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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.

Big Apple Film Festival: November 14th-18th

By Beth Feather, posted 10 October 2012

Named one of MovieMaker Magazines "25 Coolest Film Festivals," The Big Apple Film Festival, hosted by The Big Apple Film Society, is not just another congregation of independent artists in NYC. When founder and filmmaker, Jonathan Marc Lipp, first launched the event, it was because in his mind, there were not enough festivals with accessibility for independent creators. By developing a new outlet he created visibility for films otherwise lost in the masses of festival submissions.

The Sound and Music of 'The Dark Knight Rises'

By Benjamin Craig, posted 9 October 2012

Visionary Director Christopher Nolan returns for the final chapter of the Batman saga. The guys over at SoundWorks Collection profile the sound and music team including Composer Hans Zimmer and Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Richard King.

Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

By Beth Feather, posted 8 October 2012

Known as the Montreal Festival of New Cinema and New Media (FCMM) until 2004, this independent film festival has gone through years of change and development. Forty years of change that is, as this year marks the 40th anniversary of the Festival du Nouveau Cinema as it is called today.

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