Download a Free Crowdfunding Planner to Keep Up With Intense Multi-Tasking While Raising Money for Your Film

Within the last five years, the art of crowdfunding has become a central conversation in the life of any indie filmmaker and artist really. By now we've all read anywhere between a dozen and a hundred articles about crowdfunding, and on this site only, several filmmakers wrote guest posts wh ...

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The Art and Power of the Opening Shot: an excellent video essay on SHAME

Opening shots are rarely deal breakers, they can make History, but you're unlikely to stop watching a film right after an opening shot, just like you're unlikely to stop reading a script after the first line. And yet, an opening shot sets the tone and plants seeds in the back of the audie ...

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In NYC? Join a FREE (Space Limited!) 2 days Filmmaking Workshop with Philip Bloom

This is a unique opportunity: 25 filmmakers in NYC will have a chance to attend a  free two days workshop with renown filmmaker Philip Bloom, shoot on a Sony a7s in 4k -each filmmaker will have access to a camera (!) and work on editing the footage gathered during the first day.Below ar ...

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5 Things Cinematographers Can Do to Make the Editor Happier

Anybody successfully working in the arduous art of filmmaking will confirm it: it's a collaborative process. And yet, because so many people are involved at very different stages, effective communication can sometimes be tricky. Two of the most important position in the filmmaking crew are ...

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Watch “High Maintenance” the Web Series Soon to Become Vimeo First Original Series on Demand

The Guy's intervention - Cycle 1 Episode 2: HeidiMeet 'High Maintenance', a game changer in the world of both web series and Vimeo. Recommended by Jenji Kohan during her latest THR Roundtable, (which is how I was made aware of its existence), High Maintenance is comprised of 13 episodes ...

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Chase Jarvis Rule to Stay Creative While Handling a Busy Life

Self-taught professional photographer Chase Jarvis did a morning Q&A over Coffee where he answered one question that concerns all of us: How do you take time for yourself?Even though we all have 24h in a day, today more than ever it seems that the difference between two good artist ...

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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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