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Girls on Film: 4 female filmmakers who pioneered horror movies

Despite popular misconceptions, women have been on the cutting edge of the genre since its earliest days If you’re looking for a good new horror movie, there are plenty of directors whose works fit the bill. Leigh Janiak kicked things off last month with a limited release of her film Honeymoon. “Twisted Twins” Jen and Read MoreRead More

How to Build a Fictional World – TED-Ed

Why is J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy so compelling? How about The Matrix or Harry Potter? What makes these disparate worlds come alive are clear, consistent rules for how people, societies — and even the laws of physics — function in these fictional universes. Author Kate Messner offers a few tricks for you, Read MoreRead More

5 Huge Mistakes You’ll Make in the Film and TV Business (and How to Avoid Them)

Dean and Tyler Silvers break down five big mistakes every filmmaker makes going into the business. Your Cast is Ordinary Audiences aren’t always sure about things like sound, lighting, and other filmmaking essentials, but everyone thinks they know actors. And we mean everyone — from my cab driver this afternoon, to my niece’s 7th grade Read MoreRead More

13 Classic Scenes That Explain How Horror Movies Work

Just because Halloween’s over doesn’t mean you have to put away the scary movies. Vox examines 13 horror film scenes for clues on how the genre works. The grandfather of horror Any discussion of how horror movies work must begin in one place — the battle between light and darkness. And if we’re beginning there, Read MoreRead More

Watch on of Spielberg’s First Films: Amblin

Check out this rarely seen first film of Steven Spielberg – and the source of his company name - Amblin In 1968, Steven Spielberg was 21 years old and the hippie counterculture was swirling all around, but his mind was focused on one thing only: making movies. Spielberg had been cranking out 8mm films since he Read MoreRead More

How to Overcome Being Camera Shy

During the photoshoot, this woman turned to her husband and proclaimed “I can’t stand my face” And that woman is Miss Universe! If she can’t stand herself, what hope do the rest of us have?? This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Professional photographer Peter Hurley and Read MoreRead More

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