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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Kevin Smith Masterclass on Telling the Dismissed Story and Connecting with Others

 You have to give it to Kevin Smith: nobody does it his way, and that applies to the Masterclass he gave at Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival last July.For those who don't know who Kevin Smith is: Smith gained instantaneous and International fame during the Golde ...

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What Is Creativity and What Does It Entail You To?

Creativity is a word that can terrify or liberate. For decades it was believed that creativity was a gift given to a selected few, while others -the "creativity-deprived"- had to accept their fate: working in normal jobs. It is now more and more accepted that creativity is something we are all bo ...

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Filmmakers Rejoy: The Takes Has Created the Ultimate Film Festivals Timeline, to Keep Track of Them All

Sending a film to festivals can be overwhelming: so many platforms available, so many differences between continents, so many deadlines, fees, and elements to keep in mind and track down. Many indie filmmakers -especially when it comes to short films, where filmmakers are often their own pr ...

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The In Focus Series from BAFTA Guru Is Gold and It’s a Must-Watch

BAFTA Guru hasn't ceased to please and surprise us. Its latest series titled "In Focus" is composed of short videos (under 8 minutes) focusing on one specific aspect of filmmaking: acting, hair and make-up, screenwriting, VFX or editing.Each video is sharply edited, cross cutting interv ...

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Ricky Gervais Shares How He Learned to Write in Creation Stories’ First Installment

Fastcocreate is launching a new series dedicated to creativity and storytelling named Creation Stories, and to kick off their first installment, they have interviewed British humorist, screenwriter, actor, director and producer Ricky Gervais.Asked what were his inspirations, Gervais sober ...

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How “Giving Up” Led Us To Our First Feature: a Guest Post by Michael DiBiasio

I am very happy to introduce this guest post by peers and filmmaker Michael DiBiasio, who you might already know via his twitter and/or his excellent blog. I discovered Michael DiBiasio's universe thanks to the one and only Edwin Nieves (if that sentence sounds familiar, it's normal!), and ...

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Jeff Bridges’ AMA: Being the Dude, Improvising on Iron Man, Playing a Role Written for his Father, Conquering Love…

Jeff Bridges is a man who beats the Hollywood odds in more than one way. A child of the business, he's managed to build his own career that spans five decades and counting, mixing genres and scales, never to repeat himself. On top of that, Bridges has also been a happily married man for alm ...

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The Art (and Importance) of Building Your Audience – Sundance Panel 2014

Tackling another panel from Sundance 2014 this week, this one about building your audience, a topic that should be the main concern of all storymaker/creative/filmmaker planning to produce work and share it until they die (boom. drama.) and wishing to cut through the noise to reach straight t ...

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How Did Hollywood Come to Be? A Crash Course Video Retraces its History

"Welcome to Film School'd", here is how starts the latest epic 9 min of video from Cineflix -the team behind the Top 12 Long Takes Ever Filmed- that goes way back until 65 A.D.* until today, from a mind blown in ancient Greece -in lieu, Ptolemy, realizing you can create the illusion of move ...

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