careers in an all too brief era of American auteurism. “Honestly, we don’t even know sometimes […] The post Vilmos Zsigmond and The Rose appeared first on John’s Bailiwick.
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  • Film studio Relativity Media files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    Iain Alexander
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Relativity Media has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid reports it has up to $1 billion in liabilities to nearly 5000 creditors. The studio’s debt mountain has become unsustainable and it also failed to find a new lender in the past several months. Relativity Media is behind some of the most successful films of the past decade and has over 150 features to its name including “Mamma Mia!,” “Hancock,” “Fast & Furious,” and “The Bourne Legacy.” Several films currently in development are reported to be at risk including Halle Berry…
  • Daniel Craig is climbing a helicopter in new Spectre trailer

    Iain Alexander
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:48 am
    Daniel Craig is taking the Bond franchise to the next level with “Spectre” in what could be the most exciting trailer we’ve seen for a Bond film yet. Filmed on location in Rome, Mexico, Morocco and London, the new film’s exotic backdrop and high stakes action could propel it beyond “Skyfall,” which made over $1 billion worldwide at the box office back in 2012. In “Spectre,” James Bond uncovers a cryptic message from the past that leads him to Mexico, then Rome where he meets the widow of an infamous criminal (played by Monica Bellucci). Bond…
  • Till We Meet Again World Premiere at San Antonio Film Festival

    FIN Staff
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:04 am
    New York, NY, July 22, 2015 – “Till We Meet Again” produced by Changing Film Productions has won more than 5 prestigious awards at 8 different festivals this year but the filmmakers have chosen not to screen the film until now. “Till We Meet Again” features an original storyline where the audience can follow and vote for any of the two protagonists played by John Matton and Linnea Larsdotter, a couple who go to Thailand to save their relationship but end up splitting up. The extraordinary acting from all 4 main characters (Emrhys Cooper and Astrea Campbell-Cobb)…
  • Tonya Banks stars in upcoming release, The Internship Games written & directed by Tania Zee

    FIN Staff
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:24 am
    On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, ITN Distribution, Inc. will release “The Internship Games” (Bajan Film Works) via popular VOD platforms in three tiers. Foreign sales for all-rights distribution in sub-saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) and part of Asia are underway, along with DVD distribution to begin in the Fall. Written and directed by Tania Zee, the film stars Lifetime network’s hit T.V show, “Little Women: LA,” Tonya Banks, as a formidable and enigmatic boss. With more than 30 years in the entertainment industry, Banks’ versatility will be seen in her new…
  • George Clooney and John Prendergast launch The Sentry

    Iain Alexander
    21 Jul 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Actor George Clooney and human rights activist John Prendergast have launched an ambitious initiative called The Sentry to track those who profit from wars in Africa. The Sentry project will aim to take down networks of individuals that allow rebel leaders and corrupt governments to fund and make profit from conflicts in Africa which have resulted in the deaths of more than 9 million people. The Sentry will work with the UN and law enforcement around the world to dismantle networks in the shadow economy and track how conflicts are financed using innovative analysis technology. “The…
 
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    WordPress.com News

  • WordPressers Making a Splash

    Ben Huberman
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    We read hundreds of blogs and websites every day, from up-and-coming voices and established pros alike. We love visiting those sites on WordPress.com, but it’s just as rewarding to see other platforms embrace the work of writers, journalists, and artists who regularly publish here, introducing it to new audiences. Here’s a selection of WordPress.com bloggers who recently made a splash. A mathematician at work Terry Tao is a veteran blogger, publishing prolifically on his site since 2007. He also happens to be a Fields Medal recipient and one of the leading mathematicians…
  • August in Blogging U: Blogging 101

    Michelle W.
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Have you just started blogging (welcome!), or are you looking to breathe new life into a blogging habit that’s fallen by the wayside? Blogging U. is a great way to get on track, with bite-size assignments, a supportive community, and staff to support you. This August, we’re offering Blogging 101— and registration is now open! Blogging 101: Zero to Hero — August 3 – 21 Blogging 101 is three weeks of bite-size blogging assignments that take you from “Blog?” to “Blog!” Every weekday, you’ll get a new assignment to help you publish a post, customize your…
  • New Themes: Libretto, Lovecraft, and Publication

    sarah semark
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Happy Theme Thursday! Today we’re introducing three new free themes to our collection: Libretto, Lovecraft, and Publication. Libretto Featuring big, bold drop caps and oversized images, Libretto is ideal for showcasing longform writing or stunning imagery. Its classic design and typographic details will give your blog a sophisticated, elegant look. Fully responsive, the theme adapts easily to tablets and other mobile devices, ensuring that your content is easy to see. Libretto is a fork of Readly, originally designed by WPShower. Get to know Libretto in the Theme Showcase, or give it a…
  • Four Food Blogs to Follow Now

    Krista
    15 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    From sweet to savory, these four fantastic food blogs will satisfy your appetite. If you enjoy eating (and who doesn’t?!), check them out and follow them in your Reader so you won’t miss a dish. The Dinner Party Collective The Dinner Party Collective is a collaborative blog dedicated to “reinvigorating the delicious lost art of dinner parties.” The DPC features seasonal full-course menus, photos, and recipes from apéritifs to dessert (complete with wine pairings, no less!) ideal for dinner groups of six to eight. Blogger Margot leads an international troupe of food and wine lovers…
  • Reader Refresh

    Ben Lowery
    13 Jul 2015 | 10:19 am
    Today, we’re proud to present an improved version of the WordPress.com Reader. We’ve made the Reader faster, with shorter load times and smoother scrolling. We’ve also improved the way we display posts, so you can now see the highlights of each story at a glance. The new interface works just as well on a mobile device as it does on your computer, so it’s simpler and faster for you to catch up on blogs while on the go. Keeping track of recent posts from the blogs and sites you follow is now both easier and more fun. Our new cards — which preview each post’s…
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    Film Shortage

  • Exile

    Admin
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:19 pm
    An art film expressing the mind’s eye of an exile who is haunted by his own inner demons. The clash between miniature terrain and expansive vistas, fleeting motion against stillness, and digital clarity versus aged film all stir together with an unnerving score for this hypnotic inward exploration. johncharter.com paulkaiser.com The post Exile appeared first on Film Shortage.
  • Stop

    Admin
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:07 pm
    “It ain’t easy, but it’s simple…” wise words from someone so young. But can a new life simply be a bus ride away? A chance bus stop encounter between Karen, a shy, introverted woman and Niki, a loud, over-confident teenage girl takes a deeper turn, when personal secrets are inadvertently revealed, and confessions take the place of pleasantries. facebook.com/stopmphshortfilm twitter.com/paul_murphy75 paulmurphydirector.wix.com/paul-murphy-director The post Stop appeared first on Film Shortage.
  • Year Zero

    Admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Humanity enters 500 years of darkness, only the chosen walk the earth. A compilation of my footage during my 30 day visit in Cairo, White Desert & Red Sea. It all starts with a massive sandstorms in Cairo. The post Year Zero appeared first on Film Shortage.
  • Class A

    Admin
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:22 pm
    ‘Class A’ follows Kurtis, a highly intelligent but socially invisible 16 year old who makes money trading bitcoins on the deep web. Allured by the promise of friendship from a rival classmate, he becomes embroiled into the school yard drug empire but not without his own personal struggles. twitter.com/ollie_deacs The post Class A appeared first on Film Shortage.
  • Rabbit

    Admin
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:09 am
    A woman in an abusive relationship hires someone to “take care of things” wearestrongeye.com facebook.com/strongeyeproductions twitter.com/WeAreStrongEye The post Rabbit appeared first on Film Shortage.
 
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    WorkingPa - Der Blog für arbeitende Väter

  • Hallo Welt!

    workingpa
    19 Jul 2015 | 5:31 am
    Willkommen zur deutschen Version von WordPress. Dies ist der erste Beitrag. Du kannst ihn bearbeiten oder löschen. Um Spam zu vermeiden, geh doch gleich mal in den Pluginbereich und aktiviere die entsprechenden Plugins. So, und nun genug geschwafelt – jetzt nichts wie ran ans Bloggen!
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    Nerdonomy: Nerds on Film

  • The Michael Jordan of Anime

    thenerds@nerdonomy.com (Sarah Ashley, Sean Moriarty, Bryan Moriarty & Roxi Nobari)
    8 Jul 2015 | 3:33 pm
    The Nerds discuss one of the most prolific filmmakers and animators in history: Hayao Miyazaki. Click here to download the podcast file.
  • Mo-nom-nom-osaurus

    thenerds@nerdonomy.com (Sarah Ashley, Sean Moriarty, Bryan Moriarty & Roxi Nobari)
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:05 am
    Alright, folks… we’ve given you plenty of time to see Jurassic World, so now we’re gonna ruin the crap out of it. Click here to download the podcast file  
  • Ian Fleming & Christopher Lee Used to Kill the F*ck Out of People

    thenerds@nerdonomy.com (Sarah Ashley, Sean Moriarty, Bryan Moriarty & Roxi Nobari)
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:32 am
    This week, Bryan Knapp returns in Sarah’s stead to discuss James Bond fan theories and to just plain nerd out about the 007 films. Click here if the media player does not load.
  • The Good, the Bad, & the Furry

    thenerds@nerdonomy.com (Sarah Ashley, Sean Moriarty, Bryan Moriarty & Roxi Nobari)
    8 Jun 2015 | 9:06 am
    This week, Nerdonomy guest host Bryan Knapp takes Sarah’s place as The Nerds discuss Spaghetti Westerns, specifically Sergio Leone’s “Dollars Trilogy.” Click here if the media player does not load.
  • Tom Hardy Mouth

    thenerds@nerdonomy.com (Sarah Ashley, Sean Moriarty, Bryan Moriarty & Roxi Nobari)
    25 May 2015 | 7:12 am
    This week, the Nerds discuss the Mad Max Trilogy and their expectations for the newest installment Mad Max: Fury Road. Click here if the media player does not load.
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    Noam Kroll

  • Convention Vs. Cliché: The Truth About Crafting A Truly Original Film

    Noam Kroll
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:06 pm
    The regular readers of my site know that most of the content I write about is production and post oriented. I like to touch on filmmaking techniques, new equipment, editing software, etc. as those are the elements that give low-budget filmmakers like myself a means to tell stories. But understanding how to achieve high production value is only half of the battle… The other half is having something truly original and meaningful to say. Often times, filmmakers that have mastered the technical elements of their craft have neglected some of the fundamentals of storytelling, and…
  • Why Highlight Rolloff Matters As Much As Dynamic Range & Which Affordable Cinema Camera Does It Best

    Noam Kroll
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:23 am
    High dynamic range cameras are currently all the rage with filmmakers, and for good reason. After all, more dynamic range typically helps to emulate the film look that so many of us are after… But the reality is dynamic range will only get you part of the way there. To really get that filmic quality in your images, you need to make sure your highlight rolloff is in check. Since I started working professionally in film I’ve seen the focus of filmmakers shift many times, technologically speaking. First it was 24p. When we realized that camcorders with a 24p mode were able to produce…
  • Veydra MFT Cinema Lens Kit Review & Rokinon Cine Lens Comparison

    Noam Kroll
    9 Jul 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Ever since Veydra released their lineup of Mini-Prime MFT cinema lenses, I’ve been getting lots of e-mails from readers asking me to do a review on them. So for those of you that have been waiting, this article is for you. I was able to use these lenses for the first time on a professional shoot several weeks ago, and was very impressed to say the least… So rather than simply reviewing them, I also wanted to compare them to the Rokinon lineup (my budget cinema kit of choice up until now) to see how they would stack up. If you aren’t familiar with Veydra lenses, they are…
  • 3 Of The Most Critical Tips For Lighting Your Talent With Hard Light

    Noam Kroll
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:23 am
    Most filmmakers will opt to light their actors with soft light as it can be very forgiving, easy to work with and is often most pleasing to the eye. But lighting everything with tons of diffusion isn’t the only way to go, and there are certainly times when hard light will give you a better result. Filmmaking, like most other art forms goes in cycles. Certain looks, styles, editing choices, and other techniques will come and go, and soft lighting has definitely been “in” since the late 60’s/early 70’s. Before then, hard lighting was far more standardized and…
  • 5 Reasons Why I’d Pick The Sony A7R II Over The Sony A7S For Video

    Noam Kroll
    22 Jun 2015 | 11:17 am
    ceony made some huge waves in the filmmaking world with their A7S, but the newly announced A7R II might just be the better choice for many filmmakers. I’ve never owned a Sony A7S but I have shot with the camera numerous times and was always impressed by it. I love how small and compact the body is, the image quality is superb, and the low light performance is the best of best. That said, the A7S was never the perfect camera for me. When it was released I already owned the GH4 which did internal 4K, and the fact that the A7S needed an external recorder for 4K recording somewhat defeated…
 
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    In Layman's Terms...

  • Retrospect: Kids

    Nicholas Lay
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:19 pm
    On the 20th anniversary of Larry Clark’s controversial, 1995 youth-based flick, I once again teamed up with Failed Critics to take a look back at its brutally raw, fucked up, lightning in a bottle qualities. Check it out here! Kids Dir: Larry Clark Original Release Date: 28 July 1995 Follow ILT on twitter @laidbaremedia Like ILT on facebook Follow FC on twitter @FailedCritics Like FC on facebookFiled under: failed critics, film, indie, retrospect, review Tagged: 1995, chloe sevigny, cult classic, in layman's terms, just pierce, kids, larry clark, leo fitzpatrick, nicholas…
  • Podcast: The Punch Up, Ep.2 – ‘Blow Me’

    Nicholas Lay
    25 Jul 2015 | 4:39 pm
    The Punch Up is a brand new weekly film & television podcast broadc​asting from the laaaazy west coast city of Vancouver, Canada. Featuring regulars Phill Bartlett, Adam Blair, and yours truly, Nicholas Lay, the chaps and I will be covering regular news, reviews, previews, and retrospect from the world of the reel. Put ’em up! Ep.2 – ‘Blow Me’ This week the chaps look forward to Iñárritu’s epic western, The Revenant, in new segment ‘The Trailer Park’. There’s discussion on what everyone’s been viewing recently, including sci-fi…
  • Podcast: The Punch Up, Ep.1 – ‘Suicide Pod’

    Nicholas Lay
    16 Jul 2015 | 1:27 pm
    The Punch Up is a brand new weekly film & television podcast broadc​asting from the laaaazy west coast city of Vancouver, Canada. Featuring regulars Phill Bartlett, Adam Blair, and yours truly, Nicholas Lay, the chaps and I will be covering regular news, reviews, previews, and retrospect from the world of the reel. Put ’em up! Ep.1 – ‘Suicide Pod’ The latest episode of The Punch Up features an unhealthy dose of Comic-Con fallout, discussion on recent releases, including Me, Earl, & the Dying Girl and Minions, and a look back at the Coen bros. classic, Fargo,…
  • SceneKid#11: The Death of Queen Jane

    Nicholas Lay
    12 Jul 2015 | 9:42 pm
    The Coen bros. demonstrate the beautiful brutality of talent’s place within life’s natural cycle of giveth, and taketh away. Inside Llewyn Davis Dir: Joel and Ethan Coen Original Release Date: 6 December 2013 Follow ILT on twitter @laidbaremedia Like ILT on facebook No one does awkward quite like Joel and Ethan Coen. Masters of melancholy subject matter; the writer/director brothers have regularly shone beauty through unrelenting darkness with a certain sense of unique style on film, literally and metaphorically. At the same time however, the beauty they bestow is…
  • Podcast: The Punch Up, ep.0 – ‘Sucker Punched’

    Nicholas Lay
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:34 pm
    The Punch Up is a brand new weekly film & television podcast broadc​asting from the laaaazy west coast city of Vancouver, Canada. Featuring regulars Phill Bartlett, Adam Blair, and yours truly, Nicholas Lay, the chaps and I will be looking to cover regular news, reviews, previews, and retrospect from the world of the reel. Put ’em up! Ep.0 – ‘Sucker Punched’ In The Punch Up’s debut/trial episode, ‘Sucker Punched’, the boys discuss what they’ve watched recently; Nick jumps through a chopper to tackle Terminator Genisys in new segment,…
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    flicks and pieces

  • Ant-Man Review

    Luke Kent
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:21 am
    What a shame it is that Edgar Wright never got to see Ant-Man through to the finish. Because Ant-Man and the Shaun of the Dead/ Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright – who had initially been lined up for directorial duties – would have been a match made in heaven. It’s a property than screams potential for creativity, and that’s something that Wright has in spades. Damn his and Marvel’s “differences in their vision of the film”. Instead, Peyton Reed, of Bring It On and Yes Man fame takes the hot seat, and he literally couldn’t have a more…
  • Mr. Holmes Review

    Luke Kent
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Sherlock Homes is back on the big screen, but this time around it’s a much different light that we’re seeing him in. This isn’t the brash, overly confident version of Holmes we see played by Robert Downey Jr. in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes (2009), or the detached genius version played by Benedict Cumberbatch in the BBC’s Sherlock. Instead we meet a frail and ill version of the classic character, who finds himself retired to his country home with nothing but the shadows of his former cases, along with his housekeeper Mrs. Munro (Laura Linney) and her young…
  • Creep (2014) Review

    Luke Kent
    22 Jul 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Here’s a riddle for you: What do you get if a film’s most interesting character is also incredibly uncomfortable to watch? Answer: An intriguing, but ultimately heartless romp. So is the case for Creep, which will surely only be remembered for one part of its whole – Mark Duplass. Mark Duplass (Safety Not Guaranteed) plays Josef, a troubled soul supposedly struck with cancer who enlists the services of videographer Aaron (played by Patrick Brice, who also takes directorial duties) to document a day in his life as a parting gift to his unborn child. Duplass strikes an…
  • The Magic of Belle Isle (2012) Mini Review

    Luke Kent
    19 Jul 2015 | 4:04 pm
    “Never stop looking for what’s not there.” Directed by: Rob Reiner Starring: Morgan Freeman, Kenan Thompson, Virginia Madsen Official synopsis: Morgan Freeman plays Monte Wildhorn, a famous Western novelist whose passion for writing hits an impasse. He takes a lakeside cabin for the summer in picturesque Belle Isle, befriending the family next door–an attractive single mom (Virginia Madsen) and her young daughters–who help him find inspiration again. Mini Review: Starring Morgan Freeman as drunk Morgan Freeman the sporadically drunk Monte, a down an out author who…
  • “A Boy’s Best Friend Is His Mother”

    Luke Kent
    17 Jul 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Psycho (1960) “It’s not like my mother is a maniac or a raving thing. She just goes a little mad sometimes. We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven’t you?” – Norman Bates Psycho, shot by John L. Russell, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, exploring the psyche and split personality of Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins). In response to the Daily Post Challenge – Half and Half.
 
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    Producing Unscripted

  • Choosing An Entertainment Attorney

    Biagio
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Do you need an entertainment attorney? Are you sure? How much will an entertainment attorney charge you? And when choosing an entertainment attorney, how can you be sure you’re picking the right one?   Choosing An Entertainment Attorney Who’s Right For You…   Choosing an entertainment attorney can seem daunting. It can cost a ton […] The post Choosing An Entertainment Attorney appeared first on Producing Unscripted. (Want to read the full post, comment, and score brownie points with us? Just click on the title above. Hope to see you at the blog -- Joke and…
  • Should You Film Your Own TV Pilot? Pros & Cons

    Biagio
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:40 am
    Should you shoot your own TV pilot? It’s not a simple yes or no question…but there are some simple guidelines to help you decide what your next move should be. Whether you’re just starting out, or negotiating your next reality TV series, we give you the scoop (plus, some candidly honest stories from our most […] The post Should You Film Your Own TV Pilot? Pros & Cons appeared first on Producing Unscripted. (Want to read the full post, comment, and score brownie points with us? Just click on the title above. Hope to see you at the blog -- Joke and Biagio)
  • 3 Secrets: Asking Questions In Hollywood (Without Sounding Stupid)

    Biagio
    9 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Is there any such thing as a dumb question? YES. Use these three secrets to always know when, where, and how to ask questions without driving professionals up the wall. Asking questions in Hollywood is an art. Here’s how to do it without wasting time and looking clueless!   There Are Stupid Questions (And Stupid […] The post 3 Secrets: Asking Questions In Hollywood (Without Sounding Stupid) appeared first on Producing Unscripted. (Want to read the full post, comment, and score brownie points with us? Just click on the title above. Hope to see you at the blog -- Joke and…
  • Pro Tip: Awesome Beginnings

    Biagio
    26 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    There’s one thing we do on every piece of tape we ever edit — whether it’s a full-blown television episode, or a brand new pitch tape. And it’s never let us down… Get Your Beginning Right   Just some of what we cover today: How much time we spend on beginnings versus the rest of […] The post Pro Tip: Awesome Beginnings appeared first on Producing Unscripted. (Want to read the full post, comment, and score brownie points with us? Just click on the title above. Hope to see you at the blog -- Joke and Biagio)
  • Pitch TV Series NOT Profile Pieces

    Biagio
    12 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Here’s a HUGE mistake aspiring producers make when pitching what they think are viable TV series: they pitch profile pieces instead. It’s something we’ve seen a rash of in the past few months, and we want to help you avoid this mistake immediately. Not kidding — we just passed on at least 40 or 50 […] The post Pitch TV Series NOT Profile Pieces appeared first on Producing Unscripted. (Want to read the full post, comment, and score brownie points with us? Just click on the title above. Hope to see you at the blog -- Joke and Biagio)
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    Best Job Ever

  • Episode 18 - Billy Brooks

    Jay Hunter
    26 Jul 2015 | 8:23 pm
    You may have seen Billy Brooks on stage at Hall H Comic Con 2015 to promote the upcoming Vimeo series "Con Man" (starring Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion) as well as to be proposed to in front of thousands of ecstatic fans and the entire Internet.  If you missed that I can guarantee you didn't miss Billy's visual fx work in countless classic films that have are permanently burned into our collective synapses (Transformers Age of Extinction, Xmen 2, Galaxy Quest, Kung Fu Panda 2, Puss in Boots, Men in Black 1 and 2, The Empire Strikes Back Special Edition, Star Wars Episode 1 and…
  • Episode 17 - Kathrin Eder

    Jay Hunter
    13 Jul 2015 | 5:28 pm
    Jay met Kathrin just recently while working on the upcoming series "Con Man" (starring Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion, and almost the whole Joss Whedon-verse).  Kathrin is from Austria and runs a pretty smooth Art Department.  That was enough to inspire a little conversation about how she went from a tiny little town in the Austrian Alps to the glamorous landscape of sun baked pavement and cavernous sound stages here in Hollywood.  It's the Interntational Edition of Best Job Ever.  Viel Vergnügen!
  • Episode 16 - Reza Tabrizi pt2

    Jay Hunter
    8 Jul 2015 | 10:03 pm
    Much like The Godfather...pt2 is better.  Enjoy
  • Episode 15 - Reza Tabrizi pt1

    Jay Hunter
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:42 pm
    Growing up in the 1980's in Tehran, Iran the last place anyone expected Reza Tabrizi to end up in would be Hollywood, CA.  And yet the incrutable Reza managed to move to the US without speaking a word of English and (within a relatively short amount of time) create a vibrant career in the film industry.  Until recently Reza was an "A" Camera Operator on major network television shows (Detroit 187, Necessary Roughness, Chicago Fire).  Now he's in the drivers seat directing Network Episodic TV and killing it.  We talked for so damn long I had to break this one into 2 parts.  Here's part 1.
  • Episode 14 - Jon Sperry

    Jay Hunter
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:36 pm
    Jon Sperry is THE GO-TO voice and dialect coach in Hollywood.  Beginning with Harvey Keitel in Jane Campion's "The Piano", Jon has had a hand in shaping countless performances in feature films over the last 3 decades.  He teaches and coaches actors (in a general sense) but also specializes in voice & dialect technique.  If you need to capture what it sounds like to be a farmer in rural Spain circa 1912...Jon's the guy who cracks that code for you.  He's worked with Russell Crowe, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Gael Garcia Bernal, Liam Neeson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Zoe Saldana, Fmake Janssen,…
 
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    Shortfundly

  • Short film making tips

    mahamca.kovai@gmail.com
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:20 am
    So here are 3 tips for you to remember, every time you create a new shortfilm video : Make it entertaining. If you can get your audience to smile, reflect, laugh and get educated; you are one step closer to them Liking you! Make it a high quality production. If you want see the first interaction of your shortfilm audience, Make your shortfilms in HD quality or if it’s an CG or animated shortfilm, make it carefully and give extra care to CG quality. Ask yourself this question, what makes audience will feel trust and happy in your shortfilm? Make It a Part of Their Experience –…
  • online shortfilm video streaming startup – shortfundly – More info

    mahamca.kovai@gmail.com
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Website Title: Dedicated short films video platform Website URL: http://www.shortfundly.com/ Startup launch date: October 7, 2014 Website Description:Watch the best festival award-winning short films in all Indian Languages Tamil, Kannada,  Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam Startup Novelty: We are building 3 things Linkedin for short film makers Dedicated short film video discovery platform Crowdfunding platform for short film makers These are not 3 different platforms. This is one platform. We call it as “Shortfundly“ Target Audience: shortfilm professionals Monthly visits: 75000+ Future…
  • Promote and share your shortfilms in shortfundly

    mahamca.kovai@gmail.com
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:05 am
    Here’s the steps to collect your short films under your “favorite” category. Promote and share your shortfilms in shortfundly is super easy. Step 1: After signup on “shortfundly”, you have to click “share media by link”. uploading your shortfilm on shortfundly Step 2: Give existing shortfilm youtube or vimeo URL. Share existing youtube or vimeo shortfilm url Final and last Step 3: Choose your favorite category and add your shortfilm video. That’s it. you are done Choose shortfilm category and share it Let us know if you have any questions or…
  • Pistol Malay short film

    mahamca.kovai@gmail.com
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:13 pm
    Shoot with an old JV Source: New feed Pistol Malay short film Pistol Malay short film Follow @Shortfundly
  • Those Wrecked by Success – english shortfilm

    mahamca.kovai@gmail.com
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:12 pm
    IN AN EXCLUSIVE COLL Source: New feed Those Wrecked by Success – english shortfilm Those Wrecked by Success – english shortfilm Follow @Shortfundly
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