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StudentFilmmakers Magazine | Big Sleep: Sarcasm Seldom Sleeps By David Landau

Big Sleep: Sarcasm Seldom Sleeps By David Landau How does one establish character as fast as possible?  In the case of the classic film noir movie, “The Big Sleep,” it’s sarcasm. CARMEN: You’re not very tall, are you? MARLOWE: I try to be. Other than a short exchange of mere introduction with the butler, these …

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StudentFilmmakers Magazine | “Development and Pre-Production: The Most Important Stages of Filmmaking,” By David Worth, MA

Development and pre-production should always be referred to as the most important stages of any film, whether it’s a no-to-low-budget indie or a $100,000,000 plus big studio mega blockbuster. Quite simply because: “IF YOU’RE FAILING TO PREPAIR – YOU’RE PREPAIRING TO FAIL!” To read the full article SUBSCRIBE NOW >>

STUDENTFILMMAKERS MAGAZINE | “Crash Course – MoPic at Rock Valley College: Making a movie from start to finish in 8 weeks,” By Jerry LaBuy, M.F.A.

Crash Course – MoPic at Rock Valley College Making a movie from start to finish in 8 weeks By Jerry LaBuy, M.F.A. When I was first brought in to teach advanced filmmaking classes at Rock Valley College, a community college in Rockford, IL, I was particularly excited to see a course called COM 297 on …

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StudentFilmmakers Magazine | “11 Things Postmodern Films Do: Postmodern Puzzles” By Sherri Sheridan

11 Things Postmodern Films Do Postmodern Puzzles By Sherri Sheridan Postmodern films are like puzzles that suck the viewer in by having to figure out what is going on in the story. These films play with space and time in new hip modern ways. The rules of reality are not always obeyed. In a true …

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StudentFilmmakers Magazine | “PRE-VIZ: Storyboarding is more important than ever in the digital age.” By John Hart

PRE-VIZ Storyboarding is more important than ever in the digital age. By John Hart Just ask any frontline director these days, like Spielberg, Scorsese, or Cameron, “Do you use storyboards for your films?” And the resounding answer would be, yes. Ridley Scott, who directed Russel Crowe in the mega hit, “Gladiator” (2000), drew his own …

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Ooyala Simplifies Video Operations with New Ooyala Flex Media Platform

Advanced Content Supply Chain Optimization Platform Vastly Reduces the Cost and Complexity of Content Creation, Orchestration and Distribution Ooyala today unveiled the Ooyala Flex Media Platform, an open and extensible video production and delivery platform that simplifies and streamlines the process of managing, curating, orchestrating, publishing, analyzing, and monetizing video content. This content supply chain …

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“Avatar 2” is in pre-production

“Avatar 2” is in pre-production and is scheduled to be released in 2018. “Avatar 2”, which will begin filming in New Zealand in July, 2016, will also be filmed continuously with “Avatar 3” and “Avatar 4.” Filming on “Avatar 2” will run through through February, 2017. Three-time Academy Award winner James Cameron will direct the sequels …

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De Niro ‘Eyed for Lead’ in Hotly Anticipated “Gambling Man” Movie Based on Casino Icon Gary Green’s Book

Robert De Niro is among the actors being considered for the highly sought after male leading role in “Gambling Man,” the film based on casino guru Gary Green’s best-selling casino book by the same title. Investors in Borsalino Films (a leader in production, distribution, film, video, and audio stock) report that Robert De Niro is …

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Matt Bomer Demanded for “50 Shades of Grey”

Matt Bomer (White Collar, Magic Mike) leads the way as the top pick to replace Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey, the male lead in the wildly popular ’Fifty Shades of Grey’ series. Hunnam’s departure from the role was announced via statement released by Universal Pictures. Ranker.com, a platform that hosts thousands of crowdsourced answers to …

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