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Why Kim Kardashian Famous?!? – Film School’D on the Origins of Reality TV

Was Kim Kardashian the inevitable result once filmmakers set out to capture “real life?” After “documentary” filmmaking was born with Nanook of the North (1922), filmmakers (and TV makers) have been endeavoring to capture reality and show truth on screen. And while Kim Kardashian may not be anyone’s definition of “Real,” she and her reality Read MoreRead More

17 Things I Learned From Working on Other People’s Films

Megan Griffiths offers up 17 bits of advice from a career of working on feature films. It’s a pretty rare thing that a director has the opportunity to watch other directors at work. As a crew-member, I had a front row seat to almost every aspect of the job, pre-production through post. I never worked Read MoreRead More

The History of Sound at the Movies – A Sneak Peak at our New Audio Course Series

FilmmakerIQ.com and RØDE Microphones are proud to give you a sneak peak at the first lesson in our six part course which will cover science/microphones, recording, editing, foley, and ADR. We are also hard at work behind the scenes updating the site to include even more interaction which should be live in the coming weeks. Read MoreRead More

Walter Murch and Jon Favreau: Movies in Your Brain

Oscar-winning film editor and sound designer Walter Murch and director Jon Favreau discuss the editing of The Conversation and the viewer response to Chef at the Academy event “Movies in Your Brain: The Science of Cinematic Perception” on July 29, 2014 at the Linwood Dunn Theater.Read More

Why Were People & Critics So Infatuated With Frozen?

What to say about Frozen that hasn’t been said… well let’s get meta and talk about the fact that so much has been said about Frozen!! Seriously, people LOVE analyzing and critiquing this movie. It’s inspired dozens of think-pieces, covering everything from its portrayal of gender roles, to cultural appropriation, to the definition of true Read MoreRead More

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