Cinephiles Rejoice! Criterion Channel Announces Its April Lineup


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David Lynch, Akira Kurosawa, Vittorio De Sica? Criterion is offering every cinephile’s dream programming on its new streaming channel.


Look, I know you’ve spent years purchasing premium copies of your favorite selections from the Criterion Collection, but the day when you’ll be able to give your wallet…and your shelves…a rest is now in sight.



Criterion, purveyor of all things historically important and cinematic, has officially announced when its highly anticipated streaming channel is set to go live.


The Criterion Channel is coming April 8! ✨ pic. Continue reading “Cinephiles Rejoice! Criterion Channel Announces Its April Lineup”

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Editor Chimes in on His Editing Decisions


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Another lesson in how not everything can be “fixed in the edit”.


By all accounts, John Ottman is a good film editor. He’s been in the business for decades working his way up editing films like The Usual Suspects, Superman Returns, and the X-Men series. However, as we wrote about earlier this week, his most recent editing work on Bohemian Rhapsody has stood out as being not-quite reflective of what you’d expect to see in a mainstream blockbuster movie.



In fact, it’s actually stood out as being – well Continue reading “‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Editor Chimes in on His Editing Decisions”

4 Features in 6 Months: Director Luke Korem’s Path to Showtime


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How do you make a four-part docuseries for a major cable network in just six months?


Director and executive producer Luke Korem faced this unique and enviable challenge after pitching a new series called ACTION to Showtime, and the cabler asked him and his team to deliver essentially four feature-length films within a few months.



Korem spoke with No Film School via phone ahead of the show’s Sunday premiere, chatting about the pitch process, finding the real-life characters he featured in the series, and the impact of networking.


Continue reading “4 Features in 6 Months: Director Luke Korem’s Path to Showtime”

DIY Tips for Creating (and Destroying) Your Own Interior Set with the Filmmakers of ‘Relaxer’


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Director Joel Potrykus and DP Adam J. Minnick breakdown how they created an entire apartment set in their friend’s garage for their SXSW ‘18 feature ‘Relaxer’.


There might not be a more destructive filmmaker working than Joel Potrykus. Best known for his DIY indie-punk features Ape, Buzzard and The Alchemist Cookbook, the Grand Rapids, Michigan based writer and director has found a his niche making tight, smart and brutal indies well outside the Hollywood or New York mainstream systems that are equal parts horror thrasher flicks as heady character studies into the limits Continue reading “DIY Tips for Creating (and Destroying) Your Own Interior Set with the Filmmakers of ‘Relaxer’”

First Hands-On Footage From Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro G2 Drops


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Take a peek at some of the first high frame rate footage from the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2.


Just announced a few weeks ago, the new Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 looks to have already begun making the rounds with select videographers enough to garner some first hands-on footage tests.



In this video by Garth De Bruno Austin, the filmmaking Youtuber is one of the first to take the new URSA Mini Pro to task and try out some of its boosted high frame rate recording. (The Continue reading “First Hands-On Footage From Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro G2 Drops”

The ATA Tries to Quell WGA Angst With Counter Proposals


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The WGA and the Association of Talent Agents have concluded their sixth day of bargaining…it went mediocre.


After a scathing letter from David Simon, negotiations resumed between the WGA and ATA.



ATA executive director Karen Stuart said Thursday evening, “We had an extensive dialogue with the guild today…We presented its leadership with our formal counterproposals in a draft agreement, and we hope they will follow up in good faith to move this process forward.”



While these talks are encouraging, all that seems to have come Continue reading “The ATA Tries to Quell WGA Angst With Counter Proposals”

6 Tricks for Making Your Foley Sound Effects Better


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These techniques might help you record better foley, as well as beef up the sound design on your film.


We’ve been talking about foley for the last couple of weeks with the help of The Film Look, whose video series breaks down different aspects of the art form, including how to build and use a foley pit, as well as tips on recording footsteps.



The Film Look’s latest video, which was released today, goes over some helpful techniques for recording other essential foley sound effects, including clothing, props, and atmosphere. Check Continue reading “6 Tricks for Making Your Foley Sound Effects Better”

Pond5 Raises (and Lowers) Its Payout to Footage Creators


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Popular stock footage platform Pond5 is changing its payout to creators, with a perk for going exclusive with the platform.


It’s hard to stand out in the stock footage marketplace.



Most stock footage creators put their footage up on a lot of different platforms in order to maximize exposure and eventual revenue. Stock footage platforms work to stand out from the pack by having the largest collections, easiest to search databases, human helpers, and more recently, with more sophisticated toolsets.



One of the leaders in the toolset Continue reading “Pond5 Raises (and Lowers) Its Payout to Footage Creators”

Everything Coming to and Leaving Netflix in April 2019


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Time to check out new titles and get to view others while they last!


It’s that time again, where you get ready to see what’s coming soon to a couch near you. I am pumped by this month’s offerings on Netflix. We’re seeing the return of shows like Sabrina, and even the addition of the extended version of movies like Hateful Eight. So microwave your popcorn and plop down in your favorite chair. It’s streaming season!




What’s Coming to Netflix in April 2019



April 1

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How Ian McKellen Acts with his Eyes Only


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He’s Sir Ian for a reason…and that reason is that his frickin’ eyeballs deserve an Oscar.


Acting is incredibly hard. The best acting can sometimes go unnoticed because we get so used to characters and actors in roles that we forget they have to work hard to behave that way. One of the greatest actors of our times, Sir Ian McKellen, is a master at disappearing into a role. His tone, diction, and study have allowed him to bring some of the most popular and deepest characters to life.



His Continue reading “How Ian McKellen Acts with his Eyes Only”

How Ian McKellen Acts with his Eyes Only


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He’s Sir Ian for a reason…and that reason is that his frickin’ eyeballs deserve an Oscar.


Acting is incredibly hard. The best acting can sometimes go unnoticed because we get so used to characters and actors in roles that we forget they have to work hard to behave that way. One of the greatest actors of our times, Sir Ian McKellen, is a master at disappearing into a role. His tone, diction, and study have allowed him to bring some of the most popular and deepest characters to life.



His Continue reading “How Ian McKellen Acts with his Eyes Only”

12 Unique Directing Tips from Working Directors


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Words of wisdom from those on the cinematic front lines.


Some directors make neat, organized spreadsheets, and others just scribble thoughts in the margins of a script.



Some have never touched a camera, others dig into lens size, color temperature, and shutter speed.



Some sit behind a monitor and watch, others prefer to be up close with the talent.



Whether you went to an amazing film school or learned all your filmmaking skills from books and audio commentary tracks, eventually you’re going to Continue reading “12 Unique Directing Tips from Working Directors”

12 Unique Directing Tips from Working Directors


This post is by Ben Pluimer from No Film School


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Words of wisdom from those on the cinematic front lines.


Some directors make neat, organized spreadsheets, and others just scribble thoughts in the margins of a script.



Some have never touched a camera, others dig into lens size, color temperature, and shutter speed.



Some sit behind a monitor and watch, others prefer to be up close with the talent.



Whether you went to an amazing film school or learned all your filmmaking skills from books and audio commentary tracks, eventually you’re going to Continue reading “12 Unique Directing Tips from Working Directors”

Want a FREE Office in LA? This Contest Has a Desk For You


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The 2019 THEOFFICE Fellowship is here. Get your applications ready!


I love working form an office. It makes me feel like a professional and helps the pages flow freely. That’s why I have applied for TheOffice fellowship a few times in the past, and I have applied again this year. I considered hoarding this opportunity to myself, but I figured it was better karma to share the opportunity with the readers.



This is a FREE fellowship with a FREE application. It allows you 24/7 access to TheOffice facilities for six months. Continue reading “Want a FREE Office in LA? This Contest Has a Desk For You”

Want a FREE Office in LA? This Contest Has a Desk For You


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The 2019 THEOFFICE Fellowship is here. Get your applications ready!


I love working for an office. It makes me feel like a professional and helps the pages flow freely. That’s why I have applied for TheOffice fellowship a few times in the past, and I have applied again this year. I considered hoarding this opportunity to myself, but I figured it was better karma to share the opportunity with the readers.



This is a FREE fellowship with a FREE application. It allows you 24/7 access to TheOffice facilities for six months. Continue reading “Want a FREE Office in LA? This Contest Has a Desk For You”

If This Video Doesn’t Make You Hype For House Targaryen, Nothing Will


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Will the Iron Throne seat a Bastard King or an Ancient Queen? Only war will decide their fate…


A long time ago, in a Westeros far far away…



Guys, I am losing my MIND waiting for the upcoming season of Game of Thrones. you might as well call me the Mad King over here. And speaking of Mad Kings, The Ringer just released this dope video hyping me up for House Targaryen coming back to the throne.



It’s been a long time coming. The path for Daeny Continue reading “If This Video Doesn’t Make You Hype For House Targaryen, Nothing Will”

If This Video Doesn’t Make You Hype For House Targaryen, Nothing Will


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Will the Iron Throne seat a Bastard King or an Ancient Queen? Only war will decide their fate…


A long time ago, in a Westeros far far away…



Guys, I am losing my MIND waiting for the upcoming season of Game of Thrones. you might as well call me the Mad King over here. And speaking of Mad Kings, The Ringer just released this dope video hyping me up for House Targaryen coming back to the throne.



It’s been a long time coming. The path for Daeny Continue reading “If This Video Doesn’t Make You Hype For House Targaryen, Nothing Will”

Transmedia Pioneer: How I Paved My Own Road as a Filmmaker


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Zeke Zelker is a pioneer of transmedia, which is storytelling through multiple platforms. Today, he shares his experiences with No Film School.


Zeke wrote this op-ed for us to share his new work in transmedia and tell us about how he’s bridged the gap between business, art, and culture.



Read on!




How can art, commerce, and filmmaking coincide?


Art is hard; it’s a challenge to make, get an audience for, and earn a living at. I’ve thought long and hard about this and Continue reading “Transmedia Pioneer: How I Paved My Own Road as a Filmmaker”

Transmedia Pioneer: How I Paved My Own Road as a Filmmaker


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Zeke Zelker is a pioneer of transmedia, which is storytelling through multiple platforms. Today, he shares his experiences with No Film School.


Zeke wrote this op-ed for us to share his new work in transmedia and tell us about how he’s bridged the gap between business, art, and culture.



Read on!




How can art, commerce, and filmmaking coincide?


Art is hard; it’s a challenge to make, get an audience for, and earn a living at. I’ve thought long and hard about this and Continue reading “Transmedia Pioneer: How I Paved My Own Road as a Filmmaker”

Transmedia Pioneer: How I Paved My Own Road as a Filmmaker


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Zeke Zelker is a pioneer of transmedia, which is storytelling through multiple platforms. Today, he shares his experiences with No Film School.


Zeke wrote this op-ed for us to share his new work in transmedia and tell us about how he’s bridged the gap between business, art, and culture.



Read on!




How can art, commerce, and filmmaking coincide?


Art is hard; it’s a challenge to make, get an audience for, and earn a living at. I’ve thought long and hard about this and Continue reading “Transmedia Pioneer: How I Paved My Own Road as a Filmmaker”