The Epic History of Sound in Movies: a new Filmmaker IQ Lesson

Filmmaker IQ is back with a new video lesson on the history of sound in movies. More than color, sound shakes the way films were thought and made, and the sometimes painful transition between Silent Films and the films as we know them today have inspired films such as Singing in the Rain ...

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Must Watch: the Coen Brothers and Long Time Composer Carter Burwell Discuss the Power and Importance of Film Score

I barely had time to recover from '2001: a Space Odyssey', the amazing documentary shot in 1966 following Kubrick's film as it was made, that Soundtrack Specialist is back again with another unique video: a 1h30 conference moderated by Alec Baldwin with the Coen Brothers, their long-time compos ...

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Discover and Learn From a Peer’s Journey: from Writing to Releasing the No Budget Short ‘Setback’

I'm very happy to introduce you today to Bulent Ozdemir, aka @RumbleGum, a fellow filmmaker based in London who released online his short film Setback a week ago. After watching it, I talked a little bit with Bulent about his story and found myself curious to know more about his overall proc ...

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How David Lynch Worked His Way Out on Mulholland Drive (BTS)

Mulholland Drive is an iconic film that took everyone by surprised, not because nobody was expecting greatness from David Lynch, but because once again, Lynch had managed to push the envelope and find an exciting way to tell a story that was never supposed to be. 'Sur la Route de Mulholland Dr ...

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YouTube Audio Library Gives You Access to 150 Free to Download Songs

Guitarist Oscar Rodriguez lays down a track for the YouTube Audio LibraryYou might have notices that a YouTube Audio Library has been discreetly added to your YouTube account two days ago, with 150 songs to download from it for free. You could argue that 150 songs is a pretty low number, es ...

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7 Tips to Have a Smooth Relationship with Your Clients and Keep Them

Avoiding bad clients is one hard problem to solve, but keeping good clients is not an easy task either. When you work as a freelance filmmaker/cinematographer/editor, you usually first take the first contracts you can get, no matter the pay and/or the client, and you learn with time, trial and ...

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Fill Up Your Creative Batteries With Austin Kleon’s Priceless Advice

Austin Kleon is a writer who draws. If you are not familiar with Kleon's work, he is an artist who gained a lot of attention a few years back with his Newspaper Blackout's poems and hit home with 'Steal Like An Artist', a manifesto he wrote to his younger self and "to anyone who's trying to in ...

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25 Things You Need to Do for Your Sound Editor to Love You

Sound Editor Vickie Sampson has one long list of credits on IMDB, spanning from Star Wars Episode VI to Donnie Darko, New York New York to The Fighter, along with a multitude of indie movies and blockbusters attached to her name. Couple of weeks ago, Django Unchained's sound editor and sou ...

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What Lies Behind Film Noir: the Making of L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential, an adaptation of James Ellroy's classic noir, came out with a bang in 1997 and won over public, critics and the Academy with two wins for Best Screenplay and Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Paying homage to Film Noir with great success after a long Holl ...

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Sound Editing Django Unchained With Wylie Stateman & Harry Cohen

Django Unchained, the latest film from Quentin Tarantino, revived the Western Spaghetti genre and became Tarantino biggest box-office success. The film received 5 Academy Awards Nominations including one for Best Original Screenplay (you can read the script here) and one for Sound Editing. ...

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