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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 »

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Lost Orson Welles Film Too Much Johnson Is Found in Italy

Hey, scholars and archivists — don't despair! If Too Much Johnson can be discovered resting in a warehouse in Pordenone, Italy, there must still be some hope for other legendary lost films. Film buffs will immediately recognize the distinctively titled Too … more »

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Get Stock Footage Tips in New York City

If you're a shooter who's sitting on a library of hard-gotten footage, you've probably thought about putting some of it up for licensing. But how to proceed? If you're not sure, mark your calendar — our friends at the Digital … more »

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Dolby Demos the Best No-Glasses 3D Yet — But Is It Good Enough?

  If you're still thinking about buying a 3D TV in order to keep your home-theater experience up to date, don't bother. Rather, don't bother just yet — Cameron-Pace Group (CPG) joined a technology partnership with Dolby and Philips at … more »

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Six Things You Might Not Know About Avid’s New CEO, Louis Hernandez Jr.

When Avid Technology CEO Gary Greenfield resigned on February 11, Avid's board appointed Louis Hernandez Jr., one of its own, to the company's top spot. Hernandez, the former Chairman of the Board and CEO of Open Solutions, a technology provider … more »

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What Cameras Did Sundance Filmmakers Use?

Indiewire posted an article this morning listing a bunch of films from Sundance 2013 sorted by the cameras they employed. It's definitely not a comprehensive list (it seems to be limited to the filmmakers that Indiewire got face time with … more »

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Courier Prime Is a Free, Easier-to-Read Script Font

Filmmakers live in a digital world. Figuring out how updated procedures can replace older technology is part of the game when it comes to quality and efficiency. That's how file-based workflows superseded tape, and how the on-set digital lab is … more »