Monthly Archives: September 2012

Why Indie Storytellers Must “Think Like the Web”

It happened again, to my delight. One of my twitter followee tweeted out loud, sharing his thoughts process and creating a nice space for  reflection and debate if wanted. This time, it is Digital Media Consultant Chris Dorr that took upon himself to thought-tweet. In the  giant tweet ...

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By mentorless| 2 Comments | Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Filmmakers Tools, Personal Buzz, Social Media, Transmedia, Writing and Writers
Rob Legato on The Art of Creating Awe

Visual Effects Supervisor Rob Legato explains, in this 16 minute TED Global talk, how he learned that to create good visual effects you shouldn't replicate what the eyes can see but instead what the brain remembers. Legato, who has worked on Apollo 13, Titanic (for which he won an Academy Awar ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Filmmakers Tools
Meet Peter Jackson, Unknown Director of 25 who Just Completed his First all-DIY Feature Film

Peter Jackson is part of this small club of directors that made it thanks to his pure love for movies and unstoppable determination. Before being known for the director/producer who put New-Zealand on the entertainment business map and gave justice to Tolkien's written work, Jackson was just a ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Film Scoring and Composers, Filmmakers Tools, Films and TV Show, Making Of, Production Design
Timelapse + Tilt Shift + Blur = The Lion City

Timelapse and Tilt Shift have been two of the techniques the most exploited since the digital filmmaking's explosion. They are used all the time now as transitions in mainstream TV and movies, and there are countless tutorials on how to create them. Photographer and Filmmaker Keith Loutit, who ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Filmmakers Tools, Films and TV Show, Personal Buzz
In Case You Missed It: The Hollywood Infographic That Will Make You Pause

This infographic comes from an excellent Short of the Week's article published last January and that has find its way back on the Internet's front stage this week. If you take a moment to look at the numbers, it is pretty clear that Hollywood and the audience are heading to a wall named boredo ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Directing and Directors, Filmmakers Tools, Films and TV Show, Writing and Writers
Is Being a Great Reader Enough to Become a (Good) Producer?

The producer title is one of this tricky title used and misused all the time. I am regularly asked by friends outside the industry what are the difference between a producer, a producer, a producer, and an executive producer, an executive producer, and a... You got the drill; even though peo ...

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By mentorless| 4 Comments | Directing and Directors, Filmmakers Tools, Personal Buzz, Writing and Writers
[META-ME] A Year in Creativity #8 : How was my Summer 2012?

Maybe you could tell but until today I haven't been looking forward to writing this article, mostly because my Summer 2012 felt like Beyrouth 1983 for a long time. When it stopped feeling that way I waited for a client to finally upload a video I completed in April so I could share it but you k ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | A Year in Creativity, Directing and Directors, Writing and Writers