Monthly Archives: February 2012

Looking For A Producer Or Distributor For Your Transmedia Project? Cross Video Days Market Might Be For You

I have some exciting news to mark this Leap Day: For the second year in Paris, during June 12 and 13, the Cross Video Days will take place in the Stade de France and offer a series of conference, workshops and a market. Why is this exciting for you? If like DIY Days C ...

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By mentorless| 2 Comments | Directing and Directors, Filmmakers Tools, Personal Buzz, Social Media, Transmedia, Writing and Writers
Camera 101: A Good Starting Point For Aspiring Filmmakers

Cinematographer Ryan E. Walters has developed a series of tutorials about camera and the first video, Camera 101, is available to watch for free. It is obvious why this video would be an interesting video for aspiring cinematographers, but I believe filmmakers should watch it too. Walters men ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Filmmakers Tools
The Hollywood Dream Story That Should Convert Thousands to ScriptShadow

If you don't know Scriptshadow yet, and are in the business of writing stories shaped like a script, know that this blog will teach you more than many books you will read and classes you will take. Not that I am saying you shouldn't read any books or take any classes about screenwriting, b ...

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By mentorless| 2 Comments | Directing and Directors, Personal Buzz, Writing and Writers
The Sound And Music Of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

If sound is a major component in films, it is often taken for granted by the audience (and overlooked by filmmakers). The power of sound is phenomenal, as it is one of the few universal tools we have to tell a story, and fascinating, as it plays on a very subconscious level. Michael Coleman ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Editing and Editors, Film Scoring and Composers, Filmmakers Tools, Films and TV Show, Personal Buzz
Making-Of of the Week: How SoLab Created a Mirrored Universe for Yuksek

It has been few weeks since the last making-of on mentorless so I am pleased to share this three and half-minute making-of that accompanies the new official video for Yuksek's last title 'Off the Wall'. The music video was realized by the French production company SoLab, who has done music ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Directing and Directors, Making Of, Personal Buzz
“Your Editing Lacks Continuity”… But Does It Matter ?

Jack Douglas shot 'Your Editing Lacks Continuity' in 2010, and as you can guess from the self-explanatory title, he made his point visually and verbally during 2 and half minutes that are worth watching. The text under the video says 'Can you spot all the inconsistencies? Probably not. Yes thi ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Acting and Actors, Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Writing and Writers
[MOTSM] What Did Peter Parker’s Backpack Hold? A Closer Look.

Hanging on to the last words tweeted by @markofthespiderman last Saturday: we are staying tuned. Something might happen today, although I am not sure how they are planning to keep up with that level of intensity until July 3rd if they were to do events every week from Monday to Friday. T ...

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By mentorless| 2 Comments | Films and TV Show, Social Media, Transmedia
Learn From The Best: Spend An Hour Listening to Gary Oldman

As we awaits for the Oscar's verdict and to see if iconic and under-appreciated British actor Gary Oldman will have his moment this year for his impersonation of George Smiley, watch the one hour conversation shared by the generous Film Society at the Lincoln Center, NYC. It is an enjoyable ex ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Acting and Actors, Directing and Directors, Filmmakers Tools, Films and TV Show, Interviews, Writing and Writers
[MOTSM] Webbed in Denver: The First Spidey Hunter Report Is Out

I probably shouldn't write this article right now, mostly because I am ridiculously excited and on the verge to put stars and hearts everywhere, which would hurt my image of a balanced adult, but here we go anyway: Juan a.k.a @backslashagain, one of the Denver Spidey Hunter, just sent me a rep ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Films and TV Show, Personal Buzz, Social Media, Transmedia
Meet the Tumblr that Opens the Way To Promote A Movie To Thousands For Free

If you are anywhere near Earth as you read this article, you probably haven't escaped the massive campaign the Weinstein have unleashed to put The Artist under the spotlight. Because yes, sadly and independently of a film's quality, what often makes the difference for awards are the buzz, an ...

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By mentorless| 2 Comments | Acting and Actors, Directing and Directors, Filmmakers Tools, Films and TV Show, Personal Buzz, Social Media