Fascinating: Pioneer VFX Artist Douglas Trumbull’s Masterclass (2001: Space Odyssey, Blade Runner)

In a fascinating 1h30 masterclass, VFX pioneer Douglas Trumbull takes us through his whole career. After having worked on a NASA film that Stanley Kubrick saw, Trumbull was recruited to work on 2001: Space Odyssey. Now, if you remember from the 1966 Behind the Scenes, nobody knew what the moon ...

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Should You Upload Your Script on the Black List’s Website? Here Are Some Facts to Help You Decide

Surfing on the trend of the neat-infographic-that-helps-us-understand-companies-better, the Black List has revealed its first year numbers, from how many spec scripts uploaded on their website got attention, to how many days you should expect to wait before your script gets reviewed, to the mos ...

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27 MORE Filmmaking Related Twitter Accounts You Should Follow

Less than six months ago I shared 24 Filmmaking Twitter Related Account You Should Follow and since then, I've just been waiting for enough time to pass so I could do a second round! Why? Because there are much more than 24 or 48 filmmaking related twitter accounts to follow, and I just wa ...

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Eliot Rausch on Dealing w/Creative and Personal Pressure After Winning Vimeo Festival’s Grand Prize

You are probably already familiar with director Eliot Rausch, either because of his short documentary 'Last Minutes With Oden' that got million of views and won the first edition of Vimeo Film Festival's Grand Prize, or because of his wise and raw advice on Wonderland about balancing creative a ...

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Be a Part of Robert Rodriguez Next Project

After Neil Gaiman and Alicia Keys, it's Robert Rodriguez's turn to launch his project, named Project Green Screen and ask his fans to help him make it happen.Rodriguez, who made his debut 20 years ago now, with one of the first truly DIY film, El Mariachi, participates in the Blackberry ...

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SUBMIT YOUR DOCUMENTARY PROJECT TO PARTICIPATE TO THE MOZILLA FIRST HOT DOC HACKATON

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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Your Short Didn’t Get Into Sundance? Watch 9 of Them that Did and Vote For Your Favorite

While Sundance still feels to many like the Graal of Independent Film Festivals, competition is getting tougher each year. If you sent your short this year, you are not without knowing that your work was competing against 7,674 other shorts, for 64 slots. Out of this 64 movies, 9 are now comp ...

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Youtube Launches “Your Film Festival” For a $500,000 Win and A Screening At the Venice Film Festival

Despite my reluctance to promote film festivals that use an online voting system as a filter for a qualifying round, 'Your Film Festival' feels like a too big of an opportunity not to mention it. Youtube and Emirates, in partnership with Scott Free Productions (Ridley and Tony's production hou ...

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Unable to Attend Sundance? Here Are 10 Livestreamed Events You Can Follow

The Sundance Film Festival is about to start and like many this year, I won't be able to attend it.Luckily, the festival has a Livestream channel that will cover ten events you will be able to watch wherever you are in the world: If you would like to RSVP to any of these ...

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Straight 8: The Contest That Narrows It Down to Creativity And Rewards Big

we believe in doing stuff. get it out. learn. move on. do more. Straight 8 statement couldn't have better summed up what I believe is the most important aspect of what being creative means, and the fastest to forget when you try monetizing it: doing stuff. After my last month post about tal ...

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