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The Sound of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

By Benjamin Craig, posted 18 January 2013

The guys over at SoundWorks Collection visit Park Road Post Studios in Wellington, New Zealand to talk with the sound team of Director Peter Jackson's first instalment of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

How Digitization Affects Film Festivals

By Jason Jeon, posted 11 January 2013

All cinemas are expected to convert to digital projectors by 2015, and this digital shift is having a dramatic affect on film festivals submission, exhibition, and distribution processes.

COMPETITION: Win a Scholarship to Study Filmmaking or Screenwriting at Budapest Film Academy

By Barbara Klausz, posted 10 January 2013

If you fancy spending spring and beyond studying filmmaking in Hungary, then you'll be excited to learn that the Budapest Film Academy has announced a set of scholarships covering full and part tuition. The scholarships are open to students from all countries.

HFR Filmmaking with Hollywood FX Pioneer Douglas Trumbull... from the 1980s

By Benjamin Craig, posted 3 January 2013

The recent release of The Hobbit has caused an awful lot of buzz, both in from critics and fans, but also from filmmakers, due to Peter Jackson's decision to shoot at 48 frames per second. Although James Cameron has also gone on record as a fan of high frame rate (HFR) shooting, the concept isn't actually new. Visual effects pioneer, Douglas Trumbull - a man whose credits include 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Blade Runner - was experimenting with HFR technologies back in the 1980s.

TUTORIAL: Colour Grading a Sequence in Final Cut Pro

By Ruan Lotter, posted 27 December 2012

Ruan Lotter runs a YouTube channel called Tunnelviziontv which contains a number of interesting tutorials, product tests, and other stuff of interest to indie filmmakers. In this post Ruan looks at colour grading with Final Cut Pro.

How to spot a scam film festival

By Benjamin Craig, posted 11 December 2012

These days, it seems that every man and his dog wants to run a film festival, which is fantastic in many ways, not least because it provides a greater number of outlets for filmmakers to get their work in front of an audience. But sadly, the multitude of scammers and ethics-light opportunists who prowl the Internet also seem to have their dirty fingers in the film festival scene and scam events represent a risk to unwary filmmakers everywhere.

Technicolor Launches 'CineStyleT Color Assist', an Entry-Level Colour-Correction/Grading Tool

By Benjamin Craig, posted 28 November 2012

When it comes to colour and motion pictures, there are few companies out there who can match the expertise and experience of Technicolor. The company's name is of course synonymous with helping shift movies from the black and white to the full-colour realm, but historically its technology has mainly been utilised by Studios and expensive post facilities. But with the launch of CineStyleT Color Assist, high-quality, real-time colour correction and grading software is now available to indie filmmakers everywhere.

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