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Read the Network’s Notes to Soderbergh on The Knick

When it comes to sharing insight on creative technique, director/editor/cinematographer Steven Soderbergh is way out ahead of the pack. He's also got some chutzpah. Last year, he converted Raiders of the Lost Ark to a black-and-white silent film to emphasize Spielberg's … more »

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The Five Biggest Emmy Oversights

This year's Emmy nominations just came out, and it's a great day if you're into Game of Thrones (or just about anything on HBO) but maybe a little less exciting if you're a fan of the line-up on Showtime or Cinemax, or … more »

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10 Tips for Crowdfunding Your Next Film Project

It's more than a buzzword—crowdfunding can absolutely help turn your creative impulses into finished work. With the two primary crowdfunding platforms, Kickstarter and Indiegogo, set to reach more than $4.35 billion in combined pledges by the end of 2015, it's … more »

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Watch Raw Footage of Tom Cruise’s M:I 5 Airplane Stunt

Need to shoot your hero hanging off the side of an airplane for your next film? You'll be shooting that one in front of a green screen. Unless, of course, your hero is Tom Cruise and your film happens to … more »

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Red Giant Updates Universe with New Tools, Effects and Transitions

Just a quick PSA: Red Giant has updated Red Giant Universe with three new effects, three new transitions, and a variety of new features and presets—including three new free tools and three new premium tools. If you're not a Red Giant … more »

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NAB Video Round-up: Cameras

So you couldn't make it to NAB 2015 to see the latest gear? No problem. In this video, I hit the show floor for you and got to speak with most of the major manufacturers about their newest cameras. If we missed your … more »

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Download These Adobe CC Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheets

We're not sure why it took a site called setupablogtoday.com to make this awesomely useful set of infographics outlining and organizing keyboard shortcuts for various Adobe Creative Cloud apps, including Premiere Pro, After Effects and Photoshop. But we're glad they did. OK, … more »

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Five Great Scores from James Horner … Before He Made It Big

Composer James Horner, who died yesterday in a plane crash near Santa Barbara, was well known as the man behind some of the most famous music in contemporary cinema. A 10-time Oscar nominee, he took home two Academy Awards in … more »

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Shoot Full Cinematic Style on a Micro-Budget

You don't want your micro-budget film to look like what it is. Shooting pro-style is essential. Fortunately, you live in the age of affordable enabling electronics and DIY. If you look at shooting as a utilitarian task necessary to get your … more »

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Five Questions: Little Minx’s Los Perez

Award-winning filmmakers Tania Verduzco and Adrian Perez often use a vibrant mix of color, music and dance to tell their stories, whether short films, music videos or quirky commercial spots for international companies like Pepsi, Adidas, L'Oreal and Toyota. The prolific directing duo … more »