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Arrests Over Satirical Video Lay Bare Emirati Sensitivities

The New York Times details the story of 5 young men in Dubai who were put in jail for the following satirical video on charges of threatening national security. The video was undeniably silly: a 20-minute mockumentary about a fictional martial arts school in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, where grandmaster Saloom Snake trains 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

5 Pieces of Wisdom from Roger Deakins

Filmmaking is about vision, not about the camera. If you don’t believe me, believe Roger Deakins, perhaps the foremost and celebrated director of photography who’s work includes films from Shawshank Redemption to Skyfall. The Vision Not the Camera Makes the Film Cinematography is more than a camera, whether that camera is a Red an Alexa or a Read MoreRead More

10 Myths about Making it in the Entertainment Industry

Executive at a studio-based film production company, Jenny Yerrick Martin lists off 10 often heard myths given to those trying to get a career in the Entertainment industry. #1 YOU SHOULD FIGURE OUT THE WHOLE PATH TO YOUR GOAL BEFORE STARTING. It seems like a smart idea. Plotting out every step to your destination is a Read MoreRead More

2013 Filmmaker Holiday Gift Guide

Here are some holiday gift ideas ranging from $5 to $1,500,000. If you can afford the later we are guessing you are just here for the Scarlett Johansson pics. Gear Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Introducing the pocket sized Super 16 digital film camera that’s small enough to keep with you at all times, so you’ll Read MoreRead More

A Guide to Happiness: Alain de Botton Shows How Six Great Philosophers Can Change Your Life

This six part series on philosophy is presented by popular British philosopher Alain de Botton, featuring six thinkers who have influenced history, and their ideas about the pursuit of the happy life. 1. Socrates on Self-Confidence 2. Epicurus on Happiness 3. Seneca on Anger 4. Montaigne on Self-Esteem 5. Schopenhauer on Love 6. Nietzsche on HardshipRead More

In Memory of Paul Walker: 5 Things You May Not Have Known

Hollywood lost a shining star this weekend in the tragic death of Paul Walker. Raindance has compiled a list of five things you may not have known about the Fast and Furious star. In memory of Paul Walker, here are 5 things you may not have known. 1. Marine Biology Major Surfing soothes me, it’s Read MoreRead More

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