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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Telling Stories with Stock Footage

Stock footage, like many opportunities, is what you make of it. Some clips might seem odd or unusable, but when you need a short clip to set a scene or to fill a gap, you'll be really grateful that a … more »

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Read the Oscar-Nominated Screenplays … and More Scripts from 2013 Films

One of the most welcome trends in recent Oscar seasons has been the decision by studios to publish screenplays for award contenders on the Internet. The scripts are ostensibly placed online so that Academy voters, guild members, and critics groups … more »

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VFX Cloud Houses: What Do You Think?

It seems everything in VFX these days is complicated and controversial. I know of several VFX houses that are, or will be, opening in the cloud. That means you work from home, wherever that may be, doing various levels of … more »

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Straight Talk About the Cloud: Adobe Responds

Updated 12/18/13: Scroll down or click here. As promised, Bill Roberts, Adobe's director of video product management, has taken time in the limited space I've given him to address many of the questions, concerns and misconceptions about Adobe's Creative Cloud … more »

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Apple Runs Mac Pro Cinema Ads Touting “Fall 2013″ Shipments

  In an interesting development, Apple is promoting the Mac Pro in U.S. movie theaters. The advertisements reportedly feature the introductory video from Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference highlighting the workstation's unique design, with a new tagline added promising delivery in … more »