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48 FILM Project Contest Offers Winners the Chance to Shoot a Feature Film in Hollywood

48 hour video/film contests are nothing new, and filmmakers from all over the country enjoy participating in them.  Now the 48 FILM Project is seeking to break the mold by offering a new twist on the traditional short film contest and a drool worthy prize that's enticing for just about anyone: a chance to shoot a Hollywood feature film, and the budget to do it.  Come inside to check out all the details!

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Post-Production Glossary A-G: The Terms You Need to Know

When it comes to editing...there’s a lot of ground to cover.  There are just so many aspects to the craft of post-production, that new people trying to get into it can easily find themselves lost and disinterested.  To help this out, there are a plethora of instructional videos out there on the internet.  Still, there are certain technical terms and jargon that you may not fully understand.  Thus, even with help from a tutorial, you may find yourself lost in the lingo and still struggle to stay on top.  That’s where we come in, and I’m laying down the top terms you’ll need to know when it comes to Post-Production.

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Making the Cut: The Perils of Editing Your Own Film

Editing, in and of itself, is a craft that requires a lot of work to get right.  The editor's job is hard enough as it is, but the easiest way to make things harder, is by editing a project you developed and directed yourself.  Sometimes it's unavoidable, so we're here to explain the pitfalls of such a practice, and some tricks be successful with it...if you have to.

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Quick Tips On The Importance Of Your Crew

Any director knows he's only as good as the people around him, and the crew gathered needs to fill certain positions on the set to get things done.  While most aspiring filmmakers know the key spots (director, actors, camera person), there are others many tend to forget about. So I'm here to talk about some of the other crew members who are essential to a smooth shoot.

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An Inside Look at Storyboarding from J. Todd Anderson

Storyboarding can serve many purposes in getting a film off the ground.  They can assist in presenting a project to potential investors, and of course helps directors establish a pace for the film long before the cameras even start rolling.  J. Todd Anders, the Coen Brothers' long-time storyboard artist uses a fun little video to talk more about the process and why it's so important.  Come inside to watch it!

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So You Want to Be an Editor: 5 Tips for Keeping Your Sanity

So you've decided to take the plunge are now determined to become a film/video editor; now what?  I would love to say that it's all smooth sailing after college, but unfortunately it's a long road ahead.  So to help out, I've compiled some general editing tips to help you get started and that might keep you on the path you've chosen.

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VFX Wizard John Knoll to Provide Keynote at the 2013 View Conference in Italy

The VIEW Conference in Italy is coming up and is the event for people interested in or working in the fields of Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX.  This year's keynote speaker is none other than John Knoll, a master VFX artist who's head honcho over at ILM.  He'll be presenting information on this year's Pacific Rim.  Come inside for all the details and full press release.

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Logline: Importance and Creation

What exactly is a logline?  Through countless interviews and meetings with up and coming film producers, I have come to realize that many of them do not know what a logline is exactly.  Seems sad, right?  Who are these people, right?  How could these guys make anything of themselves if the basic vocab of the industry escapes them, right?

Wrong, my friend.  And I'll tell you why.

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