Monthly Archives: September 2011

Kindle Fire vs iPad and Amazon Prime Membership vs Netflix?

By now you've probably heard that two days ago Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos did a Steve Jobs-like intervention, introducing not one product but a whole series of Kindle, for an unbeatable price. Their top of the line product, the Kindle Fire, is already considered as the iPad most serious competi ...

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By mentorless| 4 Comments | Filmmakers Tools, Personal Buzz
Dear Mark Zuckerberg, Don Draper Introduced Timeline 40 Years Ago

Hard to know who hides behind eleist, an avatar created 13 hours ago and through which was uploaded a video that should become viral anytime soon... on Facebook for instance. Besides the Winklevoss brothers, it would be presumptuous to rule anyone, but if hardcore fans are always capable of gr ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Acting and Actors, Best of the Tweets, Films and TV Show, Personal Buzz, Social Media
Talent vs Popularity:  The Dark Side of Social Media

Every contest has its limitations and more often than I wish, if you want to get into a Festival it's more about who-you-know and timing than mere talent or work quality. But if the traditional way of doing it isn't perfect, it still leaves a small window to unknown and isolated filmmakers to f ...

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By mentorless| 3 Comments | Contest and Festivals, Social Media
5 Tumblr Accounts to Follow for Another Look at Films, Storytelling and the Industry

1- Awesome People Hanging Out Together. The title says it all, and this fairly new tumblr (november 2010) that really exploded this summer in terms of content, won't disappoint you. It talks to both the dreamer and the voyeur in us and offers a fair share of old and unknown pictures that always ...

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By mentorless| 6 Comments | Acting and Actors, Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Films and TV Show, Social Media, Writing and Writers
Best of The Tweets #6

Best of the Tweets #6 is out and because this week was particularly intense between the Emmys, Netflix/Qwikster, and the beginning of the TV season, I have decided to create subcategories. Tweets cover from 09/18 to 09/25 BEST OF THE EMMYS TWEETS 1-Modern Family writer Danny Zuker did ...

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By mentorless| 3 Comments | Acting and Actors, Best of the Tweets, Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Films and TV Show, Social Media, Writing and Writers
Ikonoskop Releases a 16mm Digital Camera: Have a Look

The Swedish company Ikonoskop just released a new camera named the A-cam DII and qualified by cinema 5d as THE 16mm digital cinema camera. They ran a video interview with Peter Gustafsson, who presents the camera and its configuration, and that you can watch below. The body costs 7,700 euros. ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Filmmakers Tools
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Extended Trailer

A four-minute long trailer for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo just popped on the Net and we, Larson's geeks, are very happy about it. It's a weird feeling to watch a long trailer of a story I've already read and watched and it felt like a 10 minute video, not in a bad way, but it just felt that ...

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By mentorless| 5 Comments | Acting and Actors, Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Film Scoring and Composers, Films and TV Show, Personal Buzz
Vimeo Opens Music Store, the Advil Against Music Rights Headaches.

If, as an editor, you've ever had a conversation with a low to no-budget production about music and clearing rights, this news should please you. After their Video School, Vimeo takes the lead on what seems like a niche sector before you start production but is really a key factor and a pain ...

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By mentorless| 2 Comments | Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Film Scoring and Composers, Filmmakers Tools
FCPX Gets An Update and Offers a 30-day Trial Version… But No Email From Tim Cook

It's Apple's turn to listen to their unhappy customers and react, but in a more discreet way that differs from Reed Hastings and his Netflix gang. Since Final Cut Pro X has been released, the majority of the professional editors who did the switch (or tried to) haven't ceased to complain over ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Editing and Editors, Filmmakers Tools
Flicker Co-Founder Stewart Butterfield Talks About How Internet changed Our Lives

Flickr co-founder and Vancouver based Stewart Butterfield gave a very interesting talk last week at the Creative Morning of his city about how the Internet radically changed our lives. The talk lasts 20 minutes and there is a Q&A of equal length afterwards that is, for once, a perfect comp ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Personal Buzz, Social Media