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Thursday, 23 February 2017

Pixar in a Box - Free 9 Part Course in Storytelling

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.

16-Feb-2017  •  Benjamin Craig

Financing Your Short Film - Three Ways to Bypass Industry Gatekeepers

Thomas Verdi from The Film Fund looks at the realities of trying to crowd-fund a short film and discusses some alternative ideas.

6-Feb-2017  •  Thomas Verdi

The 24 Best Movie Posters of 2016

Rotten Tomatoes has compiled it's list of the year's best movie posters (from a graphic design perspective).

16-Dec-2016  •  Benjamin Craig

How to spot a scam film festival

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.

8-Dec-2016  •  Benjamin Craig

5 Movies that Will Change Your Perception of Movie Making

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.

25-Nov-2016  •  Erik Winther

The Fifteen Points of Mise en Scene

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.

19-Sep-2016  •  Michael Hall

Kodak to offer free filmstock to Kickstarer filmmakers

Reports of the death of film may be greatly slightly exaggerated. Kodak has announced a partnership with Kickstarer which will see the former industry giant supplying free 35mm and super 16mm stock to selected feature film projects, correlated to the amount the project raises on the crowd-funding platform.

4-May-2016  •  Benjamin Craig


In the film bookstore this month...

Killer Camera Rigs That You Can Build: How to Build Your Own Camera Cranes, Car Mounts, Stabilizers, Dollies, and More!

By Dan Selakovich

Construct professional-quality camera rigs on your own with this comprehensive, step-by-step guide...

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Events Diary

Upcoming festivals and events for filmmakers from around the world.
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2-Mar-2017. Boulder, United States
21-Mar-2017. baffle creek qld, Australia
28-Mar-2017. Frankfurt am Main, Germany
6-Jun-2017. Los Angeles, United States
27-Oct-2017. Edinburgh, United Kingdom