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Top 20 Tips for Creating A Successful Demo Reel

Increase your chances for professional success by following these top 20 tips for creating an engaging demo reel! 1. KEEP IT SHORT If you ask 10 different editors how long a demo reel should be you’ll get 10 different opinions… but there’s one sentiment that’s pretty consistent, KEEP IT SHORT. A demo reel should highlight Read MoreRead More

How To Create Responsible Social Criticism – Idea Channel

The recent matter of Sam Pepper’s “social experiment” videos has inspired a lot of discussion and debate. Here at Idea Channel, we thought we’d take this opportunity to talk in this video not specifically about Sam Pepper, but about media in general, and it’s ability to comment on serious social issues. If Sam Pepper’s video Read MoreRead More

Watch “My Best Friend’s Birthday” – an early Quentin Tarantino Film

Check out Quentin Tarantino’s early work from 1987 which includes an early reference to QT’s foot fetish. The film was completed, but the final reel was destroyed in a lab fire that broke out during editing. The surviving part of the film was shown in part to a small crowd in early 1987. Actor Allen Read MoreRead More

The Rise and Fall of the Interactive Movie

Calum Marsh explores the short history of interactive movies that crossed the line between film and video game in the early years of teh PC gaming market. Tender Loving Care was released in 1998, and it’s among the most prominent examples of a format known as the interactive movie. Interactive films enjoyed a brief period of Read MoreRead More

Hollywood Salaries Revealed, From Movie Stars to Agents (and Even Their Assistants)

Who rakes in a whopping $75 million? Who are the highest-paid TV stars? And how much can you make working in an agency mailroom? In its Money Issue, THR reveals how much people are earning now, from stars including Robert Downey Jr., Sandra Bullock, Katherine Heigl and the ‘Duck Dynasty’ clan to top agents including Read MoreRead More

David Fincher Reveals His ‘Life in Pictures,’ from Fighting Studios to Multiple Takes

David Fincher took to the stage at BAFTA’s Piccadilly HQ to discuss his 30-year career in film, commercials and music videos. On when he knew he wanted to be a director I was fairly convinced at the age of eight that’s that what I wanted to do with my life. And when I was living Read MoreRead More

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