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Apple have published a document with a lot of help links that are designed to troubleshoot the basic problems you might get with FCPX. One we would definitely bookmark...

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DSLR Filmmaking: 3 Tips for Shooting Better Video | Stark Insider

DSLR Filmmaking: 3 Tips for Shooting Better Video | Stark Insider | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
Audio is just as important as the footage. At minimum buy a Rode Videomic (I have one on my Canon EOS 60D about 95% of the time).
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The GOP's 'war on teleprompters': 4 theories

The GOP's 'war on teleprompters': 4 theories | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
Rick Santorum doesn't read his speeches off a teleprompter — and suggests it should be illegal for President Obama to use such devices. Why?

 

Same  4 reasons some clients claim scripts and teleprompters get in the way of storytelling...

 

1) They undercut the natural great speaker.

2) Speaking from script vs speaking from the heart undercuts authenticity.

3) This is really about not wanting to do this, and wanting to find someone else to do this.... but there is no one else.

4) It works.   Complain enough about the difficulty of following a script, or reading a teleprompter, and any director will finally give in... or will they?

 

What do you think?... 

 

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Will YouTube replace TV?

Will YouTube replace TV? | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

The web video site ventures into original programming by partnering with celebrities like Madonna and Deepak Chopra to launch 100 new channels... Which would you rather watch- The Will Ferrell Comedy Channel, The David Lynch PsychoDrama Channel,  The JJ Abrams SciFi Channel, The Josh Whedon/Lance Weiler Transmedia Channel... or what you're currently watching...

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How to Produce for Adaptive Streaming

How to Produce for Adaptive Streaming | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
Adaptive streaming is the ideal way to deliver video content online. Here's how to do it right.

 

While Adobe, Apple, and Microsoft have all issued some guidance regarding the configuration of streams for their respective technologies, Apple provides the most specific guidance for streams targeting iOS devices in Technical Note TN2224: Best Practices for Creating and Deploying HTTP Live Streaming Media for the iPhone and iPad.

 

This document should be your first stop when configuring streams for HLS...

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What is HLS (HTTP Live Streaming)?

What is HLS (HTTP Live Streaming)? | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
Apple's HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) protocol is the technology used to deliver video to Apple devices like the iPad and iPhone. Here's a primer on what HLS is and how to use it.
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Final Cut Pro Z: Touch to Play

Final Cut Pro Z: Touch to Play | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
A look at Jason Rose and his Tactile Interface Movie Editing (T.I.M.E.) machine. It's a touch-enabled system on top of a flat-screen running Final Cut Pro X.
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Effective Presentation Skills – When Did You Do Your Last Presentation? |

Effective Presentation Skills – When Did You Do Your Last Presentation? | | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

Tony writes about the 3 types of presentation that we do each day. As you will find out from the book you are doing presentations on a daily basis and most of the time you don’t even think about it...

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Cautionary Tales in Transmedia Storytelling

Cautionary Tales in Transmedia Storytelling | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

 One of the greatest challenges in transmedia game development is crafting a believable story universe that persists across multiple media without tricking or endangering the game’s players...

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Simple, Elegant Genius: The BBC's Transmedia Sherlock - Part 1

Simple, Elegant Genius: The BBC's Transmedia Sherlock - Part 1 | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

Having chosen to make the Sherlock series a contemporary reworking of Conan Doyle’s original stories, it makes perfect sense that the characters blog, and that they’re active, no - hyper-active on Twitter. This decision then supports all kinds of cross-referencing between the blogs and blog content during the episodes...

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TribecaFilm.com | Future of Film | Keys to a Successful Film Launch: Part 1

TribecaFilm.com | Future of Film | Keys to a Successful Film Launch: Part 1 | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

Got a modest budget film and want 5 tips to asssist its launch?  plus results....

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Nuggets of Storytelling Wisdom

Nuggets of Storytelling Wisdom | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
In this post, I return to one of my favourite themes that run through this blog: the importance of storytelling. Past posts on the subject include this one and this one. I recently came across a gr...
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Manfrotto Launch the World's First True Electronic Follow-Focus Remote Controls for Canon HDSLR's | Digital Camera Review

Manfrotto Launch the World's First True Electronic Follow-Focus Remote Controls for Canon HDSLR's | Digital Camera Review | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
Digital Camera Review Test Compare Camera Specifications Photography Tutorials Camera Manuals...
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FCP X tools, Part 1 – Transitions

FCP X tools, Part 1 – Transitions | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
For the next few blog posts, I’m going to discuss some of the options you have to pimp out Final Cut Pro X on your system. Although Apple threw a monkey wrench into the business model of most FCP...
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7 Ways to Write Super Catchy Headlines

7 Ways to Write Super Catchy Headlines | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
Writing headlines is hard. Here are seven types of headlines that will get your content read and shared.

 

...And what if every sentence were treated as a headline?

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Why John Carter flopped: 6 theories

Why John Carter flopped: 6 theories | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
The bloated $250 million sci-fi epic tanked at the box office this weekend, grossing a meager $30.6 million and finishing behind The Lorax. What went wrong?

 

How about - Why All Movies made as blockbusters will flop in the future...

1) Star power no longer reaches.

2) Mass marketing no longer reaches.

3) The young guys, even when they show up, which is never en mass, are no longer enough.

4) Mainstream reviews no longer sell tickets

5) No movie peddled en mass,  can any longer escape it's negative buzz...

 

...disrupt!

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Can H.265 save us from the mobile video tsunami?

Can H.265 save us from the mobile video tsunami? | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

Mobile data traffic is set to explode, driven by more smartphones and tablets and the incredible growth of video traversing mobile networks. But a new video format is on its way, which could deliver the same high-quality video in half as many bits.

 

The good news is that H.265 is on its way to standardization. The bad news is that it likely can’t come quickly enough...2013...

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Buyer's Guide: Video Editing Software

Buyer's Guide: Video Editing Software | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
From format compatibility to storage integration, here are the issues you need to consider when choosing a video editor.
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Find Custom Streaming Video Hosting for Your Website - VidCompare

Find Custom Streaming Video Hosting for Your Website - VidCompare | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
Compare online video platform services for your business. Get video on your site, find video streaming and hosting providers. VidComare is the first online video platform decision engine for streaming video providers.
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New 2012 Adobe Labs release: Adobe Shadow | lynda.com | lynda.blog

New 2012 Adobe Labs release: Adobe Shadow | lynda.com | lynda.blog | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
Introducing Adobe Shadow, an Adobe browser lab that allows you to test your web sites on multiple phones and tablets through a dynamic device connection.

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40 Inspiring Examples of Blue Hour Photography | Inspiration

40 Inspiring Examples of Blue Hour Photography | Inspiration | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
While many of you photographers have heard of the golden hours – that short time immediately after sunrise and before sunset where the light is incredible for photography – there is another time that creates a surreal environment with natural light.
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Transmedia Storytelling around the World: J. C. Hutchins | Transmedia Storytelling Berlin

Transmedia Storytelling around the World: J. C. Hutchins | Transmedia Storytelling Berlin | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

The technological and creative convergence I’ve described isn’t a gimmick or a trend — it’s here to stay, and will continue to evolve and disrupt traditional forms of storytelling (and business models). The sooner entertainment companies understand and fully incorporate that into their creative and business processes, the sooner they’ll start reaping its long-term benefits...

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Nuno Bernardo: Transmedia in Documentary Storytelling

Nuno Bernardo: Transmedia in Documentary Storytelling | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

350 South: using transmedia and social media tools to make the audience a part of the experience from day one...

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How Punchdrunk Theatre Reels ‘em In With Immersive Storytelling

How Punchdrunk Theatre Reels ‘em In With Immersive Storytelling | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
When London's Punchdrunk Theatre Company opened Sleep No More in March 2011 in an abandoned warehouse block in New York, few imagined it wou...
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Jony Ive on Apple Design: 5 Telling Insights From the Evening Standard Q&A

Jony Ive on Apple Design: 5 Telling Insights From the Evening Standard Q&A | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
Jonathan Ive, Apple’s senior vice president of industrial design, doesn't grant many interviews, but today he was the focus of a deep, 1,6...
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