Monthly Archives: April 2012

Thelma Schoonmaker Talks About The Art of Editing and Working With Martin Scorsese

Thelma Schoonmaker is a three-time Oscar winner for best-editing and one of Martin Scorsese's life-time collaborator. They met at NYC where Schoonmaker was taking a six weeks class about cinema and Scorsese needed some help to save a movie that had been savaged by a first editor. Last week I w ...

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By mentorless| 4 Comments | Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Filmmakers Tools, Interviews, Personal Buzz
[MOTSM] Spidey Gets a Massive Recap, Brought to You by @0bFuSc8

If you  follow the light ARG page on mentorless you probably remember Anton's detailed Prometheus recap and how it felt like no recap could be longer... Ha. Meet @0bFuSc8's recap about what has been recently going on with #markofthespiderman's campaign. It is extremely detailed, and very ...

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By mentorless| 3 Comments | Personal Buzz, Social Media, Transmedia
Producing The Descendants: a Case Study Made Available Thanks to Sheri Candler and Twitter

Three days ago the IFP Minnesota hold a Producer's Conference  with Pariah's producer Nekissa Cooper, The Descendants' producer Jim Burke and Motherland's producer Jennifer Steinman. Marketing and publicity specialist Sheri Candler, who is no stranger to mentorless, was also there to talk abo ...

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By mentorless| 4 Comments | Acting and Actors, Directing and Directors, Documentaries, Filmmakers Tools, Films and TV Show, Personal Buzz, Social Media
[UPDATED] Upgrade your GoPro with Protune and Give a CineStyle-Like Feel to Your Footage

GoPro announced at NAB 12 that it partnered with Technicolor to launched a CineStyle-like firmware named Protune, that will give to the HD Hero 2 footage the additional capacities (from GoPro's website): 24fps frame rate, enabling GoPro HERO2 content to be easily intercut with other sour ...

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By mentorless| 8 Comments | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Filmmakers Tools
How Se7en, Mad Men or Blue Valentine Credits were Thought and Designed

PBS Off Book is a web-original series that comes out every Wednesday and explores cutting edge art, the artists that make it and the people that share it online. Their latest addition, The Art of Film & TV Titles, explores how credits that impacted us and became part of our pop culture w ...

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By mentorless| 2 Comments | Directing and Directors, Films and TV Show
Free Editing Plugins for FCP7 and FCPX via Crumple Pop

If you haven't made the switch to FCP X yet (or another editing program), you might have noticed that FCP 7 is slowly fading out anyway with new plug-ins and tutorials being tailored for its nemesis version. Crumple Pop offers a series of plugins for both FCP 7 (even 6 !) and FCP X that gi ...

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By mentorless| 2 Comments | Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Filmmakers Tools
What Type Of Film Would You Make With Nike’s Money to Make it Count?

New-York based filmmaker Casey Neistat was asked by Nike to shoot a film showing what it meant to him to #makeitcount. Neistat, along with his friend Max Joseph took the money and traveled as much as they could until there was no money left. They filmed the whole experience and cut it in a fa ...

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Watch an Animated Music Video Created With a $4.99 iPad App

Director Whitney Alexander and animator Kipp Jarden spent four months working on creating an animated music video for Art Decade's latest single, Western Sunrise: 'the foundation was to completely create it on the iPad 2 and the Procreate app' explains Alexander in the making-of below: ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Animation, Directing and Directors, Filmmakers Tools, Making Of
Video Tutorial: How to Light a Person for an Interview

One of the many positive aspect of owning your own DSLR (and its complementary) equipment is that you can reimburse your investment by shooting documentaries, music videos, profile videos and of course corporate videos. But depending of the situation, the final product ,and the budget (that we ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Documentaries, Filmmakers Tools
Must Watch: Caine’s Arcade, the Feel Good Short of the Week

I am very pleased to share Caine's Arcade today on mentorless. Caine's Arcade is a short movie I had the chance to see during DIY days in LA, back in October, that took all of us by surprise as it tells a very simple story that takes an unexpected turn to become a feel good moment. Caine's Ar ...

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