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Pixar in a Box - Free 9 Part Course in Storytelling

By Benjamin Craig, posted 16 February 2017

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.

Financing Your Short Film - Three Ways to Bypass Industry Gatekeepers

By Thomas Verdi, posted 6 February 2017

This is a blatant post about why we want you to use the new short film funding platform called The Film Fund to get around industry gatekeepers. It's also a pretty dope write-up, so read on if you're interested in the film industry and getting your flicks made.

The 24 Best Movie Posters of 2016

By Benjamin Craig, posted 16 December 2016

Movie posters have to say a lot about a film through little more than a few words and some graphic design. The editors over at Rotten Tomatoes have put together a list of 24 posters for films in 2016 which are some of the best.

How to spot a scam film festival

By Benjamin Craig, posted 8 December 2016

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. But sadly, the multitude of scammers and ethics-light opportunists who prowl the Internet also seem to have their dirty fingers in the film festival scene and scam events represent a risk to unwary filmmakers everywhere.

5 Movies that Will Change Your Perception of Movie Making

By Erik Winther, posted 25 November 2016

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.

The Fifteen Points of Mise en Scene

By Michael Hall, posted 19 September 2016

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. It is important to pay attention to detail, no matter how insignificant it may seem. The layout of a shot gives it power and speaks volumes. Mise en scene allows the film to make statements and ideas without needing obvious, forced scenes full of information. A script receives its full value when mise en scene is properly utilized.

Kodak to offer free filmstock to Kickstarer filmmakers

By Benjamin Craig, posted 4 May 2016

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.

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