Inside The Edit Launches Its Program by Offering A Full Year Access to Learn Editing

If you want to become an editor and/or a filmmaker this post might make a significant difference in your coming year. You probably remember the excellent video The Editor, created by Inside the Edit few months back, that achieved the not small task of clearly explaining in less than two minut ...

Continue Reading
By mentorless| No Comment | Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Personal Buzz
Miss Using a Typewriter? Tom Hanks Released Free App Hanx Write Just For You

Some of us never touched a typewriter and have to thanks AMC, the Shining, or Pinterest for getting a sense of what it meant back then, and some of us had the great joy of battling with a weak A, typos and the hypnotic sound of a typewriter when we were inspired and rolling. Tom Hanks tu ...

Continue Reading
By mentorless| No Comment | Personal Buzz, Writing and Writers
The Intertwined Evolution of Dance Sequences and Film Technology

Video essays are spreading  fast and exploring more and more aspects of filmmaking and film history. This latest video, from writer, director and videomaker Nar Williams, for Yahoo Movie, explores the intertwined evolution of dance sequences and film technology in less than six minutes.D ...

Continue Reading
By mentorless| No Comment | Acting and Actors, Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Personal Buzz
How to Rethink Your Video Content Strategy to Build Your Community

You might remember the excellent article written by BOND CEO Marc Schiller, couple of months ago about An analysis of Internet trends in 2014 for Independent Films. Schiller -who's one of Indiewire Influencers- has had its fingers on the pulse of community building and engagement for years ...

Continue Reading
By mentorless| No Comment | Personal Buzz
A Peak Behind-the-Scenes as Charlie Chaplin Directs City Lights

  Charlie Chaplin needs no introduction, but this clip, shared by The Criterion Collection, showing the master at work on City Lights with audio commentary is a great window on the process of a multi-faceted artist who always wear many hats on his productions. Despite City Lights be ...

Continue Reading
By mentorless| No Comment | Acting and Actors, Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Films and TV Show, Making Of
The Epic History of Sound in Movies: a new Filmmaker IQ Lesson

Filmmaker IQ is back with a new video lesson on the history of sound in movies. More than color, sound shakes the way films were thought and made, and the sometimes painful transition between Silent Films and the films as we know them today have inspired films such as Singing in the Rain ...

Continue Reading
By mentorless| No Comment | Film Scoring and Composers, Films and TV Show, Making Of
Kevin Smith Masterclass on Telling the Dismissed Story and Connecting with Others

 You have to give it to Kevin Smith: nobody does it his way, and that applies to the Masterclass he gave at Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival last July.For those who don't know who Kevin Smith is: Smith gained instantaneous and International fame during the Golde ...

Continue Reading
By mentorless| No Comment | Directing and Directors, Interviews, Personal Buzz, Writing and Writers
What Is Creativity and What Does It Entail You To?

Creativity is a word that can terrify or liberate. For decades it was believed that creativity was a gift given to a selected few, while others -the "creativity-deprived"- had to accept their fate: working in normal jobs. It is now more and more accepted that creativity is something we are all bo ...

Continue Reading
By mentorless| No Comment | Personal Buzz
Filmmakers Rejoy: The Takes Has Created the Ultimate Film Festivals Timeline, to Keep Track of Them All

Sending a film to festivals can be overwhelming: so many platforms available, so many differences between continents, so many deadlines, fees, and elements to keep in mind and track down. Many indie filmmakers -especially when it comes to short films, where filmmakers are often their own pr ...

Continue Reading
By mentorless| No Comment | Directing and Directors, Filmmakers Tools, Personal Buzz
The In Focus Series from BAFTA Guru Is Gold and It’s a Must-Watch

BAFTA Guru hasn't ceased to please and surprise us. Its latest series titled "In Focus" is composed of short videos (under 8 minutes) focusing on one specific aspect of filmmaking: acting, hair and make-up, screenwriting, VFX or editing.Each video is sharply edited, cross cutting interv ...

Continue Reading
By mentorless| No Comment | Acting and Actors, Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Filmmakers Tools, Interviews, Personal Buzz, Writing and Writers