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  • Documentary and Cognitive Theory: Narrative, Emotion and Memory

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    Ib Bondebjerg
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:14 am
    Original publication: Bondebjerg, I. (2014). Documentary and Cognitive Theory: Narrative, Emotion and Memory. Media and Communication, 2(1), 13‐22. Abstract This article deals with the benefits of using cognitive theory in documentary film studies. The article outlines general aspects of cognitive...
  • From Bolex to Blackmagic: 6 Game Changing Film & Video Cameras That Changed The Face Of Independent Cinema

    Noam Kroll
    Noam Kroll
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Over the couple of weeks a lot of camera announcements have been made – some very exciting, and others not so much. The Canon 7D MKII, Samsung NX1 (which shoots 4K encoded to H.265), and the Sony FS7 are just a few of the highlights. I will be posting some of my thoughts on these cameras over the next little while, but for now I wanted to take a step back and look at some of the most influential and game changing cameras in the history of independent cinema to put things in context.  The term “game changer” gets thrown a lot these days, and just about every camera manufacturer…
  • Selling A Short Film

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    Jason Brubaker
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    Wondering how to sell a short film? In this article, we outline two of the most popular ways for selling a short film. Read more . . .
  • Jameson CINEFEST, Miskolc IFF Discoveries Galore out in the Sticks

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    Editor
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:22 am
    Vilmos Zsigmont star Hollywood cinematographer Will be an honored  guest of the Fest By Alex Deleon, <filmfestivals.com>   The International Cinema Festival of Miskolc, (CINEFEST)  sponsored by Jameson Whiskey, is a modest festival in a provincial town, but it is Hungary's one and only authentic international film festival and the canny programming is offering one discovery after another during a solid ten day run, September 10-21, 2014. Twenty feature films in competition include a mix of fiction, documentary and one feature length animation, some premieres and…
  • All The Things That Are Wrong With Your Screenplay In One Handy Infographic

    Film Directing Tips, Film Making Articles and Online Resources for the Independent Filmmaker
    Peter D. Marshall
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:37 am
    by Joe Berkowitz. A professional scriptreader read 300 screenplays for five different studios, all the while tracking the many recurring problems. The infographic he made with the collected data offers a glimpse at where screenwriting goes wrong. If selling a screenplay were easy, all those people crowding coffee shops with their laptops would be millionaires, or at least optioned. It’s not easy, though. So many factors that are totally out of the writer’s control tend to combine and form a phalanx keeping him or her out of Hollywood. One thing that certainly is up to the writer,…
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  • Omarosa Says NY Times Article Calling Shonda Rhimes an ‘Angry Black Woman’ Is ‘Libelous’

    Jethro Nededog and Debbie Emery
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:46 am
    Former White House staffer, businesswoman, church pastor and bestselling author Omarosa Manigault (universally known by just her first name) forged a reputation of being one of the biggest villains of reality TV on NBC's “Celebrity Apprentice.” She knows a thing or two about being called an “angry black woman.” And in the case of the New York Times writer applying that term to ABC's “Grey's Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder” executive producer Shonda Rhimes, Omarosa told TheWrap that the reference is a…
  • Party Report in Pictures: Robert Downey Jr., Halle Berry, Robin Thicke, Perez Hilton and a Rapping Clint Dempsey (Photos)

    Mikey Glazer
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:14 am
    Related stories from TheWrap:E!'s 'Fashion Police' Will Continue Without Joan RiversJim Carrey to Host 'Saturday Night Live' Early This Season (Exclusive)Inside 'Friends' Central Perk Opening Party, Miles Teller's One Night Fling (Photos)
  • ‘Blacklist’ Season 2 Trailer: War Is Coming, and So Are the Explosions (Video)

    Tim Kenneally
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    Looks like “The Blacklist” plans to return with a bang. The NBC drama comes back for its second season on Monday, and if the Season 2 trailer is any indication things will be heating up for criminal mastermind Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader). Also read: NBC's ‘The Blacklist’ Acquired by Netflix for $2 Million Per Episode “A war is coming,” Reddington warns in the trailer, which reveals that the shadowy and quite dangerous figure who goes by the name of Berlin has hired a bounty hunter to go after Reddington and his associates.
  • ‘Reclaim’ Review: Ryan Phillippe and Rachelle Lefevre Are Fooled Twice, and Then Some, in Island Thriller

    Alonso Duralde
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:08 am
    In any movie where good people are being scammed by nefarious ripoff artists, there's always the potential moment where the protagonists become so stupid and trusting that you lose all sympathy for them. That moment occurs about midway through “Reclaim,” when the kind-hearted potential adoptive parents stumble blindly into yet another in a series of flim-flams. Those parents, Shannon (Rachelle Lefevre) and Steven (Ryan Phillippe), have traveled to the Caribbean to adopt sweet little Nina (Briana Roy), a young orphan who lost her mother in the Haitian earthquake. While…
  • Jimmy Fallon Gets a Shirtless James Franco and Seth Rogen for His 40th Birthday (Video)

    Tim Kenneally
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:31 am
    Well, it's not quite Marilyn Monroe seductively crooning “Happy Birthday,” but then Jimmy Fallon isn't quite John F. Kennedy. “Tonight Show” host Fallon got a fleshy, hairy surprise for his birthday on Friday night's episode, after his crew arranged a secret gift for his 40th birthday. Also read: James Franco Sports Shaved Head With Liz Taylor-Montgomery Clift Tattoo for New Role “I thought I'd never like surprises, but I kinda like it,” Fallon admitted before the curtain pulled back to reveal his present. “This is good.” He…
 
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  • Families, Lovers & Friends Are Joined Together & Pulled Apart In New Photos For Jason Reitman’s ‘Men, Women & Children’

    Rodrigo Perez
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    “It's a horror film," Adam Sandler joked out of Toronto about Jason Reitman’s latest film. “There was danger while we were growing up, also. I can't believe some of the psychotic stuff that went on without the Internet. The kids I grew up with man, the stuff we'd get into. A lot of us should be dead." After almost universal praise and four Oscar nominations in two years (including two for Best Director and two for Best Picture), critically respected helmer Jason Reitman tasted backlash with “Labor Day,” a soapy melodrama starring Kate Winslet and Josh…
  • Watch: New U.S. Trailer for Mathieu Amalric’s Sexy Cannes Drama ‘The Blue Room’

    Brent McKnight
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:29 am
    With recent turns in films like “Venus in Fur” and “Quantum of Solace,” among many others, Mathieu Amalric has shown that he’s just as comfortable in front of the camera as he is behind it. In fact, in his latest film, “The Blue Room,” he does double duty, both starring in and directing the sexually charged crime thriller. He actually adapted the script from Georges Simenon’s novel too, showing he is indeed a man with many talents. We’ve seen a couple of NSFW international trailers, but with a domestic release on the horizon, we now have a toned down version for American…
  • Watch: New Hilarious Red-Band Trailer For 'The Interview' Starring Seth Rogen As James Franco

    Edward Davis
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    "It's our attempt to make our version of a big political spy thriller," Seth Rogen told us in the spring about his latest comedy “The Interview.” "But starring me and James Franco. It's kind of the formula we always do which is we take a genre we like and add idiots to it. It's like 'This is the End' is a horror movie with idiots in it and 'Pineapple Express' is an eighties action movie with idiots in it. So this is our '3 Days of the Condor' with idiots in it. And Kim Jong-un is one of the main characters in the movie, which is something that I'm curious…
  • Best of the Week: Oscar Bait, Missing Pictures, 'Serena' & More

    TOH!
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Awards: Anne Thompson's Updated Oscar Predictions 2015 "Boyhood" Star Patricia Arquette Will Campaign for Supporting Actress Oscar Four Reasons Why Clark Terry Doc "Keep On Keepin' On" Is Oscar Bait Updated: Foreign Language Oscar Contenders Where Are the Missing Pictures? Box Office: "Skeleton Twins" Scores Best Limited Opening Since "Boyhood" Top Ten Box Office Takeaways: "No Good Deed" Tops Weak Field, "The Drop" Scores, "The Giver" Soars News & Features:As TriStar Lands Ang Lee, Who's In Line to Replace Sony's…
  • Indiewire Podcast: From Oscars Shakeups to Fantastic Fest

    Indiewire Staff
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Screen Talk, Indiewire's weekly podcast co-hosted by Anne Thompson and Eric Kohn, is available on iTunes. You can subscribe here or via RSS.In the latest episode, Kohn reports on the wild genre films screening at Austin's Fantastic Fest, including "The ABC's of Death 2" and the Keanu Reeves vehicle "John Wick," which leads Thompson to share an amusing anecdote about the actor. The duo also focus on recent shake-ups to Oscar season, including new developments for "Boyhood" and several foreign language contenders. They also share their favorite new…
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  • Film Day 2 - Foiling Fudge

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:11 am
    Date: Saturday, August 9, 2014 Film: Lost Penny Film Day 2. Location: The Club. First day on set for Andrew Roth (playing Tenshi) and last day for Fudge (Victoria Murdoch). Penny (Rachael McOwen) is trying to foil the bully, Fudge, in these scenes. Check out the photos from the other film days for Lost Penny... Film Day 1 - Film Day 2
  • From the Soundtrack of Lazer Us

    10 Sep 2014 | 11:52 am
    Here's a video we did of one of the songs from the soundtrack of our feature film, Lazer Us: The Legend of Jimi Lazer. It features Jim Yorfido as the Man in Black performing the song, Three Days.DVD Release Date: October 6, 2014 -- LAZER US: The Legend of Jimi Lazer is now available on DVD. Go to: http://www.cubecity.org/store.htm
  • Film Day 1 - Camera Rolling

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Date: Friday, August 8, 2014 Film: Lost Penny Our first day on the set... filming Fudge (played by Victoria Murdoch) and her Furies, along with Gadget (Stephen Velichko) and, of course, Penny (Rachael McOwen). Check out the photos from the other film days for Lost Penny... Film Day 1 - Film Day 2
  • More Filming

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:15 am
    Some more filming from our feature film, LOST PENNY...
  • Filming Begins

    9 Aug 2014 | 3:08 am
    Filming for our feature film LOST PENNY begins...Gadget (Stephen Velichko), Fudge (Victoria Murdoch) & the Furies rehearse before a take.Filming Penny (Rachael McOwen) picking up a penny.
 
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  • PCFI to screen Here and There in Tryon

    20 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    Beau Menetre, the original visionary behind The Polk County Film Initiative , announced today that they will be screening Darko Lungulov's comedy/drama Here and There during a red carpet event at the Tryon Theatre on Monday, October 20. The 2009 Tribeca category winner includes cast members David Thorton , Mirjana Karanovic and Cyndi Lauper who also wrote a song for the movie soundtrack. The film's co-producer Frank M. Calo will be on-hand during a pre-show production discussions where local film makers and the interested public will attend.
  • 1st Night Of Music Midtown A Success

    20 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    The sun was shining bright as the gates of Music Midtown opened to the long lines of people awaiting entry into Atlanta's Piedmont Park.
  • Review: Khoobsurat is a distinctly Disney treat

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Wrapped in bright plastic and frequently too sweet for your own good, they act as sunny, unsurprising treats that lead to sticky, syrupy smiles. Disney Pictures is founded on these spoonfuls-of-sugar, on these simplistic stories of larks and laughter .
  • Denver native details wild carpet ride at Alibaba

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Alibaba Group went public Friday, and investors betting the Chinese online retailer could soon eclipse global leader Amazon.com in sales sent its shares soaring. Among those watching closer than most was Denver native Porter Erisman, who Alibaba founder Jack Ma hired in 2000 to craft the company's global message.
  • R. Marco Torriani

    19 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Have worked from cartoon animation, to ADR sessions, claymation, children's educational programming, radio plays, and commercials. Specialty's lie in cartoon voice over, and character development.
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  • Asked: What happened to winner of 2014 Doritos contest?

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Ryan Andersen is trying his hand at film making with part of his winnings.                
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    19 Sep 2014 | 10:59 am
    The second annual CAPTURE Community Film Making Event kicks off Friday at 5:30 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall. Hosted by the Association for Visual Arts (AVA), this one-of-a-kind event provides amateur and professional film makers alike to contribute footage that will be edited into three short films.
  • The horror of genocide needs to be shown: UK film director

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    By Laura Onita LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The surviving prisoners didn’t know what to expect when British troops entered the Nazi concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen in northwest Germany on April 15, 1945. Nor did the soldiers - until the sight of the naked corpses piled high unfolded before their eyes. Scenes of the living and the dead in the notorious camp, captured on tape by ...
  • The horror of genocide needs to be shown - film director Andre Singer

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    By Laura Onita LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The surviving prisoners didn’t know what to expect when British troops entered the Nazi concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen in northwest Germany on April 15, 1945. Nor did the soldiers - until the sight of the naked corpses piled high unfolded before their eyes. Scenes of the living and the dead in the notorious camp, captured on tape by ...
  • Film making family wraps two movies

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:57 pm
    After countless days of scouting locations, rehearsing lines and shooting footage, a local family, the Lammimans, has wrapped on two feature-length films.
 
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  • Bruno Chatelin Advisory Board Member on the Festival Circuit

    Editor
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    Bruno Chatelin has been named Advisory Board Member of the Chelsea FilmFestival in New york The Chelsea Film Festival is an international film festival, enlightening the work of emerging filmmakers, producers and actors. It offers a wide range of films, such as documentaries and feature-lengths, focusing on the theme of “Global Issues”. It empowers the work of risk-taking storytellers and remains committed to its mission to discover and develop independent artists and audiences around the world.  Next edition to be held October 16 -19 , 2014   He also is sitting as…
  • CINEFEST MISKOLC Report #3 Filmclips and mini reviews

    Editor
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:06 am
    CINEFEST MISKOLC REPORT #3 FILMCLIPS AND MINI REVIEWS  By Alex Deleon, <filmfestivals.com>       As the week winds down the hits (and misses) keep coming. GIBRALTAR: French Canadian directed by Frenchman Julien Leclerq (b. 1979) is a drug smuggling thriller set on the teeny British owned isle of Gibraltar, which Separates  Spain from North Africa. The Craggy Rock of Gibraltar is probably the world's most recognizable mountain landmark next to Sugar Loaf in Rio, but as far as I know it has never served as a film location, and this alone makes it worth a…
  • More Revelations at Miskolc From Slovenia and Estonia with Love

    Editor
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
      Rebellious students come to class all wearing masks of the face of a classmate who committed suicide in Roc Bicek's  "Class Enemy" By Alex Deleon  <filmfestivals.com>   If one of the basic purposes of a film festival is to discover and reveal new talent from small countries then Jameson Miskolc is doing a truly remarkable job. Apart from four discoveries mentioned yesterday even more powerful new films have surfaced since -- from smaller countries that one does not generally think of as sources of quality cinema. On day number four I was astounded by…
  • EFP presents ten European films and talent to Russian audiences at WESTWIND in Moscow

    Editor
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:36 am
    Following a successful kick-off in 2013, European Film Promotion (EFP) will host the second edition of WESTWIND - a European Film Showcase in Moscow from 15 to 19 October, 2014. The public screenings will be introduced by the films' directors or talent at Moscow's centrally located  Formula Kino Horizont cinema. WESTWIND is supported by the MEDIA Programme (2007 - 2013) of the European Union and the participating member organisations. The ten selected films cover the diversity of new European cinema, ranging from entertaining romantic comedies through…
  • Jameson CINEFEST, Miskolc IFF Discoveries Galore out in the Sticks

    Editor
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:22 am
    Vilmos Zsigmont star Hollywood cinematographer Will be an honored  guest of the Fest By Alex Deleon, <filmfestivals.com>   The International Cinema Festival of Miskolc, (CINEFEST)  sponsored by Jameson Whiskey, is a modest festival in a provincial town, but it is Hungary's one and only authentic international film festival and the canny programming is offering one discovery after another during a solid ten day run, September 10-21, 2014. Twenty feature films in competition include a mix of fiction, documentary and one feature length animation, some premieres and…
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  • GH4 What high quality tripod head to use with GH4?

    Steve Benjamin
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:04 am
    I have a miller DS20 carbon tripod which I love but the head is not really suitable for the GH4. What in your opinion would be a really smooth good/high quality head to use the GH4 on with the miller carbon tripod I have?
  • [FS: Optics] Nikon Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 ED AS G SWM AF-S IF N ED M/A Lens

    starcentral
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:38 am
    For sale in mint condition, Nikon Nikkor 24-70 mm F/2.8 AS G SWM AF-S IF N ED M/A Lens. Label on lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm 1:2.8G ED NanoCrystal Coan SWM ED IF Aspherical 77mm $1650 USD
  • [FS: Optics] Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 DX II Nikon Mount "Like a New"

    KMA_WWC
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Greetings, Selling my Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 DX II (note its the second latest version) Nikon mount lens. The lens is in an amazing "like a new" condition. You literally will not find a difference between a brand new one or this. Bought it in mid April and used it less than five times. PRICE: 450$ + FREE SHIPPING within US Paypal only. Serious buyers only.
  • GH4 New 42.5mm 1.2 lens for under $400!

    PegLeg Media
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    I saw a link to 2 new lenses coming out from a 3rd party and can't wait to get the 42.5mm. Does anyone have the link to these I can't find it again
  • [FS: General] Sony FS100 Body with Case, accessories

    dinzitari
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:55 am
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-NEX-FS1.../221554075980?Up for auction is a professionally used Sony NEX-FS100u (Body only). This Camera has been professionally cared for and cleaned regularly. Camera is in 100% working condition, and in terrific shape. This auction comes with 2 batteries, which are not shown in the photos, please see below for all included items: Sony NEX FS100u Camera BodyB&W Type 61 Case (air seal)Sony LA ea1 lens adapter(2) Batteries. NP-F970 and NP-F770 (not shown in photo)Viewfinder attachment w/ eyecupBattery chargerAC AdapterSony Camera StrapRemote Control (not shown…
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  • Podcast Episode 41: Writing and making a feature

    15 Sep 2014 | 1:22 pm
    In this podcast episode I chat to Danny about the challenges, the fun and the surprises of directing a feature - as two people who have come more from a writing background.Have a listen above. And here are some useful links below.Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? is the film we are talking about. Here is the website, the Facebook page, the twitter and the IMDB page.You can download my free shot list template for word from here if you fancy using it yourself in your own productions.Below you can see an image of Danny's "heartbeat chart"
  • Nelson Nutmeg Update

    11 Sep 2014 | 1:45 am
    It has been quiet on this blog for a while. Sorry about that. The reason for the silence is that I've been posting more on the Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? blog - as well as actually making the film.In case you don't know, Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? is a children's feature film I am co-directing with Danny Stack. You may know Danny as my co-host of the UK Scriptwriters Podcast.It is going well and we are on schedule so far. We are fine-tuning the process as we go of course. But we got a lot right! It is all too easy to overlook those and focus on the negative. But here's what we got spot…
  • Podcast Episode 40: Want to move to Hollywood?

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:13 am
    This podcast is another interview special. We talk to writer Tim John about moving to Hollywood, how to fit in, how to find work there and why it all fell apart. A great episode for those thinking about hitting tinsel town. You can find Tim's book on Amazon - or simply click here.A little bit about Tim John in his own words...With over 20 years’ experience as a copywriter and creative director, plus 7 years as a Hollywood scriptwriter, I’ve worked with a huge variety of clients – from Burger King to Bill Murray, from Sunsilk to Schwarzenegger - winning awards and achieving significant…
  • How do you co-direct a film?

    4 Jul 2014 | 3:15 am
    Note: Myself and Danny are the co-directors. Nelson Nutmeg has no directing duties!I am co-writing, co-directing and co-producing a children's feature film called Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? alongside Danny Stack. We've worked together for years creating the UK Scriptwriter's Podcast.That's a lot of co-filmmaking duties we are sharing though. However, two out of those three get no comments from anyone at all. Lots of films are co-written. In fact many times there are 4 writers on the credits of major films, which normally means about 10 writers were used, but many were uncredited so the film…
  • A special mini episode of the podcast

    19 Jun 2014 | 10:03 am
    A special mini episode of the podcast today, giving a shout out to our Kickstarter campaign for Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg. You can watch our pitch below - or go straight to the website by clicking here.A big thanks to all the blog readers and podcast listeners who have given so far, too many to list here.
 
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  • Making the Movie: The First Decade

    J. Ott
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Ten years ago I started this website to chronicle a film project I was producing. The project never got off the ground, but the website has continued. Big round numbers like this seem like they need commemorating. So... yeah. Thanks for reading. I'll keep writing and making movies; you do the same. Related posts: Coming Soon: More Movie Making Blogfoolery Top Ten Movies of Decade – A List of Lists Making Back to Me
  • Your Wednesday Links: The YouTube Reboot Edition

    J. Ott
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:20 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. Fast Company: Rebooting YouTube - A profile of new head Susan Wojcicki and her strategy of promoting 'home-grown' YouTube stars. TechCrunch: Netflix Is Available In France, But It Still Needs Work - Headline: no House of Cards. The foreign rights were already sold to competitors. Rights issues are what continue to confuse consumers -- difficult to know what movies and T.V. shows are available on what service at any given time. See also Forbes' article on the…
  • Movie Review: Honeymoon

    Anonymous Contributor
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:42 am
    Fresh review of a Magnet release from a friend who goes by the name Robert Ditzenburger. Enjoy. --JO Honeymoon begins with two newlyweds, Bea (Rose Leslie) and Paul (Harry Treadaway), telling stories of their romance into the camera lens of a wedding videographer. We then cut directly to their secluded honeymoon on a lake. In all honesty, nothing of dramatic interest happens in the first couple days at the lake. We learn little about the two characters and the newlyweds seem awkward together, as if they were strangers in a shotgun wedding pretending to vacation. Eventually the duo decides to…
  • Your Weekend Viewing: Kick-ass Russian Sci-Fi Short

    J. Ott
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:15 pm
    As far as I can tell, the VFX house BLR put this video out as a demonstration of their talents. There is certainly some impressive work here. Solid character animation and beautiful design. What did you think of the short? Where do you think the story should go from here? [via facebook friend JP] Related posts: Your Weekend Viewing: Second Hand Your Weekend Viewing: Aug(De)mented Reality Your Weekend Viewing: Fish
  • Avid Error of the Day: Invalid argument, filename:/Volumes…

    J. Ott
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:47 pm
    When I encounter an odd error message and its solution, I make a note. This is one of those notes. I want solutions to turn up better in searches for other Avid users (and myself). As with all error posts on the site, the casual reader can just skip ahead to other less-technical content. Exception: Invalid Argument, filename:/Volumes/Media 1/Avid MediaFiles/MXF/2/msmFMID.pmr Saw this when trying to quit out of Avid after doing some media management. Based on this thread, this is an error that has cropped up for a while when things go wrong with drive permissions. In my case, I think it…
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  • 5 Ways to Take Advantage of Your Local Market

    Peter D. Marshall
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:03 am
    by David Patrick Green. Just because you live in a small town doesn’t mean you are limited by the resources available locally. You can read acting books by all the great teachers, filmmaking books by great directors and producers, and of course you can watch all the television and movies that anyone else can watch. Try to study and appreciate the sensibilities of people who you want to work with down the road. In the same way people from other countries often learn English from watching American television, small market people can learn big market lingo and skills by studying them through…
  • Future of Film: Experts Predict How Moviegoing Will Change in 10 Years

    Peter D. Marshall
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    by Gregg Kilday. “Movie theaters are dying” — but mixologists, masseuses and manicurists might be part of the new viewing experience. John Sloss, entertainment lawyer/producer All the distinctions that exist in terms of windowing and designations to pay for content will collapse. There will be two designations: One will be viewing at home, and one will be viewing in public. I think that the length designations will also disappear. Stories will be the length that serves them. All the vestiges of the 20th century that limited the inherent flexibility of film will go…
  • All The Things That Are Wrong With Your Screenplay In One Handy Infographic

    Peter D. Marshall
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:37 am
    by Joe Berkowitz. A professional scriptreader read 300 screenplays for five different studios, all the while tracking the many recurring problems. The infographic he made with the collected data offers a glimpse at where screenwriting goes wrong. If selling a screenplay were easy, all those people crowding coffee shops with their laptops would be millionaires, or at least optioned. It’s not easy, though. So many factors that are totally out of the writer’s control tend to combine and form a phalanx keeping him or her out of Hollywood. One thing that certainly is up to the writer,…
  • 9 Documentary Directors Who’ve Made the Leap to Narrative (or Vice Versa)

    Peter D. Marshall
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:52 am
    by Indiewire. Documentary filmmakers are a special breed – and yet, despite (or maybe because of) their unique skill set, a select group has made the leap to narrative features– including, most recently, R.J. Cutler, whose narrative feature film debut, “If I Stay,” hits theaters tomorrow. In some cases, the transition hasn’t gone entirely smoothly, but we still applaud their versatility and flexibility. And in other cases, narrative filmmakers tried their hand at documentaries. In either case, they’re listed below in alphabetical order. Read the rest of…
  • Decoding Bollywood: Stories of 15 Film Directors

    Peter D. Marshall
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    by Business of Cinema. After her first runaway success with Westland, My Life, My Rules: 18 Stories of Unconventional Careers, entrepreneur and writer, Sonia Golani is gearing up for yet another best-seller. Titled Decoding Bollywood: Stories of 15 Film Directors, the book is first of its kind in unraveling the genius of 15 masterclass directors who have created remarkable benchmarks with their films. “My attempt is to delve into the professional and personal journeys of these film-makers… unravel their minds… explore their creative world; their insights and learning’s of the…
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  • Breakthrough Weekend screening in DC on 9/24, at a Positive Force benefit

    6 Sep 2014 | 11:08 am
    Get all the info here - https://www.facebook.com/events/1452399418353534/
  • Charity: Water video

    6 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Sounds like a good organization doing a lot of useful work.  More info about them here - http://www.charitywater.org/Here's their video:
  • Check out George's Restaurant blog & sites for great food & delivery in Sunset Park, Brooklyn

    17 Aug 2014 | 5:08 pm
    I filmed a part of my new movie Breakthrough Weekend at George's.Check out their blog here and their menu site here and their Facebook page here.  When you need good food in Sunset Park, Brooklyn (free home delivery) visit George's.All the Links:George’s Restaurant on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/georgesdinersunsetparkGeorge’s Restaurant on Tumblr - http://georgesdiner.tumblr.com/George’s Restaurant blog - http://georgesdinersunsetpark.blogspot.com/George’s Restaurant on Twitter - https://twitter.com/GeorgesDinerGeorge’s Restaurant Menu site…
  • Examiner.com review of Breakthrough Weekend

    11 Jun 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Check out the review here - http://www.examiner.com/review/indie-film-review-breakthrough-weekend-directed-by-sujewa-ekanayakeFrom the review by Angelo Bell:  "Breakthrough Weekend tells the story of philosophical detective, Sal, who has a roster of clients with special needs. Sal takes on a new protege, Yevgeny, for this particular weekend and proceeds to introduce him to the crazy whacky world that has made Sal's "particular set of skills" of great value. Yevgeny has been perpetually depressed and detached from life for much of his adult life, despite writing a…
  • Breakthrough Weekend opens 6/12 Thu at Breakthrough Festival NYC at Anthology Film Archives

    11 Jun 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Get all the info plus a link to a great review of the film here.
 
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    Motionographer

  • Genndy Tartakovsky’s POPEYE Animation Test

    Brandon Lori
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:27 am
    Genndy Tartakovsky, creator of Dexter’s Laboratory and director of Hotel Transylvania, has been hard at work with Sony Pictures Animation in bringing Popeye, the beloved spinach-eating sailor man, back to the big-screen. Inspired by the Fleischer shorts for Paramount in the 1930s, Tartakovsky has released an official animation test showcasing the stylistic approach of the upcoming film.... Read more »
  • See No Evil October

    James Wignall
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:38 am
    Tuesday 7th October See No Evil presents an evening with design and animation super team, Found Studio.
  • Roger: Every ‘Simpsons’ Ever Marathon

    Brandon Lori
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:07 am
    In this case study and Q&A with director Terry Lee, we dive into Roger's Simpsons campaign for Fox
  • Destiny: Mars Opening Sequence, Q&A with the Directors

    Justin Cone
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:05 am
    Prologue's opener for "Destiny" kicks off one of the most anticipated games of 2014. Motionographer goes deep with its co-directors, Ilya V. Abulkhanov and Simon Clowes.
  • Paul Trillo: Sarh “U and I”

    Michelle Higa Fox
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:09 pm
    In the music video for Sarh’s U and I, up-and-coming filmmaker Paul Trillo explores a relationship that is one part Chris Parks fluids, one part Étienne-Jules Marey experimentation and one part man and woman chasing each other through the birth of the universe. It’s a lovely, romantic break from the usual thirty-second ad. Paul Trillo... Read more »
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    Totally Unauthorized

  • It doesn’t count if it’s not on

    Peggy Archer
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:06 pm
    The way our schedule on this show works is that we shoot Thursday and Friday, and Monday – Wednesday we light. For folks from single camera world, this is bizarre beyond belief. Block it, light it, shoot it, move on. But multi cameras don’t work that way. We hang some of the big lights, they block. We hang some more lights, they rehearse and change the blocking. We hang more lights after moving all the previous ones, and then finally we shoot. Which is fine – the rig days are shorter as our call time is after they finish rehearsing, but as soon as the actors and important…
  • Hooray! A computer!

    Peggy Archer
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:26 pm
    After a return and about 15 angry emails, I now have a semi-working computer, which is great. This one came with a bad SATA cable, but I yanked a good one out of the old machine and it’s fine. It’s going to have to be fine.  I can’t deal with another return. I’ll murder someone. What’s also great is that I’ve got a show. Not day playing on a show, but full-time on a show that’s running for 9 weeks. It’ll take me through Thanksgiving, and it’s shooting at Sony, which is close to my apartment – not as close as Fox, but still under…
  • Computerless for what seems like an eternity.

    Peggy Archer
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Call me a Luddite, but I love my desktop. There’s something…civilized about sitting at a desk and writing. Nice big monitor, upright posture, movable keyboard (in case one’s posture becomes less upright), desk lamp (no green shade, though), space for the cat, no sore thumbs or cooked lap. A little over a week ago, my elderly desktop finally died. It’s been coming for a while. It got slower and slower, had to think about things longer and longer, and eventually became unable to play internet cat videos, which we all know spells doom. So, I backed up my data (learned…
  • Friday Photo

    Peggy Archer
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:31 pm
    When statuary goes terribly wrong: Filed under: locations, long long drives, Photos, Work
  • The World Keeps Spinningp

    Peggy Archer
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:38 pm
    The monsoon has arrived. Not in Los Angeles, of course, but in the desert to the east. The clouds squat over the horizon, threatening. We don’t get the desperately needed rain, but we do get the heat and humidity. I’ve been working a lot of long days outside (or in un-airconditioned warehouses, which is pretty much the same thing). After 14 hours in 100 degree heat I can’t manage to do anything other than come home, take a cold shower and try to find space in the fridge to sleep. I’d cry, but my tears are too hot. I was trying to figure out how to write yet another…
 
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  • RAINS OF FIRE: A PAINTING BY MIKOS AT MIKOS ARTS • #MIKOS • #LHO

    MIKOSarts
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:06 am
    RAINS OF FIRE: A PAINTING BY MIKOS AT MIKOS ARTS Twitter.com/pappasarts MIkos Artworks and Paintings PAPPASarts.com MIKOS.info LHO LHO ART MIKOS Facebook.com/MIKOSarts LHO “LOVE HONOR OBEY”  #MIKOS at MIKOS ARTS • #LHOART •  LHOart.com  • PappasArts.com  • MIKOSarts.com • LHOarts.net • LHOart.net • LHOarts.com  #MIKOS , #LHO , #LHOART  , #MIKOSARTS , #LHOARTS  , #THESILENCER , #THESILENCERS , #MIKOSART , THE SILENCER , THE SILENCERS 
  • IAFT Film School Students - 15 Secs Clip Project

    iaftcebu
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:17 am
    15 sec clip1B – International Academy Of Film… by IAFT-Cebu   One Hollywood Blvd Bigfoot I.T. and Media Park 6015 Lapu-lapu City Cebu, Philippines cebu-admissions@iaft.net Globe/Viber: +63-917-314-3456 Smart: +63-947-991-9659 Phone: +63-32-495-2111 Skype: iaft.student.advisor - See more at: http://www.iaft.net/locations/cebu/
  • Present - Short Film

    Erik Michael
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:34 pm
    This is a short film I was privileged to write and act in in collaboration with Jef Gibbons‘s Project Do Stuff.
  • A video a day.

    seragonz
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:14 pm
      Testing out the new Panasonic GH4 with a little short monochrome video. This was my day on Saturday, September 13th, 2014.
  • 13 Surprising Celebrity Voice Overs

    ashleysmc
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:01 pm
    I’m sure you’ve had this feeling too – you’re watching a cartoon and thinking “I recognize that voice…but from where?” Well here at SMC we would like to help you out with that conundrum: Tim Curry as Nigel Thornberry from The Wild Thornberry’s George Clooney as the Doctor from South Park Bruce Willis as Spike from Rugrats Robert Downey Jr. as Patrick Pewterschmidt from Family Guy Stephen Colbert And Steve Carell As The Ambiguously Gay Duo Flea (from The Red Hot Chilli Peppers) as Donnie From The Wild Thornberrys Vin Diesel as The Iron Giant Frank Oz voices both Grover and…
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    Atomic Vision: Photography Cinema Visual Arts

  • 8th Generation - IPhone 6 & 6 Plus

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:03 am
      The new IPhone 6 and 6 plus   It has become a tradition of this blog to review IPhones as they come out. If you look to the right-hand column of this page, you can still see the ancient IPhone icon I still use to display my commercial portfolio. I have been an IPhone user since version one and have upgraded almost from one generation to the next with the exception of the last two versions
  • Weekly Street Photos #15

    13 Sep 2014 | 6:46 pm
    This week's theme: COPS I thought it would be appropriate to highlight the police this week-- in honor  of the recent headlines about police officers criminally hijacking a civilian van in broad daylight in the middle of EDSA (Manila's central thoroughfare) for several million pesos; and in gratitude for losing my driver's license after an officer of the law booked me yesterday for an
  • Weekly Street Photos #14

    4 Sep 2014 | 6:56 pm
    This week's theme: URBAN POVERTY (Click on Photos for better viewing) "City Beds"   "Spare Change"   "Rhogelio's Uphill Battle" --All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia
  • Being Sensible About Street Photography

    23 Aug 2014 | 7:07 pm
    My daily weapon of choice: Fuji XE-1 with the 27mm pancake lens   I am skipping the 13th week installment of my "Weekly Street Photos" to write an essay about my own personal beliefs on the practice of "Street Photography" in general.    I am avoiding no. 13, because it seems to be a general practice the world over (even my apartment building ridiculously omits listing a 13th floor on the
  • Weekly Street Photos #12

    16 Aug 2014 | 7:07 pm
    This week's theme: ADORABLE KIDS (Click on Photos for better viewing) "The Young Maître d" "Lost In Wonder"   "The Little Goalie"   --All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia
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    Truth Seekers

  • Documentary and Cognitive Theory: Narrative, Emotion and Memory

    Ib Bondebjerg
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:14 am
    Original publication: Bondebjerg, I. (2014). Documentary and Cognitive Theory: Narrative, Emotion and Memory. Media and Communication, 2(1), 13‐22. Abstract This article deals with the benefits of using cognitive theory in documentary film studies. The article outlines general aspects of cognitive...
  • The Internal Universe

    Steve McIntosh
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    This written expression is an excerpt from the book Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution. © 2007 Steve McIntosh, used with permission. The “Within of Things” When we talk about the evolution of stars and planets, or the evolution...
  • Dissident Cinema: Defying the Logic of Globalization

    Tony Kashani
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:31 am
    This paper first appeared as a chapter in Global Studies Association 2007 Annual Book. The intent for its republication is to facilitate reflection on the continuation of same pattern/past in present times. You can hold yourself back from the sufferings...
  • Learning To Be Evolution

    Tom Atlee
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:35 am
    If we wish to consciously evolve as a civilization, evolution has some lessons we need to start learning, taking seriously, and applying. First of all, I want to be clear that “learning to be evolution” is not about Darwin or...
  • Teaching Cinema for Transformation

    Tony Kashani
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    Teaching Cinema as a Transformative Medium: Towards a Pedagogy of Transformative Learning Abstract This paper is an inquiry into a transformative learning pedagogy. Can cinema be transformative? If so, is all of cinema transformative? What kind of cinema has the...
 
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    Indiewire

  • Indiewire Podcast: From Oscars Shakeups to Fantastic Fest

    Indiewire Staff
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Screen Talk, Indiewire's weekly podcast co-hosted by Anne Thompson and Eric Kohn, is available on iTunes. You can subscribe here or via RSS. In the latest episode, Kohn reports on the wild genre films screening at Austin's Fantastic Fest, including "The ABC's of Death 2" and the Keanu Reeves vehicle "John Wick," which leads Thompson to share an amusing anecdote about the actor. The duo also focus on recent shake-ups to Oscar season, including new developments for "Boyhood" and several foreign language contenders. They also share their favorite new…
  • How to Tell Your Best Friend to Change His Clothes: A 'Sleepy Hollow' Advice Column for Abbie Mills

    Jennifer Peepas
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Dear Captain Awkward,  My good friend and colleague wears 18th century period dress all the time. Every day. To work. (We do not work at a historical re-enactment tourist attraction.) I've tried buying him gifts of new clothes that he might like, in case it was an issue of him not knowing or not having other things to wear, but he's rejected all of them and keeps wearing the same old cosplay duds... every single day. Without laundering them. He's a wispy white dude who talks like he's out of a history book, so I guess the look suits him to some extent, but he doesn't smell so great up…
  • Review: Keanu Reeves Kicks Ass to Avenge His Dead Dog in Satisfying 'John Wick'

    Eric Kohn
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Keanu Reeves may not possess the same massive star power of his "Matrix" days, but in recent years, the actor has shown a more appealing path. Following the jubilant post-modern martial arts efforts "47 Ronin" and "Man of Tai Chi," Reeves stars in the hugely satisfying B-movie "John Wick" with the confidence of an actor right where he belongs. Like Liam Neeson and Samuel L. Jackson, Reeves' performances in guilty pleasure fare are both straightforward and dripping with irony, with "John Wick" providing one of the best examples. Neither…
  • 'American Horror Story' Launches Costume Contest for 'Freak' Fan Fashions

    Shipra Gupta
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:22 pm
    FX is launching a costume contest for the fans of its critically acclaimed and popular anthology television series, "American Horror Story," which will return to the air for its fourth season early next month. READ MORE: Watch: 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Trailer Peeks At Angela Bassett's Extra Cleavage Those interested in participating are required to submit sketches of a costume design inspired by the series, along with a description of their inspirations for the piece. Entries will be evaluated by a three judge panel, comprised of "AHS" head costume…
  • Join Indiewire Tonight for the L.A. Premiere of Rose McGowan's 'Dawn'

    Michele Debczak
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Tonight at 8pm, join us for the L.A. premiere screening of Rose McGowan's short film "Dawn" at the Downtown Independent theater. The film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and has since garnered plenty of Oscar-buzz for first-time director Rose McGowan. "Dawn" stars Tara Barr as a 1960s-era teenager who pushes back against her sheltered life and quickly finds herself in over her head.   READ MORE: Watch: Rose McGowan's Short Film 'Dawn' is Gunning for Oscar The premiere will be followed by a special screening of "Thelma and Louise" and…
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    Film Threat

  • THE MAZE RUNNER

    Elias Savada
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:05 pm
    I smell popcorn. I smell franchise.Read More at FilmThreat.com
  • THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE MAGIC OF DAVID COPPERFIELD

    Phil Hall
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:03 pm
    phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil pulls an old TV special out of his hat...Read More at FilmThreat.com
  • NO GOOD DEED

    Rick Kisonak
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    When that top secret plot twist rolls around, it does prove shocking; shocking how ridiculous and irrelevant it is...Read More at FilmThreat.com
  • SISTER

    Mark Bell
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Surprisingly, I'd not thought about the dangers of childbirth the world over even though, once you mention it, it becomes painfully obvious. I'd have liked more direction from the film on what I can do to help, but at least it informs enough to potentially inspire the audience to do their own research on how to help after the fact...Read More at FilmThreat.com
  • DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 221: WEBSLINGER IN A HALFSHELL

    Chris Cirillo
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Digital Celluloid, a comic strip by artist Chris Cirillo, pokes fun at the films of today, tomorrow and yesterday. Whether it is a classic or an upcoming blockbuster, no film is safe! This week, the New TMNT meet a webslinger from the past… well, two years ago…Read More at FilmThreat.com
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    Filmmaking Stuff

  • Selling A Short Film

    Jason Brubaker
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    Wondering how to sell a short film? In this article, we outline two of the most popular ways for selling a short film. Read more . . .
  • 3 Tips How To Make Money In Filmmaking

    Jason Brubaker
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:37 am
    In this filmmaking article we dispel the worst filmmaking myth, and also provide three tips on how to make money in filmmaking.
  • Three Tips On How To Target Your Target Audience

    Jason Brubaker
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    A BIG reason movies fail is because filmmakers do not define their target audience. This article provides quick tactics on how to find your target audience.
  • Thoughts on The Sony FS7

    Michael Head
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    The Sony FS7 is an amazing looking product that seems aimed at Canon's C line, and the high frame rates for a (relatively) low cost make it [read more...]
  • How To Navigate The Toronto Film Festival

    Jason Brubaker
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:09 pm
    In this article, distribution executive Jason Brubaker provides a detailed account on how to navigate the Toronto Film Festival like an industry veteran.
 
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    FilmmakerIQ.com

  • Al Pacino and Greta Gerwig on The Humbling – DP/30

    John P. Hess
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    He is a legend. She is a queen of indie. Teamed with Barry Levinson, Buck Henry, and Phillip Roth, they deliver a terrific black comedy about the pressure of being successful and getting older. Al & Greta spoke to David Poland about their work, together and apart.
  • DIY Diffusion by Film Riot

    John P. Hess
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Film Riot  breaks out some more DIY goodness with some DIY Diffusion!
  • Kristen Wiig, Ben Kingsley, Al Pacino and More Offer Their Best Career Advice

    John P. Hess
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    The biggest names at this year’s Toronto Film Festival stopped by to give their best career advice. “Do not offer the audience what they can see by sticking their nose over the fence and looking at their next door neighbors,” says Kingsley.  
  • How to Build a Monitor Hood With a Cooler Insert

    John P. Hess
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you’ve ever had to use an external monitor outside in broad daylight, you know the struggle to see anything. Using a monitor hood will help shade the screen and allow you to see what you are shooting. Here’s a really cheap and easy option for 7″ external monitors.
  • GHOSTBUSTERS proton streams | Shanks FX

    John P. Hess
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the of the GHOSTBUSTERS Shanks FX tackles proton stream effect using an assortment of flash lights and lightpanting techniques.
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    Videomaker.com: Video News

  • 4K Video App on iPhone Arrives, and You Won't Believe How Much It Costs

    rfairley
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    With the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple had an opportunity to advance their video capture capabilities beyond HD to match the growing herd of 4K-able smartphones on the market or on their way there. Unfortunately, while the new iPhones come with some very capable cameras, 4K isn’t yet in the cards.
  • Panasonic Announces 20MP Lumix DMC-CM1 4K Camera Smartphone

    rfairley
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Smartphones have had cameras since their inception, but until recently most have been small sensor shooters without many pro features. Enter the Android-based Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 Camera Smartphone.
  • Inspiration: Jeff Frost’s Epic Time-Lapse Kickstarter Film

    rfairley
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Time-lapse photography and video is generally pretty simple. Set up a camera, plug in the intervalometer, adjust a few settings and start that shutter releasing, right? Alternatively, video time-lapse can be as simple as shooting a long clip and speeding it up. Well, some people go a bit further than these simple techniques and create something that pretty much redefines the genre.
  • Top of the Crop: Canon Rolls Out 7D Mark II

    rfairley
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:41 pm
    In a long-awaited move, Canon announced that their consumer flagship digital single lens reflex camera - the 7D Mark II - would be arriving in the hands of consumers in November of this year.
  • IBC 2014: Nikon Announces D750 Compact Full Frame DSLR, Fast Lens and Speedlight

    rfairley
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:19 am
    Today Nikon announced the D750 compact, full frame DSLR, as well as the SB-500 Speedlight and AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED Lens. Representing a leap forward in Nikon compact DSLR technology, the D750 is Nikon’s first FX-format D-SLR with a tilting 3.2” tilting Vari-Angle LCD.
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    John Bailey’s Bailiwick

  • Cinema Poet/Provocateur: Dimitri Kirsanoff

    ascadmin
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    So intense are the narrative thru-line and emotional arc of Dimitri Kirsanoff’s 1926 film Ménilmontant that it is one of the few silent films without intertitles. The opening and closing scenes of graphic murder remain shocking today. Its sometimes frenetic but often poetic evocation of Parisian streets and the ominous waters of the Seine center […]
  • ‘A Bloody Ex-Pat’ and ‘The Mona Lisa Curse’

    ascadmin
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    After critic Robert Hughes leaves art collector Alberto Mugrabi’s apartment at the end of his 2008 BBC documentary The Mona Lisa Curse, Mugrabi, breathing a sigh of relief, whispers, “He’s a tough cookie.” To call Time magazine’s uber-articulate, uber-opinionated former art critic a “tough cookie” is like calling Hurricane Katrina a “storm.” In his deeply moving and […]
  • Minor White at the Getty

    ascadmin
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    “All photographs are self-portraits.” “The photographer projects himself into everything he sees, identifying himself with everything in order to know it and to feel it better.” These are just two of Minor White’s famous epigrams. He could easily have published a quotable photographic Little Red Book of Mao, so apt are his thoughts on his […]
  • The Unseen Portrait: Reiner Riedler

    ascadmin
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    An uneasy balance often exists between photojournalism and portraiture. A news photo of a Palestinian youth hurling a bottle rocket at an Israeli tank, or a photo of two Russian Orthodox priests carrying a large icon in the snow, can become a “portrait” once the subject turns and engages the eye of the camera. This […]
  • Drones, Drones, Drones (UAVs)

    ascadmin
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    According to Natalie Sommer, an associate producer at 60 Minutes, before Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos ushered Charlie Rose into a secret room at Amazon’s corporate headquarters, he offered the reporter half of his fortune, and a trip to Las Vegas to spend it, if Rose could tell him what was in the room. Well, Charlie Rose […]
 
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    Lisa Murray

  • The Artist

    admin
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:13 pm
  • #FBF (FlashBackFriday) And Old Video Montage of What I’m About

    LisaMurray
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:28 am
    It’s a beautiful life! From pulling into the gate at Paramount Pictures, to filming my Free Hugs In Hollywood viral video (Yahoo! featured on their home page) to being the Grand Prize winner in a contest with Entertainment Tonight to attend the Emmys, VIP-style, and everything in between… here I am! #fbf #flashbackfriday #emmys #lisamurray #yahoo #freehugsinhollywood #paramountpictures #vip
  • Jim Carrey’s Secret of Life – Inspiring Message

    admin
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
  • I’m Coming Back Online to Inspire and To Be Inspired!

    admin
    2 Apr 2014 | 2:38 am
    Post by Lisa Murray.
  • “Soul Providers” — Feature Documentary… PREVIEW

    admin
    21 Mar 2014 | 7:18 pm
    PLEASE WATCH IN 1080HD (*See below for info about audio) SOUL PROVIDERS …a SkyGirl Production (in post-production) Shot and edited by me Music composed by Dapo Torimiro *If watching on mobile device, please listen with earbuds or headphones. YouTube did something funky with the sound and you won’t hear the audio on a phone without headphones – audio will play decently on computers though, sans headphones. But just use headphones. It’s YouTube because when I directly uploaded to Facebook, it was 100% perfect audio on all devices. WHYYYYY??? lol I don’t know… but…
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    Mike Vogel

  • Phrenic now has an alternate reality game that starts with interactive video

    Mike Vogel
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    I’m always looking for ways to get people interacting more deeply in the story of Phrenic. Sometimes that means allowing people to create their own content (like in Go Clone Yourself) or letting them make decisions about where the story goes in a Tweet Your Own Adventure game. The latest way to get wrapped up in Phrenic is the Life Identical Genetic Enhancement Screening test. It’s an alternate reality game that begins with an interactive video. Zoe, a Genetic Enhancement Advisor, asks you questions in a “live web conference.” You can answer yes to all of her questions…
  • My first Tweet Your Own Adventure game

    Mike Vogel
    27 May 2014 | 8:08 am
    I turned an interactive story I wrote for Phrenic into a Tweet Your Own Adventure game. Not only is it a homage to the choose your own adventure type books everyone read as a kid, but it’s also a tribute to the text adventure games I used to try writing in BASIC on a TRS-80 (I was terrible at it). What is a Tweet Your Own Adventure game? It’s a new kind of text adventure game played entirely with Twitter interactions using @ replies. You don’t even need to follow anyone. It’s all done by sending @ replies to a character from Phrenic on Twitter, known as…
  • Editing new Phrenic episodes

    Mike Vogel
    28 Apr 2014 | 1:40 am
    Phrenic is having a one year anniversary party on Wednesday (post & pictures to come). Here are some screenshots from scenes I’ve been editing. Two take place in a creepy asylum environment. The other is a fun clone assassin episode. A new version of the app (with a new icon and design) is coming soon too.  The website looks newer too! PhrenicWorld.com
  • Notecarding a new screenplay…

    Mike Vogel
    24 Nov 2013 | 10:35 pm
    I’m in the process of notecarding out another feature. It’s probably the most fun part of making a movie because there is no technology to troubleshoot, people to schedule, locations to coordinate with, or money to try and not spend. It’s just writing and imagining new scenes and what could happen in those scenes. There’s not even dialogue yet. Improvisation happens sometimes on the set, but this notecard process is pure improvisation. What if this happened? What if this character did this? Sure, there is a little bit of practicality, like realizing that where a scene…
  • Bigfoot Bridge

    Mike Vogel
    8 Nov 2013 | 12:20 pm
    There’s a contest to name the new bridge being built in Portland. This bridge is different than every other bridge in Portland because it’s the only span across the Willamette that doesn’t allow cars. Here’s my pitch (which I submitted to Trimet) to call it Bigfoot Bridge: Bigfoot is a famous long-time resident of Oregon. Feet will also play a big role on the new bridge. Feet will walk, pedal bikes, and tap to music listened through earbuds on public transportation. The bridge also spans two scientific areas (OHSU and OMSI) that should be connected by something…
 
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    Film Shortage

  • Synoptica

    Admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Introducing the world’s first interactive contact lenses. Set 10-15 years in the future, Synoptica is a futuristic drama telling the story of a young couple moving into a technology-integrated house and the ups and downs in their relationship as they are introduced to new technologies. Watch the full film facebook.com/synopticaindustries twitter.com/wearesynoptica The post Synoptica appeared first on Film Shortage.
  • Breakfast

    Admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:32 pm
    A cancelled yoga class changes a man’s life. breakfastthemovie.com facebook.com/breakfastthemovie twitter.com/BreakfasttheMov The post Breakfast appeared first on Film Shortage.
  • Dinner With Ana

    Admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Everyone Has Secrets…Renata and Phillip know their marriage is dissolving under the weight of perfection: the perfect house, the perfect job, the perfect life, and now the perfect cozy dinner with friends… facebook.com/dinnerwithana dinnerwithana.com The post Dinner With Ana appeared first on Film Shortage.
  • Envoi

    Admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:40 pm
    A famous musician, forced into hiding from a tyrannical government, appears for one final performance. facebook.com/EnvoiShortFilm storyboatmedia.com The post Envoi appeared first on Film Shortage.
  • Aphelion Point

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    16 Sep 2014 | 10:54 pm
    A damaged ship floats through deep space, pulled towards a giant glowing sun. As the malevolent star draws ever closer, it begins to exert a terrifying influence upon the remaining crew members. aphelionpoint.com twitter.com/mondodan The post Aphelion Point appeared first on Film Shortage.
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    Nerdonomy: Nerds on Film

  • Sequels 3: I Poop Pennies

    thenerds@nerdonomy.com (Sarah Ashley, Sean Moriarty, Bryan Moriarty & Roxi Nobari)
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    This week, Dave McGuire guest hosts as the Nerds dedicate an entire episode to the worst sequels of all time. Click here if the media player below does not load.
  • Steeeeeeeeeeeve Perry!

    thenerds@nerdonomy.com (Sarah Ashley, Sean Moriarty, Bryan Moriarty & Roxi Nobari)
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:41 am
    This week, Sean, Roxi, and Sarah wanted to spotlight an underrated film and in the words of its stars “…the stupidest, dumbest movie ever made:” BASEketball. Click here if the media player below has trouble loading.
  • The Bechdel Test

    thenerds@nerdonomy.com (Sarah Ashley, Sean Moriarty, Bryan Moriarty & Roxi Nobari)
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    Sarah and Roxi welcome Girls With Issues hosts Billea Bones and Vicki Oh to discuss female representation in the media, both positive and negative. Click here if the media player below has trouble loading.
  • Goood Moooooorrrnnniiiinnngg Episode 100!

    thenerds@nerdonomy.com (Sarah Ashley, Sean Moriarty, Bryan Moriarty & Roxi Nobari)
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    The Nerds welcome Eric Bricmont from Nerds on History, NoF forefather Dave McGuire and Nerdonomy cousins Vicki O. and Billea Bones from the Girls With Issues podcast to dedicate NoF 100 to a comedic genius and Academy Award winning actor who touched all of our hearts… Mr. Robin Williams. Click here if the media player below has trouble loading.
  • We’re Nerdonomy… and We Apologize

    thenerds@nerdonomy.com (Sarah Ashley, Sean Moriarty, Bryan Moriarty & Roxi Nobari)
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    In honor of EPISODE 99, the NoF crew presents a spectacular collection of previously deleted content from both the Nerds on Film and Nerds on History libraries. WARNING: The content of this episode is far more offensive and hilarious than usual.  SUPER COOL, RIGHT!? Click here if the media player below has trouble loading.
 
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    Noam Kroll

  • From Bolex to Blackmagic: 6 Game Changing Film & Video Cameras That Changed The Face Of Independent Cinema

    Noam Kroll
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Over the couple of weeks a lot of camera announcements have been made – some very exciting, and others not so much. The Canon 7D MKII, Samsung NX1 (which shoots 4K encoded to H.265), and the Sony FS7 are just a few of the highlights. I will be posting some of my thoughts on these cameras over the next little while, but for now I wanted to take a step back and look at some of the most influential and game changing cameras in the history of independent cinema to put things in context.  The term “game changer” gets thrown a lot these days, and just about every camera manufacturer…
  • Feature Film Journal #2: Refining The Story & Creating A Beat Sheet

    Noam Kroll
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Earlier this summer I wrote an article documenting the very first steps of developing my independent feature film, and now that some real progress has been made, I felt it was time for another update. Below I’m going to walk you through my process of refining my feature film’s story, and fitting it in to the context of a beat sheet… But first off, here’s some backstory on how I got there: Taking Time Away From The Story At the tail end of my last article (which primarily focused on choosing and developing a story idea), I had mentioned that before I would move ahead…
  • Tip Of The Day: The Importance Of The Casting Session

    Noam Kroll
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:04 am
    It’s been a while since I’ve been able to post one of my Tip Of The Day videos, as I’ve been swamped with work over the summer, but my latest instalment in this series covers a topic that is universally important to any type of narrative filmmaker – The casting process. I wrote an article a couple of months ago the discussed the importance of casting, but wanted to re-iterate my thoughts here and expand on things a bit further. It goes without saying that casting is an extremely important facet of any filmmakers process… Most of us recognize that. And most of us…
  • Sign Up For My 2 Day Digital Cinema Bootcamp In Los Angeles Today & Receive A Free Copy Of My DSLR Cinema Guide!

    Noam Kroll
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:04 pm
    After an overwhelming response to my recently released Guide For Capturing Cinematic Images With Your DSLR, I decided to take things a step further by organizing an in-person digital cinema course this fall. There’s nothing quite like having hands on experience on a real set to jumpstart your knowledge and understanding of the craft of cinematography. The Digital Cinema Boot Camp The course will run for two full days over the weekend of November 22nd and 23rd, here in Los Angeles. Much like my DSLR Cinema Guide, the course will cover everything from beginner level basics (setting your…
  • How Taking The ‘Slow Burn’ Approach To Directing Can Improve Your Film Dramatically

    Noam Kroll
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:22 pm
    There is no denying that the pace of the average feature film today is faster than ever before. It’s become quite common for the first act of a movie to be jam packed with enough plot points to sustain an entire movie, and while in some cases having a fast paced film may work (particularly if it falls into the action/thriller genre), more often than not it can disengage the audience from the story and actually work against the narrative. I often take a “less is more” approach when it comes to filmmaking, and also usually prefer watching films that are more subtle and…
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    Stephan Vladimir Bugaj

  • Development Project: Ringer

    Stephan Bugaj
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:14 pm
    Greg Jonkajtys and I have a new self-generated project in development that we are very excited about, called Ringer.   Miller and Alien Cargo Ship, concept art: Grzegorz Jonkajtys SYNOPSISThe Ringers are banned because they are able to take on any human form they come in contact with, and the resultant widespread fear about them doing every unsavory thing from tricking lovers into trysts to usurping presidents.Many illegals, known as "jumpers", leap into the bay as ships approach trade docks located in all the big shipping cities. These jumpers, if not caught, slip away into human…
  • The Mines

    Stephan Bugaj
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:24 am
    Another project I worked on with Grzegorz Jonkajtys is The Mines.  I wrote a feature script first, and everyone loved it (the feature is currently seeking funding -- if you're interested in investing, please contact Platige Image).  So I was asked to write a five minute "test film" featuring a scene not in the feature.  The idea was to do some preliminary looks dev, and show the short to investors and distributors as basically a "tone reel" for the feature.  It was shot very cheaply (not at all representative of cost-per-minute being budgeted for the feature)…
  • Snow King Teaser

    Stephan Bugaj
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    Snow King is a project I've been working on with my good friend Grzegorz Jonkajtys.  It's a magical realist horror, not unlike Del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth", about a young boy and the horrors of relocation to an NKVD-controlled, Siberian "work town" during World War Two. Now that the short is in good shape, we will be seeking funding to develop Snow King into a feature.  Keep an eye on the Snow King Facebook Page for more info as it develops. Also follow my blog, my Twitter, and Greg's Twitter to get updates about this project -- and other projects we're…
  • Episodic Versus One-Shot

    Stephan Bugaj
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Film, television, comics, books and games all have the opportunity to be presented either as a singular one-shot release, or as a series of episodes released (ideally) at regular time intervals. Both models have value, and knowing what the value is can help you choose which release type is best for your material.One-shot releases are, by definition, singular events.  This requires positioning them as such with your audience.  The big-budget, blockbuster way is with media saturation: publicity tours, advertising and promotions galore.  Copromotional tie-in transmedia also needs…
  • Direct-To-Consumer Is The Future Of Entertainment

    Stephan Bugaj
    10 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    Media retailers will certainly continue to have a place in the entertainment market ecosystem for a long time to come, and certainly so will broadcast and cable television, and movie theaters (and even more experience-based outlets like theme parks).  But direct-to-consumer media sales is no longer considered a laughable proposition, nor is it seen as the mark of inferior content that was unable to find "proper" distribution.  This model is now seen as innovative and competitive, and increasingly as the future of mainstream media distribution (and funding). My current employer,…
 
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    film.art.photography

  • Affordable music video production.

    6 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    How to make an affordable music video production. Shooting the video: 1. You may want to play the track on set and make the artist sing in line to the song playing. By having this back track it will then allow you to synchronize the music and the lip singing in the post production. 2. Direct your singer to sing properly and just like she/he would normally. If the singer is making too many face expressions it may look really different in the finished look. 3.Remember, that the track from the production can not be used in the music video. Therefore, you may want to mute the music from the…
  • TIPS FOR MAKING PROMO VIDEOS.

    5 Aug 2014 | 7:56 am
    So I have recently wanted to make a promo video for my friends business. What I have noticed while producing that promo video that its NOT that easy. I’m not a professional promo video maker, however I will share some tips that i have found online and that helped me a lot. STEP ONE: PLAN ! Plan your promo video from A to Z. Make sure your promo video will : grab the audience attention explain to your audience what your business is about However- Don’t make it boring  and have it up to 150 words.  Also Do not make it to long as..Studies say that after 30-60 seconds the…
  • Moonrise Kingdom

    17 May 2014 | 2:26 am
    If you’ve long been following Mr . Anderson’s slightlylittle career , you’ll realizemore likely the same idea : a moviethat is definitelypacked with quirkiness , which I discover to be parables of the issues we experiencein this world . I stumbled on this moviewith noanticipationconsidering I havefound outalmost nothingconcerning this in the media news releases so I becamesurprisedthat the principal protagonists are two tweens . Any specificdoubts of mine discovering a sappy or even saccharine storyline were vanquished as well aschanged…
  • Lets talk about affordable film making .

    6 May 2014 | 2:53 am
    Would you know that film making doesn’t need to be so expensive. Well, Unfortunately in the world of film making and production equipment isn’t  mostly affordable to us all. Sometimes, One piece of equipment can  cost more than the normal person can get in a whole year. Though this might be off-putting for many people, there are other equipment that you can buy that isn’t that bad of a price. You don’t have to worry about having the best quality film like the latest Blockbuster realises. Because it is unlikely you will get footage that high quality,…
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    12 Apr 2014 | 4:48 am
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    flicksandpieces

  • TimeSplitters – It’s time to split!

    Luke Kent
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:53 am
    Free Radical’s TimeSplitters is more than just a first-person shooter. It stands as a reminder of just how great video games can be when played together, as well as a reminder of the virtues of split-screen multiplayer. With TimeSplitters Rewind in development, Flicks and Pieces takes a look back at TimeSplitters past, as well as a look forward at what is to come. From 2000-2005 we saw three TimeSplitters games developed, each with an increasingly expert delivery of a finely tuned formula. Blasting your way through time with a varied and colourful cast of characters, bots and maps,…
  • Ghostbusters Universe?

    Luke Kent
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:26 am
    Following on from Bill Murray’s revelations on a female led cast for the eternally in production Ghostbusters 3, Dr. Raymond Stanz himself Dan Aykroyd has been in on the act with an update of his own on the project. And suddenly, it’s more than just  a new Ghostbusters movie which we have to “look forward” to, it’s a whole universe. According to Aykroyd, himself, Ivan Reitman who is no longer attached to direct, and the “executives” have been conjuring plans to bring about a Marvel style cinematic Ghostbusters universe. With the passing of Harold…
  • Toronto International Film Festival – The Big Winners

    Luke Kent
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:09 am
    The Toronto International Film Festival closes its doors for another year, and the biggest winners of all are film aficionados who can count down the days until the veritable bevy of outstanding looking films on show have their wide release. As is the tradition a number of awards were handed out, and there is much to look forward to in the coming months at the cinema. Without further adieu, here are a pick of the recipients of the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival awards for 2014. People’s Choice Award –  The Imitation Game (Director Morten Tyldum) Trailer:…
  • Bojack Horseman Season One Review

    Luke Kent
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:10 am
    The latest in an ever increasing line of excellent original content from Netflix, Bojack Horseman is in good company and has a lot to live up to in terms of what has come before it. On paper a show based on a depressed talking horse, set in a world where humans and animals live side by side may seem like a risky proposition, but Bojack’s bizarre world is well worth a watch. Bojack Horseman tells the tale of said character’s life after fame. Once the star of 90’s sitcom Horsin’ Around, Bojack is now a drunk, drug addled loser living off his past glories. Living with his…
  • Batman v Superman: Meet the Batmobile

    Luke Kent
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:48 pm
    The first official image of Ben Affleck’s Batmobile in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been tweeted by director Zack Snyder, and it looks great, if not entirely dissimilar to Nolan’s from the Dark Knight Trilogy…but militarised with big ol’ guns. The Batmobile in BvS. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice lands March 25th, 2016.
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