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How to Compose Bold Images: What (and What not) to Include in Your Photos

There’s nothing worse than spoiling a beautiful scene by composing your subject too small in the frame. In this quick tutorial we’ll show you how to compose images for maximum impact by avoiding unnecessary surroundings that don’t add to your shot. Our eyes and brain have the unique ability to hone in on small details Read MoreRead More

Maleficent and the Strange and Storied History of Fairy Tales

Trace back the history of Fairy Tales from their origins as European folk tales. Yet long before they were material for children’s movies, fairy tales have been drawn into debates on the nature of literature, cultural evolution and national identity. They’ve been subjected to Freudian analysis, Jungian interpretations, feminist readings, postmodern readings, poststructuralist readings, Marxist Read MoreRead More

From Static to Dynamic: Creating Photographs with Impact

Take your images from ordinary to extraordinary with what you’ll learn at this engaging and informative seminar with Brenda Tharp. Brenda will first explore the topic of creativity and how to break the ‘block’ to more creative expression. She’ll continue with a look at ways to interpret vs. record your scene, an in-depth discussion of Read MoreRead More

Motionpoems – ‘Working Order’

Watch this hypnotically beautiful motion poem “Working Order” by  Gentleman Scholar Title: “Working Order” Air Date: May 22, 2014 Client: Motionpoems Executive Producers: Todd Boss, Egg Creative, Jennifer David Production: Gentleman Scholar Creative Directors: Will Campbell, Will Johnson Executive Producer: Lindsay Bodanza Head of Production: Rachel Kaminek Art Directors, Lead Designers: Jordan Lyle, JP Rooney Producer: Read MoreRead More

Hope for Film: Six Keys to the Current State of Indie Film

Ted Hope makes 6 observations about the state of the independent film market and what we can do to make the business sustainable. 1. Independent film needs a better infrastructure. More people can make movies than ever before, and yet it’s become harder than ever to get people to see them. 2. It’s more difficult Read MoreRead More

Sci-Fi: since 1902 – A Supercut

60fotogramas collects 62 of the greatest Sci-Fi films from the past 112 years in this supercut Introduction speech by Orson Wells: “War of the worlds”, BBC radio. 1902- Voyage dans la lune 1927- Metropolis 1929- Fraud in Mond 1931- Frankenstein 1933-The invisible Man 1936-The Devil Doll 1951- The Day the earth Stood still 1953- The War Read MoreRead More

Is Grit Stifling Our Creativity?

Stressed out, relentless, martyrdom is often viewed as part and parcel of success. From the sleepless persona of the Tech entrepreneurs, to the ubiquitous chatter around “grit,” tenacity has become synonymous with achievement. Yet, new emergent research is illustrating that perhaps dogged determination has been glamorized far beyond its usefulness. I have been a dancer Read MoreRead More

The Long Game: Why Leonardo DaVinci was no genius

Do you ever have that feeling that everyone else is more successful than you? If you think that’s bad – try being Leonardo Da Vinci. This is the first of a two-part series on our distorted view of creativity and success. All of history’s greatest figures achieved success in almost exactly the same way. But rather Read MoreRead More

12 Invaluable Tips for First-Time Filmmakers

E.L. Katz shares his 12 tips for filmmakers trying to put together their first feature. 1. A good script is a director’s best friend. With little money, time, or experience, it really is doubtful that you’ll be able to pull movie magic out of your ass without a solid screenplay. No matter how fucked up Read MoreRead More

The Secrets to Shooting an Epic Underwater Photoshoot

Dive underwater with Benjamin Von Wong for an epic photoshoot as well as 3 quick tips on how to succeed in the artistic field.   Ever since my first shoot underwater, I’ve been dreaming of taking shoots out of a swimming pool into a shipwreck so when my parents told me to take some time off and Read MoreRead More

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