Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Digital Dilemma 2: A Wake Up Call for Independent Filmmakers

The Academy of Motion Pictures and Science recently published The Digital Dilemma 2, a follow-up to the 2007 report The Digital Dilemma that was focusing on 'the longevity of digital motion picture materials created by the major Hollywood studios'. Its sequel looks this time closely at the in ...

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By mentorless| 2 Comments | Directing and Directors, Filmmakers Tools
Youtube Launches “Your Film Festival” For a $500,000 Win and A Screening At the Venice Film Festival

Despite my reluctance to promote film festivals that use an online voting system as a filter for a qualifying round, 'Your Film Festival' feels like a too big of an opportunity not to mention it. Youtube and Emirates, in partnership with Scott Free Productions (Ridley and Tony's production hou ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Contest and Festivals, Directing and Directors, Filmmakers Tools, Social Media
Unable to Attend Sundance? Here Are 10 Livestreamed Events You Can Follow

The Sundance Film Festival is about to start and like many this year, I won't be able to attend it.Luckily, the festival has a Livestream channel that will cover ten events you will be able to watch wherever you are in the world: If you would like to RSVP to any of these ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Acting and Actors, Cinematography and Cinematographers, Contest and Festivals, Directing and Directors, Filmmakers Tools, Social Media, Writing and Writers
Can You Shoot Everyday For A Year? Madeline Did And The Result Is Perfect

A year ago or so, I'm guessing, Madeline decided to record everyday of her life in Los Angeles and the result is a powerful video that sweats life, energy and a thick layer of nostalgia for me as I have done way too many similar things than Madeline in the last twelve months in a-bit-missed-L ...

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By mentorless| 3 Comments | Directing and Directors, Films and TV Show, Personal Buzz
Must Watch: ‘Keith Reynolds Can’t Make It Tonight’, the Universal Animation

Keith Reynolds Can't Make It Tonight is a story I am sure many will wish they had written (I know I did) because it is so simple, yet so efficient and original. Written, Directed and Animated by Felix Massie, a British director and animator who did Keith... in 2007 when he was a student at the ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Animation, Directing and Directors, Personal Buzz, Writing and Writers
Watch DSLR Video Test: Cinestyle vs Cinema vs Marvel vs Neutral

Preston Kanak, mostly known for being the new addition in Philip Bloom's team (of two) realized a video test shot on a Canon 5d Mark II between different visual styles for DSLR, and presented under his 3 minute short film category. The video shows almost identical footage shot with the same ...

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By mentorless| 5 Comments | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Filmmakers Tools
John Malkovich In Depth Talk About His Work and Career

John Malkovich is an actor with a long and thick filmography. Like everybody else in pretty much every fields there are some ups and downs, but the man has been around for more than three decades, so that's no surprise. He also has made movies that became instant classics and is not only a fil ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Acting and Actors, Directing and Directors, Interviews
Fotoshop by Adobé Hits 1million Views in 2 Days, And You Should Watch It Too

Directed by Jesse Rosten, Fotoshop by Adobé  has only been live for two days but went viral quick and fast, hitting the million views few hours ago. The idea hit Rosten one night he was watching an infomercial for some beauty product. The commercial showed before and after portraits, that t ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Making Of
How to Light A Space to Shoot A Video Blog with a DSLR

Last night I stumbled upon an amazing tutorial made by DOP Eve Hazelton who explains in a clear and concise way how to lit a scene for a video blog shot on DSLR.This couldn't arrive at a better time as more and more (real) journalist friends around me expressed their desire to drop the qui ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Filmmakers Tools
What Is Motion Design? The Video That Makes It Clear, Once and For All

Motion Plus Design is a project created by Paola Boileau and Kook Ewo in 2011 and that starts with the 8 minute video below that explains what is Motion Design. Launched last September, the video has a 100,000+ views, which is pretty great when you consider the subject, and for good reasons: ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Animation, Personal Buzz