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How to Maximize Email Sign-ups on Your Website

How to Maximize Email Sign-ups on Your Website | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
Do everything you can to encourage users to supply their email to your website. Plus, how does Thrillist co-founder and CEO Ben Lerer do it?
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5 Unusual Ways to Become a Better Speaker

5 Unusual Ways to Become a Better Speaker | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
The art of captivating an audience can take years to develop. Since you don't have that long, here are some quick tips to improve overnight.
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Vimeo Video Sharing - History and Overview

Vimeo Video Sharing - History and Overview | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
Vimeo.com is a unique and widely popular video-sharing site. The site maintains a usual clean "web 2.0" CSS layout and is very simple looking from a U.
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YouTube Documentary Life In A Day On YouTube For Free

YouTube Documentary Life In A Day On YouTube For Free | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

Watched cold with 8 friends who all loved it mirrored to a TV through iPad- WOW!- Life In A Day On YouTube: The documentary film from YouTube users and Ridley Scott, which ran in theaters this summer, is now free to watch on YouTube.

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How To Build A YouTube Audience With Keyword Tools - The Reel Web Creators' Tip #13

How To Build A YouTube Audience With Keyword Tools - The Reel Web Creators' Tip #13 | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
How can you build a YouTube audience with keyword tools from YouTube, Google, and more? This week's creators tip from The Reel Web shows you how.
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What does music really mean to a timelapse? New Tokyo timelapse | planet5D - HDSLR community

What does music really mean to a timelapse? New Tokyo timelapse | planet5D - HDSLR community | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
We've covered plenty of timelapse projects and one thing keeps coming back to me (and is exemplified in this one below) - the music selection makes all the difference in the world - the visuals in this one are very good, but the music is what sets...
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Literature and Latte - Scrivener

Literature and Latte - Scrivener | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
Scrivener for Mac OS X. Award-winning writing software for novelists, scriptwriters, academics or anyone working on long texts requiring research and structure.
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10 to Follow: More Great Video Editing and Post-Production Twitter Users | Premiumbeat.com

10 to Follow: More Great Video Editing and Post-Production Twitter Users | Premiumbeat.com | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
In this post, we've rounded up 10 of the most influential Twitter users in the area of video production and post.
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| Noteboom Productions

| Noteboom Productions | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

RTFM. there's an app for that...Video Tutorials for the iPad, iPhone, and Macintosh Designed to Give You the Basics and More...

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HD Memory Camera - GC-PX10 - Introduction

HD Memory Camera - GC-PX10 - Introduction | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

Spacesaver????...

Capture the exact moment with this Full HD Memory Camera with 32GB internal Flash memory and an SDXC card slot.

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Screencasting Toolkit - Digital Inspiration

Screencasting Toolkit - Digital Inspiration | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
This detailed screencasting guide features some of the best software tools, web apps and audio-video recording devices that you may use to create professional-quality screencasts.
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The Knife Maker

The Knife Maker | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
We meet writer turned knife maker Joel Bukiewicz of Cut Brooklyn. He talks about the human element of craft, and the potential for a skill to mature into an art.
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The Film Editor’s Blog » Editing Concepts

The Editor's Cut. (part 1) 

Scene Structure.

What's the purpose of the scene?

What's the function of the scene?

Done deal...  waiting for....please, please...

Cutting Actors.

Building Acts.

Ebb and flow.

Rhythm and clarity.

Singles cutting.

Using sound.

Parallel cutting.

Music cuts.

Montage—temporal cuts.

Jump cuts.

The editor’s cut.

Scene compression.

The director’s cut.

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Build a Killer Website: 19 Dos and Don'ts

Build a Killer Website: 19 Dos and Don'ts | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
If you do it right, your website can be the best marketing tool you have. Ilya Pozin, founder of the Web design firm Ciplex, on how not to screw it up.
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The Penguin Blog: Ken Kesey’s Magic Trip

The Penguin Blog: Ken Kesey’s Magic Trip | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
In 1964, Ken Kesey, author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, set off on an epic road trip across America with his ‘Merry Band of Pranksters’. They shot footage of the journey, intending to turn the material into a...
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YouTube Killed TV, Except That It Didn't... Yet

YouTube Killed TV, Except That It Didn't... Yet | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
A new infographic called YouTube Killed TV has great graphics & impressive stats, but does nothing to prove that TV is actually dead or that it was killed by YouTube.
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How To Make A Video Website - The Reel Web Episode 13

How To Make A Video Website - The Reel Web Episode 13 | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
The latest episode of The Reel Web covers how to make a video website, as well as the latest news on topics like YouTube, Adobe's Flash, online tv viewing, and more.
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How To Optimize Your YouTube Channel Page--The YouTube Creator Playbook

How To Optimize Your YouTube Channel Page--The YouTube Creator Playbook | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
Our latest look at the video marketing advice from the YouTube Creator Playbook covers how to optimize your youtube channel page for maximum exposure and impact.
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How to sync video with professional audio in Final Cut Pro X: the DSLR workflow | Premiumbeat.com

How to sync video with professional audio in Final Cut Pro X: the DSLR workflow | Premiumbeat.com | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
With the explosion of the DSLR camera revolution, the workflow of separately recording professional audio has become very common—due to the relatively poor sound recording capabilities of most DSLR cameras.
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[Article] “The Four Steps of Creativity” a post by Joao Carlos

[Article] “The Four Steps of Creativity” a post by Joao Carlos | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

1.Preparation
2.Incubation
3.Illumination
4.Implementation

In my experience and work with others, the two areas most people mess up their creative process is in the first two steps.

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Web Design: The Emergence Of Page Apps

Web Design: The Emergence Of Page Apps | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

resolution independent production+ page apps+? = next gen backpack filmmaker...

A web designer creates/evolves beautiful layouts for the web content of his customer.

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How to Dry your Wet Cell Phone [Video] - Digital Inspiration

How to Dry your Wet Cell Phone [Video] - Digital Inspiration | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

2nd iPhone down- wish I'd have seen this before...

If you accidentally drop your mobile phone in water, you may either use rice or silica gel as shown in the video to revive that wet phone.

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Getting Started in Transmedia Storytelling – Transmedia Storyteller

Nice form for online doco- slideshare and beyond...

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