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It Only Takes 9 Minutes to See How Jurassic Park Changed Movies Forever

Jurassic Park was an amazing film when it released, and continues to remain a powerful piece of cinema even today.  This week marks the films 21st anniversary of hitting theaters, and it's also the point at which we're only a year away from seeing another Jurassic Park movie on the big screen in Jurassic World.  To commemorate this, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences has released a new episode of their digital series which details exactly how Spielberg's original film changed filmmaking altogether. 

Tiffen Releases a New Steadicam Mount for Action Shots

Some of the toughest shots to get for indie filmmakers (or students getting started) are action shots.  Handheld footage is most of the time shaky and makes framing difficult, and to that end we have steadicams to keep the camera stable, even if we aren't.  Today, Tiffen has announced the release of an all new (and pretty reasonable) steadicam designed to fit a variety of consumer level cameras (and even phones).  Come inside for all the details!

Cinelinx's Ultimate Lightsaber Tutorial Resource

What's the one thing every Star Wars fan wants to do (besides becoming best friends with George Lucas)? Put Lightsabers into every picture/video that they can. Fans have been trying to recreate the effect since they first hit the big screen, but for years, money was a huge factor in not being able to get that look. These days with technology being what it is, just about anyone with a computer and the will can get those great Star Wars effects.

With a new crop of Star Wars films on the horizon and in honor of our ongoing Star Wars month here at Cinelinx, today I wanted to throw all of you filmmakers and fans a gigantic bone. Scouring the Internet I've compiled for you the best Lightsaber effects tutorials around the web. So this can be your one-stop resource (with links to free software, tutorials, etc.) without having to waste time trying to find everything you need to add Lightsaber effects to your film.

25 Things Star Wars Taught Us About Making Movies

Star Wars is important not just as a pop culture phenomenon, but also because the original trilogy was so innovative in its storytelling and production. Here is a list commemorating the top 25 aspects of movie making that Star Wars has forever changed.

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!

Post-Production Glossary R-Z: The Terms You Need To Know

We're back to take you through the final part of our Post-Production Glossary.  These are all the terms you need to know as an editor, or as someone working in the Post process.  If you're just starting out, it's a good guide to get you started on all that you need to know and be aware of.

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