Anyone working in the indie scene over the past few years will have noted the paradox that now exists between the exponential increase in the availability of new distribution platforms and the ever-increasing difficulty for indie films to recoup their budgets.
Khan Academy has teamed up with the master storysmiths at Pixar to provide a video course in the art of storytelling. And if that wasn't cool enough, the whole course is available for free.
Thomas Verdi from The Film Fund looks at the realities of trying to crowd-fund a short film and discusses some alternative ideas.
Rotten Tomatoes has compiled it's list of the year's best movie posters (from a graphic design perspective).
These days, it seems that every man and his dog wants to run a film festival, which is fantastic in many ways, not least because it provides a greater number of outlets for filmmakers to get their work in front of an audience.
The film industry is filled with inspirational moments that changed millions of mindsets throughout our planet. However, today we'll focus on the main 5 movies that succeeded to alter the methods of shooting movies. Let's see which these are and where lies the source of their power to turn things around.
When it comes to a making a movie, the arrangement of a scene has a huge impact on the audience's perspective. If the audience is intended to feel a particular emotion, or notice a particular detail, mise en scene visually does the work. Without putting proper thought into these aspects, many key opportunities are missed, thus lowering the value of the scene and reducing its potential.