Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Shape of Stories: A Vonnegut Demonstration in 4 minutes.

The last day of another year has arrived and picking an article to write has proven tricky. I didn't want to look back on this year or put a mash-up of everything and anything, but I also didn't want to put something completely random and disconnected to the feeling of closure we are all exper ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Directing and Directors, Personal Buzz, Writing and Writers
Is It Too Late For A Christmas Miracle In The Filmmakers Community?

To all the filmmakers/artists/creatives whose perseverance and endurance have been tested, I hope this story will touch and inspire you as much as it did to me. A week ago, Ted Hope posted a guest article from filmmaker Jane Weiner titled: Perseverance & Endurance: Necessary Elements Fo ...

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By mentorless| 2 Comments | Directing and Directors, Documentaries, Personal Buzz
Inserts A Tornado or a Smash Car Thanks to J.J. Abrams Free iPhone App

It's been couple of days that iPhone owners friends are having their fun shooting footage of us (non-iPhone owners) doing something, and then blowing the closest element near our face in the video. It is kind of funny (and ensures your eyebrows are still here) but, you know, gimmicky funny. T ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Filmmakers Tools, Personal Buzz
Tips and Tricks to Get What You Need For Your Documentary

IDA Documentary and Film Courage joined forces to make available the conversation that took place during DOC U with documentary filmmakers Ondi Timoner, David Weissman and Kirby Dick about the art of the interview. For having worked on a documentary and having been on the other side of the ca ...

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Watch ‘Framed’, A Short Shot on the iPhone 4S

It was only a matter of time before someone came up with a video made on the iPhone 4S, and to be honest I am not even sure this video is the first one, but it is probably the first one that will have a real buzz. Posted two months ago, the movie who has already 200,000+ views keeps expanding i ...

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By mentorless| 2 Comments | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Films and TV Show
Watch A 10,000fps Slow-Mo Test (And Cry With Your 60fps)

Christmas festivities have already started for most of us, but if you are still hanging around on the world wide web, here is a short video pretty self-explanatory about the different fps you can shoot an action at. England based 'slow mo guy' Gavin Free shoots with the Phantom Flex, a came ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Editing and Editors, Filmmakers Tools
Interested in Creating A Transmedia Experience? Discover Transmedia LA’s Wiki

Since my first evocation of a transmedia experience on mentorless (and the mixed feelings attached to it) I have had the chance to read more about it, to experience one from A to Z, and to appreciate the endless possibilities this medium offer to tell stories in fresh and compelling ways. I ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Directing and Directors, Social Media, Transmedia
Watch Michel Gondry Taxi Driver’s ‘Remake’

Yesterday morning Les Inrocks shared the latest piece by French director Michel Gondry, a sweded version of Taxi Driver. The art of Sweding a movie has been -officially- invented with Be Kind, Rewinds, Gondry's 2008 feature that tells the story of two friends working in a video store and wh ...

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The Art of Using ‘Procrastination’

Just like buying All Stars or wearing a bang, Procrastinating has regained popularity in the recent years. I have never heard a concept that many times during casual conversations, up to a point that I swore I would unfollow any person on my Facebook putting 'procrastinating' as a falsely dram ...

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How Much Can You Tell in 5 Minutes? Demonstration With the Short Documentary ‘La Mer Des Pianos’

French lead creative Matthieu Cuvelier and English creative, designer and filmmaker Tom Wrigglesworth directed, shot and edited the five minute short movie La Mer des Pianos (The Sea of Pianos), following Marc Manceaux, the owner of the oldest piano repair shop in Paris. Uploaded four days a ...

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