A Filmmakers Guide To Being Hacked

From Raindance.org: It always happens to me in one of two situations: on a shoot at the end of a tortuously long day, or a day like today – in the frantic run up to the film festival when the entire team is multitasking their tits off, and the pressure starts to tell when wear … More A Filmmakers Guide To Being Hacked

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250 seconds that will re-ignite the passion in any filmmaker or screenwriter

From ChrisJonesBlog: It’s often forgotten that we storytellers are in fact magicians. In all the hullabaloo of egos, opinions, reviews, funding proposals, endless rewrites, never ending shooting days in the rain, bad food, overdrafts, broken relationships… we have all been there and have that T shirt right? But what keeps us going is that we … More 250 seconds that will re-ignite the passion in any filmmaker or screenwriter

Russia's Obscenity Law Will Crush Independent Film

New legislation is being so quickly adopted in Russia today that anyone tracking it is bound to be suffering from a case of whiplash. Hundreds of new legal initiatives have already been ratified this year alone. Among the more frustrating and misguided laws to be adopted is the law that bans swearing in films, books and music. Although the swearing legislation technically only bans four obscene words … More Russia's Obscenity Law Will Crush Independent Film

9 iPhone Apps Every Indie Filmmaker Should Know About

From Buzzfeed: Movie Magic: it’s in your hands! And these top 10 film apps will help you get there. 09. StorySkeleton Via itunes.apple.com More info here 08. Shot Lister Via itunes.apple.com More info here 07. Crew Time Card Via itunes.apple.com More infos here Click here to view the rest on Buzzfeed –> Related articles What … More 9 iPhone Apps Every Indie Filmmaker Should Know About

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

Tentsquare, The First Crowdsourced Production Studio, Launches Inaugural Project

From IndieWould/Hollywouldn’t:  TentSquare is the first completely crowdsourced production studio with an integrated social network.  From the earliest development phases all the way through post-production, members are able to weigh in on virtually every aspect of their film’s development.  TentSquare is a forum for creativity. Whether looking to gain exposure, jumpstart careers, meet fellow filmmakers … More Tentsquare, The First Crowdsourced Production Studio, Launches Inaugural Project

Why Web Series Matter

by Dan Schoenbrun, IFP.org Last week at IFP we launched the call for entries for our 35th annual Independent Film Week. This year, there’s one important change — for the first time, we’ll be accepting applications for narrative web series at all stages of development, production, and post-production It’s a long time coming, and something … More Why Web Series Matter

POV's 2013 Documentary Filmmaking Equipment Survey

POV asked documentarians to share their experiences with equipment and documentary tools – from cameras and lenses to animation software and mobile apps – to create a comprehensive equipment list based on what filmmakers are actually using in the field. Whether you’re a novice or veteran, this unique resource will help you make some big … More POV's 2013 Documentary Filmmaking Equipment Survey

How to Convince a New Class of Investors They Can Make a Buck Financing an Indie Film

Thanks to technology, it’s now cheaper and easier than ever to make a solid independent film. What remains unclear, however, and should be ever-present on the minds of filmmakers and film lovers, is how to create a system in which the creators and professionals who make those films can enjoy something like a sustainable career. … More How to Convince a New Class of Investors They Can Make a Buck Financing an Indie Film