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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.
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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.
Good question! And, one to which I hope to have my own answer after I see the movie tomorrow night :)
Lauren Drell: "Because of his experience and success in entertainment, from web video to feature films, we asked Jon M. Chu to curate the top 5 innovations of 2012 in entertainment for Mashable's Innovation Index" ...
Mark Wilson: "Remember when we said that Google Glass needed Gucci and Prada to reinvent its tech as cool? Well, apparently they took the advice pretty literally."
Susan Karlin: "Long before ParaNorman’s protagonist could start battling zombies, Laika’s Brian McLean and his 40-member team had to tame a new stop-motion technology process. McLean talks about the bloody road to the film’s bleeding-edge character design."
Steve Rubel: "Visual storytelling is in renaissance -- but with a twist. Photography, rather than video, is fast becoming the lingua franca of a more global, mobile and social society" ...
Joe Bailey, Jr. sizes up independent theatrical distribution and the arrival of Tugg via a case study of “Incendiary: The Willingham Case,” the award-winning documentary he co-directed with Steve Mims.
Mark Wilson: "With just an SLR and a Kinect, these striking, 3-D avatars come to life. So what does tech like this herald for the future of film-making?"
"ESSAY: A combination of technological advances and financial pressures has ushered in a new style of movie making, which, to many viewers raised on the grain and texture of film, looks like a bug that is well on its way to becoming a feature."
Rene Van Meeuwen: "The growth of augmented reality (AR) will almost certainly change the way we visually experience the everyday world."
"iPads are here, apps are here: there's no way of being a Luddite any more! You have to go with the flow," says Gilliam.
Brent Lang: "Peter Jackson responded to criticism of his preview of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" at CinemaCon this week, saying that audiences will eventually "settle into" the hyper-realistic look of the film shot at a higher frame rate."
"Orly Ravid, founder and co-executive director of The Film Collaborative, shares ten tips that all filmmakers should know about the tricky world of digital distribution."
"Let's start by making a distinction between participatory culture and Web 2.0. Today's participatory culture is the result of more than a hundred years of struggle" ...
Part II of Frank Rose's interview with Henry Jenkins about his upcoming book, Spreadable Media. Part I of the interview can be found here.
A new platform for digital comics is exploring the world of Tolkien while expanding the very idea of what a comic book can be.
How progressive storytellers are embracing the freedom of form enabled by digital reading.
Charming images, interesting insights into the future of comics online.
Digital comics is a medium that is still finding its footing. 2012 was a banner year, and saw the launch of new and progressive approaches to exploring the seemingly infinite possibilities of the digital canvas. One such launch was Comic Book Think Tank, spearheaded by Ron Perazza and Daniel Govar.
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John Pavlus: "If Popcorn.js is the Final Cut Pro of online interactive video--a professional-grade tool for creating world-class multimedia experiences from scratch--Popcorn Maker is more like iMovie" ...
Leslie Horn: 'Come with me. I've got something to show you. A dark-haired woman clad in a long beaded dress said this to me as she whisked me away into the strange underworld of "Sleep No More."'
Adnaan Wasey: "Later this month, teams of filmmakers and developers will be challenged to create web documentary prototypes — be they mobile sites, web apps, widgets, games or something we’ve never seen before — over two days of intense collaboration."
Katherine Brooks: "Scott Snibbe is a New York-based media artist whose innovative vision has taken the art and music worlds to new depths of interactivity. From giant, digital public installations to touch-screen based art, the visual artist behind musicians like Bjork and Passion Pit is bringing together art, music and technology in groundbreaking ways."
BrandSpeak: "We've come a long way in the world of animation. Check out the innovations that have made animated characters so lifelike" ...
Michael Harrison: "Incantor, a smartphone-based augmented reality game currently in the works by developer MoveableCode, hopes to offer geeks like me a way to wizard-duel in the real world."
John Paul Titlow: "Today, the idea of what we used to call "television" is being turned entirely on its head, and we don't really know for sure what it will look like a decade from now."
Victoria Jaye: "As more and more internet connected devices enter the living room, we can extend entertainment beyond broadcast and the TV screen, bringing our shows to life for audiences in ever more exciting ways.
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Ben Fritz: "As Hollywood's major movie studios try to trim costs every way they can — including layoffs, mergers and slashed expense accounts and producer deals — there's one budget item that heads ever upward: the movies themselves"...
"First screening of extended footage at CinemaCon meets with mixed reactions to 48 frames-per-second format"...