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The Mathematic Correlation between Quality of the FIlm and the Profit Potential

Keith Calder ran a mathematical analysis of a film’s MetaCritic score against it’s long term earnings – Quality does rise to the top, even if it’s not on opening weekend. This is a regression analysis of the correlation between the Meta Critic score for all Paramount wide-release films from 2010-2014 and the percentage of overall Read MoreRead More

7 Things that Automatically Kill Your Film Before It’s Even Made

They’re the things that break your film in a heartbeat - Iain Alexander lists seven deadly sins that can be avoided with good pre-production. 1. No marketing plan A lot of films get made and sit on the shelf straight after the edit. This is quite typical of a student or low budget short film, but Read MoreRead More

The Science Behind our Insatiable Need to Binge-Watch TV

We’ve all found ourselves in the “One-More-Episode” mode – but it turns out we may have that ingrained in our genes. Never before have we been such compulsive multitaskers, blogging and tweeting using multiple devices and smartphones anywhere and everywhere, from trains to cafes. It seems a little backwards, then, that one of our top Read MoreRead More

Elements of the Essay Film

What is an essay film? Kevin B. Lee explores how essay films use sounds, images, words and editing differently than other forms of cinema. Anticipating the BFI’s absolutely essential film series Thought in Action: The Art of the Essay Film, which starts this week and continues throughout August, I spent several weeks reflecting on what the essay film Read MoreRead More

How Is Technology Changing TV Narrative? | Idea Channel |

Watching our favorite TV shows is one of the most fundamental ways we entertain ourselves. And for most of TV history, these stories were simple and episodic: you could watch one episode when it aired, and it was a self-contained story. But now that we have the ability to find the whole back- catalogue of Read MoreRead More

Looking Glass – A Hypnotic Study of the Human Eye

Check out this hypnotic film by Benjamin Lebeau: a study of a couple hundred people’s eyes at UCLA. WARNING: Do not watch this video if you’re sensitive to rapid imagery. Shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT with an SLR Magic 12mm T1.6 lens. Graded, stabilized, and edited with a roundtrip workflow between Adobe Premiere and DaVinci Read MoreRead More

You Can Take Selfies of Your Aorta With This Mini Camera

Cameras are getting smaller and smaller – this tiny speck is capable shooting full HD video for medical purposes: Scientific studies of selfies have yielded interesting insights on personalities, gender differences, and national moods, but scientist F. Levent Degertekin has invented a new camera that can provide high-def, 3-D images of your innards. This “camera” uses ultrasound imaging techniques to Read MoreRead More

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