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  • iOgrapher launches on March 14!

    iOgrapher launches on March 14!

    Tweet Yes on March 14th I begin my quest to fund my dream, creating filmmaking support gear for the iOs eco system. First up is my quest on Kickstarter to hit a goal of $15,000 to produce the iOgrapher iPad Mini Support Case. The case will firmly hold the iPad mini, a game changing device in my opinion, and allow lights, and audio equipment to be mounted. Please help me with this goal and pass the link on to everyone […]

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  • Art, Photography, Print and Web, Making the Most Out of Your Independent Film Across Multiple Platforms

    Art, Photography, Print and Web, Making the Most Out of Your Independent Film Across Multiple Platforms

    Tweet Part I: Art and Photography Filmmaking is the most difficult of artistic mediums because it crosses all areas of artistic expression. A great movie is also a complex story, beautiful images, an amazing score and anymore a kaleidoscope of special effects. All of these parts have 3 types of value to you: together they make your film, they have artistic value as separate mediums and lastly they can be used as marketing tools.  We will look at artistic value […]

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  • 10 Ways to make your film “A Cut Above”

    10 Ways to make your film “A Cut Above”

    Tweet A movie can have fabulous actors, a compelling story and be beautifully filmed but without good editing your audience will still be running for the doors. Independent films fall roughly into three categories: those that are A Cut Above, those that have potential and all the rest. Here are ten tips to get your movie into that first group. 1. Don’t use Independent Film as a platform to tell your life’s story. To begin with the format is wrong. […]

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  • Ten Filmmaking Trends for 2011

    Ten Filmmaking Trends for 2011

    Tweet The rejection of the “Motion Picture Industry” has long been the domain of the independent filmmaker. Either by choice or necessity the independent filmmaker stood apart. In 2011 the independent film maker stands in the center of a great wave and from that unique location comes power. Lets look at the 2011 trends that have made this possible. 1. Online TV goes Mainstream 2011 marks a shift set into motion last year with streaming Netflix and improvements in Apple […]

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  • Industrial Light & Magic Turns to Luxology modo for Creative Concept Development

    Industrial Light & Magic Turns to Luxology modo for Creative Concept Development

    Tweet Efficiency Flourishes in ILM’s Art Department as 2D Artists Continue to Embrace a 3D Workflow SIGGRAPH, Los Angeles, Calif. – July 28, 2010 – From taking 2D reference art and concept sketches into 3D, to creating the “look” of some of today’s most technologically advanced feature films, the Art Department at San Francisco-based Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), a division of Lucasfilm Ltd., is pioneering the evolution of the concept development process. As more artists move toward a 3D […]

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  • Optical Flares is a must have plug in for the AE user.

    Optical Flares is a must have plug in for the AE user.

    Tweet Sometimes people do things at the exact right time. Like Magic Johnson taking a last second shot to win the title over the Celtics. Other times a person may have such a vibe for their marketplace they create a product that feeds a growing demand. Like Steve Jobs and the iPhone. In this case its a combination of the two. Not only was it the right time but after seeing commercials, movies, and other media having amazing light flare […]

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  • Davinci for under $1k! WOW!

    Tweet I have been in the film business for years and always when it came time to do color correction we wanted to afford doing it on the Davinci. Not only was it ultra expensive to hire an artist who was capable of using one, but the device itself was extremely expensive. When Blackmagic Design bought the company last year I knew CEO Grant Petty had something up his sleeve. Never in my wildest dreams did I think it would […]

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  • NAB SHOW HIGHLIGHTS PROMINENCE OF VIDEO GAMES IN DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT

    NAB SHOW HIGHLIGHTS PROMINENCE OF VIDEO GAMES IN DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT

    Tweet –Industry leaders to focus on convergence, globalization and new markets– WASHINGTON — The NAB Show will for the second consecutive year feature a series of sessions focused on video games as an increasingly popular and integral part of the digital entertainment landscape. Three sessions on Wednesday, April 14 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas will delve into video gaming’s convergence with other major media, international growth and the influence of women in the expansion of the industry.

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  • Oxford Film Festival – An Eye Opening Experience

    Oxford Film Festival – An Eye Opening Experience

    Tweet I recently had an opportunity to accept an invitation to the Oxford Film Festival to be on a panel and to do a workshop. This was my first journey to one of the smaller festivals on the circuit. I must say going to this festival was definitely an eye-opening experience for me. See for many years I only saw festivals such as Sundance, Cannes, Toronto as festivals filmmakers such as myself would want to go to. Why? Because that’s […]

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