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No, 360 Video is Not Going to Replace Traditional Filmmaking, but It’s Still Cool as Hell

I’ve gotten several emails at Filmmaker IQ asking if 360 video is going to replace traditional filmmaking techniques. The answer of course is “NO!” -followed by a definitive “HELL NO!” but that doesn’t make 360 video still really cool. The funny thing is when this video came up in my browser I didn’t even know Read MoreRead More

Reels of classic films tend to melt into goo; philanthropist David W. Packard won’t let that happen

Kenneth Turan profiles David W. Packard and his Packard Humanities Institute has become one of the leading philanthropic organizations funding film preservation. If you care even a little about the art and history of American motion pictures, about being able to see classic films now and forever, you owe a debt of gratitude to David W. Read MoreRead More

Thanks to YouTube and You For Hitting 100,000 Subscribers

We would like to thank the folks at YouTube for sending this beautiful silver play button to commemorate 100,000 subscribers. But more thanks belong to YOU our fans and followers for watching out little opuses. We have been busy on a lot more projects, including a complete revamp of the site (which we have been Read MoreRead More

Southeast Asia Project Shines a Light on Pacific Rim Filmmakers

The short film has long been the proving ground for filmmakers – a unique format that allows creators to explore and experiment with cinematic ideas. But in years past the short format has gone with little recognition. Japanese actor Tetsuya Bessho wanted to change that and introduce his homeland to the possibilities of short film. In Read MoreRead More

WORDS – a Short Film by the WGA on the Importance of Writing

This short film, released by the Writers Guild Foundation in 1987, honors the craft of screenwriting and the writers behind our favorite lines and cinematic moments. Written and directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Chuck Workman, it was screened at film festivals and college campuses around the country to inspire writers and celebrate the importance Read MoreRead More

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