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COMPETITION: Nokia + Music Video + Sundance London = Cash Prizes!

By Benjamin Craig, posted 13 February 2013

News of a music video completion dropped in our inbox this morning where some cash prizes, cool phones, and a chance to have your work premiere at the 2013 edition of Sundance London. Here's the blub:

How to be Quentin Tarantino

By Benjamin Craig, posted 23 January 2013

With the recent release of Tarantino's eighth feature as a director, the guys over at Film Doctor take a look back over his career to date, and how the once video store clerk has achieved and maintained his seat at the table of top directors.

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.

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