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Jessica Leber: "As a filmmaking device Glass can help us better understand others perspectives and bring communities closer together. But it comes with downsides."
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David Rosen: "The first film shot on an iPhone is becoming a reality -- or at least, the first union, full-length narrative feature film to be shot with the iPhone 5s" ...
I use Vine, Cinemagram, Autoawesome (by Google) to show digital snapshots of stuff that interests me... The next step could easily be a longer movie, yet taken the mobile user into account...
Bryce J. Renninger: "Local New York news recently featured the story of an unmanned aerial vehicle (a UAV or drone) with a camera attached to it that crashed to the ground near Grand Central Station, in the middle of a busy part of midtown" ...
Randy Astle: "The Tokyo Sally project, which features Anna Adams (Sex in the City 2), consists of one 60-minute film and a related app, Tokyo Sally: Lost Highway, both of which are nearing completion."
Ron Mwangaguhunga: "With the success of the "Salinger" synergistic multiplatform strategy, we take a look at the ways filmmakers are telling stories with games, apps, books, and graphic novels."
No going back. Multiple platforms all the way ...
Julian Cheevers: "There’s increasingly a lot of talk about Transmedia storytelling; the idea of taking pieces of a story and systematically putting them across different media touch points for the purposes of creating a unified and coordinated entertainment experience. But why is Transmedia storytelling important for independent filmmakers in particular?"
In a sentence ... "Transmedia has an element of marketing to it at times, but when done well it’s simply good storytelling, an extension of the film experience". Do you agree?
The best point touched here, IMO: Greater availability of tools demanding more of artists in order to differentiate their work from their peers'.
This could be a subtle shift in content creation. It might work, it might not, but I think test it. It might work for your company/market and not others..
It's definitely an ally if done the correct way.
Colin Brown: "Welcome to the indie world’s new arithmetic, a film financing revolution for which Braff has become the inadvertent poster-child through his committed embrace of crowdfunding" ...
"For some reason crowd donations have come to be characterized as replacement film financing for private equity. In truth, those pledges are really another iteration of soft money, one that comes with the added bonus of indicating future audience demand [with infographic from Slated]" ...
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.
Love these tips. Good for ALL videos, not just Vine.
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!
"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."
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.
Click to read more.
"The genre-master filmmaker behind Pan's Labyrinth , Hellboy , and Pacific Rim gives BuzzFeed his insight on telling great stories" ...
Bryce J. Renninger: "Take a look at these eight films that show off what people are trying to do with GoPros and iPhones on quadcopters and other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)."
And, if you're feeling inspired, you might also like to check out Indiewire's follow-up article, A Beginner's Guide to Drone Filmmaking: 5 Steps
Hugh Hart: "To shoot his bleak, bizarro Disney horror full of prostitute princesses and evil scientists, director Randy Moore and crew used a hide-in-plain-sight method of filmmaking" ...
The Web is training our next generation of content makers ...
Logan Booker: "If you don’t know the name “Michael Shanks”, you probably know his pseudonym “timtimfed”. And if you don’t know timtimfed, you’ve almost certainly seen one of his videos. Perhaps it was Max Payne leaping towards his toaster, or a Skyrim adventurer freezing time to loot the bodies of his fallen opponents. Whether you’ve watched one or all of them, we can all agree they’re ridiculously brilliant."
Познавательное интервью крутого видеомейкера-любителя...
Christine Erickson: "Experiencing a little Viner's block lately? Consider switching up your game a bit, with these 11 creative types of Vine video."
For Vine aficionados ....
I love that there is a tanomy already!
Are you using Vine yet?
Wonder how you might use these in a 48 Hr Film Project context?
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."
An article for all indie content makers, not just filmmakers ....
Thank you Mr Rose
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.
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.