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Hope for Film: Six Keys to the Current State of Indie Film

Ted Hope makes 6 observations about the state of the independent film market and what we can do to make the business sustainable. 1. Independent film needs a better infrastructure. More people can make movies than ever before, and yet it’s become harder than ever to get people to see them. 2. It’s more difficult Read MoreRead More

Sci-Fi: since 1902 – A Supercut

60fotogramas collects 62 of the greatest Sci-Fi films from the past 112 years in this supercut Introduction speech by Orson Wells: “War of the worlds”, BBC radio. 1902- Voyage dans la lune 1927- Metropolis 1929- Fraud in Mond 1931- Frankenstein 1933-The invisible Man 1936-The Devil Doll 1951- The Day the earth Stood still 1953- The War Read MoreRead More

Is Grit Stifling Our Creativity?

Stressed out, relentless, martyrdom is often viewed as part and parcel of success. From the sleepless persona of the Tech entrepreneurs, to the ubiquitous chatter around “grit,” tenacity has become synonymous with achievement. Yet, new emergent research is illustrating that perhaps dogged determination has been glamorized far beyond its usefulness. I have been a dancer Read MoreRead More

The Long Game: Why Leonardo DaVinci was no genius

Do you ever have that feeling that everyone else is more successful than you? If you think that’s bad – try being Leonardo Da Vinci. This is the first of a two-part series on our distorted view of creativity and success. All of history’s greatest figures achieved success in almost exactly the same way. But rather Read MoreRead More

12 Invaluable Tips for First-Time Filmmakers

E.L. Katz shares his 12 tips for filmmakers trying to put together their first feature. 1. A good script is a director’s best friend. With little money, time, or experience, it really is doubtful that you’ll be able to pull movie magic out of your ass without a solid screenplay. No matter how fucked up Read MoreRead More

The Secrets to Shooting an Epic Underwater Photoshoot

Dive underwater with Benjamin Von Wong for an epic photoshoot as well as 3 quick tips on how to succeed in the artistic field.   Ever since my first shoot underwater, I’ve been dreaming of taking shoots out of a swimming pool into a shipwreck so when my parents told me to take some time off and Read MoreRead More

You Can’t Do It Alone: Tips for Creative Leadership

Andy Baker, the Senior Vice President and Group Creative Director for National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD gives some thoughts and insight into hiring, managing and leading a team of creative people. HIRING GOOD PEOPLE. Whether you’re looking to build a team from scratch, replace someone who left, or fill an entirely new position, there Read MoreRead More

Must Watch Behind the Scenes of Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan”

Photographer and long-time Darren Aronofsky collaborator Niko Tavernise gives us a great behind the scenes look at making Aronofsky’s moody ballet thriller: Black Swan: Fan of Darren Aronofsky and of great making-ofs rejoy, photographer and long-time collaborator Niko Tavernise just uploaded “Metamorphosis“, Black-Swan’s full making of that consists of three videos. And that’s not it, Tavernise Read MoreRead More

Charlie Day’s Merrimac College Commencement Speech

Actor Charlie Day regales his college days and offers some advice about betting on oneself and how “a plan B can muddy up your plan A” He explained how he and some friends began shooting a homemade version of what would eventually become “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.” At the same time, he was offered Read MoreRead More

The 12 Basic Principles of Animation

The 12 basic principles of animation were developed by the ‘old men’ of Walt Disney Studios, amongst them Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, during the 1930s. Of course they weren’t old men at the time, but young men who were at the forefront of exciting discoveries that were contributing to the development of a new Read MoreRead More

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