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How the KIRA Robotic Framed the Microsoft Surface Studio

If you’ve been following the lateest word on tech you may have seen the buzz around the new Microsoft Surface Studio: Now just how did they produce that sleek spot? Well as with any piece of high end advertising, it’s a mix of CG renderings and real live practical shooting. To accomplish the elegant precision Read MoreRead More

What the First TV Ad Ever tells us about our Technological Complacency

After years of unpaid experiments, the FCC officially opened up the airwaves to commercial television broadcasting on July 1, 1941.  NBC’s experimental W2XBS in New York City received the first commercial license becoming WNBT. That very same day, at 2:30PM just before a broadcast of a Brooklyn Dodgers – Philadelphia Phillies baseball game, NBC aired Read MoreRead More

The Importance and Not-So-Importance of Film Terminology

I start this article with a conviction to rail against the arrogance on display from Sticklers for Terminology. But as I work through the case in my head, I find that the truth with this topic, as with all topics, lies in the delicate balance between two extremes. Let’s back up… Film like all technical Read MoreRead More

Wanna Go on an Adventure? World Nomads Puts You on Assignment in Vietnam

Wanna go on an adventure? For nearly ten years, World Nomads has been sponsoring photographers, writers and filmmakers to go on a once-in-a-lifetime assignment to capture the stories from around the globe. This year, one aspiring filmmaker will get a chance to make a travel film in Vietnam! If selected you’ll get: A free flight Read MoreRead More

Is Captain America Truly An American Hero?

What Makes a Hero? Today Kyle is asking what makes cinematic heroes – at least American cinematic heroes. And to answer that he’s digging into some classics such as Humphrey Bogart and John Wayne. But what about Captain America? Does Cap fit the bill of what an American Hero should be? Don’t worry he dives Read MoreRead More

Watch this Restored Masterpiece: Two by Satyajit Ray

In 1964, renowned filmmaker Satyajit Ray was asked to create a short film for ‘ESSO World Theater’, a cultural showcase presented on television and funded by the American oil company Esso. Asked to write and direct the film in English, Ray opted instead to make a film without words. The result is a poignant fable Read MoreRead More

New Interview Series Exploring the World of Indie Film from Borgus Network

Our friends at Borgus Network have put together a series of interviews featuring filmmaker Foris Day that explore the world of indie film & screenwriting with the top experts in the industry: Included in this playlist are: Hollywood exec Carole Kirschner tips for moving to Los Angeles: BBC Producer John Yorke on using 5 acts instead of Read MoreRead More

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