How Can Zipcar Help Filmmakers? In Lots of Ways. We Find out How.

Posted Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

“Having a strict budget and short notice period is something many filmmakers face, so our account managers are prepared to find the best solutions within budget and time restraints.”  A really valuable sponsor to us for this year’s inaugural SHORT CUTS Film Competition has been Zipcar. They were a company we were really keen to work with because their focus of using technology to solve a problem (decrease congestion in big cities by increasing car sharing) really spoke to us

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Should You Get Insurance for Your Low-Budget Indie Film? We Chat to Performance Film & Media Insurance to Find Out More

Posted Thursday, July 5th, 2018

One of our sponsors for this year’s SHORT CUTS Film Competition is Performance Film & Media Insurance. We were keen to partner with them for our inaugural career-development scheme because they work a lot with filmmakers. From putting together bespoke insurance packages, to providing their simple online system, they’ve made it easy for filmmakers working on a tight budget to get the cover they need, when they need it. We thought it would be nice idea (and useful for Shooters) for

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New Shooting People Collaboration with Animators Luke George and Emma Rose-Dade

Posted Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

At Shooting People HQ we decided that it would be helpful for people who were new to the site to get a sense of who the community is, and to illustrate visually how the community is made up of so many different creative collaborators, right across the industry. We were also personally transfixed by paper animation at the time and when we came across the work of Emma and Luke, we got in touch to see if they might consider

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Ben’s Blog: Nothing Short Of Failure.

Posted Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

There’s no reason to make a short film. Except the reason you don’t want.

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MANCHESTER – Future Artists Film and Media Festival Nov 1st to Nov 4th 2012

Posted Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Future Artists’ Film & Media Festival ~ Thurs 1st-Sun 4th November ~ The Black Lion, Salford Opening LAUNCH PARTY @ THE SHARP PROJECT FILM STUDIO – YOU ARE INVITED!!!!!!!! Get your FREE Ticket here Future Artists’ Film and Media Festival is a collaborative project, bringing together a selection of both emerging and established entrepreneurs in the industry. Its aim is to explore how the next generation of media creators are breaking new ground in digital storytelling and to celebrate the

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Klynt – new tool for editing interactive stories

Posted Thursday, December 1st, 2011

I have been waiting in vain to find some time to try Klynt out so I’m just going to post the info here so YOU can all try it. Give it a go and let us know how it is.

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Coding for Dummies

Posted Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

This was a presentation given at the end of 2010 as part of Internet Week Europe. BBH Labs and Google Creative Labs put this together not, as Google’s Tom Uglow points out, “to “teach” HTML or anything like it – but to just open up the engine and have a look, reduce the fear factor, and break down some barriers.” We should do lots more of these kinds of workshops in the film world I think! If the 21st Century

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Mozilla Webinar on HTML5 Video and Popcorn.js

Posted Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Join the Mozilla Foundation’s Brett Gaylor on Tuesday, May 17th at 12.30pm EST (5.30pm GMT for those of you in the UK) to discuss how filmmakers and media producers can use Mozilla’s Popcorn.js to create HTML5 video pages. You’ll learn how to merge and synchronize any web element (for example Twitter feeds, Flickr photos, Wikipedia entries, Google Maps) to your video across all devices. For an example of how this works check out the demo at Web Made Movies. Brett

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Kevin Kelly – “Better than Free: How Value Is Generated in a Free Copy World”

Posted Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

An interesting talk from Kevin Kelly, most recently author of What Technology Wants. Kevin focuses on 6 key verbs in this talk: Screening Interacting Sharing Accessing Flowing Generating Even if you disagree with some of Kelly’s conclusions, I think these are all very salient points for filmmakers to consider too.

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Lance Weiler Keynote Presentation from Darklight 2010

Posted Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Lance Weiler gave a keynote presentation on transmedia storytelling at the Darklight Festival in Ireland at the end of last year. It’s worth a listen if you are interested in new forms of storytelling and connecting with audiences.

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