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Sorry folks Filmmaker IQ won’t be posting on our website until July 4th, the moose out front should have told ya.

On July 4th 2008 Filmmaker IQ went live. This year on our 7th anniversary everything on Filmmaker IQ will change. We have been hard at work behind the scenes on a brand new site and a brand new approach toward learning filmmaking. As we clear off the dust and eradicate the final bugs we won’t Read MoreRead More

How Do We Measure an Audience? A New Filmmaker IQ LESSON!!

Jurassic World just set a record at the box office for opening weekend – but what do these box office numbers mean? How do we measure an audience? – It’s not always as simple as counting tickets. In this lesson we look at the techniques and methods studios and distributors use to calculate who has Read MoreRead More

How “Kung Fury” Went From a Career Hail Mary To Kickstarter Hit, Cannes Entry and Hollywood Feature

David Sandberg’s Kung Fury trailer raised $630,000 on Kickstarter, and he’s now competing at Cannes and developing a feature. Here, he talks about how smart use of social platforms, his Grandma, and David Hasselhoff helped him realize his dream. Two years ago, David Sandberg had to sell his couch and TV to afford food and rent. Now, he’s getting Read MoreRead More

The Science of the Avengers

Science fans, assemble! The world’s top superhero team is back to save the world in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” And these superheroes use some super science to help them keep the bad guys in check. This week, Reactions looks at the chemistry of the Avengers, including Tony Stark’s suit, Captain America’s shield and Black Widow’s Read MoreRead More

Between the Scenes: Choosing Locations

Filmmakers: When choosing a location there are considerations beyond just that individual scene. Here we explore the ways in which locations work together to help the audience keep track of your story. Example from Gus Van Sant’s ‘Gerry’ (2002, THINKFilm, Miramax). Commentary by ‘Between the Scenes’ author Jeffrey Michael Bays.Read More

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