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This one’s for the camera department – Black Magic Cinema Camera

Five years ago the words “RED camera” would only mean one thing to most people: a red-coloured camera.  Nowadays you’d be hard-pressed to find somebody in the film industry who hadn’t heard of the camera manufacturer RED Digital Cinema or the … Continue reading

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New School Meets Old School – Phil Tippett’s “MAD GOD”

Phil Tippett, master of stop-frame animation and famous for his work on the original Star Wars trilogy, is seeking funding on Kickstarter for a new stop-motion film called MAD GOD.  The film is described as “an experimental, hand-made, animated film, set in … Continue reading

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Hollywood quality trailer, actually Kickstarter funded indie

Indie film ‘Dust’ (by Ember Lab) has the production quality equalling any of the hollywood mega-hits in the same genre, with one key difference: it is a Kickstarter funded indie film. The trailer is breathtaking – and as you could … Continue reading

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Prescreen – discover and share great movies

“Every year thosands of great movies are made – but only a fraction of them ever make it to the big screen. The problem is they never find a home.” Prescreen is an exciting new website providing curated social discovery … Continue reading

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At the Summer Box Office, a Battle Between Two Ways of Filming

At the Summer Box Office, a Battle Between Two Ways of Filming Great piece about new digital filmmaking, vs classic photochemical techniques.

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Apple’s grip on Hollywood

iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Macbooks – seeing an iDevice in a TV show or movie nowadays is certainly not out of place – in fact – in the young-teen market it is almost mandatory. But unlike other products, Apple states … Continue reading

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An example of the usefulness of bittorrent for entirely legal purposes

An example of the usefulness of bittorrent for entirely legal purposes Wil Wheaton (from Stand by Me fame!) has a great post about the usefulness of BitTorrent. Fast, distributed downloading of files – any file – not just shaky cam … Continue reading

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How Pixar almost lost Toy Story 2

Amazing – the story of how Pixar almost lost Toy Story 2 to a bad backup.From being in software development for over 10 years – I can tell you, nothing makes you tighten your backup procedure like a failed backup … Continue reading

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On the Crowd & Films

Two heads are better than one right? Well billions of heads, located all around the world are even better… Especially if those heads find your head interesting, and have wallets. Kickstarter and IndieGoGo are two examples of popular crowd-funding websites that are shaking … Continue reading

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Super. Easy. Callsheets.

Create your daily callsheets faster than ever before.  Big statement you say?  We’re pretty confident that our new addition of callsheet creation to Setkick is faster and easier than any other alternatives out there. You hardly have to lift a … Continue reading

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