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The Next Greatest Thing of the Movies... Not!

By Robert Gerst, posted 17 April 2013

Catcalls and plaudits for Peter Jackson's 3D HFR (High-Frame-Rate for the technically challenged) version of The Hobbit remind film makers everywhere that people, not machines, create the magic of movies.

3 Tips for Terrific Title Sequences

By Danny Groner, posted 11 April 2013

When making a film of any sort, the time inevitably comes to credit cast and crew... in addition to the end credits, it has become film tradition to also bookend the movie with an opening title sequence. It's your opportunity to capture the audience's attention and set the mood and tone of your creation, all within the first seconds of the film. The title sequence has so much power over audiences that it really should be included in the storyboarding process, and never as an afterthought.

Technicolor Adds Final Cut Pro X Support to Color Assist

By John Snedigar, posted 9 April 2013

In late 2012 Technicolor released Colour Assist, a grading package drawing on the company's multi-decade experience in working with colour in motion pictures. The new version announced today brings with it support for Final Cut Pro X users.

The Roles of a Producer

By Benjamin Craig, posted 8 March 2013

Anyone who watches movies knows that almost every film comes with a gaggle of 'producers'. In addition to the Producer(s), most credit sequences are stacked with titles such as Executive Producer, Associate Producer, Co-Producer, and even Co-Executive Producer. So when any question about 'types of producer' arises, most people jump right in to an explanation of these various jobs. But recently I've noticed that there is a more fundamental lack of understanding of what a producer actual does, particularly with newer filmmakers.

Kodak's 2013 Student Scholarship Program

By Benjamin Craig, posted 8 March 2013

Once mighty Kodak has taken a pretty severe beating of late and while the company has retreated from consumer photography, it remains committed to its presence in the motion picture space. As part of this commitment, Kodak has announced a call for applications for its 2013 student scholarship program.

Through the Lens: Conversations with Cinematographers, Dean Cundey

By Jesse Ikeman, posted 4 March 2013

In the first episode of the series, veteran cinematographer Dean Cundey ("Apollo 13", "Back to the Future", "Jurassic Park") talks through his experience with Craft Truck.

Top 5 - Crowd Funding Mistakes

By Benjamin Craig, posted 22 February 2013

The idea of crowd-funding independent films has received a lot of attention of late, with several filmmakers singing praises of the ability to shortcut the cumbersome financing process and go straight to the audience. But the crowd-funding route isn't an automated route to budget riches. Producer and marketing consultant James J. Heath looks at the Top 5 Crowd-Funding Mistakes on his blog:

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