The Machinima Expo 7 is now accepting submissions for its 7th annual virtual film festival which will take place on November 22 & 23rd, 2014. You can submit your film through our website (Use the SUBMIT link below) from ...
Pixar is giving out a version of its RenderMan software beginning in August, and you can sign up now so you're the first to hear when it's live. The program usually costs $500 per license, so this is the ultimate flash sale.
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.
A motivational short by Google with some words from filmmaker Andrew Stanton
We all love stories. We're born for them," says Stanton ("Finding Nemo," "Toy Story," "WALL-E") in this video that celebrates everyone who's ever had an idea, picked up a camera, or searched for a way to bring their story to life.
Every time I visit the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, I see something I’ve never seen before. In fact, t’s considered the most influential museum of modern art in the world. With that in mind, meet Klaus Biesenbach. Klaus holds the title “Chief Curator at Large” at MoMA. If you’ve visited the MoMA and walked away impressed (like I have), Klaus has a lot to do with that.
As content curators, we should all aspire to be like Klaus. After all, wouldn’t it be great if our content collections drew as much interest, respect and admiration as the collections at MoMA? In order to achieve this feat, we need to become highly effective content curators. In other words, we need to curate Internet content as we would fine art.
Let’s consider seven habits of content creation that would make Klaus Biesenbach proud. Continue reading →
If you sit down with any experienced graphic designer, they’ll happily talk to you for hours about the importance of typography. It’s everywhere you look, from huge billboard ads to the front of your favorite t-shirt. Type can reflect many emotions, but most of us rarely notice its profound impact.
Notegraphy is an iOS and Web app that wants everyone, regardless of their experience in Adobe Illustrator, to have fun with typography and create vibrant, sophisticated examples that can then be shared with their friends online. Just as Instagram made photo-editing dead simple and accessible, Notegraphy wants to do the same with type....
The notable trend of fullscreen media has exploded on the web. Images require less bandwidth and also provide a means for rotating backgrounds. However videos provide a very rich user experience – they provide something to immediately captivate the visitor and draw them deeper into a website.
The Independent Author Network (IAN) is a group of like minded authors who are self published or published by a small indie press. The group is open to authors who are active social networkers at sites like Twitter, facebook, LinkedIn etc. The group works together to support and promote each other online.
List of author services.
These businesses offer affordable services and support independent authors!
Photography newbie? CameraSim 3D teaches basics through first-person video gaming.
Thanks to the 3D game engine that the software is based upon, it can simulate not only all the basic DSLR functions including ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and exposure priority mode, but there will also be the option to use a tripod, change white balance, use exposure compensation, and turn the flash on and off. According to CameraSim’s website, the software, which is scheduled to appear in mid-2014, can accurately replicate ISO grain, depth-of-field blur, motion blur, and exposure based on the camera’s settings.
Helienne Lindvall: The video site uses bullying tactics to force down royalty rates – and now it is attempting to do the same with audio streaming
YouTube is threatening to block independent music videos on its site unless the labels that own the copyright to those videos sign a "template licensing contract" for its upcoming music streaming subscription service, claims the World Independent Network – and the independent music community is up in arms about it.
'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.
Worldbuilding is a major challenge for science fiction creators — building a plausible world from scratch involves thinking about lots of variables. But sometimes, to imagine the future, the best way is to look to the past. Classic literature can help you build a world more believably alien than anything you've yet imagined.
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)...