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The ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ 1-Page Film School

Vashi Nedomanski scoured the net for resources on Spielberg’s “Raiders” – compiling them in this exhausted resource. Raiders of the Lost Ark is a glorious obsession of mine. I have watched it close to 100 times and always glean a new detail or filmmaking tidbit on each viewing. As a child I looked up to Read MoreRead More

New Lens Technology Could Bring Optical Zoom to Even the Thinnest Smartphones by 2016

A new type of lens technology will enable even the thinnest smartphones to utilize optical zoom. Smartphone cameras have improved exponentially since their introduction to the world, but one company still believes there’s plenty of room for improvement. That company is DynaOptics and their latest tech is promising to pack optical zoom into more smartphones Read MoreRead More

Drone Exemptions for Hollywood Pave the Way for Widespread Use

A handful of Hollywood studios have just been granted licenses to use drones for commercial purposes – the first move by the FAA to allow commercial unmanned aviation. What does this mean for the future of drones? LOS ANGELES — The commercial use of drones in American skies took a leap forward on Thursday with Read MoreRead More

Take it or Leave it with Bruce Gilden

Meet Bruce Gilden. He’s one of our favorite Magnum photographers, and in case you’re clueless, he won a Guggenheim Fellowship this past year and is known to be one of the badassest badasses in the business. When Vice asked him to film a new show, he agreed on the terms that it wouldn’t suck and, Read MoreRead More

Seeing The Light – Shane Hurlbut’s Philosophy On Success

David Geffin profiles Shane Hurlbut and what drives his success. What sets you and your work apart? Having a clear idea of this is critical if you want to develop your work but when was the last time you actually thought about it? Shane Hurlbut is a veteran Director of Photography and today shares his Read MoreRead More

Werner Herzog’s No-Bullshit Advice to Aspiring Filmmakers and Creative Entrepreneurs

Maria Popova digs into Herzog’s book “A Guide for the Perplexed” for gems of wisdom and advice for the creative. The best advice I can offer to those heading into the world of film is not to wait for the system to finance your projects and for others to decide your fate. If you can’t afford Read MoreRead More

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