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Google's 360-degree monster short is the future of movies

Google's 360-degree monster short is the future of movies | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, April 24, 7:14 AM

 

Adario Strange:  "The film is short, but doesn't skimp on major movie style cinematic special effects and editing, delivering a peek at what big virtual reality movies may look like in the near future."

Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, April 24, 11:52 AM
Impressionant Un très belle qualité d'image !
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What You Need To Know About Online Video Platforms

What You Need To Know About Online Video Platforms | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, July 7, 2015 4:26 AM


Dror Ginzberg:  "On this 10th anniversary of the first video being uploaded to YouTube, it’s important to look at how the online video industry has changed in the last two years — because the changes have been as significant as those that started 10 years ago."

Donald Schwartz's curator insight, July 17, 2015 1:34 PM

Who is doing what and how well.

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Why We Binge-Watch Television

Why We Binge-Watch Television | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, January 10, 2014 9:48 PM


Kevin Fallon:  "As a society, we’re more distracted than ever. So how is it that streaming hours of complicated TV dramas at a time is becoming our preferred method of watching television?"

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Makers Of Oscar-Shortlisted Documentary “The Act Of Killing” Turn To BitTorrent For Promotion

Makers Of Oscar-Shortlisted Documentary “The Act Of Killing” Turn To BitTorrent For Promotion | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, January 1, 2014 2:12 PM


Anthony Ha:  "BitTorrent has been pitching itself as a legitimate way for content creators to promote their works,  and now the company is announcing what may be its most noteworthy partnership yet" ...

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The 10 best web series of 2013

The 10 best web series of 2013 | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, December 28, 2013 12:43 AM


James Rawson:  "From surreal sci-fi invasion comedy The Power Inside to hard-hitting death row documentary One for Ten, it has been an eclectic but wonderful year for web TV series" ...

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, December 28, 2013 6:19 AM

If television is the brash younger sibling of cinema, then online web series are its screaming newborn grandchildren. As it's a medium still very much in its infancy, a whole host of questions remain unanswered. How long should an episode be? How do you keep fickle viewers coming back for more? Will they ever make any money? Until those answers are found, online filmmakers will continue to explore the possibilities of the nascent form, occasionally with wonderful results. Here are the best examples from 2013.

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Web-On!'s curator insight, January 4, 2014 3:13 PM

Las series han dejado de ser parte exclusiva de la televisión. En plena revolución transmedia, conoce cuales han sido las mejores web series en inglés de 2013. [Artículo en inglés]

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Expert Advice: How to Make Stop Motion Vines (And Maybe Even Make Money)

Expert Advice: How to Make Stop Motion Vines (And Maybe Even Make Money) | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, September 22, 2013 12:45 AM


"[Julia Pugachevsky speaks to Frank Danna] about what drew him to the medium, what the pre-production process entails, and tips for making stop motion Vines."

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, September 22, 2013 4:45 AM

Over at TribecaFilm.com, Julia Pugachevsky serves as the Vine correspondent, compiling a weekly round-up of the10 Best Vines of the Week. She regularly profiles expert Vine users. Most recently, she spoke to Frank Danna, whose stop motion experiments on Vine have gotten him work making stop motion Vines for brands.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, September 22, 2013 8:49 PM

Vine is a wonderfully easy, creative, fun way to share short, 6 second video in social media.  This piece takes it to another level.  ~  Deb

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5 Tips to Design the Best YouTube Channel Page

5 Tips to Design the Best YouTube Channel Page | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

Bob Al-Greene:  "There's a science to setting up the perfect YouTube channel page. Get the lowdown on crucial elements."


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Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, May 29, 2013 10:09 AM

Youtube has become the common man's channel for story telling!

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, June 18, 2013 8:08 PM

Here you go...

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Vine: 12 Ways to Make Your Videos Stand Out

Vine: 12 Ways to Make Your Videos Stand Out | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

Jeremy Cabalona:  "You've had some fun with Vine, but now you want to get serious. Here are some tips to turn you into a Vine pro."


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, May 22, 2013 1:48 AM

Great tips with great example Vines!

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, May 22, 2013 4:15 AM

With Vine, you have six seconds to really impress a viewer. Thankfully, six seconds is more than enough time to dazzle someone, tell a story or share a laugh. These tips range from technical best practices to creative guidelines.


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Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, May 23, 2013 7:09 PM

Love these tips. Good for ALL videos, not just Vine.

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digitaljam

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, April 22, 3:38 PM
Some essential reading on VR
The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, April 23, 2:07 AM

 

DRC:  Interesting infographic with link to VR Writers Room White Paper on immersive entertainment.

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Transmedia Story Stream: Don't just read a book--play it!

Transmedia Story Stream: Don't just read a book--play it! | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, January 19, 2014 11:55 AM

Transmedia Story Stream, the Zynga of ebooks, is a revolutionary platform which blends Facebook video game mechanics with ebooks to allow authors to build, distribute and engage fans in multi-media story worlds. Instead of downloading a static, dead ePub, readers can log onto story worlds that are alive with fans and friendship and earn rewards while reading. Don’t just read a book – play it!

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Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, January 24, 2014 11:06 PM

Dare to be different.

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, February 10, 2014 9:42 PM

In beta and coming soon...

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Did You Know About Haunting Melissa’s Dynamic Storytelling Tech, and That There's Probably Going to be a Sequel?

Did You Know About Haunting Melissa’s Dynamic Storytelling Tech, and That There's Probably Going to be a Sequel? | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, January 10, 2014 1:24 PM


Rob Rich:  "Haunting Melissa is an impressive piece of tech, and it's plenty scary to boot! But the creators of this iOS ghost story have even more in store for us."

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Social Media Mixology: Which Networks to Use Together

Social Media Mixology: Which Networks to Use Together | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

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What's your mix?

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, December 30, 2013 10:44 PM


Taylor Casti:  "Being master of all the networks is a godly feat, but knowing how to use Tumblr to up your Twitter game, for example, takes you to a whole new level. Here are some of the easiest ways to pair your social networks together to grow your audiences and find new content" ...

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, December 31, 2013 9:44 PM

some networks work together better than others. This post helps to clear the tangle.

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, January 1, 2014 11:29 PM

What's your mix?

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Inside The Making Of The First Google Glass Stop-Motion Film

Inside The Making Of The First Google Glass Stop-Motion Film | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, December 21, 2013 12:40 PM


John Brownlee:  "The first animated feature made with Google's next-gen wearable headset is here. Here's how it was made."

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5 Tips to Design the Best YouTube Channel Page

5 Tips to Design the Best YouTube Channel Page | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

Bob Al-Greene:  "There's a science to setting up the perfect YouTube channel page. Get the lowdown on crucial elements."


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Here you go...

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, May 27, 2013 9:02 PM

Video & visuals are powerful.  These are handy tips for understanding how to make the most of video's power.  ~  Deb

Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, May 29, 2013 10:09 AM

Youtube has become the common man's channel for story telling!

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'Haunting Melissa': App-only film delivers horror to mobile

'Haunting Melissa': App-only film delivers horror to mobile | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

Michelle Starr:  "Neal Edelstein, producer of 'Mulholland Drive' and 'The Ring,' creates an episodic horror film experience specifically for iOS.


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, May 26, 2013 12:36 AM

This looks interesting! I'm downloading the app now ...

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, May 26, 2013 4:04 AM

Interesting consept - i need to find out more :-)

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, June 18, 2013 8:12 PM

How might this deliver in a 48Hr Film Project context?

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A taste of FixTV

A taste of FixTV | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
In a series of video interviews by Anna Jackson, creative producer Mark Westerby shares the challenges and rewards of working across platforms to create FixTV, Wellington's first live studio and web TV chat show.

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