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Westcott Flex: Bend Me, Shape Me, Any Way You Want To | planet5D DSLR video news and more!

Westcott Flex: Bend Me, Shape Me, Any Way You Want To | planet5D DSLR video news and more! | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
Well-known photo and video lighting company introduces the Westcott Flex as it becomes exclusive North American and Australian distributor of new and novel LED mat technology.
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is this the same as RagLites or has somebody beaten them to market?

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Phedon Papamichael Gives Filmmakers the Practical Advice They Don’t Get in Film School

Phedon Papamichael Gives Filmmakers the Practical Advice They Don’t Get in Film School | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
Janusz Kaminski, Phedon Papamichael, ASC and Wally Pfister, ASC are a group of cinematographers that need no introduction. Their personal histories stretch back over 25 years in the entertainment industry, and they’ve come together to cre...
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Streamline Your Entire Production Process with Catalyst Browse and Catalyst Prepare

Streamline Your Entire Production Process with Catalyst Browse and Catalyst Prepare | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
Sony had plenty to showcase at IBC this year, and while many people were focused on the exiting news around the FS7, Sony Pro wasn’t the only division that got people talking. Sony Creative Software had some pretty big news as well, as they sho...
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I've tried Browse so far, and it is pretty good. Can one single software tool do all this DIT/on-set/prepro/production work?

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Revealed: The $307 Million Cost of Disney's John Carter

John Carter, the 2012 science fiction movie which bombed at the box office, cost the Walt Disney Company $306.6 million to make according to recently-released documents. They also reveal that Britain’s tax authority paid Disney $42.9 million towards the cost of making the movie which became one of its biggest flops. [...]
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but it'll keep playing/selling/streaming, so eventually it'll make money, no?

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5 Questions to Ask Before Making a Documentary

5 Questions to Ask Before Making a Documentary | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
The co-directors of "E-TEAM," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, share the five questions they asked themselves before undertaking
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Netflix CCO, Ted Sarandos, on Disrupting Traditional Film Distribution

Netflix CCO, Ted Sarandos, on Disrupting Traditional Film Distribution | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
During his MIPCOM Keynote, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos talks about Netflix the reasoning behind disrupting the film distribution status quo and producing original content.
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CAMTREE Flexi Rig: Easy Rig Meets Camera Cage Meets Tom Cruise Sci-Fi Flick

Camtree Flexi Steady Camera Rig has 4-points of camera stabilization with its uniquely designed spring loaded back support system and two adjustable sliding rods that steadies the camera, balances and completely eliminates weight and so helps in achieving different camera angles gracefully.
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the DV City stuff is cheap, but... it is cheap. many years ago I bought a product from them and it did not last and was trashed shortly thereafter. maybe they've improved since then, but sometimes you get what you pay for.

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Indie Distributor Scorecard 2014: Who's Up and Who's Down?

Indie Distributor Scorecard 2014: Who's Up and Who's Down? | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
The race for box office bragging rights when it comes to indie distributors is a lot more complex than simply which one has the biggest total gross. So we've de
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commenters get feisty about what constitutes an "indie" distributor... do we all agree?

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