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“MY RØDE REEL” – The World’s Biggest Short Film Festival is Back and Bigger for 2015

RØDE Microphones is bring back their short film festival and this year promises to be bigger than before. Check out this exciting announcement: Pro-audio brand RØDE Microphones is excited to announce that the ‘My RØDE Reel’ international short film competition – first launched in 2014 to huge international acclaim – will return in 2015, with an Read MoreRead More

The Color Consistency of House of Cards

Chris Wade noticed something interesting about the color combination of House of Cards – every shot features blue in the foreground and yellow in the back. To be clear, House of Cards has excellent cinematography. Every shot is composed with precision and austere elegance, all emphasizing the cold, calculating world of Frank Underwood. In this podcast interview, the series cinematographer Read MoreRead More

Analyzing Alfred Hitchcock Presents “Back for Christmas”

Back for Christmas is the quintessential Hitchcock story shown on his TV series Alfred Hitchcock presents. Filmmaker and Author Jeffrey Michael Bays analyzes this episode with the help of our own John P. Hess in this installment of The Hitch20!Read More

Why Comic Book Geeks Must Be Stopped (Before It’s Too Late!)

Comic-book geeks have invaded Hollywood and turned mainstream movies into an endless parade of overblown, juvenile drivel. Kevin Maher says: they must be stopped before it’s too late. I had a strange and disconcerting experience in a darkened Soho screening room in late November, in the year 2000. It was barely 30 minutes into a Read MoreRead More

7 Ways to Improve Your Work When You’re Not Working

Bobby Marko lists seven ways for self improvement when things are slow. 1. Get or Update Your Website You may not know but my path to film and video was actually through building and designing websites. Coming out of the music industry I saw the need and the creative ways websites could communicate to a Read MoreRead More

BIRDMAN: Following Riggan’s Orders

David Bordwell takes a really in depth look at the Oscar Winner Birdman, from it’s story structure to how the one shot style both mimics traditional editing style while adding new dimension to the story. Birdman’s plot covers six days at a critical period in Riggan’s life. He’s an over-the-hill movie star identified with playing Read MoreRead More

The Real ‘Mad Men’?

Don Draper is a character that could only exist in fiction: impossibly handsome, endlessly talented, and crippled by alcoholism and other impulse-control problems. VICE was curious to see if there was any truth behind Mad Men protagonist, and that’s how they found George Lois. A leader of the Creative Revolution, Lois helped create the campaign Read MoreRead More

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