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A great tutorial on making your films more cinematic by creating a shallow depth of field with no adapter
Starring Steffinnie Phrommany, Erica Jean, Mikka Dargel,& Tim MolfinoA girl finds supernatural photos which tell the past, present and future.
Fuzzy bear gives some tips on ideas for making a good movie.
Not all films are pretentious. Babelgum knows this.
Win a trip to Cannes with Spike Lee!
Get a bite of S.Mohen!!
A baby frog, forced on a coin for filming, escapes after some attemps.
Jesse Dylan isn't the first director to make the jump from music videos to feature films, but he's certainly one of the most creative and successful. He is also a prolific director at the forefront of the commercial production field. Combine these talents with his career as a photographer, and you have a portrait of an artist fluent in both the message and the medium.
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Luciano Ibarro from German Cine Rebele talks about the making of their documentary about Climate change activism. Reclaim Power was filmed during Climate Camp in 2006.
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Scott Kirsner, Editor of CinemaTech and contributor to Variety, will be one of the hosts of a conference called "The Conversation" taking place October 17-18 in Berkeley. The focus will be on the interaction of cinema, online video, and games. Andy interviewed Kirsner last week at the EmTech08 conference at MIT.
Liz Gannes writes today that NewTeeVee readers can get a 10 percent discount to the conference.
Unlike many digital media conferences, The Conversation will be geared more toward content creators than software developers, Kirsner says. Instead of watching demos, attendees will participate in "fireside chats" and roundtables.
In the segment, Kirsner also discusses his new book, "Inventing the Movies: Hollywood's Epic Battle Between Innovation and the Status Quo, from Thomas Edison to Steve Jobs," which came out in September.
We wish we could make it to the conference; hope you can.
--Kelsey Blodget, Associate Producer
Ben Cole filmed most of the award winning 1 Giant Leap- what about me? film.
Ben presents his work at BeyondTv international film festival November 22nd 2008 in Swansea, Wales
Instructor: Sean Uyehara
The integration of digital technologies into film/video has changed the ways in which we make, transmit & consume media. This class will explore an array of nontraditional & emerging media forms & their impacts. Distributed by Tubemogul.
The 1st AD and Cameraman from the set of The Hole 3D talk about the differences between Film and Digital film making and the 3D process.