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MY 720p BEATS YOUR 4K ANY DAY

Stop the madness! Before you go off half-cocked and lay down one dime of your hard-earned income on equipment, watch this.

I've said it before, IT'S NOT ABOUT THE GEAR. It's about the story you tell with WHATEVER gear you have. It's about filmmaking, not acquiring just the right equipment. If you're not able to effectively communicate a story through the visual medium, no amount of gear will ever fill the void and make you a better filmmaker.

Major props to Ken Simpson for posting this.

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BILLY WILDER’S TEN RULES OF FILMMAKING

Sage advice from one of history's greatest producers, screenwriters and directors.

READ BILLY'S LIST HERE

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THE HAMMER FORUM

Spend any time on a photo or video forum and you'll witness the absolute fanaticism of its users. The same, of course, can be said for most any forum on any given subject.

Here's a hilarious mock thread that Roger Cicala of Lens Rentals put together and posted on his blog. You can tell a lot of thought went into this. Kudos to him.

READ THE FULL BLOG POST HERE

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LOST ORSON WELLES FILM FOUND IN ITALY

A workprint copy of Orson Welles' second film prior to going into production on Citizen Kane was discovered earlier this year.

This is a rare find, as the original [unfinished] film was lost in a fire in Welles' villa in 1938.

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

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10 QUICK TIPS FOR MONETIZING STOCK FOOTAGE

Solid advice for those looking to sell their footage.

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THE PIXAR THEORY

Fascinating, even as speculation. A lot went into this.

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ALFRED HITCHCOCK: MASTER OF CINEMA

Entire film courses have been taught around Alfred Hitchcock's films. And for very good reason. This master of cinema and suspense understood the use of pacing and tension; oftentimes breaking cliched ways of filming a scene for a far more dramatic effect.

In these two in-depth interviews from 1972 he goes into detail on a selection of his works, speaking with great candor about [among other subjects] filmmaking in general, directing an audience, and his frustration working with method actors.


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THE CHANGING SHAPE OF CINEMA: THE HISTORY OF ASPECT RATIO

A superb history lesson, given by John Hess at FilmmakerIQ.com


 

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DIRECTING THE SHOTS FOR THE TONY AWARDS’ OPENING NUMBER

Get ready, cause this is unreal.

Here's how Glenn Weiss, the Director of the Tony's called the shots
for the opening number. True genius.


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SUPER HERO OR SUPER BORE?

Here's an incredibly insightful, well written piece about super hero movies.

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

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