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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."
Great tips with great example Vines!
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.
Click the headline for all the great tips.
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."
You might also like to check out: 4 storytelling tips for making 6-second short films with Vine from the folks behind 5secondfilms.com
More about Vine! I'm too afraid of being on camera to want to get one, but here's some really good ones.
V Renée: "Have Nicolás Alcalá and his team at Riot Cinema Collective discovered the future of filmmaking?" ...
A great read, especially towards the end of the interview when the film's distribution strategy is discussed.
About creative freedom and distribution strategy. Would love to go for this one
Very cool project... an inventive way to not only get a film made but also to involve people from around the world.
The Cosmonaut is an epic story.
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" ...
An interesting and rather unexpected take on Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling.
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.Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/movies/2013/03/pixar-disney-cgi-processed-storytelling.html#ixzz2NaiOS3pr
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."
Make that "Oscar-Winning Film" as Searching for Sugar Man has just won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
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!
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.
A very nice film and made with a little effort. Thats fine to me.
Mark Wilson: "Cleverbot is a brilliant piece of AI. Its filmmaking? Not quite as bizarre as French New Wave."
Thought you might enjoy this :)
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.
Click abowe to watch the movie.
Mister Machine is going to make screenwriters unemployed.
This is so clever ... what fun!
Tim Maly: "When Derek Van Gorder and Otto Stockmeier decided to make a science fiction short about a mutiny on an interplanetary warship, they didn't have the funds for CGI."
"Kit bashing is when you go to a model store and buy up boxed models kits like cars and naval vessels to repurpose the parts for your completely unrelated miniature." Intrigued? Then you should definitely read the rest of this article :)
Mark Harris: "[...] the premiere is not just about coming to see a film, it’s about coming out for a whole evening of exploring the story world, with the film being one aspect of that exploration."
This is the first in a series of posts examining the storyworld premiere of The Lost Children. I, for one, am looking forward to reading more ...
Tags: Storyworlds, Transmedia, Filmmaking
A fascinating piece of advice.
The blueprints of some visionary directors' most iconic scenes
Cool! Pen & paper, the original pre-viz mechanism and still going strong today.
Oh I love storyboards that are done well. It's such a hard art form to master.
Karsten Kastelan: "The elusive auteur behind Mulholland Drive and Twin Peaks [opens] up about digital cinema, why he hasn't made a feature film since 2006's Inland Empire and why the future of cool movies is online."
Patrick Kingsley: "Be truthful, be human, get naked: 1995's groundbreaking manifesto didn't just shake up cinema. It inspired Danes to make the world's best TV, buildings and food (if you like fried mould with your grasshopper)"
Hugh Hart: "With The Hobbit trilogy Peter Jackson will introduce audiences to a 3-D film shot at 48 FPS. Depending on the response, it could open a whole new dimension for directors" ...
Joe Berkowitz: "Filmmakers like Michael Bay are usually interested only in going bigger--trying to top themselves with set pieces and spectacles that succeed through excess. In the technology space, however, there is a constant race to make things smaller."
This is so cool!
This really is amazing.
D.B.Dowd: "I'm working with students on one of my favorite projects in the two-semester Word and Image sequence: the cinematic narrative problem" ...
Using the art of comics to illustrate the challenges of visual storytelling for film ... interesting!
The use of storyboards can benefit any product planning, regardless of medium and type.
Uso da BD para ilustrar os desafios da narrativa visual ...
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."
Great advice from a great filmmaker ....
As a big fan of Loach this page is a treasure trove of advice and ideas.
Ken Loach on building up your community of creators!
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" ...
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".
Interesting - Click the headline for the full story.
The book business need this kind of thinking
The future is now
Scott Macaulay: "Want to decrease press interest and the size of your audience? Then do these seven things" ...
I think we can acknowledge that transmedia storytelling and marketing extensions are not right for every project so, for those who are looking to take a more "traditional" approach to marketing their film online, this article is for you. It's a very informative read.
There are some good ideas here ... love the one on Facebook.
Andrew Tran: "Some people have wondered if six seconds is too short a time span to take videos in Vine, Twitter's new video social sharing app" ...
Interesting! Using every element to tell your story means so much more if you only have 5 or 6 seconds in which to do so.
How do you makde it play? Now, cna you tell me how to make play?
I donot know nothin' bout no stapler..
Loved it !!
Mark Harris: "Part 1 of this series laid out the overall plan for The Lost Children Premier event at Film Society of Lincoln Center in January 2013.
In this post, I’m going to focus on some thinking behind the live immersive portion of the event."
Continuing this excellent series of posts ....
Good question! And, one to which I hope to have my own answer after I see the movie tomorrow night :)
The film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden mixes entertainment and reporting.
An interesting look at the storytelling genesis of Zero Dark Thirty. Does it represent a new genre, the "reported film"?
El problema con este tipo de películas es que les cuesta mucho ser aceptadas debido a su alto contenido político. Es una forma originalde realización, pero tiene problemas a la hora de mantenerse en un terreno neutral.
If you have quibbles or major beefs about how The Hobbit was adapted for Peter Jackson's movie trilogy, Philippa Boyens has answers.
Some interesting observations on the art of adaptation when your source material is not very film friendly. As you may expect, it's all about the story.
Valuable insights from the amazingly talented screenwriter Philippa Boyens.
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.
Stuart Kemp: "Going to film school and then spending years trying to make a film is a waste of storytelling time" ...