The Fine Art of Getting Paid

If you want to make a living doing what you love, you need a plan. At the 2012 Vimeo Festival, fundraising expert Brian Newman and maverick filmmaker Ryan Koo (of sat down for a practical discussion designed to help career-minded creators. Their candid back-and-forth touched on lots of moolah-related topics, including where the money is, how to make smart sacrifices, and what self-promotion skills come in handy as you try to drum up dollars.

The Evolution of 8-Bit Art

Beginning with early Atari and Nintendo video games, the 8-bit aesthetic has been a part of our culture for over 30 years. As it moved through the generations, 8-bit earned its independence from its video game roots. The idea of 8-bit now stands for a refreshing level of simplicity and minimalism, is capable of sonic and visual beauty, and points to the layer of technology that suffuses our modern lives. No longer just nostalgia art, contemporary 8-bit artists and chiptunes musicians have elevated the form to new levels of creativity and cultural reflection.

Academy Conversations – the Origins of “Brave”

Co-director Mark Andrews, producer Katherine Sarafian, film editor Nicholas C. Smith, director of photography (lighting) Danielle Feinberg, shading art director Tia Kratteron on talk about where Pixar’s new film “Brave” came from at a session held on June 16, 2012 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

It’s all about Taste (the Wrap)

Expanding on the idea that filmmaking incorporates the canvas of human experience, the line that separates a good filmmaker from a mediocre one is having great tastes.

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7. 3 Low Budget Film Traps to Consider

Beware of the easy-to-miss gotchas of low budget filmmaking that can cost you in the end.

6. Behind the Scenes of Super Slow Motion Shots

Go behind the high speed cameras of Marmalade, a boutique production house that specializes in unique slow motion photography.

5. Top 7 Quentin Tarantino Soundtrack Songs

Art and filmmaking all comes down to one thing, good taste. Either you have it or you don’t.

4. The F%^&ing Nikon D800 vs. Canon 5D mkIII Shootout PART 2

Kevin Good of CrisisLab concludes his epic and highly entertaining Nikon D800 vs Canon 5D mkIII shootout with more of a focus on the raw stills quality.

3. An Hour with Ray Bradbury

Science fiction author Ray Bradbury regales his audience with stories about his life and love of writing in “Telling the Truth,” the keynote address of The Sixth Annual Writer’s Symposium by the Sea in 2001, sponsored by Point Loma Nazarene University.

2. The Hobbit Production Diary 7

Peter Jackson gives us a tour of Stone Street Studio where he’s been shooting in Miramar, New Zealand.

1. Woody Allen answers 12 questions He’s Never Had to Answer Before

Filmmaker Robert Weide interrogates Woody Allen with questions not normally heard on the press junket circuit.

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