Monthly Archives: January 2012

Convert Your FCP7 Files To FCPX For $9.99

As announced, Apple put on the market an updated version of FCPX (10.0.03). It is the second update since FCPX's tumultuous release back in but what grabbed my attention was the release of a new application, 7toX for Final Cut Pro, that finally allows you to convert your FCP7 to transition to ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Filmmakers Tools
Watch ‘The Artist’ Silent Bloopers

The Artist keeps its ascension to Academic Event Stardom, winning big in each peer-to-peer ceremonies: the movie got Best Feature Film Award from the PGA (Producers Guild of America), writer/director Michel Hazanavicius was named Best Director of 2011 at the DGA Ceremony (Director Guilds of Ame ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Acting and Actors, Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Films and TV Show
Shoot Two-Sided Videos In One Shot With Your iPhone

Honest and Smile, the new New Advertising Agency doesn't believe in targets has developed a limited tool named The Love Box for an eponym documentary shot in Paris. Conceived in Barcelona, the limited edition object allows you to shoot live split-screen with an iphone 4 or 4s:If the vi ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Documentaries, Filmmakers Tools
‘Posters Hack’: A New Way To Look At Movies in the Midst of the Oscars’ Race

The British website The Shiznit has come up with the anti-PC/hilarious posters campaign, showing what is really hidden behind the movies in the Oscars's race.Here are some of my favorites:See the complete collection here.

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By mentorless| No Comment | Acting and Actors, Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Personal Buzz, Writing and Writers
Why Having A Making-Of Matters? Because Sometimes It Is More Interesting Than The Final Product

I love making-of 's and nothing makes me happier than when I see that a video or a movie I enjoyed is accompanied with a complementary making-of. When well made you can not only learn about the creative process but also appreciate on another level the hard work put into creating the final 'p ...

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By mentorless| 2 Comments | Animation, Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Making Of
What Job in the Industry Suits You Best ? Check Filmsourcing Chart and Find Out

Filmsourcing is a new website created by an international team of filmmakers and web developers from New-Zealand and Finland whose goal is to bring together people and resources, creating a larger pool for everyone to choose from.If it is a little early to see how well this is going to ...

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By mentorless| 3 Comments | Acting and Actors, Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Filmmakers Tools, Personal Buzz, Writing and Writers
Green Screens Everywhere… What Will Remain From Filmmaking?

It is one thing to use green screens for, say, the fantasy TV show Game of Thrones or minimum key inserts on TV -often related to screen inserts or action scenes, but what they did on Ugly Betty -and I am now wondering on how many more 'regular' shows- is an entire other story. See for yours ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Acting and Actors, Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Films and TV Show, Making Of, Writing and Writers
Forget About the Oscars, Watch The Craziest Rube Goldberg Machine At Work Instead

I haven't been following the Oscars for many years but I already feel tired by this excess of noise that always have its 'snubs', and 'surprises', and 'shocking moments' that all melt in a collective memory of 'Who won the Oscars last year again?'Until vocabulary expends or humans get a thi ...

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By mentorless| 3 Comments | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Making Of, Personal Buzz, Writing and Writers
Your Short Didn’t Get Into Sundance? Watch 9 of Them that Did and Vote For Your Favorite

While Sundance still feels to many like the Graal of Independent Film Festivals, competition is getting tougher each year. If you sent your short this year, you are not without knowing that your work was competing against 7,674 other shorts, for 64 slots. Out of this 64 movies, 9 are now comp ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Contest and Festivals, Directing and Directors, Filmmakers Tools, Films and TV Show
Is A Cool Concept Enough for a Story to Stand Out? [Watch Pockets by DANIELS]

It's not the first time that the hottest/'coolest' duo of filmmakers of the moment, the DANIELS, is making it to mentorless, and I could have showcased almost every worked they have done in the last year as there is always something fresh and different coming out of their universe. Today I dec ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Directing and Directors, Films and TV Show