"Celtx is the world's first all-in-one media pre-production system. It replaces 'paper & binder' pre-production with a digital approach that's more complete, simpler to work with, and easier to share."
Asil Note: I use this product and I love it. It makes collaboration easy and if you opt for its file-sharing service, you can collaborate with people all over the world in real-time.
Iris Ophelia's ongoing review of virtual world and MMO fashion Soulful and emotive virtual photography often requires a level of control we don't readily have over Second Life avatars, especially when it comes to the eyes.
Asil Note: I bought these yesterday and they are quite good, esp for closeups
Copyright Enforcement Group (CEG) to Attend Tribeca Film FestivalSan Francisco Chronicle (press release)Copyright Enforcement Group (CEG) today announced its presence at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival in New York, NY from April 18 to April 29.
"I am sick and tired of this," he says in a new anti-Machinima video he posted on his Machinima channel yesterday. His possible sources of sick-and-tiredness appear to be, as stated in the video, the concept that Machinima makes its money from YouTube users like him, that their support of smaller channels is "below par" and that, last year, when YouTube deleted his account for some reason, the people at Machinima, who he'd partnered with since 2010 and contacted for help, didn't know who he was.
The Kinect for Windows hardware (sensor unit) along with the Kinect for Windows software development kit (SDK) enable businesses, developers, researchers, and others to develop innovative, transformative applications, which utilize the Kinect... or, now you can make your own animations without 3D CAD chops.
The embedded videos give a fantastic look behind the scenes look at the work of Cinematography, Production Design, Sound and Screen Composition students at the Australian Film TV and Radio School. A grand exercise in VFX production and process, the artists produced a dynamic fight scene on the high-seas between a pirate captain & his steam-punk automaton robot nemesis.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awards one participant of Film Independent’s Producers Lab the annual Sloan Producers Grant. The recipient receives a $25,000 development grant, admission to Film Independent’s Producers Lab, and year-round support from Film Independent.
Machinima resides in a very particular niche: it isn’t quite animation, though the resultant film is indeed animated. Instead, the creator of machinima functions almost like the director of a live-action movie, dictating the actions of each actor, arranging lighting and camera angles, creating and setting scenes—only in an entirely virtual environment.
Mike Jones has written up a very well detailed production workflow if you're using multiple platforms. There is great stuff in there about the value of transcoding, however, I'm taking this to the bank:
"On each and every day of editing the Editor should open the previous days project file and Immediately save a new project file with the current date (eg ‘[PROJECT-NAME]_[DATE]’). This process should be repeated every day of editing so that each separate day of work on an individual project has a discreet dated title."
I am chastened to share that I lost a week's worth of editing because I didn't do incremental daily backups of editing and the primary Premiere file corrupted.
Regardless of where your web series falls, the lion share of information here can be applied across the board, and to content like talk shows, tutorials, documentaries and other reality-based programming...
HOW TO MAKE A WEB SERIES TABLE OF CONTENTS
In The Beginning: Story & Audience Keys To Success Books, Magazine, Online News Sites Web Series Host Sites Web Series 101: Practical Advice From A Creator How-To Online Resourses Funding Festivals & Award Ceremonies
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Smart monetization strategies go hand-in-hand with analytics. With the right tools in place, video publishers can analyze how variables like ad load (the number of ads served per video) and ad placement (where ads are inserted within the video) impact viewer engagement. It’s even possible to find the optimal rental price for, say, a feature-length movie. And soon it will be commonplace to match ads to viewers based on social graph interests, location, device type, and viewing history.
New Media Film Festival honors stories in all media that are innovative, imaginative & inspirational. This year they have a machinima category and the category will be judged by Tony Dobson R2D2's builder for Star Wars.
ReconstructMe uses the Kinect for Realtime 3D Model reconstruction, jrab your camera and move around freely – ReconstructMe takes care of modelling your world. This software is free for non-commercial use.
A new sci-fi web series teams Hollywood visual effects artists with a global scattering of up-and-coming animators, all of whom are working for free to craft CGI elements for a wigged-out futuristic saga ...
The second Machinima ExpoCast is happening this weekend - Sunday March 4 at 10 am pacific/6pm gmt. Listen live at http://www.tmoaradio.com/news.php. The scheduled guest is AnimaTechnica, director of The Nobbit, The Egg and a number of other machinima movies.
In the online series "Wolfpack of Reseda," a nerdy character's life is transformed when he believes that he has been bitten by a werewolf in a San Fernando Valley park. ...At first, they feared the Internet would destroy the value of their content by enabling piracy or by cannibalizing their traditional revenue streams. Then TV networks and movie studios began using the Internet as a promotional vehicle for their movies and TV shows. They uploaded trailers and created Web "extras," such as games and fan pages, to expose their content to a wider audience."
The Machinima contest 2012 will have 3 timezones: Australia, USA (California PDT/PAC) and Europe. How much does it cost? The registration fee is for the entire team. For the Machinima 48HFP, the registration fee is 48 ...
DeBevoise pinpointed several elements that might connect with the Machinima crowd — the CGI aesthetic that permeates both modern gaming and much genre filmmaking, the distinction between a virtual world and the real world — and also the fact that in order to achieve that goal, the company needs a talent base. “We can’t be HBO without great writers or directors,” he said.