Ken Burns on the (1 + 1) = 3 Story Equation

 There has been a lot of buzz in the last few weeks about a very short video where new-york based designer Stefan Sagmeister says that people who are not novelists or filmmakers and claim that they are storytellers are full of shit. It's a provocative position that could have been i ...

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Miranda July is Back With Somebody, a Short Film and an App to Shake How We Exchange Messages

Since her first feature, Me and You and Everyone We Know, that won the Camera d'Or at Cannes in 2005, Miranda July has kept proving that her universe is rich, expandable, complex and can live on pretty much all mediums. While working on her latest feature, The Future, she wrote a book de ...

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Watch the Making-Of of Alfonso Cuaron’s Y Tu Mama Tambien

Film school renegade Alfonso Cuaron has been picking his projects over the years based on one of two criteria: either because he wants to tell a particular story, or because there is no more money in his bank account and he has to make a film. (Check his BAFTA conversation, probably one ...

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The Evolution of Spy-Cam Filmmaking and the Leveling Out in Capturing Breathtaking Images

From the moment the camera became portable, the range of stories and the technical ambition attached to telling them visually have kept expanding, but up until a few years ago, some images could only be captured by professionals with access to very expensive equipments. And then came the HD, ...

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Film Sourcing Offers Free Templates of Documents You Will Need to Run a Smooth Film Production

As an indie filmmaker or storyteller, it's safe to say that the smallest your team to make a film, the better you got to be prepared and thus organized. There is a lot to keep in mind when you follow the arduous road of filmmaking, no matter the degree of DIY in your project or the length o ...

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Inside The Edit Launches Its Program by Offering A Full Year Access to Learn Editing

If you want to become an editor and/or a filmmaker this post might make a significant difference in your coming year. You probably remember the excellent video The Editor, created by Inside the Edit few months back, that achieved the not small task of clearly explaining in less than two minut ...

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Miss Using a Typewriter? Tom Hanks Released Free App Hanx Write Just For You

Some of us never touched a typewriter and have to thanks AMC, the Shining, or Pinterest for getting a sense of what it meant back then, and some of us had the great joy of battling with a weak A, typos and the hypnotic sound of a typewriter when we were inspired and rolling. Tom Hanks tu ...

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The Intertwined Evolution of Dance Sequences and Film Technology

Video essays are spreading  fast and exploring more and more aspects of filmmaking and film history. This latest video, from writer, director and videomaker Nar Williams, for Yahoo Movie, explores the intertwined evolution of dance sequences and film technology in less than six minutes.D ...

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How to Rethink Your Video Content Strategy to Build Your Community

You might remember the excellent article written by BOND CEO Marc Schiller, couple of months ago about An analysis of Internet trends in 2014 for Independent Films. Schiller -who's one of Indiewire Influencers- has had its fingers on the pulse of community building and engagement for years ...

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A Peak Behind-the-Scenes as Charlie Chaplin Directs City Lights

  Charlie Chaplin needs no introduction, but this clip, shared by The Criterion Collection, showing the master at work on City Lights with audio commentary is a great window on the process of a multi-faceted artist who always wear many hats on his productions. Despite City Lights be ...

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