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Prove Your Value and Cost Won’t Be An Issue

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Are you worth what people are paying you? Then prove it!
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The Best PowerPoint Alternatives for Creating Great Presentations - The Digital Shift

The Best PowerPoint Alternatives for Creating Great Presentations - The Digital Shift | Freelance Filmmaker | Scoop.it

"We’ve all endured “death by PowerPoint.” It’s a painful experience for the audience and probably not all that fun for the presenter either. To help my students deliver effective presentations—free of those deadly bullet points—I have my go-to applications."


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This isn't directly related to film production. Still, we all are called upon to make presentations. Some great resources here. Perhaps even helpful for producers, directors, DoP's. 

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Richard Byrne shares alternatives to PowerPoint with a twist. He includes additional tools that help students outline their stories; find high quality images that are public domain and/or Creative Commons; and a variety of web-based presentation tools as well as Haiku Deck, and app for the iPad.

In total he shares eight resources providing links to all as well as short descriptions. 

Gary Faust's curator insight, May 22, 2013 9:50 PM

Good ideas to help students add interest.

Dawn Perea's curator insight, January 2, 1:52 PM

very helpful, great tools!

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Technicolor CineStyle Color Assist, by Vincent Laforet (2 videos)

Technicolor CineStyle Color Assist, by Vincent Laforet (2 videos) | Freelance Filmmaker | Scoop.it

Posted by Vincent Laforet on November 28, 2012

 

"Here’s a quick follow up to yesterday’s post for those who want to see the Technicolor CineStyle Color Assist workflow in action with Adobe Premiere CS6. You can see how well integrated this workflow is in Premiere CS6 and how easy it would be to integrate this with your existing workflow, or with a DP on set setting initial looks for their editor/colorist. The beauty of this is that you can send the small sidecar .XCSL file via e-mail which makes this very attractive for people constantly on the move."

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FCPX plugin Skin Smoother from FCPeffects helps. By Peter Wiggins (2 videos)

FCPX plugin Skin Smoother from FCPeffects helps. By Peter Wiggins (2 videos) | Freelance Filmmaker | Scoop.it

Posted by Peter Wiggins on November 23, 2012

 

"Not an advert for the latest bottle of skin care products, but an electronic alternative instead. This $39 plugin will hopefully take years off your subjects!

 

HD is wonderful and the incoming 4K trend will mean more pixels and more detail. That's great for a lot of productions, but it will also show up every wrinkle and blemish of your female subjects. The comment in the FCP.co office today about the author (male) needing it after a late night out last night will be ignored."

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Would You Pay To Watch Select Vimeo Content?

Would You Pay To Watch Select Vimeo Content? | Freelance Filmmaker | Scoop.it

 

Will this become a viable way to support yourself as an artist and filmmaker? Or may just a way to collect some extra coffee money? Opinions?

 

Vimeo recently rolled out a Tip Jar feature for it’s content creators, where you can tip a donation to the artist. Coming up next for Vimeo is a Pay-To-View service, where audiences will actually h...

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Prove Your Value and Cost Won’t Be An Issue

Prove Your Value and Cost Won’t Be An Issue | Freelance Filmmaker | Scoop.it
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TWO new large sensor cameras from Sony PMW-F5/55

TWO new large sensor cameras from Sony PMW-F5/55 | Freelance Filmmaker | Scoop.it

  Here are the first pictures of the new Sony PMW-F5 and enhanced F55, looking a lot more like a mixture of an ARRI and a RED ONE, this camera means business.


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OneRiver Media Blog – Shooting wide on the Cinema Camera

OneRiver Media Blog – Shooting wide on the Cinema Camera | Freelance Filmmaker | Scoop.it

Good information on wide angle lesns options on the new Blackmagic Cinema camera. I'm sort of likeing the Canon 10-22 zoom for it's flexability. 8mm just looks sort of wierd. 

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Love Film? There’s an App For That

Love Film? There’s an App For That | Freelance Filmmaker | Scoop.it
A non-profit arts organization that champions the independent filmmaker. (Love Film?
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Virtual reality: Avatar inspires gamer to hit the gym - CNN.com

Virtual reality: Avatar inspires gamer to hit the gym - CNN.com | Freelance Filmmaker | Scoop.it
Marcus Dickinson, creator of the rugged "EVE Online" avatar Roc Wieler, has shaped up in real life to mimic his virtual persona.

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6 Techniques To Research and Locate Film Investors

6 Techniques To Research and Locate Film Investors | Freelance Filmmaker | Scoop.it

"Estimate how many investors you think you need to meet to find one that actually invests; then, multiply by 10. "

 

This article offers some great advice on how to find investors for your next independent film. The author recognizes the difficulty in finding film equity investors and suggests sources that most filmmakers overlook. One such suggestion is your local state film commissioner. Film commissioners process applications for filmmakers requesting tax rebates and are a major part of local filmmaking. Enlisting their help can put you in contact with local investors.

 

For more information on finding film investors, check out the article.


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S-Log2 on The Sony TheNewF Camera, at Cinescopophilia

S-Log2 on The Sony TheNewF Camera, at Cinescopophilia | Freelance Filmmaker | Scoop.it

Posted by Vision Wrangler on October 27, 2012

 

"S-Log2 will be available on that TheNewF camera from Sony coming on the 30th of October. There you go another piece of the puzzle scheduled ahead of the future, but really just now. First we tell you about a new XAVC codec from Sony coming to TheNewF and now some good gamma news. S-Log2 previously only available for the fully specked out flagship F65 cine camera from Sony will be on the F5 / F7 F whatever, or whatever plural."

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101 Tips on How to Become More Creative

101 Tips on How to Become More Creative | Freelance Filmmaker | Scoop.it

If you are feeling that you are stuck in rut and need to be more creative here are 101 "tips to change your usual mental patterns,"

How about;
* Taking a walk and looking for something interesting.

* Opening up the dictionary to find a new word and then use the word in a sentence. 

* Taking a different route to school.

Another 98 ideas are available in the post!


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For those 'not so inspired' times.

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Digital Bolex: 100 Changes. By Joe Rubinstein

Digital Bolex: 100 Changes. By Joe Rubinstein | Freelance Filmmaker | Scoop.it

Posted by Joe Rubinstein on January 28, 2013 • 

 

(...) "If we were like other companies we might release these upgrades one or two at a time over many years hoping people buy a new camera every 18 months, but we don’t want to do that. We said to ourselves and to our community, “How do we make a camera that will be relevant for the next 5 or even 10 years?”

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I'll be looking at this camera as well. Could the camera help define the medium? I'm thinking of the look/feel of docs and doc style dramas. When I think back on it the Canon 7D has most certainly forced me into a cinema style, with it's plusses and minuses, (plusses great look, minuses: slow setup and lots of gear). This may become a great camera for the pure story teller.

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I want one!
Michael Kleven's curator insight, January 31, 2013 4:21 PM
I'll be looking at this camera as well. Could the camera help define the medium? I'm thinking of the look/feel of docs and doc style dramas. When I think back on it the Canon 7D has most certainly forced me into a cinema style, with it's plusses and minuses, (plusses great look, minuses: slow setup and lots of gear). This may become a great camera for the pure story teller.
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Sony asks “is 4K worth it?” Their own research says… By Andrew Reid

Sony asks “is 4K worth it?” Their own research says… By Andrew Reid | Freelance Filmmaker | Scoop.it

Posted by Andrew Reid on November 27, 2012

 

"Sony have published a study into 4K in theaters. Called “Does 4K really make a difference?”. The advice is aimed at cinema companies upgrading to digital projection, who are faced with the choice of either 2K or 4K projection systems.

 

Sony’s findings also gives filmmakers a much needed insight into what situations 1080p, 2K or 2.5K are ‘good enough’ and when a 4K camera actually makes a difference.

 

“Some have suggested that 4K is only meaningful for very large cinema screens. In fact, screen size isn’t the true measure of an audience member’s ability to pick out detail. The true measure is the relative distance from that person to the screen, the viewing distance. On paper, 4K is obviously the superior solution. But what about the real world? Will the ticket buying public actually be able to perceive the benefits of 4K resolution in actual theaters?”

 

One of the reasons moire & aliasing or flaws in DSLR footage looks much worse on a computer monitor than on a TV or projector is that the viewer is sat so close to the screen.

 

Common wisdom suggests that larger displays should make the most of 4K whilst on smaller displays it would be wasted. This is not quite true."

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera post workflows

Blackmagic Cinema Camera post workflows | Freelance Filmmaker | Scoop.it
Digital camera development has been running in high gear for several years outpacing any other portion of our industry. Thanks to a revolution started by RED, Nikon and Canon, videographers are now...
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Tether Table Aero Laptop Workstation and Wallee iPad Tablet System Mount on Tripods, Photography Light Stands and Arms for Tethered Photography.

Tether Table Aero Laptop Workstation and Wallee iPad Tablet System Mount on Tripods, Photography Light Stands and Arms for Tethered Photography. | Freelance Filmmaker | Scoop.it

Some cool products for managing your tablet or laptop on set. I'm going to look for one that would also work with my Tascam DR-680 sound recorder. 

 

Tether Table Aero laptop podium tray mounts on all tripods including Gitzo and Manfrotto as well as any studio photography light stand...

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Blueprint for the Perfect LinkedIn Status Update | Infographic A Day

Blueprint for the Perfect LinkedIn Status Update | Infographic A Day | Freelance Filmmaker | Scoop.it
The above infographic blueprint is courtesy of SalesForce.com via Ragan's PR Daily news releases.

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9 Tutorials to Get You Started Making DVD Content in Adobe Encore - NoFilmSchool

9 Tutorials to Get You Started Making DVD Content in Adobe Encore - NoFilmSchool | Freelance Filmmaker | Scoop.it
We've written a lot on NoFilmSchool about the tutorials available for editing, visual effects, and color correction, but there's one area of post production we...
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Factors that influence success in freelance writing - by Cody Hodge - Helium

Factors that influence success in freelance writing - by Cody Hodge - Helium | Freelance Filmmaker | Scoop.it
Do you love to write?Do you love the idea of being able to turn that writing into a career that will allow you to share your vision with the worl..., Cody Hodge (http://t.co/ByTwrCY7...)...
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Wandering in Japan's 'Suicide Forest'

Wandering in Japan's 'Suicide Forest' | Freelance Filmmaker | Scoop.it
In a dense forest on Mount Fuji, many go to commit suicide, tying long ropes on their way in. Curious to know why, photographer Pieter ten Hoopen followed their leads.

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Vintage Photography (Without Instagram)

Vintage Photography (Without Instagram) | Freelance Filmmaker | Scoop.it
Tips on how to achieve a vintage look with your photographs...

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What Alcohol Really Does to Your Brain - Forbes

What Alcohol Really Does to Your Brain - Forbes | Freelance Filmmaker | Scoop.it

"We hear many different things about how alcohol affects the brain and body, most notably that it is a depressant. That’s only part of the story. Alcohol is a depressant, but it’s also a sort of indirect stimulant, and plays a few other roles that might surprise you."

 


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