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2013 Filmmaker Holiday Gift Guide

Here are some holiday gift ideas ranging from $5 to $1,500,000. If you can afford the later we are guessing you are just here for the Scarlett Johansson pics. Gear Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Introducing the pocket sized Super 16 digital film camera that’s small enough to keep with you at all times, so you’ll Read MoreRead More

In Memory of Paul Walker: 5 Things You May Not Have Known

Hollywood lost a shining star this weekend in the tragic death of Paul Walker. Raindance has compiled a list of five things you may not have known about the Fast and Furious star. In memory of Paul Walker, here are 5 things you may not have known. 1. Marine Biology Major Surfing soothes me, it’s Read MoreRead More

IQ Lesson: The History of Hollywood Censorship and The Ratings System

On this day, American Thanksgiving, we are proud to present our latest lesson: The History of Hollywood Censorship. We are blessed with many things but chief among them is the freedom of speech. It was not always that way – see the lesson in full below. Read the Full Lesson with Links for More infoRead More

Monitors and Filmmaking: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Wires

Don Starnes shares his opinion on filmmaking on monitors and how the screen obsession has diverged from the mental filmmaking of yesteryear. Viewfinders on cameras have always been an afterthought. Early film cameras didn’t have them at all: the operator simply pointed the lens in the general direction of the action. Later, when rotating mirrored shutters Read MoreRead More

John Landis Rails Against Studios: ‘They’re Not in the Movie Business Anymore’

At the Mar del Plata fest, the “Animal House” director decried “vampire” tech giants and the state of the industry: “Now if a movie doesn’t make money its first two days, you’re f—ed!” MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina – ”The studios are not in the movie business anymore,” said filmmaker and producer John Landis to a group of reporters Read MoreRead More

6 Filmmaking Lessons You Can Learn From Andy Warhol

Landon Palmer looks at the career switch from Pop-Art to Pop-Film of legendary figure Andy Warhol and what we can learn from his career. 1. Think Outside of Evaluative Constructs Warhol has been cast as a pop artist and an underground filmmaker but, like many other artists, he resisted labels. He didn’t do this because he Read MoreRead More

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