Having reviewed many of the films for 50 Kisses, one common thread is emerging. A lack of solid audio post production, and in particular, a lack of foley. The video above gives you a really good overview of a professional foley artists job – and you can do the same too. Foley tracks are created…
In this clip from the CreativeLive course, Shooting and Selling Hybrid Photography, Will Crockett reviews microphones and wind muffs. You'll learn which microphone type is best in which situation and what features to shop for when you are purchasing new gear.
Will talks about minimizing plosives, mic placement and getting the most out of your purchase.
CrowdFunding Film Society brings together artists, filmmakers, Musicians and video game creators to meet, participate in project to get funded to share crowdfunding filmmaking success Ideas.
We invite you to attend the Inaugural International CrowdFunding Film Festival, December 5 to 7 San Francisco. Join us in these great cities: Los Angeles | San Francisco | New York | Toronto | London or suggest a city to open a new CFFS chapter.
Alfred Hitchcock (UK, 1899-1980) is undeniably the world's most famous film director. His name has become synonymous with the cinema, and each new generation... (Alfred Hitchcock Masters of #Cinema full interview.
Cinematography gear is notoriously expensive, but a few "must have" pieces of equipment are surprisingly affordable. In this post, we've rounded up useful cinematography gear that won't break the bank!
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Dolly, reflector, audio recorder, and more. Click link ^
As the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset grows in popularity ahead of its late 2014/early 2015 consumer release, it’s already doing some pretty amazing things in beta. Though it’s been designed primarily for 3D gaming VR, it can also do things like controlling aerial camera drones. Clearly in the near future there are going to be some passive film viewing applications for the Oculus
'Independent film' reconsidered: Battling the past, re-thinking the future.
Six key observations on the current state of independent filmmaking that point to the most pressing issues that today’s filmmakers and industry players can’t ignore
Creativity and innovation are required to conceive of new approaches to the making and distributing of independent films in order to connect them more effectively with viewers, give them a newfound sense of relevance and sustain creative talent in a world where in many ways it has become devalued.
A showcase and community for TheSims3 photography and machinima makers (RT @Simatography: If you are entering #machinima into #SIFF you can now start sharing your film posters http://t.co/JwhJqLDgvJ)...
You've made a great film and you want it seen! Follow these tips from the director/producers of the documentary hit "Indie Game: The Movie". Tons of great takeaways for self distribution and promotion.
With so many recent changes in independent film, from falling international values for non-star driven independent films, to raising V.O.D. Here are five key strategies for attending the AFM . Over the past several decades, the AFM (The American Film Market) has been a hotbed of independent film projects looking for funding or distribution. Being the biggest market of its sort in North America, AFM regularly attracts international film buyers for smaller independent films.
No cinematic topic in the last few years has instigated as much -- or as intense -- debate as 3D. The jury is still out on how it bridges the art and science of motion pictures, or whether it does so at all.
Here’s a helpful video that shows how you can optimize your Canon DSLR for video recording based on Vincent LaForet‘s recommendations. It’s geared towards the 5D Mark II, but is applicable for other video-capable DSLRs as well (e.g. 5D Mark III and 7D). There’s also an article over on LaForet’s blog that explains the reasoning behind the various settings.
The documentary filmmakers and media producers who are venturing out into the world of transmedia or interactive storytelling have advanced storytelling, but have spent much time, elbow grease, and sweat on their projects.
Why submit to the wintry economic climate when you can turn the fact that you have no money into an advantage.
One thing I have learned through producing independent films with Raw Talent is that throwing money at problems doesn’t necessarily make problems go away, and often the job is done with half the energy and passion need for success.
So true with marketing your film. The big agencies working for the big films are so tired and burnt out that their approaches to marketing are so staid. Additionally, when anything new comes along they are paralysed by board and committee meetings whereas you, being broke, can turn on a dime
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Some great tips here from the founder of Raindance Film Festival. Info about Festival Screenings, Blogs/internet marketing, IMBD Listings, creating your own Wikipedia Article, competitions, contests and sweepstakes, and more.
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