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Lucas & Spielberg's Death Knell and What it Means for Indie Creators

By Anjum Bhardwaj, posted 1 July 2013

At a recent talk at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, George Lucas and Stephen Spielberg made some interesting predictions about the future of the film industry. In a nutshell, they both agreed that some major changes are coming to the box office, culminating in an implosion that will forever change the face of filmmaking.

The Changing Shape of Cinema: The History of Aspect Ratio

By Benjamin Craig, posted 28 June 2013

Ever stopped to think about just how we ended up with the film and video aspect ratios we now take for granted. The guys over at FilmmakerIQ.com have put together some great overview of the history of aspect ratios.

The future of cinema and TV: It's game over for the hi-res hype

By Benjamin Craig, posted 26 June 2013

Not deterred by receiving a 'meh' from the marketplace after a big advertising push for 3D televisions, the consumer electronics industry is busy trying to get everyone excited by the next big thing - 4K screens. Digital video expert, John Watkinson, debunks some of the current (and previous) received wisdom regarding resolutions and framerates in this fascinating piece.

How to Create Subtitles

By Scarlett Huxley, posted 18 June 2013

Unless you happen to be a true polyglot, chances are you've relied on subtitles to make sense of things at some stage, whether it's the latest foreign art-house flick or just quiet, muffled or plain incomprehensible speech in your own language. It's often forgotten, however, that subtitles have also long played another vital role in giving the hearing-impaired the chance to make sense of moving images. They may be a vital aid, but have you ever stopped to wonder how those all important words came to be on your screen?

What Could Remake-Obsessed Hollywood Learn From Shakespeare?

By J. M. Evenson, posted 18 May 2013

If there's one thing everybody likes to do in Hollywood, it's complain about remakes. One article after another voices disgust at the latest reboot. Remakes, they say, are absolute proof that Tinseltown has lost its imagination.

Director Kory Martin Juul Creates CG Feature Almost Single-Handedly

By Benjamin Craig, posted 13 May 2013

Literally a one man army, acclaimed visual effects artist, director and black belt, Kory Martin Juul, has animated a 100 minute family martial art feature... almost entirely on his own.

Three Online Colleges that Offer a Degree in Filmmaking

By Rene Williams, posted 9 May 2013

There are a number of excellent opportunities available in the entertainment field. Whether you have an interest in directing, screenwriting, production or a combination of positions, with the correct training and an online degree, you will have the confidence, experience and knowledge required to have a successful entertainment career. There is a vast array of certificate training and degree programs to choose from and most online colleges offer the option for specializations in each program. For example, if you have an interest in earning a bachelorís degree in filmmaking, you could specialize in producing and directing or perhaps cinematography. Here are three of the best online colleges that offer degrees or certificates in entertainment.

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