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The History of the Movie Trailer

Some people consider them the best part of the movie going experience – the Movie Trailer. Take a look at the evolution of the “coming attractions” from simple silent film splices, through the template style of the Golden Age of Hollywood, to the Auteurs of the 60s and finally into the Blockbuster era. In The Read MoreRead More

Is Television Still the End Goal?

Liz Shannon Miller ponders the question of Network Television and is it still the goal of digital content creators? Before the rise of digital content, life for creators was a lot more simple but a lot harder: If you wanted to tell stories in a visual medium, your only real option was to head to Los Read MoreRead More

Saturation Curve is the New Threat to Indie Filmmakers Online in 2014

Independent filmmakers looking to make money out of their films online need to be aware of a saturation curve that is set to alter the battleground for content success in 2014. SOCIAL NETWORKS DOMINATE DISCOVERY Back in December, Facebook made a significant algorithm change to their platform which has essentially put a restriction on reach Read MoreRead More

Why Web Series are Becoming the New Wild West

Web series producer, Amy Quick Parish writes about how web series have quickly become a new outlet for indie-filmmakers. She also describes her experiences producing her series Into Dust and how filmmakers are making up the rules as they go. As digital filmmaking becomes more accessible and higher quality every year, more and more would-be Read MoreRead More

How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood

To understand how people look for movies, the video service created 76,897 micro-genres. The Atlantic took the genre descriptions, broke them down to their key words, … and built our their own new-genre generator. If you use Netflix, you’ve probably wondered about the specific genres that it suggests to you. Some of them just seem Read MoreRead More

Deliverables Demystified

If you manage to get a film distribution deal, you’re going to to receive a list of deliverables – Film Independent takes a look at the different kind of deliverables out there. Deliverables can come as an unpleasant surprise for indie filmmakers. When a distributor buys your film for release, they expect more than just Read MoreRead More

Marketing Your Movie to Oscar Gold

How do you get your film in contention for the Oscars? Gregg Goldsteins shares a few tips and strategies producers use to get a film in consideration at award season. PLAN DURING PRODUCTION Although a film’s quality and reception are always uncertain until it’s released, producers looking to use potential kudos as a marketing hook Read MoreRead More

YouTube expands live streaming to all channels, adds option to directly launch a Google+ Hangout On Air

The Youbiquitous video sharing platform is rolling out live streaming for all channels soon. YouTube today announced it is expanding its live streaming service to all YouTube channels. The Google-owned company now only has two requirements: your account must be verified and it has to be in good standing. If you have both, but don’t see the feature yet, don’t Read MoreRead More

The Revolution Won’t Be Televised – 4 Reasons the Future of Filmmaking is Online

Jo Geaney offers up 4 reasons why web content is the present and future of independent filmmaking. With the likes of Harvey Weinstein turning his eye (and funds) online, there has been a noticeable change in the coverage of the web series. Industry websites have gone from ‘Is this the destroyer of Broadcast TV?’ to interviews Read MoreRead More

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