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    Jason McKinnon
    4 Jul 2013 | 8:04 am
    LOOKING FOR INSPIRATION?  ALL YOU NEED IS A SPARK! The Screenwriting Spark is two months old now!  I’ve had a lot of fun collecting screenwriting resources and networking with screenwriters around the world.  Today, I posted a new ‘feature’ on The Spark.  (Actually, it’s more of an idea than a feature.) The Screenwriting Blog Tour! Finding inspiration is an extremely personal process.  I find that going on a screenwriting blog tour and reading about other people’s screenwriting adventures helps unclog the blocks in my mind. So I decided to organize and easy…
  • ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ Renewed By Starz for Season 3

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    Reid Nakamura
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Starz has given a third season renewal to comedy series “Survivor’s Remorse,” the cable network announced Wednesday. The half-hour series from creator and showrunner Mike O’Malley stars Jessie T. Usher as young basketball star Cam Calloway. Ronreaco Lee, Mike Epps, Tichina Arnold, Teyonah Parris and Erica Ash also star. “We are thrilled to renew ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ for a third season,” said Carmi Zlotnik, managing director of Starz in a statement. “Since it began, the critics instantly embraced the show, and now we’ve seen…
  • Watch: Supercut Details The Religious Imagery In Martin Scorsese's Films

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    Cain Rodriguez
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:38 pm
    If the multiverse theory is correct, then there is a universe somewhere that exists with a Father Martin Scorsese leading Sunday mass in a Catholic church. Or maybe he ended up a bishop, deacon or even Pope, but in our universe, fortunately, he found a different calling. When talking about his controversial “The Last Temptation of Christ,” the director explained “I made it as a prayer, an act of worship. I wanted to be a priest. My whole life has been movies and religion. That’s it. Nothing else.” A few weeks ago, filmscalpel released a video that isolates many…
  • 5 Tips for your Next Audition

    A Moon Brothers Film...
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:43 am
    So... You've booked that audition. Congrats! Now take in these tips. After doing 20+ years of auditions, these are some of the five things we find that actors tend to do or don't do that can keep them from getting the part.Tip 1 - Bring a Hard Copy of your Headshot and ResumeIt's amazing how many actors forget to bring this. When we're casting, we need to see your photo. Sure you sent us your headshot by email, but we like to sort things out in piles. If your headshot isn't there, we might forget you. That's never a good thing. So, always have that headshot on hand, just in case!Tip 2 - Your…
  • Meet Chicago's first couple of indie filmmaking - Crain's Chicago Business

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    2 Sep 2015 | 9:34 am
    Crain's Chicago BusinessMeet Chicago's first couple of indie filmmakingCrain's Chicago BusinessBy now you may have heard of Kris and Joe Swanberg, a pair of married filmmakers who have achieved the improbable: launching not one, but two directorial careers out of Chicago, far from the spotlight of Hollywood. They're having a busy summer: At the ...
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  • ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ Renewed By Starz for Season 3

    Reid Nakamura
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Starz has given a third season renewal to comedy series “Survivor’s Remorse,” the cable network announced Wednesday. The half-hour series from creator and showrunner Mike O’Malley stars Jessie T. Usher as young basketball star Cam Calloway. Ronreaco Lee, Mike Epps, Tichina Arnold, Teyonah Parris and Erica Ash also star. “We are thrilled to renew ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ for a third season,” said Carmi Zlotnik, managing director of Starz in a statement. “Since it began, the critics instantly embraced the show, and now we’ve seen…
  • Inside Netflix’s Plan to Crush Apple Globally

    Daniel Holloway
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Netflix launched in its 81st country Wednesday, and it’s a big one. Via a partnership with Softbank announced last week, the media streaming service debuted in Japan. The expansion introduces Netflix to an untapped potential audience of nearly 36 million broadband customers. Netflix’s Japan push is part of an effort to strangle the company’s would-be biggest competitor in its crib. The Japan move is “absolutely necessary to protect the future of Netflix’s scale, but also against whatever is coming from Apple,” Brian Solis, principal analyst at Altimeter…
  • Taylor Swift’s ‘Wildest Dreams’ Video Sparks Debate Over Mostly White Cast (Video)

    Tim Kenneally
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Taylor Swift has once again found herself at the center of a social media firestorm — this time over her video for “Wildest Dreams,” which is stirring debate over the racial composition of the video’s cast. The controversy began shortly after the release of the Africa-set video on Sunday, and was largely fueled by an article published on NPR’s website. The article, “Taylor Swift Is Dreaming of a Very White Africa,” blasts the video for portraying a vision of Africa in which nearly all of those depicted are white. “Taylor Swift is dressed as…
  • Fullscreen Hires New Development Executives Polly Auritt, Katy Chen

    Reid Nakamura
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Fullscreen has named Polly Auritt and Katy Chen as development executives, the media company announced Wednesday. Auritt will be vice president of Scripted Content, and Katy Chen will be vice president of Unscripted Development. The two will oversee their respective divisions. “We’re thrilled to welcome Polly and Katy to our team,” said Fullscreen Founder and CEO George Strompolos in a statement. “They’ve worked with amazing young talent and have the perfect mix of experience to cultivate fresh, creator-driven content for the Fullscreen audience.” Also…
  • Cate Blanchett to Play Lucille Ball in Biopic Written by Aaron Sorkin (Exclusive)

    Jeff Sneider
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Cate Blanchett is attached to star in an authorized biopic of Hollywood legend Lucille Ball that Aaron Sorkin is set to write for Escape Artists, TheWrap has learned. The film will chronicle Ball’s 20-year marriage to Desi Arnaz, with whom she starred on the classic TV sitcom “I Love Lucy.” Ball had two children with Arnaz before they divorced in 1960. She married Gary Morton the following year. Lucy Arnaz Jr. and Desi Arnaz Jr. will produce with Escape Artists, whose executive Jenna Block will oversee development of the project on behalf of the Sony-based company. Also…
 
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  • Watch: Supercut Details The Religious Imagery In Martin Scorsese's Films

    Cain Rodriguez
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:38 pm
    If the multiverse theory is correct, then there is a universe somewhere that exists with a Father Martin Scorsese leading Sunday mass in a Catholic church. Or maybe he ended up a bishop, deacon or even Pope, but in our universe, fortunately, he found a different calling. When talking about his controversial “The Last Temptation of Christ,” the director explained “I made it as a prayer, an act of worship. I wanted to be a priest. My whole life has been movies and religion. That’s it. Nothing else.” A few weeks ago, filmscalpel released a video that isolates many…
  • TIFF Watch: Naomi Klein Narrates Climate Doc 'This Changes Everything'

    Ruben Guevara
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Based on the critically lauded bestseller by journalist, activist and author Naomi Klein, "This Changes Everything" presents seven distinct portraits of societies on the battlefield of climate emergency. Klein narrates writer/director and former Al Jazeera host Avi Lewis' documentary, slated to premiere at TIFF on September 13, to speak about fossil fuel dependency. The advocacy doc wants to show us how we can transform our failed economic system into something more solvent for future generations.Shot in nine different countries over four years, "This Changes…
  • Criticwire Classic of the Week: 'I Walked With a Zombie"

    Vikram Murthi
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Every now and then on the Criticwire Network an older film gets singled out for attention. This is the Criticwire Classic of the Week."I Walked With a Zombie"Dir: Jacques TourneurCriticwire Average: AWhen Russian-born producer Val Lewton was hired by RKO Pictures to be the head of their horror unit in 1942, he was required to follow three simple rules. First, each film has to come in under budget of $150,000; second, each film had to run under 75 minutes; and finally, third, Lewton's supervisors would supply the titles to each film. After the commercial failures of "Citizen…
  • The Oscars Are Going To Try Going With 2 Hosts Again

    Kevin Jagernauth
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Oscar hosting is mostly a thankless job and one that's nearly impossible. Not only does a potential host have to start the show on the right note, they also have to help sustain the excitement for hours on end, and keep the proceedings from slipping into tedium, which as we all know from watching at home, is a rare feat. It's a big burden to put on the shoulders of one person, so they like they did a few years back with James Franco and Anne Hathaway, the show's producers are going to get a duo to host the Oscars in 2016.“There will be multiple hosts for sure — there will be two,” this…
  • Montclair Film Festival Announces 'Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams: Celebrity Nerd-Off'

    Tarek Shoukri
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:00 pm
    READ MORE:  Stephen Colbert, Richard Gere and More Announced for Montclair Film Festival Conversation SeriesThe Montclair Film Festival (MFF) has announced that Stephen Colbert will host an evening with director J.J. Abrams on stage at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in downtown Newark, NJ on November 21. The event, titled "Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams: Celebrity Nerd-Off!" promises to be a lively, wide-ranging discussion between the two as they each embark on arguably the biggest projects of their lives.After his success rebooting the "Star…
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  • 5 Tips for your Next Audition

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:43 am
    So... You've booked that audition. Congrats! Now take in these tips. After doing 20+ years of auditions, these are some of the five things we find that actors tend to do or don't do that can keep them from getting the part.Tip 1 - Bring a Hard Copy of your Headshot and ResumeIt's amazing how many actors forget to bring this. When we're casting, we need to see your photo. Sure you sent us your headshot by email, but we like to sort things out in piles. If your headshot isn't there, we might forget you. That's never a good thing. So, always have that headshot on hand, just in case!Tip 2 - Your…
  • Tell a Joke Day

    17 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    Did you know that it was Tell a Joke Day yesterday? On August 16th? So, in honor of the day, here's a movie-related joke...A man goes to see a movie. As he sits down to watch the film, his eyes get accustomed to the dark. He notices a dog sitting on the seat beside him. He is somewhat bemused but decides to ignore the dog. As the film progresses he notices that the dog is reacting appropriately to each scene. During the comedic moments, the dog wags his tail and barks. During the sad parts, he drops his ears and whimpers. During violent section, he growls and bares his teeth. At the end of…
  • Casting a Music Video

    12 Aug 2015 | 12:30 pm
    We're going to be shooting a music video in September for hiphop artist, Just Isaac, for his new song "Quiet Tears".The music video explores the relationship of a couple going on a series of dates.If you are in Niagara and want a chance to be a part of it, here's your opportunity. We're holding auditions to cast the featured actors in the video at the end of August in St. Catharines. Casting breakdown is below...List of CharactersThe Boyfriend Male / 25-35 yrs. / Any Ethnicity The Girlfriend Female / 25-35 yrs. / Any Ethnicity For more information about how to submit your headshot and resume,…
  • Which Film World Would You Visit?

    6 Aug 2015 | 11:26 am
    When a movie is created, so is a Film World. Sometimes the Film World is very much like the world in which we ourselves live. People live in houses or apartments. People go to work. They shop. They go to school. They go to restaurants. It's Earth. Our time. Usually the precise location doesn't even matter. It could be your town or city. The protagonist could be your neighbor.The genre of movie doesn't count. It could be anything. A rom-com like My Big, Fat Greek Wedding or Tootsie. Or it could the James Bond movies or The Hurt Locker. Or a sports movie like Rocky. On the other hand,…
  • 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…
 
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  • Meet Chicago's first couple of indie filmmaking - Crain's Chicago Business

    2 Sep 2015 | 9:34 am
    Crain's Chicago BusinessMeet Chicago's first couple of indie filmmakingCrain's Chicago BusinessBy now you may have heard of Kris and Joe Swanberg, a pair of married filmmakers who have achieved the improbable: launching not one, but two directorial careers out of Chicago, far from the spotlight of Hollywood. They're having a busy summer: At the ...
  • A New Ebola Documentary Shows Off The Potential Of 360-Degree Filmmaking - Co.Create

    2 Sep 2015 | 9:01 am
    A New Ebola Documentary Shows Off The Potential Of 360-Degree FilmmakingCo.Create"When it comes to VR filmmaking's ability to take people to places they would never be able to go or even think about, the opportunities seem endless," says Milling-Smith. Finding the right story through which to engage the audience in the fight
  • Comra filmmaking camp: humanising Yemenis' hopes and struggles - Ahram Online

    2 Sep 2015 | 5:30 am
    Ahram OnlineComra filmmaking camp: humanising Yemenis' hopes and strugglesAhram Online“These days, sometimes we are able to play. Other times we can't because of the war. I tell myself I wish the war would end,” says a Yemeni child, the protagonist of For a Loaf of Bread, a four-minute film that portrays a childhood interrupted by war
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl: Films about film-making can be fun - The Independent

    1 Sep 2015 | 6:46 pm
    The IndependentMe and Earl and the Dying Girl: Films about film-making can be funThe IndependentFilms about film-making are one of the great staples of cinema. From All About Eve to Day for Night, a host of movies has wallowed in the difficulties of making movies. Many are considered classics but, in the digital age, they also seem dated, set in Alfonso Gomez-Rejon interview: Me And Earl, Glee, ScorseseDen of Geek!all 41 news articles »
  • 6 Filmmaking Tips from Satyajit Ray - Film School Rejects (blog)

    1 Sep 2015 | 8:32 am
    Film School Rejects (blog)6 Filmmaking Tips from Satyajit RayFilm School Rejects (blog)So it is of no small import that the films which first shaped Ray's international reputation as a filmmaker – the Apu trilogy – has finally returned to cinemas, showcasing the graceful beauty and deeply felt humanism of Ray's work with restored prints and more »
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  • Television 2015: Are We Done Hating Television?

    24 Aug 2015 | 8:09 am
    This is one in a series of essays running last week and this week about the state of television in 2015. The series is based on developments at the recent Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., where broadcast and cable networks, along with streaming services like Netflix, presented new and existing shows to TV critics and reporters.
  • Still0823_00000

    23 Aug 2015 | 4:37 pm
    Today members of the local film community met at the Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar in Carolina Beach to prove that they are still here and still fighting. The group took a photo that they will be sending to lawmakers both locally and in Raleigh.
  • Youngsters took film industry on path of revival: Noor : August 23, 2015,

    23 Aug 2015 | 7:16 am
    ISLAMABAD The young generation has revived the Pakistani film industry and their efforts in recent and upcoming movies will go long way in keeping film industry on the path of revival, said film director Syed Noor. Talking to journalists, he said that the recently released movies by Pakistani film industry have a reflection of quality content, cast, story, choreography, cinematography.
  • Kapampangan short film bags award in Cebu Int'l Film Fest

    23 Aug 2015 | 5:54 am
    Kapampangan short film U.S.F.A. created by award-winning director Jason Laxamana has won Best In Philippine Focus at the Cebu International Film Festival recently. CEBU.IFF aims to gather global filmmakers to celebrate the art and craft of film making, promoting valuable cross-cultural partnerships, and sharing inspirational stories across the globe.
  • Youngsters took Lolly wood on path of revival: Syed Noor

    23 Aug 2015 | 4:40 am
    ISLAMABAD, Aug 23 : The young generation has revived the dying film industry of Pakistan and their efforts in recent and upcoming movies will go long way in keeping the Lolly wood on the path of revival, said a popular film director, Syed Noor. The recently released movies by Pakistani film industry have a reflection of quality content, cast, story, choreography, cinematography and above all, the involvement of young generation which compelled the fun lovers to enjoy the movies on big screen that ultimately gave an encouragement to their talent and boost to the film industry, he said while…
 
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  • New York Peruvian Film & Art Showcase 2015: Focus on Migrations

    Editor
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:31 am
      New York Peruvian Film & Art Showcase 2015:   September 15 – 18, 2015 The New York Peruvian Film & Art Showcase (NYPFAS) is proud to announce the film line-up and art program for 2015. Through documentaries, an art exhibition, short films, feature-length fiction and live music performances, the NYPFAS will try to portray Peru´s migration legacy as well as honor all of those citizens that, through origin or adoption, made the birth of a new nation possible.   This Showcase, which returns to New York City for a sixth year, will take place on September…
  • Claudia Cardinale receives the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award at Cinefest

    Editor
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:29 am
    Claudia Cardinale receives the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award of Hungary`s leading film festival, the Jameson CineFest - Miskolc IFF. On 11 September Ms. Cardinale will be present at the opening ceremony of the festival.   The divine CC: Claudia, Marcello Mastroianni’s – that is Guido, the director - love in the 8½; Angelica, Alain Delon’s – that is Tancredi Falconeri – love in The Leopard. Venus, Jean-Paul Belmondo’s love in the Cartouche. Jill, the dream of all men, in the Once Upon a Time in the West. Ginetta, in the Rocco and His Brothers.
  • AND Festival 2015 Film Screenings

    Editor
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:22 am
          Surreal fairytales, cinematic pioneers & forest adventures               Festival of New Cinema, Digital Culture & Art   Grizedale Forest, Cumbria 18-20 Sept 2015     andfestival.org.uk For the festival this year we bring you cult and new cinema from around the world with films which draw on the forest as site for refuge, work, adventure and transformation. These film bring you deep into the forest and feature hauty princesses, sentinel beings and young runaways. You can sign up for the film retreat,…
  • The programme for the 59th BFI London Film Festival was announced

    Editor
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:19 am
    The programme for the 59th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® launched today, with Festival Director Clare Stewart presenting this year’s rich and diverse selection of films and events. BFI London Film Festival is Britain's leading film event and one of the world's oldest film festivals. It introduces the finest new British and international films to an expanding London and UK-wide audience. The Festival provides an essential platform for films seeking global success; and promotes the careers of British and international filmmakers through its…
  • Films in Official Competition at London BFI Film Festival

    Editor
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:18 am
    11 Minutes Jerzy Skolimowski’s ‘catastrophic thriller’ interweaves the lives of multiple characters during a fateful eleven minutes with unexpected consequences. Read more Beasts of No Nation A chilling portrait of the plight of child soldiers, told from the perspective of one young boy. Read more Cemetery of Splendour Acclaimed Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul returns with a typically sublime, lyrical and visually ravishing tale of a unit of soldiers afflicted by a strange malady. Read more Chevalier Athina Rachel Tsangari follows Attenberg with a biting and strange…
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  • [FS: Support] OConner O-Box Deluxe Kit

    LeavingTheCandy
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Has a few dings and scratches (normal wear and tear) but works well and is very flexible. Just don't use much due to having other units. 16:9 Format Mattebox One Rotating & One Fixed Filter Stage Two 4x4" & Two 4x5.65" Filter Trays Bellows Ring Top & Side Flags & Brackets 15mm LWS Bracket Four 3/8" Threaded Mounting Holes Two Universal Lens Rings Lens Reduction Ring Will post pix later or tomorrow AM $1300 OBO
  • [FS: Support] Gini Rig pieces

    DvxHerb
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Hi everyone, I'm selling these seldom used Gini Rig parts which consist of: 1 camera base (2 x plates, 2 x 15mm clamps and 2 x 6" rods) 2 L brackets 1 shoulder pad with 15mm clamp 1 top handle t clamp 2 adjustable handles with attached 4.5" rods. One of which I had machined to screw into another rod. $60 shipped. US only. PayPal only. FullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender 2.jpgFullSizeRender 3.jpgFullSizeRender 4.jpg Attached Images FullSizeRender.jpg (67.5 KB) FullSizeRender 2.jpg (80.2 KB) FullSizeRender 3.jpg (75.6 KB) FullSizeRender 4.jpg (48.2 KB)
  • GH4 Panasonic V-Log-L - the Seven-Bit Solution for the GH4?

    Lpowell
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Panasonic's recent announcement of the long-awaited V-Log-L firmware upgrade for the GH4 prompted me to examine the technical details of its implementation. V-Log-L is a 12-stop version of the 16-stop V-Log tone curve designed by Panasonic for the Varicam video camera. It is calibrated for use with standarized Varicam LUT's, applied to the V-Log footage in post production. According to Panasonic, their design goals for V-Log-L on the GH4 were to increase dynamic range from 10 to 12-stops and to enable Varicam V-log LUT's to be used interchangeably with V-Log-L GH4 footage:…
  • [FS: General] Anton Bauer Twin Charger

    sihooyin1
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:25 am
    In great condition. 2-position simultaneous charging in the most compact form AB offers. Comes with lead. $375, free shipping to Continental US.
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Premium 5.5" 4K smartphone with 4K display !

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    2 Sep 2015 | 9:42 am
    http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/...ia-z5-premium/
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  • Free 4K Light Effect or Lens Flare or Light Leak - for compositors and editors

    31 Aug 2015 | 4:12 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 available 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. So far, as I upload this, they have been downloaded 332,000 times! This new one has colourful refracted light, ideal for transitions or compositing over scenes where light would appear to bounce into the lens - some have a rainbow spill. Useful for promos, music vids, logos, trailers - any kind of funky editing. Check it out…
  • Podcast Episode 48: Interview with Mark Stay

    5 Aug 2015 | 10:15 am
    The podcast is 5 years old!And to celebrate I bunked off. Instead Danny goes solo and interviews Mark Stay, screenwriter of UK family film Robot Overlords, and more! Recorded via Skype, so apologies for less than ideal sound.  Follow Mark on Twitter: @markstay
  • 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…
 
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  • Your Wednesday Links: European Film Model Under Threat Edition

    J. Ott
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:48 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. Variety: European Film Industry Focuses on Twin Threats: Netflix and Digital Single Market Two Minute Papers: Deep Neural Network Learns Van Gogh’s Art (YouTube video) – Some filmmaker is going to figure out how to add motion to this technique and makes something visually mindblowing. The Guardian profiles legendary movie sound guru Skip Lievsay – A nice long exploration of the craft of movie sound. Highly recommended reading! The Karate Kid:…
  • Movie Review: Mission: Impossible 5: Rogue Nation

    J. Ott
    10 Aug 2015 | 12:14 pm
    The Mission: Impossible franchise has managed not to wear out its welcome over nearly 20 years. How? I’m not sure. It may just be by spacing them so far apart. (1996, 2000, 2006, 2011, 2015.) Perhaps realizing that we care more about the actors than the characters, this latest installment provides nearly nothing in the way of character development. Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt is maybe attracted to sexy double agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson in a strong debut) or maybe he’s closer to computer nerd Benji (Simon Pegg). Just to keep you guessing, writer/director Christopher…
  • Avid Error of the Day: Blue Playhead Line and Render Effect Icons Disappear

    J. Ott
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:45 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. There’s no error message to screenshot, just a bug in the program. On Media Composer 7.0.4.3, I was getting the blue playhead line that marks the current frame disappearing completely. Also, render icons were disappearing. This was a major issue, since I was trying to make audio mixdowns of all Time…
  • 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
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  • I am working on opening a used bookstore in Sunset Park, Brooklyn

    13 Aug 2015 | 9:31 pm
    The area needs a bookstore, & I have some great bookstore ideas that might work in Sunset Park, so I am working on a bookstore project over here.  Check out more below and support the project if you can.  When the place is up and running I plan on hosting indie film screenings there.- Sujewa
  • 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…
 
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    Motionographer

  • Super Turbo Atomic Ninja Rabbit: Making Childhood Real

    Erica Gorochow
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    What motionographer reader didn’t grow up drawing cartoons?  Armed with his cohorts from The Line, animator Wesley Louis brought his childhood comic “Super Turbo Atomic Ninja Rabbit” to the next level, making a fully realized open. The result is a awesome dose of Saturday morning cel nostalgia. And a good reminder that animation is a pretty cool... Read more »
  • Glitch, twitch and stitch: The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

    Justin Cone
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:30 pm
  • Adam Plouff: Building Tools for Animators

    Erica Gorochow
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:55 am
    “If I’m known for anything, it’s the utilization of some of the more obscure features in After Effects and a weirdo obsession with mathematical phenomena,” explained Adam Plouff. Recently, the Atlanta-based animator has been expanding his skill set beyond keyframes and diving deep into code. Last week he released RubberHose, an After Effects plugin that makes pliable... Read more »
  • Dress Code Turns 8 + New Reel!

    Joe Donaldson
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Hands down one of the best shops in the City, Dress Code, is celebrating their 8th year today with the release of a new reel. I’ve had the privilege of getting to know Andre and Dan over the years, and I like what they are doing, to say the least. Dress Code not only creates great... Read more »
  • From online to real life: The origins of Wine After Coffee and Blend

    Justin Cone
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
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    Totally Unauthorized

  • There’s a first time for everything

    Peggy Archer
    18 Aug 2015 | 4:38 pm
    I’m not an actor, nor have I ever had  any actorish aspirations. But yesterday on one of the swim groups, someone posted a casting call that I just couldn’t pass up. A female swimmer, mid 30s to mid 40s, proficient in all four strokes and comfortable swimming in the ocean. The last part was strenuously emphasized – COMFORTABLE SWIMMING IN THE OCEAN !!!!! – so I’m guessing they’ve had some issues with people telling them “sure, no problem” and then freaking out when they dropped them off the boat. Or dock, or whatever. Luckily, I’m not…
  • Another day, another abandoned warehouse

    Peggy Archer
    10 Aug 2015 | 6:32 pm
    These were taken at the Firestone tire factory in South Gate. Built in 1922, it’s now awaiting the wrecking ball to make way for the only thing we seem to build in Los Angeles these days: Glass lofts with a Walgreens. Enjoy! And one panorama: Filed under: camera, distant location, hazardous, locations, long long drives
  • I’m back!

    Peggy Archer
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:09 am
    I had to take a little break to deal with some problems personal enough to not be shared on the internet (I know, right? Weird), but I here I am again and thankfully, work seems to be picking up just as thunderstorms roll through Southern California. The worst combination possible is a condor and thunder. Rain is fine (if a bit uncomfortable for the poor sap in the bucket), but as soon as any sort of turbo-charged static starts flying around, people get nervous. So last night, with the predicted thunderstorms in mind, we kept an eye on the tall clouds that thankfully moved north and not west,…
  • At least it’s a dry heat. Oh, wait.

    Peggy Archer
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:31 pm
    After working on a show that I absolutely cannot write about (super-secret paparazzi bait) – and working 14 hour days so there was no way to do anything worth writing about besides work, I got a call to work on a cable show in Santa Clarita. Good news: I was going against the traffic, and working with a crew of wonderful people. Bad news: It was 104 degrees, with ‘monsoon conditions’, which feels like one moved to Florida, but without the awesome Cuban food. Lucky for us, we were on stage all day – the other unit were out in the parking lot, finishing up the previous…
  • It’s cold outside but I’m baking

    Peggy Archer
    11 Jun 2015 | 10:32 pm
    This past week, I’ve been on a multi-camera show*. For lighting and grip, multi-cameras consist of three rig days and two shoot days. Rig days are only a few hours, because it’s all just fixes, tweaks and resetting the lights that the greens guys knocked out-of-place when they hauled around all the trees. Shoot days are normal 12 or 13 hour days. Usually with multi-camera shows, once the shooting day starts we don’t do much of anything, because all the lights are rigged and really nothing works on stands. Except this DP a single camera guy and still has the aesthetic of that…
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    WordPress Tag: Filmmaking

  • There Is A Problem With The Indie Film Community (And it's Fixable)

    Matt Croyle
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Snooty. Snooty? Snotty. Snotty? Snob. Straight up, indie filmmakers get enough flack from the rest of the world for their career choice. They shouldn’t have to get it from fellow indie filmmakers. Bottom line. Hands down. THE RANT… When someone decides that they’re going to take on the venture of making an independent film it’s pretty much like deciding to build an ark. There’s no “easy” way to go about it. The process has many pitfalls and problems that the team will have to face with the production process. However, the one problem that indie…
  • Interview with Rip [Podcast]

    Kayla Liederbach
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:58 am
    ‘Rip‘ is a Madison-based musician, DJ, producer, and filmmaker who seems to thrive when
  • TRUE SUCCESS

    vagabond
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:39 pm
    From the Audio Visual Terrorism Instagram account @audiovisualterrorism https://wp.me/p5rNmw-4X
  • "Nollywood" Brought To You By The People, For The People.

    dominiquegaitt
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:32 pm
    Nollywood is the Hollywood of Nigeria being made by the local people for the masses. Originally they produced the movies directly to VHS with no cinema screenings necessary, but now its done to DVD or VCD. These films are being made for a community where a lot of people are living on $1 a day so this helps reduce costs and gives the audiences exactly what they want. Film Makers in Nigeria making a movie as a part of the Nollywood industry. Despite the local clientele Nollywood, has grown to become the third largest film producing industry in the world. The creation of a such an industry in a…
  • The Story of the ROM machine.

    G McD
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:44 pm
    The story behind the design, development and manufacturing of the ROM exercise machine – the exercise machine that gives you a full workout in 4 minutes.
 
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    Atomic Vision: Photography Cinema Visual Arts

  • My Feature Film Project Gets Into Cinemalaya

    23 Aug 2015 | 4:44 am
    Last Saturday, August 15, 2015, the Cinemalaya Foundation finally announced the 10 lucky finalist for its 2016 Main Competition on Full-length Features, during the 2015 Festival Awards Night at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Cinemalaya is considered to be the most prestigious Independent Film Festival in the Philippines, so film fans from all over the country as well as the Press
  • 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
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    Indiewire

  • 2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Actor

    Peter Knegt
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Best Actor could once again (as it almost always is these days) be an ultra-competitive race full of some of major A-listers. Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Will Smith, Bradley Cooper (going for his fourth nomination in a row), Robert Redford (who has never won for acting, and is coming off that "All Is Lost" snub) Michael Fassbender (with three juicy roles), Jake Gyllenhaal (with two, and coming off not being nominated for "Nightcrawler") and Don Cheadle -- all of whom have never won -- have films coming out this year that scream Oscar (at least on paper) and all of them…
  • Watch: Cold-Blooded Killers Come of Age in Visually Stunning 'Partisan' Trailer

    Ryan Anielski
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:15 pm
    READ MORE: Watch: Evocative New Trailer For Sundance Winner 'Partisan' Starring Vincent Cassel "Partisan," Australian director Ariel Kleiman's Sundance Award-winning debut film, has a dark, disturbing and visually stunning new trailer. The thriller takes place in a hidden commune led by the charismatic Gregori, played by "Black Swan" actor Vincent Cassel. Like all the children in his community, Alexander (newcomer Jeremy Chabriel) has been raised to work together for the greater good and to follow Gregori's rules, which happen to include contract killing. The young…
  • 2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture

    Peter Knegt
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:13 pm
    It's still a while off before we'll have the answers to the few questions of this year's race that are developing from films that have actually already screened. Whether Sundance breakouts "Brooklyn" and "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" pull a "Boyhood" or "Whiplash," for example? Or what about Todd Haynes' "Carol"? Can it ride its Cannes buzz to finally nab the director a Best Picture nomination? Will "Inside Out" return Pixar to the big race? Does "Mad Max: Fury Road" or "Straight Outta Compton" have what it…
  • Montclair Film Festival Announces 'Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams: Celebrity Nerd-Off'

    Tarek Shoukri
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:00 pm
    READ MORE:  Stephen Colbert, Richard Gere and More Announced for Montclair Film Festival Conversation Series The Montclair Film Festival (MFF) has announced that Stephen Colbert will host an evening with director J.J. Abrams on stage at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in downtown Newark, NJ on November 21. The event, titled "Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams: Celebrity Nerd-Off!" promises to be a lively, wide-ranging discussion between the two as they each embark on arguably the biggest projects of their lives. After his success rebooting the "Star…
  • 'Hand of God' Star Ron Perlman On Making More TV Before the Golden Age Ends

    Liz Shannon Miller
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:38 pm
    He's been a beast, a biker and — always — a bad-ass, but when Ron Perlman went looking for his next project, post-"Sons of Anarchy," he ended up someplace unexpected: in judges's robes, on the Internet. READ MORE: Amazon Pilots Ranked Best to Worst (Season 3): Whit Stillman & Steven Soderbergh Compete for Your Votes The new Amazon series "Hand of God," created by Ben Watkins and directed by Marc Forster, stars Perlman as a rough-living judge who has a crisis of faith. It marks a new approach for the actor, who was drawn to the project because, as he says, it…
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    Filmmaking Stuff

  • Film Distribution: New Rules For Selling Your Movie

    Jason Brubaker
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:05 am
    If you're looking for film distribution article, LA Producer Jason Brubaker shares new rules for how to sell your movie.
  • How To Sell Your Movie Idea

    Jason Brubaker
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:40 am
    Wondering how to sell your movie idea? In this filmmaking article, producer Jason Brubaker shares 3 tips on how to sell your movie idea.
  • What To Do When Your Filmmaking Sucks

    Jason Brubaker
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:37 am
    This filmmaking article is challenging to write. The reason for this is simple. It is tough to admit that a movie you made (that you once thought was brilliant) totally sucks. Cringing at the sight of your old work is a good sign. The emotion means that you’re growing as an artist. But I don’t […]
  • Five Ways To Make Your Short Film Awesome

    Jason Brubaker
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:58 am
    When I got into filmmaking, short films were viewed as a calling card. You’d make a short, get into festivals and hope someone would come along and offer you a gazillion dollars to fund your feature. While making a short film is still a great representation of your talent, advancements in streaming video has created […]
  • Filmmakers Need To Get Debt Free (And Acquire FU Money!)

    Jason Brubaker
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:52 am
    Most independent filmmakers want to save money but feel too strapped to take action. This is because each month is filled with bills and other unexpected expenses. For this reason, most people put off saving until the end of the month. The problem is, by that time, there is nothing left to save. Despite the expenses of living, there are ways to save money. Here is how I was able to pay myself first.
 
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    Videomaker.com: Video News

  • V-MODA Crossfade M-100 Sweepstakes

    Jackson Wong
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:05 am
    Wanna win some headphones worth $270? Then you should enter Videomaker's sweepstakes for your chance to own these bad boys.
  • Atomos Announces Ninja Assassin — Lighter, Cheaper Than Flagship Shogun

    Pete Tomkies
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:42 pm
    Atomos have announced their latest professional recording solution — the Ninja Assassin. The Ninja Assassin offers 4k/HD recording, 7” 1920x1080 monitoring, advanced playback and editing in a compact, lightweight and affordable add on to DSLR, mirrorless and video cameras.  
  • Blackmagic Design Releases Fusion 8 Public Beta

    nlajeune
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Fusion 8, the free version of the visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available to download from the Blackmagic Design website as a public beta. Previously a Windows-only product, this public beta marks the first time the Fusion software will also be available to Mac OS X users.   
  • Panasonic DVX200PJ 4K Camcorder Pricing and Availability Revealed

    nlajeune
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Panasonic has set a price of $4695 for its AG-DVX200PJ 4K handheld camcorder which will be available from October 2015. The DVX200PJ is the first in a new generation of large sensor, multi-format camcorders and is capable of capturing 4K/UHD, HD and SD resolutions, including cinematic DCI 4K at 24p.  
  • Videomaker's D|Focus Systems DSLR Gear Sweepstakes Winner Annnounced

    Joseph
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:23 am
    Congratulations to Jeff Toner! Our D|Focus Systems DSLR Gear sweepstakes has ended and the randomly selected winner is Jeff Toner of Berkeley, Ca. This collection of DSLR accessories is designed to bring Jeff's DSLR camera setup one step closer to being a true cinema camera. It includes: Rails, Baseplate, Focus v4, Gear, Crank and Matte.
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    THE ATHLETIC NERD

  • Introducing Nerd Infinite!

    Jason McKinnon
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:07 am
    Just over two years ago, I shut down The Athletic Nerd in order to focus on other projects.  It was bitter sweet letting go of this blog.  I spent over four years writing articles for this site and I missed writing about movies.  But it was time to move on. Since then, I’ve developed and launched The Screenwriting Spark!  Today, it’s one of the largest collections of screenwriting resources on the web!  There are hundreds of resources, guides, videos and more with much more to come.  Yet still, I missed blogging about movies and television. Today, I’m pleased to…
  • The Athletic Nerd: The Final Post

    Jason McKinnon
    10 Aug 2013 | 5:47 am
    4 YEARS OF MOVIES, SCREENWRITING & INDEPENDENT FILM It’s hard to believe I started this blog 4 years ago. So much has changed in the world of movies and in my own life. Honestly, I’ve evolved just as much, if not more, than this site. More than anything I’ve learned, that I’m happy when I write. When I first started The Athletic Nerd, it was meant to be an outlet used to promote the short films we were producing in those days. Over time, I incorporated reviews, interviews, top 10 lists, short films and more. At the peak of this cinematic blogging adventure, I was…
  • A Closer Look At Pacific Rim

    Jason McKinnon
    14 Jul 2013 | 5:41 am
    MASSIVE MONSTERS ENDANGER WIDE SHOTS Batman Begins was a phenomenal movie but the frantic fight sequences drew some criticism because they were difficult to follow. Ultimately, directing fights in this way is a choice and not all people disliked those scenes. I certainly learned to appreciate them over time.  Michael Bay’s original Tranformers suffered from similar complaints.  The action was filmed so close at times, it was difficult to discern which robot was which. Guillermo Del Toro’s epic Pacific Rim is full of larger than life battles. Unfortunately, those battles are as…
  • Start A Screenwriting Blog Tour on The Screenwriting Spark

    Jason McKinnon
    4 Jul 2013 | 8:04 am
    LOOKING FOR INSPIRATION?  ALL YOU NEED IS A SPARK! The Screenwriting Spark is two months old now!  I’ve had a lot of fun collecting screenwriting resources and networking with screenwriters around the world.  Today, I posted a new ‘feature’ on The Spark.  (Actually, it’s more of an idea than a feature.) The Screenwriting Blog Tour! Finding inspiration is an extremely personal process.  I find that going on a screenwriting blog tour and reading about other people’s screenwriting adventures helps unclog the blocks in my mind. So I decided to organize and easy…
  • 15 Movies To Look Forward To For The Rest Of 2013

    Jason McKinnon
    28 Jun 2013 | 10:00 am
    JULY – DECEMBER 2013 MOVIE PREVIEW It’s hard to believe 6 months of 2013 has come and gone.  It’s been a fantastic year for movies thus far but there are tons of amazing films on the way. COUNTDOWN | January – June 2013 Movie Review Round Up & Rankings COUNTDOWN | 44 Movies To Look Forward To In 2013 Here are 10 movies I’m looking forward to the most: 15. ENDER’S GAME October 25th I don’t know a lot about this property but, like The Hunger Games, it’s hard to ignore when so many people love the material it’s based upon. 14. THE HUNGER…
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    John’s Bailiwick

  • Sally Mann Commands: Hold Still

    John Bailey, ASC
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    1. If your photographic weapon of choice happens to be, like Sally Mann’s, an unwieldy 8×10 view camera complete with 19th-century evocative black drape cloth, the spontaneity of a selfie or even a Garry Winogrand street grab is not your preferred armament. Mann’s introduction to a camera came when her father gave the 17-year-old his 35mm Leica III […] The post Sally Mann Commands: Hold Still appeared first on John’s Bailiwick.
  • The Artist Project at the Met

    John Bailey, ASC
    17 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Several years ago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art posted on its website a series of slideshow videos highlighting individual works in its voluminous collections. It was an eclectic selection, ranging from major European paintings to small Japanese netsuke. Once a week, a Met curator from the featured department guided the viewer into an up-close examination […] The post The Artist Project at the Met appeared first on John’s Bailiwick.
  • Akira “Harry” Mimura: From Hollywood to Hiroshima

    John Bailey, ASC
    3 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Shortly after 8 a.m. on the morning of Aug. 6, 1945, the B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay, piloted by Col. Paul Tibbets, entered airspace above the Japanese city of Hiroshima at 31,060 feet. When its payload, a uranium guntype atomic bomb, exploded about 2,000′ above the Shima Surgical College, only 800′ from its target, the Aioi […] The post Akira “Harry” Mimura: From Hollywood to Hiroshima appeared first on 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.
 
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  • James Bond author Anthony Horowitz issues international apology

    Iain Alexander
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:49 pm
    Promo still for Oude Meester Brandy commercial featuring Idris Elba It’s been a pretty bad day for James Bond author Anthony Horowtiz after he got universally panned following his comments about Idris Elba. In a not so subtle interview with the Daily Mail, the author said that Elba was too “street” and not “suave” enough to play Bond. He even went further to insult the fans of ‘Skyfall’ by saying that it was his least favourite movie and that Bond was “weak” in it. As you might imagine, Idris Elba was defended by almost everyone leading to…
  • State of Mind brings fashion and film together

    Elizabeth Levin
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Endorsed by some of Hollywood’s hottest young stars, Los Angeles-based clothing company State of Mind L.A. has garnered significant media attention with its successful media branch, State of Mind Entertainment. (S.O.M.) Fashion was just the beginning for Founder and CEO, Carlos Higuera. Instead of limiting his creativity to only being a fashion designer, he often crosses over to cinema and television. In just a few short years, Mr. Higuera has built an impressive slate of content, not only in the film world, but television as well. The best part is when the two worlds merge. Sometimes,…
  • Idris Elba isn’t “suave” enough to play James Bond

    Iain Alexander
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:17 am
    According to author Anthony Horowitz who is writing the next James Bond novel, Idris Elba isn’t “suave” enough. In fact the author told the Daily Mail that he thinks Elba is simply too “street” to play Bond. Elba’s casting preference came to light during the Sony Hack scandal that revealed how executives were in awe of his abilities and thought he’d make a good Bond. Currently there is no replacement for Daniel Craig, but with ‘Spectre’ just over two months away, this may be the last outing for the actor who has been playing Bond since…
  • Netflix could lose millions of subscribers with inconsistent content

    Iain Alexander
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:17 pm
    The problem with Netflix is not the platform, the quality or the content itself, but the consistency. The announcement that Netflix is parting ways with Epix means that many titles will suddenly disappear from the service which now has more than 60 million subscribers globally. The VOD platform has radically changed the way we consume content but there are many emerging competitors that could steal its thunder, particularly Amazon, which is well positioned to distribute content to huge audiences. With Netflix pushing for more original content that it controls, the subscriber base will…
  • Fewer women employed in the UK film industry since 2011

    Iain Alexander
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:05 am
    © 2014 – StudioCanal There has been a drop in employment overall for women in the UK Film Industry since 2011 despite year-on-year growth in the sector. Recently approved tax breaks have ensured that Britain will remain a highly competitive marketplace to produce films however the equality of employment remains an issue for women, who have so far failed to see any increase in prospects reflective of the overall sector, where there has been an actual decline in opportunities since 2011. In the film & entertainment industry as a whole, women held 33.5% of jobs in 2014 which is a…
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    WordPress.com News

  • A Niche of Their Own: Five Sites to Check Out Today

    Ben Huberman
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
    The blogging community is huge and diverse, with thousands of smaller clusters of sites built around shared interests, causes, and passions. It might seem daunting at first — like walking into a party where everyone already seems to know each other — but there are a number of ways to ease your entry into the community, from participating in a blogging event (or even starting your own) to taking one of our free blogging courses. As the bloggers we feature here demonstrate, there’s another way to find your place in the big, wide world of blogging: zoom in on one thing…
  • New Themes: Colinear and Franklin

    Ernesto Méndez
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    On this Theme Thursday, we have two new free themes for you: Colinear and Franklin. Colinear Colinear — our update to the older Coraline — is a squeaky-clean theme featuring a custom menu, header, background, and layout. Colinear supports featured images and six widget areas — up to three in the sidebar and three in the footer. Primarily designed for magazine-style sites, Colinear is a flexible theme that also suits any personal blog or content-rich site. Check out Colinear on the Theme Showcase, or activate it on your site. Franklin Franklin is a lightweight blogging theme,…
  • Introducing: Our New Action Bar

    Andy Peatling
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:10 am
    We strive to make all aspects of using WordPress.com streamlined and intuitive, from following a great new blog to editing a post on the go. Today, we’re happy to present the new action bar, which allows you to do all this (and more) no matter what device you’re on. Following and more When you visit a site you’re not yet following, look to the bottom-right corner of the screen and you’ll see this: Clicking on Follow will make it so new posts from that site will appear in the WordPress.com Reader. Becoming a new follower has never been easier, whether you or your…
  • Get Up to Speed at learn.wordpress.com

    Krista
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    If you just started a spandy new WordPress blog or site and want to work on setup and configuration in your spare time, we’ve recently refreshed a resource that might be just the thing for you: learn.wordpress.com. Have you just created a blog or website to: Showcase a personal project? Maybe you’re working on a photo-a-day project, some short stories, poetry, or a memoir? Highlight your business’ offerings and attract new customers? Promote an organization and want to know how to get connected to potential supporters on social media? No matter the reason you created that…
  • Next Stop for Accelerate.LGBT: Dublin, Ireland

    Anne McCarthy
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, is committed to diversity: providing a platform for everyone to publish on the web and building a diverse, distributed workforce around the world. A collaborative effort between Accelerate with Google and Automattic, the Accelerate.LGBT conference series is designed to help diverse businesses and nonprofits optimize their web presence, empowering professionals through focused workshops and hands-on, one-on-one support from Automattic and Google employees. We held our first event in San Francisco this past April, which was a great success.
 
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    Film Shortage

  • Star Wars: The New Republic Anthology

    Admin
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:39 am
    After being trapped for 30 years in the Great Pit of Carkoon, infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett makes a death defying escape and finds himself fighting alongside the Rebellion to establish a New Republic. ericdemeusy.com twitter.com/EricDemeusy facebook.com/eric.demeusy The post Star Wars: The New Republic Anthology appeared first on Film Shortage.
  • NO-A

    Marco Luca
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:47 am
    In his desperate attempt to save The woman who created him, No-A must face an unknown enemy force and fight to keep them both alive. The world is a desolate, unforgiving place in this action sci-fi with a surprising amount of heart. No-A is a CGI heavy short film built around a strong ape-like robotic main character, who charms us instantly with his evident emotions. Watching No-A feels like a futuristic post-apocalyptic & cybernetic version of King Kong, with its combination of giant apes, trans-species emotional attachments and the sadly heroic endings. NO-A was my senior film while…
  • Star Stuff

    Admin
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:25 pm
    What are the stars? In search of an answer to that seemingly simple question, Carl, a curious child, sets off on a great voyage of discovery. As one question is answered, more appear. Soon enough, where once stood but a curious boy, a great scientist will rise. “Star Stuff” is inspired by the work and life of Carl Sagan, a man who brought the stars a bit closer to us. ratimir.com twitter.com/RatimirRakuljic The post Star Stuff appeared first on Film Shortage.
  • Here Lies Mrs. Higgins

    Admin
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:37 pm
    In the rural town of Ballyfeely, brothers Brendan & Tony must cope with the loss of their dear mother Margaret, who tragically died after falling down the stairs. facebook.com/ReprimandProductions twitter.com/reprimandire reprimandproductions.com The post Here Lies Mrs. Higgins appeared first on Film Shortage.
  • Disruption

    Admin
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:25 pm
    Jay is a depressed comic book designer who confuses the world of his comics and real life, with tragic consequences. facebook.com/DisruptionTheShortMovie purpleroadpictures.com The post Disruption appeared first on Film Shortage.
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    Nerdonomy: Nerds on Film

  • Late August Release : The Episode

    thenerds@nerdonomy.com (Sarah Ashley, Sean Moriarty, Bryan Moriarty & Roxi Nobari)
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:43 am
    The Nerds address the 4 not-so-fantastic elephants in the room which leads into a discussion about Hollywood’s strategies for what months to release movies. Click here to see a video outtake from the episode! Click here to download the podcast file.
  • Bryan Got Fingered

    thenerds@nerdonomy.com (Sarah Ashley, Sean Moriarty, Bryan Moriarty & Roxi Nobari)
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:48 am
    The Nerds each submit what they think is the worst movie they’ve ever seen. Also… Bryan loses his shit college theater style. Roxi caught some of that on video, so here’s a little video enhanced segment of the podcast. Click here to download the podcast file.
  • The Rise & Fall of Nicolas Cage

    thenerds@nerdonomy.com (Sarah Ashley, Sean Moriarty, Bryan Moriarty & Roxi Nobari)
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:17 am
    The Nerds discuss the career of Academy Award winning actor and frequent internet joke Nicolas Cage. Click here to download the podcast file.
  • 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  
 
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    Noam Kroll

  • V-Log For The Lumix GH4 Has Officially Been Released For An Upgrade Price Of $99

    Noam Kroll
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:43 am
    As rumored, Panasonic finally announced the availability of V-Log for GH4 users as a paid upgrade today. For $99 current GH4 owners will be able to download and install an activation code that will allow them to use the new picture profile on their cameras. Additionally, we now know that there will in fact be a GH4R camera that will come with V-Log installed, however that will not be available in North America, only Europe. Below are the official V-Log specs from Panasonic which are on par with what many of us have been expecting: Adds V-Log L Gamma Profile to GH4 Wide Dynamic Range of up…
  • How Will GH4 Shooters React If The Rumored GH4R Is Announced On Tuesday?

    Noam Kroll
    29 Aug 2015 | 8:53 pm
    Just a few days ago, I wrote a post about the GH5 and the features that I hope to see included when it’s released. While all of the points I made there still are valid, the timeline and overall trajectory of the GH5 release may be different than many of us had thought. If you haven’t yet heard the rumor – Panasonic is supposedly going to announce a new iteration of the GH4 (called the GH4R) that will include V-Log as a feature. While no other details have really emerged at this time, the possibility of this new camera leaves a lot of questions up in the air. First off, if…
  • Chatting About The New 4.6K URSA Sensor & More With Dan May, President of Blackmagic Design

    Noam Kroll
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:55 pm
    This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Dan May, President of Blackmagic Design at BMD Day here in Los Angeles. Throughout the course of the interview we touched on the new 4.6K URSA sensor, the future of the Pocket Camera, some company philosophy and much more. Check it out below! As some of you know, I’ll be shooting my feature film (Ivy) later this year on the Blackmagic URSA, so naturally after talking with Dan I was even more excited to upgrade to the new sensor. The current 4K sensor produces some absolutely stunning images, but the added DR of the 4.6K version and the…
  • Lumix GH5 Predictions: What Panasonic Needs To Do To Stay In The Game

    Noam Kroll
    22 Aug 2015 | 9:33 am
    I’ve been a huge fan of Panasonic’s GH cameras for years now, having owned the GH2, GH3 & GH4 at one point or another. Each iteration in the GH lineup has been more impressive than the last, but it was the GH4 that allowed Panasonic to make a real dent in the market. That said, over the last year a slew of competitive products have come out (Specifically Sony’s A7 line), that has left Panasonic with some stiff competition. The GH5 is going to be a critical release for Panasonic and may be the product that solodifies their place in the market for years to come… But in…
  • 5 Easy Tips For Achieving Excellent Day For Night Shots On Set And In Post

    Noam Kroll
    13 Aug 2015 | 6:31 pm
    Low-light cameras like the Sony A7S and Canon C300 have been opening up incredible possibilities for shooting night exterior scenes without any lights at all. But there are still some huge advantages to shooting day for night which can make it an ideal choice for many filmmakers. So for those of you that are looking to go down that path, this article will detail exactly how to do it right. Shooting day for night (for those of you that don’t know) is quite literally the practice of shooting during the day with the intention of making your footage look like it was shot at night. There…
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    In Layman's Terms...

  • Podcast: The Punch Up, Ep.6 – ‘200 Dollars’

    Nicholas Lay
    23 Aug 2015 | 2:17 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. 6 – ‘200 Dollars’ This week on The Punch Up, the chaps get angsty at Colin Trevorrow’s appointment as director of Star Wars Ep. IX. On the review front, we take a look at Don Hertzfeldt’s depressing animated feature,…
  • Podcast: The Punch Up, Ep. 5.5 – ‘chadvalcoro@gmail.com’ / TD:S2

    Nicholas Lay
    14 Aug 2015 | 3:55 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. 5.5 – ‘chadvalcoro@gmail.com’ True Detective S2: The Review  In this standalone special, The Punch Up crew steadily go the way of Ray as they take a detailed, spoiler-filled look back at Season 2 of HBO’s True Detective,…
  • Podcast: The Punch Up, Ep.5 – ‘Bring A Coat!’

    Nicholas Lay
    14 Aug 2015 | 3:54 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.5 – ‘Bring A Coat!’ This week on The Punch Up, the chaps sing the praises of dreamy Tom Cruise and his latest MI flick, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. Things get chilly in the The Trailer Park as QT’s The Hateful Eight and…
  • SceneKid#12: “Me…”

    Nicholas Lay
    6 Aug 2015 | 11:56 am
    Robert De Niro and Robin Williams (and Randy Newman) cause me to cry. A lot.  Awakenings Dir: Penny Marshall Original Release Date: 22 December 1990 Follow ILT on twitter @laidbaremedia Like ILT on facebook No film has ever prised raw human emotion from the grips of my cynical soul quite like Awakenings. Penny Marshall’s 1990 biopic/drama – based on Dr. Oliver Sacks’ 1973 memoir of the same name, and unknown to me until recently – covers the true story of Sacks’ experience at a hospital in The Bronx, New York, in 1969. During that time he successfully “awakened”…
  • Podcast: The Punch Up, Ep.4 – ‘A Straight-to-Internet Release’

    Nicholas Lay
    5 Aug 2015 | 2:04 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.4 – ‘A Straight-to-Internet Release’ This week on The Punch Up, the chaps bite off more than they can chew as they tear apart the rotten carcass of The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride during Sucker Punched. Things get a bit misty eyed…
 
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    flicks and pieces

  • M. Night Shyamalan and Joaquin Phoenix To Reunite?

    Luke Kent
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:09 pm
    Rumour has it that two time collaborators, director M. Night Shyamalan and actor Joaquin Phoenix are set to team up once more for Shyamalan’s next, as of yet untitled project. The duo first worked together on Signs back in 2002, a movie that found success both critically and commercially, before following up in 2004 with the considerably less successful The Village. Since the pair’s first outing together with Signs, things have gotten a little rough for poor Shyamalan, who’s gone from being a Hollywood golden boy after The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable, to a much derided…
  • Fear the Walking Dead “Pilot” Review

    Luke Kent
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:01 am
    Fear the Walking Dead, prequel to The Walking Dead, was billed very much as a family drama first, and a zombie horror second, and in that respect it absolutely succeeds in its target. The methodically paced series opener is reasonably light on undead attacks, blood and gore, but what it does bring to the table is a well rounded and crucially likeable cast of core characters, who within the hour or so runtime are each clearly defined, interesting in their own right individually, but even more so in unison. School counsellor Madison (Kim Dickens) has the task of juggling a relationship…
  • All Hail Macbeth

    Luke Kent
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:33 am
    “By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes.” Acclaimed director Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth is on its way, starring Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class) in the lead role, with Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth. In the lead up to the film’s release on October 2nd, two spectacular new posters featuring the aforementioned duo have been released: Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth Michael Fassbender as Macbeth Macbeth is based on the classic Shakespeare tragedy, and described as a “visually breath-taking retelling of the classic tale about an ambitious…
  • Bunkers, Zombies and the Apocalypse: The UK Premiere of Fear the Walking Dead

    Luke Kent
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:25 am
    Fear the Walking Dead has been unleashed worldwide! After an incredibly successful launch in the USA, AMC followed it up with their UK premiere this week, bringing the apocalypse along with them, which was attended by yours truly. The setting: An old, shuttered up and worn down art school in Central London, given a new lease of life as a shelter from the outbreak of the undead. Having been greeted by a duo of surly and burly Epidemic Neutralisation Department security guards, I found myself ushered through a virus scanner (don’t worry, all clear) into a fantastically realised bunker,…
  • Something’s Coming – Introducing: Fear The Walking Dead

    Luke Kent
    21 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    “When civilisation ends, it ends fast.” The Walking Dead universe is about to get a whole lot bigger. Fear begins here. The Walking Dead’s new companion show – Fear the Walking Dead – is set for its UK premiere on August 24th in London, ahead of its UK TV debut on Monday, August 31st, and the tale of how it all began is shaping up very nicely indeed. Fear the Walking Dead acts as a prequel to Rick and the gang’s misadventures in The Walking Dead, placing us smack bang in the middle of the initial outbreak of Walkers. Though set in the same…
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    Producing Unscripted

  • Making TV With Adobe Premiere

    Biagio
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    People ask us all the time how we edit our TV shows. Until recently, it was a complicated, rambling answer filled with a mish-mosh of pseudo best practices. Not anymore. We’ve just taken our entire company in a brand new direction. We’re now making TV with Adobe Premiere and the Creative Cloud suite, and the […] The post Making TV With Adobe Premiere 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)
  • Cinematic Storytelling with Reenactments

    Biagio
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:45 am
    Reenactments in documentary, film, and TV projects give visual life to past events. They do so by re-creating those moments in a cinematic way. You’ve seen them in groundbreaking films like The Thin Blue Line by Errol Morris, HBO’s recent The Jinx, every crime show on Discovery ID, and in our own upcoming series, Snapped: […] The post Cinematic Storytelling with Reenactments 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)
  • How We Sold Our New TV Show: Step by Step

    Biagio
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:53 am
    Snapped: She Made Me Do It is our new TV series coming to Oxygen. Today, we tell you, step by step, how we went from idea to green-lit TV series. The post How We Sold Our New TV Show: Step by Step 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)
  • 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)
 
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    Best Job Ever

  • Episode 19 - Markus Mentzer

    Jay Hunter
    9 Aug 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Markus Mentzer (This is the End, Neighbors, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Garfunkel & Oates) has one of those jobs that when you explain it to someone who doesn't work in the film business it sounds both bizarre and insanely impossible...which it is.  He's a 1st Camera Assistant (commonly known as a "Focus Puller") and among many other things he keeps the image you see in the movie theater in focus.  I consider it to be the hardest and most thankless job on a film set and when you find someone like Markus (who is simply masterful at it) you can't help but wonder about how he does it.
  • 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…
  • 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.
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    Shortfundly

  • sky productions || VIP ||

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    2 Sep 2015 | 12:54 am
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    mahamca.kovai@gmail.com
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:27 am
    “Shortfundly” is building a community to help short film makers. Everybody starts small, showcase your talent on our platform and reach out to millions of short film viewers from all over the world. The creators of Best Short Films In Asia | Shortfundly is hiring. They have positions open in our Engineering, Development and System Operation, Android, Marketing & Design teams. These are full-time positions based out of Chennai. More details here – careers in shortfundly | Shortfundly Follow @Shortfundly
  • Warp – Film

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    31 Aug 2015 | 2:18 am
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    31 Aug 2015 | 12:01 am
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    27 Aug 2015 | 3:54 pm
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