Wanna make an animated film? In a hurry!

Posted Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Moviestorm has launched some free software that allows you to make simple animated films, quickly and easily. This is obviously great for first-timers but perhaps it could also be useful for more experienced filmmakers who want to test out ideas quickly? The basic package is totally free so give it a try and see what you think. Thanks to SXSW News Reel for the info!

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Seeing Red – info on the Red One camera

Posted Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Paul Harrill over on Self-Reliant Film has compiled a great list of resources about the Red One digital camera – from forums and wikis to training videos and software. Great quote from Steven Soderbergh on the Red website: For me, this is Year Zero; I feel I should call up Film on the phone and say, “I’ve met someone.”

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Mike Figgis’ guide to Digital Filmmaking

Posted Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

My tip of the week: if you haven’t already, you should definitely get a copy of Shooting People patron Mike Figgis’ fantastically useful book on Digital Film Making – aptly titled, ‘Digital Film Making’. And you can even try before you buy, as The Guardian ran an extract earlier this year… Mike is a pioneer in digital filmmaking and has been at the leading edge of experimentations with the technology. A few years ago I saw him present and mix

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The Doc Doctor on using cameras with multiple formats

Posted Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Fernanda Rossi, The Documentary Doctor, analyzes a documentary problem every month on Documentary Educational Resources. This month’s issue discusses what to do if you have used different format cameras to make your film. She calls this “irregular camera syndrome.”

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Need Music for your film? Moby can help!

Posted Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Check out mobygratis.com Here’s what the man himself says about it: hi, i’ll keep this brief. this portion of moby.com, ‘film music’, is for independent and non-profit filmmakers, film students, and anyone in need of free music for their independent, non-profit film, video, or short. to use the site you log in(or on?) and are then given a password. you can then listen to the available music and download whatever you want to use in your film or video or

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