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Making Film
Everything about making a film, teaching students how to make films, how to market them and how to distribute them.
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When Fair is Foul: Why Fair Use Isn't an Impenetrable Defense for Indie Films - MovieMaker Magazine

When Fair is Foul: Why Fair Use Isn't an Impenetrable Defense for Indie Films - MovieMaker Magazine | Making Film | Scoop.it
Will fair use protect you? Half the questions I get in my law practice deal with this issue. Unfortunately, fair use is badly misunderstood and misapplied.
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Behind-the-scenes on 'Man-child': Creating a Multimedia Lookbook for Producers

Behind-the-scenes on 'Man-child': Creating a Multimedia Lookbook for Producers | Making Film | Scoop.it
My screenplay for Man-child (the project I'm currently trying to get funded with your help!) is one of twenty scripts that will be participating in IFP's Emerging Narrative program a month from now. Put simply, Emerging Narrative is a program for screenwriters looking for a producer -- a situation that many screenwriters and writer/directors find themselves in. Whether you're participating in a program like Emerging Narrative or not, one way of helping producers better understand your project is to bring additional materials to the table besides your script. These materials might include a

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How to Lav 17 Different Outfits

How to Lav 17 Different Outfits On this weeks episode of 4 Minute Film School, we discuss how Hollywood films mount lavs and overcoming challenges with

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How movies make money: $100m+ Hollywood blockbusters

How movies make money: $100m+ Hollywood blockbusters | Making Film | Scoop.it
Using detailed financial data from 29 Hollywood blockbusters (budgeted over $100 million), let me take you on a journey to show how movies mak
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SeriesFest: How To Make an Indie TV Pilot

SeriesFest: How To Make an Indie TV Pilot | Making Film | Scoop.it

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Chris O'Falt and Sarah Colvin:  "IndieWire examines how much money, crew, time and equipment it took to shoot the 34 Competition Pilots that screened in Denver. [....] What we learned was that shooting an indie pilot is not terribly different than shooting the micro-budget features that find their way to film festivals."

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The Auteurs of Music Video: Matt Yoka, Future Cronenberg

The Auteurs of Music Video: Matt Yoka, Future Cronenberg | Making Film | Scoop.it
Matt Yoka and Ty Segall have created some of the weirdest and most exciting pieces of music video since Spike Jonze and the Beastie Boys.  Many filmmakers break onto the scene with a music video. For directors with a unique vision, like Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry, music videos are the perfect venue for expressing and testing out auteurship. 
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The Lesson Hollywood Should Take Away From Deadpool And Fantastic Four

The Lesson Hollywood Should Take Away From Deadpool And Fantastic Four | Making Film | Scoop.it

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Dan Wickline:  "The reason that Deadpool worked is the exact same reason why the Fantastic Four didn’t. It’s all about respecting the source material" ...

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Dan Wickline:  "The reason that Deadpool worked is the exact same reason why the Fantastic Four didn’t. It’s all about respecting the source material" ...

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An Intro to Noise Reduction (Droneward Bound) - YouTube

Some SOUND ADVICE: Noise Reduction can be a tricky trade off– that’s why it’s important to know what the current tools available can do, and what they can’t....

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TRoberts's curator insight, November 3, 2015 12:22 PM

Audio support and training!

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8 Must-Follow Video Essay Editors

8 Must-Follow Video Essay Editors | Making Film | Scoop.it
Every filmmaker can learn from these amazing compilations and supercuts. Here are the video essay editors who are creating the best clips.
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10 Myths About the Rule of Thirds

10 Myths About the Rule of Thirds | Making Film | Scoop.it
My name is Tavis Leaf Glover, and I’m an artist just like you, trying to create art that I can be proud of and share with the world. Though, something real
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Top 50 YouTube and Vimeo Channels for Filmmakers and Cinephiles • Cinephilia & Beyond

Top 50 YouTube and Vimeo Channels for Filmmakers and Cinephiles • Cinephilia & Beyond | Making Film | Scoop.it
Top 50 YouTube and Vimeo Channels for Filmmakers and Cinephiles

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TRoberts's curator insight, February 12, 2016 12:49 PM

Great YT resource

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21 tips, tricks and shortcuts for making movies on your mobile

21 tips, tricks and shortcuts for making movies on your mobile | Making Film | Scoop.it

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Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, February 14, 2016 1:49 PM

Je pratique déjà un certain nombre de tips ! Intéressant de les voir regrouper ici.

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añada su visión ...

Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, February 14, 2016 9:16 PM

Great videographer tips here and who isn't a videographer these days? 

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Yes Film School: The Secret Behind Sundance Breakout 'The Eyes of My Mother'

Yes Film School: The Secret Behind Sundance Breakout 'The Eyes of My Mother' | Making Film | Scoop.it
First time director Nicolas Pesce has provided Sundance 2016 with it's most unique feature, turning out a complete and remarkably produced vision in less than a year.
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How to build a spellbinding press kit

How to build a spellbinding press kit | Making Film | Scoop.it
It isn’t just about PR. It’s about telling the story of your film.

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How Focal Length Alters the Psychological Impact of Your Images

How Focal Length Alters the Psychological Impact of Your Images | Making Film | Scoop.it
The effects of different focal lengths can completely alter and give new interpretations to your images. Here are the basics behind the concept.
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Understanding the Cinematography of Janusz Kaminski

Understanding the Cinematography of Janusz Kaminski | Making Film | Scoop.it
A quick look at the cinematography techniques and style of Janusz Kaminski.

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4 Minute Film School BASIC GIMBAL MOVEMENTS

4 Minute Film School BASIC GIMBAL MOVEMENTS In this weeks episode we cover 7 common camera movements with examples in many of today's popular films. Thes

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Light Your Subject the Right Way with this Basic 3-Minute Tutorial

Light Your Subject the Right Way with this Basic 3-Minute Tutorial | Making Film | Scoop.it
Hard or soft light? It's a simple choice with vastly different results. The folks at Aputure have just released a helpful video to ensure you get the basics down before going into any type of portrait shoot or interview.
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The Value Brought by Stories

The Value Brought by Stories | Making Film | Scoop.it

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Simon Staffans:  "[...] I’m quite convinced that a well crafted story, standing on the foundation of a thoroughly thought-out and fleshed-out story world, filled with engaging points, calls to action, smaller arcs within the larger arcs… that such a story can accomplish almost anything you would want it to do, especially targeted in the right way and on the right media platforms to reach a well-researched target audience."

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Simon Staffans:  "[...] I’m quite convinced that a well crafted story, standing on the foundation of a thoroughly thought-out and fleshed-out story world, filled with engaging points, calls to action, smaller arcs within the larger arcs… that such a story can accomplish almost anything you would want it to do, especially targeted in the right way and on the right media platforms to reach a well-researched target audience."

David Hain's curator insight, February 25, 2016 5:26 AM

We're hard wired for stories. What's yours?

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GoPro's Experimental Drone Footage Looks Pretty Damn Good

GoPro is developing a drone. That much we know; what we don’t is how much it will cost or what it’s like to fly. What we do know, however, is that the footage looks pretty darn great.

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Full Frame and Beyond - Large Sensor Digital Cinema

Full Frame and Beyond - Large Sensor Digital Cinema | Making Film | Scoop.it
Of all the current trends in digital cinema camera design, one of the most interesting is a shift towards large sensor digital cinema.

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Yasujirô Ozu - The Depth of Simplicity

Some filmmakers only create style's for aesthetic purposes, some create them for symbolic purposes. Ozu was one of the filmmakers that did both. PATREON: htt...

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The Gear of 2016’s Cinematography Oscar Nominees

The Gear of 2016’s Cinematography Oscar Nominees | Making Film | Scoop.it
You can’t express your vision without the right tools. Let's take a look at the camera gear of choice for 2016's cinematography Oscar nominees.
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The Revenant | "A World Unseen" Documentary | 20th Century FOX

Inspired by true events, THE REVENANT is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary ...

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How to be a World-Class Documentary Cinematographer: Be a Hunter, Not a Farmer [PODCAST]

How to be a World-Class Documentary Cinematographer: Be a Hunter, Not a Farmer [PODCAST] | Making Film | Scoop.it
How do you ensure you’re getting beautiful footage that tells a story, without controlling any of the elements involved? That’s the challenge of being a documentary cinematographer — and with over 100 films between them, Martina Radwan and Nick Higgins have learned to thrive under that challenge. Listen to the No Film School Podcast to hear cutting edge strategies from two cinematographers at the top of their game:
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