Become A Boring Filmmaker In 10 Easy Steps

From Raindance.org: How terribly and drippingly cool to work in the creative industries. You get to wear the coolest clothes, sport the strangest hair dye and give yourself the most glamorous sounding job description imaginable – and get away without proving any real talent or ability. Another defining aspect of the creative industries is there … More Become A Boring Filmmaker In 10 Easy Steps

New Software Automatically Edits Out Boring Parts of a Video

Everyone’s recording video these days—from the phone in your hand to the GoPro strapped to your head—but that means there’s a lot of garbage being filmed, too. Now, a new piece of software from Carnegie Mellon University can automatically edit out the boring bits and allow you to watch just the interesting parts. The new … More New Software Automatically Edits Out Boring Parts of a Video

Legally Speaking, It Depends – Ownership of Things

By: Christopher Schiller, ScriptMag:   It is easy to be complacent when creating new works and put off thinking about just who ends up owning the end results of all that hard labor. It is understandable, especially in arenas as complex and collaborative as the film industry, where tons of items necessary for the production process … More Legally Speaking, It Depends – Ownership of Things

This Clickable Periodic Table of Tropes is the Holy Grail of Storytelling Resources

By V Renée, NoFilmSchool: Attention everyone: We have found it. We have found the Holy Grail of online screenwriting/storytelling resources. If you’re a screenwriter and/or a complete glutton for geeking out, you need to stop what you’re doing immediately and check out Design Through Storytelling’s Periodic Table of Storytelling, which — is exactly what it … More This Clickable Periodic Table of Tropes is the Holy Grail of Storytelling Resources

11 Things your movie’s website needs

From Platypus Underground: These days everything is online. Basically, if information about your movie isn’t online, it’s almost like the movie doesn’t exist. You can hand out flyers and postcards around town to drum up some attention, but your hometown is only a small area. The internet gives you immediate access to millions of people around … More 11 Things your movie’s website needs

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Nudity Clauses, But Were Too Shy To Ask

From FilmIndependent.org: Okay we’re all adults here… right? We all understand that in the movie business sex sells. But before audiences flock to the theaters, or are titillated into a Twitter tidal wave by a trailer, even before the cameras roll on set, filmmakers and actors (with their agents close by, no doubt) need to … More Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Nudity Clauses, But Were Too Shy To Ask

How To Write A Press Release For Film

From Raindance.org : One of the most challenging aspects of being an independent filmmaker is promoting your film. Standing out amongst your peers is an enormous challenge, even for seasoned indie filmmakers. You could have an award winning film, but without a viewing audience your movie is worthless. Therefore, advertising and marketing are extremely important … More How To Write A Press Release For Film

10 Myths and Misconceptions about using music in YouTube videos

From Beatsuite.com:  Today’s inspired generation is creating content via their webcam, mobile phone and media streaming devices to deliver their own unique content for broadcast online. However, one stumbling block that continually seems to trip up the masses is the issue of music copyright. This article provides further information on common myths and misconceptions relating … More 10 Myths and Misconceptions about using music in YouTube videos

The 5 Locations Low-Budget Films Should Avoid In New York

From Scouting NY.  Posted by: Scout Every week, I receive numerous requests from no/low budget filmmakers in search of New York City locations for cheap. Some I can help with; most, I simply don’t know where to begin. While it’s certainly possible to make low-budget films in New York, it often requires a personal connection … More The 5 Locations Low-Budget Films Should Avoid In New York