Monthly Archives: June 2012

Tips and Numbers From KissKissBankBank, The French Kickstarter

Just like the United States, France is exploring and discovering the joys and pains of crowd-funding, and during the Cross Video Days, I discovered a bit more about KissKissBankBank, the french Kickstarter to put is simply, created in 2009 and slowly but surely growing. As you can see from th ...

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Alan Ball Interview Part 2 – From Six Feet Under to True Blood

Following and completing Part 1 (and as it is often the case), here is the second hour of Alan Ball's Interview. It really focuses on his HBO shows, and there are some spoilers, so make sure you check the breakdown below the video if you want to avoid them. I find his comment about The Writing ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Acting and Actors, Films and TV Show, Interviews, Writing and Writers
The Stop-Motion of the Week Reminds Us Time and Hard Work Can Beat Budget

I was working on a much more serious article about the Kiss Kiss Bank Bank workshop (the French Kickstarter) during The Cross Video Days when I stumbled upon this freshly uploaded stop-motion animation from directors Kelly Lippmann and Axelle de Biasi. The music video was made for odd-o-mat ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Animation, Directing and Directors, Personal Buzz
Alan Ball Interview Part 1 – From Staff Writer to Showrunner

Alan Ball, one of the most prominent TV writer in the last decade, but also know for his Oscar win for American Beauty, talks for two hours about his career. The man is as open and frank as you would imagine, and gives many details on how he arrived where he is today. Below is the first part ...

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Your Film Festival Releases its 50 Semi-Finalists From a Global Selection: What Are the Numbers?

Back in January, Ridley Scott and Youtube announced they were launching Your Film Festival, a free and worldwide opened entry film festival looking for shorts under 15 minutes in any genre that were celebrating the power of storytelling. Phase 1 (sending your film) closed March 31st. Ph ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Animation, Directing and Directors, Documentaries, Personal Buzz
Resource-Based Filmmaking: Definition of a New Term to Free Your Creativity

Independent Filmmaker Christopher Boghosian gave an interview to Film Courage talking about Resource-Based Filmmaking, and here is how he defines its concept: At the beginning stages of creating a film, rather than allowing your imagination to just go wild, you got to start with your resour ...

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[META-ME] A Year in Creativity #6 : How Was May 2012?

source Was there a May 2012?  That's the question I am asking to myself. That might be because I wrote Meta-Me #5 two weeks ago and consequently don't really feel like a lot of time has passed. I spent 24 days out of 31 in Turkey and worked on one of my marathon projects. I got about 3 ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | A Year in Creativity, Interviews, Writing and Writers