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Black Friday for Filmmakers: Year-End Deals on Gear and Software

Forget about the shopping malls this weekend — go online and get real value for your money by upping your creative game with a range of "Black Friday" deals from vendors and resellers targeting video and audio pros. From screenwriting … more »


Six Reasons HDR Isn’t a Done Deal

High dynamic range (HDR) displays are all the rage. HDR systems do a much better job than their predecessors of presenting details in the darkest shadows and brightest highlights of an image, and also maintain cleaner separation of details in … more »


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 »


Awesome Sound Design on a Tight Budget, Part 1

It's been said over and over again that film is a visual medium. Please don't buy that crap. Film is a gestalt medium wherein the whole is much more than the sum of the parts. A gestalt is an entity … more »


Casting Your Low-Budget Movie

There are several parts to the casting process. Putting out a cattle call is probably not for you on your first film. You don't really know what you'll get. You're better off identifying your principal actors in a more focused way. … more »


So You Want to Make a Movie

This is the first in a series of blog entries on cleverly creating cinema—starting with the screenplay. Is This Script Worth Filming? Yeah yeah, your script is brilliant. But is it? If you wrote it, it could be pure grade-A … more »


Read Oscar-Contending Screenplays from 2014 Films

Ah, December. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, and Hollywood screenplays on the Internet. It's that time of year when the scripts that served as blueprints for the season's prestige films are placed online so that … more »


EBU to TV Industry: Next-Gen Broadcast Standards Need More than Just 4K Resolution

The European Broadcasting Union has criticized the consumer electronics industry, arguing that the push to increase TV resolution may come at the expense of equally significant advancements in color, dynamic range and audio. In a policy statement issued last week, … more »

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10 TV Tidbits: 24: Live Another Day

The biggest surprise on 24 this year may just be that the show's really good. Yes, the Jack Bauer Power Hour really did run out of steam by the time it left the air in 2010. And, yes, there's plenty … more »


10 Film Facts: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    Did you know The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was shot on film? Did you catch the stunt that the team borrowed from Buster Keaton? And what was up with that post-credits sequence, anyway? Reading the film's production notes and … more »