A Thousand Phoenix Rising: Ted Hope on the New Truly Free Filmmaking Culture

Posted Monday, September 29th, 2008

Super producer and super nice guy Ted Hope gave a keynote address at Film Independent’s Filmmaker Forum in Los Angeles over the weekend. If you need to gird your loins for the challenges and opportunities ahead you should read it because you, dear readers, are the TRULY FREE FILMMAKERS he is talking about, or at least you can be. A THOUSAND PHOENIX RISING How The New Truly Free Filmmaking Community Will Rise From Indie’s Ashes I can’t talk about the

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Film Independent’s Filmmaker Forum, September 26-28, Los Angeles

Posted Thursday, September 11th, 2008

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Power To The Pixel – October 22-23 in London

Posted Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Another great event for future-minded Shooters. EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ENDS THIS FRIDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER! Register now to save 25% off the full ticket price.We’re bringing together pioneering visionaries, filmmakers and entrepreneurs who are changing the way that independent films are financed, created and reach audiences. This year’s speakers who will be participating at both the Conference and the Workshop Sessions include: YOMI AYENI, Creative Director, Expanding Universe ARIN CRUMLEY, Award-winning Filmmaker ADAM ERLEBACHER, Co-Founder, PlaceVine JAMIE KING, Filmmaker and Digital

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Independent Filmmaker Conference in NYC

Posted Thursday, August 21st, 2008

The Independent Filmmaker Conference takes place during Independent Film Week in NYC September 14-19. The Conference covers lots of great areas: Making Your First Feature, Filmmaking 2.0, The Global Marketplace, Alternative Distribution, The Truth about Non-Fiction, Film and Philanthropy. Click here for full schedule. You can also hear conversations with Kevin Smith, Robert Greenwald (Brave New Films) and Rick Allen (SnagFilms).

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HD EXPO Comes to NYC in September

Posted Monday, August 18th, 2008

HD EXPO is coming to NYC (September 22-25) after seven successful years establishing itself as the premier trade show, education, and community event for the content creation industry. Registration for the EXPO is FREE in advance and includes all panels, exhibit hall and Intensive Workshops which sounds like a very good deal to us indeed! Workshops include Sony, Panasonic and Adobe equipment and software and there will be panels on subjects like The Art of Editing in the 21st Century:

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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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