Posts Tagged ‘filmmaking’

Amazon Creating Original Titles in French Language

In a competitive expansion between the streaming services (notably Netflix and Amazon), Amazon is moving into original French language for France and French speaking Belgium. Amazon Prime Video is teaming up with Newen (through its Telfrance subsidiary), Bavaria Fiction and Deutsche Telekom for the brand new comedy drama Germanized. In French, the title will be Deutsche-Les-Landes. It…

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VIDCON acquired by VIACOM? Old Media Recognizes New Media Value

VIDCON.  In what could only be seen as a massive irony, Viacom has acquired the Vidcon Online Video Convention entity.    One may or may not recall that Viacom sued Google and Youtube at one point about copyright infringement.  But now the traditional media conglomerate has recognized that new online Media – centered around the…

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Apple Seeks to Dominate The Industry?

Vast change in the film industry is an understatement.   For the first time ever,  Apple’s App Store is set to overtake Hollywood in global revenue.    According to this Daily Mail article,  people will “spend $100 million a day on apps by the end of 2018.” So one has to decide what the “Film Industry” actually…

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The 2017 Filmmaker Christmas List

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When Do You Start Feeling Like a Filmmaker?

Adobe Stock: Triune Store: What Ryan's Watching: —————————————————————– **GEAR WE USE** COLOR GRADING LUTs: SOUND FX: MUSIC: VFX ASSETS: CAMERAS: C300 mkII: A7s II: C100: LENSES: Rokinon: AUDIO: NTG3: H4n Zoom: Zoom F8: TRIPOD: BV-10: —————————————————————– Connect with us: TWITTER: FilmRiot – Ryan – Josh – Justin – Emily – FACEBOOK: Film Riot – Ryan…

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Low-Budget Filmmaking: Creating an Apocalyptic World

Details on the Film: The Manual Trailer: Wil Magness Website: The Film's Social Media: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: —————————————————————– **GEAR WE USE** COLOR GRADING LUTs: SOUND FX: MUSIC: VFX ASSETS: CAMERAS: C300 mkII: A7s II: C100: LENSES: Rokinon: AUDIO: NTG3: H4n Zoom: Zoom F8: TRIPOD: BV-10: —————————————————————– Connect with us: TWITTER: FilmRiot – Ryan – Josh…

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Film Grammar: Top 20 Cinematic Techniques

I collect these links because it’s always good to have references to films – and not just films that I am really familiar with – but a lot of other films to constantly study Film Grammar.  How does it work?   And not work?  

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Free Assets for Filmmakers

120+ Free Video Overlays 352 Free Letterbox Templates (8K, 4K, HD and more) 15 Free Camera Shake presets: Hitfilm Express: Mitch Martinez 16 Free transitions in After Effects 16 Free Dust and Light overlays 24 Free 4K lower thirds to download for After Effects 5 Free Camera Overlays 15 Free Background Ambient Noise Tracks 16…

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7 Ways To Screw Up Your Film Budget-Reason #4: Incentives

Films get made with Incentives in today’s financing structure – plain and simple.  Whether you are shooting in the United States in Georgia or another incentive state or the United Kingdom or France, then incentive financing structures have become not only the norm but a critical component for the successful financing of your project. Incentives…

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Film Riot – How to Build a Camera Jib for Under $200

Learning how to build a DIY jib is important.  You might NEVER actually build one.  But now you start thinking about how to solve problems.  Film Production is solving one big problem.   It’s finding the way to make it work for a price – FilmmakingWithaCalculator.com – and making it work for that price.  …

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