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What It's Like To Shoot A Feature Film For Oculus Rift

What It's Like To Shoot A Feature Film For Oculus Rift | Machinimania | Scoop.it

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Gregory Plotkin, the director of the upcoming Paranormal Activity 5, is working on a newfangled project at a massive special effects studio in the San Fernando Valley.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, June 14, 11:07 PM


Neal Ungerleider:  "Like the bastard progeny of experimental theater and video game production, this horror film required a new, complex form of cinematography."

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Tribeca Film Festival: Filmmaker and Futurist Jason Silva On How Humans Are Hardwired for Story and Cinema

Tribeca Film Festival: Filmmaker and Futurist Jason Silva On How Humans Are Hardwired for Story and Cinema | Machinimania | Scoop.it

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As part of Tribeca Film Festival's "Future of Film" series, tomorrow, April 22, filmmaker and futurist Jason Silva (dubbed the "Timothy Leary of the Viral Video Age" by The Atlantic) will muse about how humans are hardwired for story and cinema. 
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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, April 21, 10:02 PM


Paula Bernstein:  "As part of Tribeca Film Festival's "Future of Film" series, on April 22nd filmmaker and futurist Jason Silva will be muse about how humans are hardwired for story and cinema" ...

Roger Ellman's curator insight, April 22, 12:40 PM

Jason Silva's bubbling, boiling contagious and enthusiastic deliberations are themselves, charged with energy and inspiring stories.

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How to Make An Action Series On An Indie Film Budget

How to Make An Action Series On An Indie Film Budget | Machinimania | Scoop.it

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Ryan Lewis is one of the co-creators and producers of "Chosen," an original series starring Milo Ventimiglia that airs exclusively in the U.S. on the streaming site Crackle. The show, which is written and directed by Ben Ketai, is a rarity in the digital space outside of Netflix, where comedy and short form still rule the day. "Chosen" is an action series made up of six half-hour episodes that take place at a breakneck pace, with Ventimiglia's character plunged into a mysterious kill-or-be-killed game.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, December 16, 2013 10:52 AM


"Ryan Lewis, the producer and co-creator of the Crackle original thriller series "Chosen" starring Milo Ventimiglia, explains how they made a lean action drama for a digital world more used to comedy and short form."

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Must Have Cinematography Gear for Under $100

Must Have Cinematography Gear for Under $100 | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Cinematography gear is notoriously expensive, but a few "must have" pieces of equipment are surprisingly affordable. In this post, we've rounded up useful cinematography gear that won't break the bank!

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I'm in for most of them :-)

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Nicko Gibson's curator insight, July 2, 2013 9:30 PM

Dolly, reflector, audio recorder, and more. Click link ^

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Jerome Indie Film and Music Festival

Jerome Indie Film and Music Festival | Machinimania | Scoop.it

Arizona’s “wickedest town in the west” makes a comeback this summer as the historic town of Jerome makes a whole new mark in history by hosting the inaugural “Jerome Indie Film and Music Festival” June 13-16.

 

There are dozens of short films, music videos, documentaries, panels, workshops and live musical performances byThreefold Fate, Kevin Daly, The Sugar Thieves, Fallen Riviera, 2 in the Chest and more to wet your whistle and satisfy any entertainment craving you may have.


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If you are a "Film" lover or just like a Real Festival you should see this.

 

They got anything from Ghost Houses to an Masquerade ball. It sounds to be more like a "Woodstoc" than a "Cannes" thing but to me it sounds fantastic. Click the headline for full  story.

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Vine: 12 Ways to Make Your Videos Stand Out

Vine: 12 Ways to Make Your Videos Stand Out | Machinimania | Scoop.it

Jeremy Cabalona:  "You've had some fun with Vine, but now you want to get serious. Here are some tips to turn you into a Vine pro."


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With Vine, you have six seconds to really impress a viewer. Thankfully, six seconds is more than enough time to dazzle someone, tell a story or share a laugh. These tips range from technical best practices to creative guidelines.


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, May 21, 2013 10:48 PM

Great tips with great example Vines!

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, May 23, 2013 4:09 PM

Love these tips. Good for ALL videos, not just Vine.

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The Film Made by More Than 5000 People: Nicolás Alcalá Talks About His Transmedia Project ‘The Cosmonaut’

The Film Made by More Than 5000 People: Nicolás Alcalá Talks About His Transmedia Project ‘The Cosmonaut’ | Machinimania | Scoop.it

V Renée:  "Have Nicolás Alcalá and his team at Riot Cinema Collective discovered the future of filmmaking?" ...


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The Cosmonaut is an epic story.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, April 12, 2013 9:54 PM

A great read, especially towards the end of the interview when the film's distribution strategy is discussed.

Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, April 13, 2013 1:52 AM

About creative freedom and distribution strategy. Would love to go for this one

Urban Book Editor's curator insight, April 13, 2013 6:22 AM

Very cool project... an inventive way to not only get a film made but also to involve people from around the world.

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The Problem with Processed Storytelling

The Problem with Processed Storytelling | Machinimania | Scoop.it

Richard Brody:  "The fulsome orthodoxy of Pixar’s twenty-two storytelling rules goes far beyond a single company’s flavor spectrum to a crisis that is endemic to the modern cinema" ...


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I thought it was a bit like, "Whatever Works" and then it seems to be almost science. Some of the rules are psychological exercises that don’t relate to composition but to a writer’s self-knowledge.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, March 14, 2013 12:51 AM

An interesting and rather unexpected take on Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling.

Yael BOUBLIL's comment, April 7, 2013 2:04 PM
Quand Pixar nous apprend à écrire
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How an iPhone App Made An Oscar-Nominated Film Possible

How an iPhone App Made An Oscar-Nominated Film Possible | Machinimania | Scoop.it

Emily Price:  "The film Searching For Sugar Man is nominated for Best Documentary at this year’s Academy Awards. But it might have not been completed if it wasn’t for an iPhone."


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Amazing -

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Margaret Doyle's curator insight, February 25, 2013 1:12 PM

Love this story of a DIY approach to storytelling. And lo and behold it was heard and received by the Academy! Go indie media go!

Zan Chandler's curator insight, February 25, 2013 7:05 PM

And it actually won the Oscar!

 

While the amount of footage the filmmaker needed to make with his iPhone was small in terms of the overall, I think this sends a number of signals. 1 -  consumer tech is getting closer and closer to industry standards and used in the right way can be effective; and 2 - this is another example of compelling content created with a DIY ethic.

 

I look forward to seeing more examples of where filmmaking can evolve.

Jan van Gils's curator insight, March 9, 2013 7:10 AM

A very nice film and made with a little effort. Thats fine to me.

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The Hobbit's amazing transformations

The Hobbit's amazing transformations | Machinimania | Scoop.it

NZ Herald:  "Peter Jackson's award-winning hair and make-up team have been behind some remarkable transformations over the years. Their work on the hobbits, elves and 13-strong crew of dwarves in The Hobbit is among their most impressive to date."

 

DRC:  This article is illustrated with some fun interactive graphics.


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"Engage" With Cloud Filmmaking

"Engage" With Cloud Filmmaking | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Following up on her “Cloud Filmmaking Manifesto,” filmmaker Tiffany Shlain introduces the second film in her “Let it Ripple” series—a uniquely collaborative process, from creation through dissemination.

 

What a wonderful concept and great idea - PLEASE have a look and participate, share and engage in spreading the word - life is short, make it count.

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Attention Filmmakers, Here's Why You Need a Storyworld for Your Film

Attention Filmmakers, Here's Why You Need a Storyworld for Your Film | Machinimania | Scoop.it

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Here is some pure "Gold" tips for anyone. Storytellers, Filmmakers, Teachers, Writers, Businessmen and entrepreneurs.


This article is written for Filmmakers but it do have some essential truth  that works anywhere with a little translation.


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, May 15, 10:23 PM


Karim Ahmad:  "Consider: your film exists in a storyworld. The time, the place, the characters; you’ve created all of it already. A community of stories, ready to be told. "

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How to Crowdsource a Film: Chris Jones on the Omnibus Movie, 50 Kisses

How to Crowdsource a Film: Chris Jones on the Omnibus Movie, 50 Kisses | Machinimania | Scoop.it

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The Internet and digital filmmaking tools have opened up new possibilities of crowdsourcing material–Life in a Day, Declaration of Interdependence, One Day on Earth, even the interactive Star Wars Uncut–and given new life to the omnibus/anthology film format. The latest project to adopt the form is 50 Kisses, a film created by the London-based Chris Jones and hundreds of collaborators from around the world.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, March 11, 9:37 PM


Randy Astle:  "The Internet and digital filmmaking tools have opened up new possibilities of crowdsourcing material–Life in a Day, Declaration of Interdependence, One Day on Earth, even the interactive Star Wars Uncut–and given new life to the omnibus/anthology film format. The latest project to adopt the form is 50 Kisses, a film created by the London-based Chris Jones and hundreds of collaborators from around the world."

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The Challenges of 3D Filmmaking and The Future of 3D: An Academy Masterclass

The Challenges of 3D Filmmaking and The Future of 3D: An Academy Masterclass | Machinimania | Scoop.it
No cinematic topic in the last few years has instigated as much -- or as intense -- debate as 3D. The jury is still out on how it bridges the art and science of motion pictures, or whether it does so at all.

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Filmmakers like James Cameron have stated that 3D will change the way a film is made, period. Neuman added weight to this belief by saying that in 3D, the screen is thought of less as a flat surface and more as a stage, complete with a proscenium arch. This arch is the primary outlet for letting audiences "into" the frame. It is vital to the composition of the shot, and works as the "window."

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How to Launch a Successful Kickstarter Project

After raising $5,000 in only 8 hours, Griffin explains the process for setting up a Kickstarter campaign. Also, Indiegogo vs. Kickstarter, Russell meets Will...

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's insight:

It can be done - i have severely friends who have manage to get their projects brought to live with Kickstarter -

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How to find an audience for your indie film

How to find an audience for your indie film | Machinimania | Scoop.it

Frank Rose:  "It's never been easy to market an indie film—but in a blockbuster universe, getting people to care about a low-budget production devoid of stars and lacking the enormous, built-in fan base of The Dark Knight or The Hunger Games can seem all but impossible."


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Frank says: "Your community are those people who want your film to succeed as much as you do, and are willing to do anything and everything they can do to help it get there. They are the people who are willing to spend their Saturday afternoon putting up posters for you in their local towns. They are the ones who can’t wait to meet others who share a similar passion for your project. The real value of community is that these are the people who will tell ten others to go see your movie. And there’s nothing more powerful (and inexpensive) than lever­aging the passion of your community."


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Binary Racoon's curator insight, May 24, 2013 5:20 PM

Thank you Mr Rose

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, May 25, 2013 1:28 AM

Het promoten van 'kleine', onafhankelijk geproduceerde films is vaak moeilijk. Hier een schets van een andere weg naar een groter publiek. Productie en promotie van films kunnen door internet en IP tv sowieso niet meer op de oude manier.

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6 Winning Vines From Tribeca Film Festival

6 Winning Vines From Tribeca Film Festival | Machinimania | Scoop.it

Brian Anthony Hernandez:  "Tribeca Film Festival challenged people to use Twitter's Vine app to create six-second films — with a "beginning, middle and end." Here are the winners."


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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's insight:

Films, like many things in life, come in all shapes and sizes. Tribeca Film Festival gave new meaning to short films this year, however, when it challenged people to create six-second films using Twitter's Vine app.

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Cultureel Persbureau's comment, April 30, 2013 2:34 AM
Twitter is van het korte bericght. Vine is van twitter en gaat over korte filmpjes. Gaat groot worden.
Ky Stevens's curator insight, May 5, 2013 10:37 AM

More about Vine! I'm too afraid of being on camera to want to get one, but here's some really good ones.

Ky Stevens's curator insight, May 5, 2013 10:53 AM

interesting.

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10 Lessons on Filmmaking from Director Ken Loach

10 Lessons on Filmmaking from Director Ken Loach | Machinimania | Scoop.it

Ariston Anderson:  "As a filmmaker, Loach has adopted a working style not unlike that of the characters seen in his films. Unlike the traditional Hollywood model, he’s not driven by his own race to the top, but rather by a collective spirit, a desire to create harmony on the set and to appreciate his crew for a job well done."


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Luca Brigada's curator insight, April 2, 2013 1:37 AM

An interesting and important vadevecum by a great film director like Ken Loach enyoy it

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, April 2, 2013 8:30 PM

As a big fan of Loach this page is a treasure trove of advice and ideas.

Angela Antle's curator insight, April 15, 2013 4:02 AM

Ken Loach on building up your community of creators!

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Digital Publishing for Filmmakers: The Karada and The Silent History [#Transmedia]

Digital Publishing for Filmmakers: The Karada and The Silent History [#Transmedia] | Machinimania | Scoop.it

Randy Astle:  "Transmedia by definition requires producers to work in more than one medium; the fun, most of the time, is in devising ways to carry a narrative (or narrative world) across different platforms" ...


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, March 4, 2013 10:39 PM

Randy Astle takes a look at two literary projects whose digital publishing strategies "can be extrapolated to film and transmedia projects for producers who aren’t interested in writing the next great American novel".

Joakim Baage's curator insight, March 5, 2013 7:55 AM

The book business need this kind of thinking

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, March 5, 2013 8:43 AM

The future is now

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Watch A Hilarious Movie Written By A Machine

Watch A Hilarious Movie Written By A Machine | Machinimania | Scoop.it

Mark Wilson:  "Cleverbot is a brilliant piece of AI. Its filmmaking? Not quite as bizarre as French New Wave."


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Filmmaker Chris Wilson recently gave Cleverbot a job--to help him write a movie. You’ll see that the seemingly simplest task, like thinking up a character’s name, can be a totally foreign concept to Cleverbot one moment, while another moment, the AI becomes lucid, critiquing Wilson’s own taste with highly specific scrutiny.

 

I couldn't stop laughing, it's pretty funny. 

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, February 15, 2013 7:11 PM

Thought you might enjoy this :)

Minna Kilpeläinen's curator insight, February 16, 2013 10:57 AM

Mister Machine is going to make screenwriters unemployed.

Asil's curator insight, February 21, 2013 12:36 AM

This is so clever ... what fun!

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Online Collaborative Video Editing with WeVideo

 

WeVideo is a new online application that allows you to edit videos online and share the editing process with others. Edit anytime, anywhere, on any device. WeVideo is one of the most powerful video creation software's available.

Integration with Google Drive, and easy sharing/uploads to social networks.

 

More info: https://www.wevideo.com/


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Director Tony Gilroy on Creating Action Scenes The “Bourne” Way

Director Tony Gilroy on Creating Action Scenes The “Bourne” Way | Machinimania | Scoop.it

Joe Berkowitz: "After writing the entire series and directing “The Bourne Legacy,” Tony Gilroy knows how epic action scenes are built. Here, he discusses how environment, design and sticking with the character are key to authentic Bourne action."

 

It seems to be a really special movie. Critics goes from the worst possible to best Movie in its Genre. I have newer seen anything like it.

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