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How To Make Your First Short Film

Lorenda Starfelt details the steps involved for first time filmmakers on crafting their first short. The goal with shorts is to keep it simple. Simple story, a handful of characters and just a few locations. If you do that, you can make your movie for under a few thousand dollars. How low you can get your budget depends Read MoreRead More

Breaking Into Hollywood: ‘No’ Is Just a Conversation Starter

Gary W. Goldstein has produced some of Hollywood biggest box-office hits (Pretty Woman, Under Siege, The Mothman Prophecies), generating well over One Billion Dollars in worldwide revenue, receiving multiple Academy Award nominations, a Golden Globe and numerous other accolades. When I first drove into this sprawling metropolis – this City of Angels that seemed it Read MoreRead More

The Art of Noise – Why Some People Think Film Looks Better than Digital

It just won’t go away, will it? However much you can prove with specifications that digital video is indisputably better than film, there’s a stubborn feeling that there’s more to it than the simple-to-prove facts. RedShark News indentifies one, subtle, process that helps film to store more visible information than digital. Recently we asked for Read MoreRead More

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

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