Monthly Archives: March 2012

Need to Create a Female Character? Take a Look at this Flowchart…

... hopefully to avoid falling into the usual traps.After the chart to find what film in the industry suits you best, it's now  Overthinkingit's turn to share the Female Character Flowchart. The chart is vast and goes in many direction, with a good dose of humor, but sadly doesn't hit ...

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Making-Of of the Week: “That Day”, Short shot by Philip Bloom on a Canon C300

This week making-of is about the sci-fi short movie 'That Day', written and directed by Danny Lace and shot less than a month ago over three days. The movie's release is not scheduled until this summer but thanks to an impressive organization and strong planning, indie writer/director Danny La ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Filmmakers Tools, Films and TV Show, Making Of, Social Media, Writing and Writers
Google Takes on 4 Successful Ads From the 60’s and Turns Them Digital

What if four of the most famous ads from the 60s were to be made with today's digital tools? That's the question Google asked themselves and decided to answer to with Project Re:Brief. To do so, they teamed-up the creative minds behind Coca-Cola's Hilltop, Avis' We Try Harder, Volvo Drive it ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Directing and Directors, Documentaries, Films and TV Show, Making Of, Social Media

Mozilla, in partnership withThe Tribeca Film Institute, The Center for Social Media at American University, ITVS and BAVC, launched yesterday The Living Doc Projects, that has for goal to "produce events, projects and code aimed at revolutionizing Web-based documentaries, using the power of ...

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Pinterest + Evernote = Clipix?

If, like me, you spend half of your day favoriting pages on the Internet thinking you will get back to them letter and the other half crying over the single page you forgot to bookmark and you really need now, Clipix might interest you. Clipix is a (another) new (free) program that let's you a ...

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Wall-E and Toy Story Screenwriter Andrew Stanton Reveals the Clues to A Great Story

  'Storytelling is joke-telling. It's knowing your punch line, your ending, knowing that everything you're saying from the first sentence to the last is leading to a singular goal, and ideally confirming some truth that depends our understanding of who we are as human beings.' Screenwr ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Directing and Directors, Films and TV Show, Interviews, Personal Buzz, Writing and Writers
Watch Live: Prometheus Trailer Premiere and Q&A With Director Ridley Scott

There is plenty to say about the growing buzzed about Promotheus, a prequel to Alien imagined by Director Ridley Scott long long time ago and finally seeing light (and, interestingly enough, with an all-International-leads casting). If you know nothing about it, you might want to tune in on Ma ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Directing and Directors, Films and TV Show, Social Media, Transmedia, Writing and Writers
The 85 Films That Shaped Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese, who will turn 70 this year but has never been more active than in the last few years (or so it feels) between his features, tv pilots, documentaries and ads) gave an extensive interview to fastcocreate last December during which he apparently mentioned 85 films that influenced ...

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Making-Of of The Week: Watch ‘Solipsist’, the Hypnotizing Slamdance Winner

Take 15 minutes and watch the two videos below,  L.A. based director Andrew Huang' universe will likely rock your world.His ten-minute experimental short Solipsist won in its category at Slamdance, this past January, and you probably won't wonder why too long.I cannot remember w ...

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Why Videos Go Viral? (And Why It Can Matter to Filmmakers)

'Anyone of you could be famous on the Internet by next Saturday. But there are over 48 hours of video uploaded to Youtube every minute, and of that only a tiny percentage goes viral and gets tons of views and becomes a cultural moment so how does it happen?' Youtube trends manager Kevin Allo ...

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By mentorless| 3 Comments | A Year in Creativity, Directing and Directors, Filmmakers Tools, Personal Buzz, Social Media