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WHY MUSIC VIDEOS DON’T COST $500.00

WHY MUSIC VIDEOS DON’T COST $500.00 | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
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charge = worth. don't sell yourself or your peers cheaply.

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Kickstarter lays down new rules for when a project fails

Kickstarter lays down new rules for when a project fails | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
In the wake of Neal Stephenson's failed Kickstarter game, terms get an update.
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probably a good and necessary thing. I've certainly seen a few projects here and there that I was shocked were even getting funding, much less had a chance to succeed, but to each their own. your passions and mine do not have to be the same!

 

and it reminds me I need to send out some updates...

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ARRI go large - New Alexa 65 shoots 6.5K with a sensor about three times bigger than Super35

ARRI go large - New Alexa 65 shoots 6.5K with a sensor about three times bigger than Super35 | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
By site editor Dan Chung: There had been rumours but today we got the confirmation. ARRI have built a super large sensor 6.5K version of the Alexa. The sensor is slightly larger than a 65mm 5-perf ...
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impressive. data demands must be insane?

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Finally the IMAX camera has a competitor, can't wait to see a feature shot with it

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Arri Announces 6K 65mm Camera

Arri Announces 6K 65mm Camera | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
The 65mm Alexa rumor is now confirmed. Arri announces a 6K 65mm Alexa called Alexa 65 with a 54.12 x 25.59 mm (diagonal 59.87 mm) frame which is larger than 65mm film.
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jinkies!

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Shooting with the Sony PXW-FS7 - Jason Wingrove gives his first impressions

Shooting with the Sony PXW-FS7 - Jason Wingrove gives his first impressions | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it

What I’ve been looking for for some time is a great run-and-gun camera that I can use for some of my more narrative, documentary style work. I want a robust codec, great dynamic range, ergonomics, proper audio controls and XLR connections, slow motion with minimal compromise. On top of all that I want it to give me access to the full frame look – the one I fell in love with at the start of the DSLR revolution. The FS7 seems to provide all that and then some.  

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the use of some custom lenses might make this a less-than-useful comparison video, but real world footage it is...

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Here is a great Sony A7s video entirely shoot with moonlight only!

Here is a great Sony A7s video entirely shoot with moonlight only! | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
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jeepers. wow.

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The State of Film Distribution: Many Opportunities to Upload Your Film, Far Less to Make Money

The State of Film Distribution: Many Opportunities to Upload Your Film, Far Less to Make Money | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
Bob Berney talks about the State of Film Distribution during a Keynote at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2014.
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so much competition means it is hard to get anybody's attention. the distro part is easy, the marketing/advertising part is still hard.

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The 2014 Indiewire IFP Independent Film Week Bible: Complete Panel/Keynote Coverage, Interviews and News Posted

The 2014 Indiewire IFP Independent Film Week Bible: Complete Panel/Keynote Coverage, Interviews and News Posted | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
Stay up-to-date on the latest news out of IFP Independent Film Week. Check the 2014 Indiewire IFP Independent Film Week Bible throughout the day as our team on
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Day and Date Film Release Conversation

It is really great to see a festival get their industry panel videos online so quickly after the event. So few events do this in a timely manner and some never get around to editing and uploading their recordings. Toronto International Film Festival just wrapped and already their Youtube channel is populated with some of the great discussions had at this year’s industry conference. I have embedded this video discussion on day and date film releases that you can watch in its entirety (51 mins), but I will summarize the information if you are in a hurry. I’m going to add in a little commentary of my own, so if you want to pure version, watch the video.

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great stuff, thanks Sheri!

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IBC 2014 live show replay: Aladdin’s bendy and waterproof Flex Lite LED panel lights

IBC 2014 live show replay: Aladdin’s bendy and waterproof Flex Lite LED panel lights | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it

By technical editor Matt Allard: One of our favourite products at IBC this week were the flexible LED panels from Korean maker Aladdin. The Flex Lite panel is 25x25cm in size but unlike a conventio...

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there was a recent kickstarter project for something called Rag Lights that was similar. they cancelled their project, however.

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Sundance Picks 10 Writers for First-Ever Episodic Story Lab

Sundance Picks 10 Writers for First-Ever Episodic Story Lab | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
10 writers will head to the Sundance Institute in Utah this month to hone their storytelling craft in episodic form.
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IBC 2014 video: Motion9 show a7S/GH4 cages and folding brushless gimbal

By newsshooter contributor Clinton Harn: Korean company Motion9 were showing several new products including a new brushless gimbal and cages for the Sony a7S and Panasonic GH4. The gimbal has a uni...
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Creating App previews in Final Cut Pro X

Creating App previews in Final Cut Pro X | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
The App Store will accept videos to demo games or applications and these videos will be the first frame that potential buyers see. Apple has published an article on how to record your iPhone screen and then edit in FCPX. Some knowledge base articles get an update too.
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Upgrade Your iPhone With An APS-C Sensor And f2.0 Lens Simply By Sliding It Into This New Case

Upgrade Your iPhone With An APS-C Sensor And f2.0 Lens Simply By Sliding It Into This New Case | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
I have to admit, I love the idea of a smartphone that has Leica glass more than I like the idea of attaching a giant lens to my existing smartphone. While both have their downfalls, it’s still nice to see phone manufacturers really starting to get inventive and pushing the technology that drives our phone’s ever [...]
Jeremy Wilker's insight:

or just get a Sony RX100 Mark III or Mark II -- same size, better quality, zoom and flash, doesn't need an iphone but can easily connect via wifi. for about the same price.

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Fotodiox Edgelight - Lightweight Circular LED Softbox from the future

Fotodiox Edgelight - Lightweight Circular LED Softbox from the future | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
These look really impressive. While output is low, they are extremely flat, less than half a centimeter in thickness, they are lightweight and they provide a smooth lighting surface (no annoying LED dots causing multi-shadows) and they provide a light clarity with a CRI value over 90.
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interesting take on the LED light. decent specs.

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The big IBC 2014 Thunderbolt roundup

The big IBC 2014 Thunderbolt roundup | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
Thunderbolt is becoming the interface of choice when it comes to peripherals. Lots of new boxes on show with Thunderbolt 2 connectivity now making the news.
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Everything You Wanted to Know About Digital Deliverables (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Everything You Wanted to Know About Digital Deliverables (But Were Afraid to Ask) | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
In this guest post from our friends at the Sundance Institute, here's what you need to know about delivering your film to festivals and digital platforms.
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I particularly like this quote:

Beyond budgeting funds toward preparing deliverables, O'Neil said that you should set aside three months for the process. "It's not a month-long process. Even though your movie is made and is sitting there, it's going to make more money if you allot three months to the process," he said. "If you're trying to release your movie a month from today, I guarantee you're going to have a headache and hate your distribution partner."

yep. give yourself the time. it'll take longer than you think if you doing some of these deliverable yourself.

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Orca Bags - Durable Video Bags for Professional Use

Orca Bags - Durable Video Bags for Professional Use | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
At IBC & Photokina this year it seemed like there was a...
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lots of recent buyouts and consolidations so I'm happy to see a new company produce gear bags

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This is How You Geek Out on Cinematography

If you're going to geek out on cinematography, this is the way to do it.

In the first five minutes of this video, there's more wisdom about 4K than can easily be found on the entire rest of the internet.

What matters far more than spatial resolution are acquisition dynamic 
range and display contrast (which is driven by black levels much more than brightness).

From there they go on to discuss everything from distibution to lighting to, of course, cameras.

Smart guys, good stuff.

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