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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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

5 Tips to Help Make Your Film Reel the Best Possible

A film reel is a great way to get yourself noticed in the film industry.  In essence it’s a sort of visual resume that can show off to potential employers or clients what all you’re capable of when it comes to filmmaking.  To that end, we here at Cinelinx have some handy dandy tips to help you when you’re creating your own film reel.

Indie Filmmaking Guide: Getting Everything Free!

An empty wallet should never hinder a dream.

It can often be seen as an insurmountable obstacle in the slow and steady course of filmmaking. No matter the form, function or intended future of your film, your budget can seemingly make or break your dream of a completed film.  Be it above or below the line cost, a budget can spiral out of control in a heartbeat, leaving you palms up with a half finished set and a camera with no film, wondering what just happened.  The budget giveth and the budget taketh away.

The 300 Greatest Films Ever Made (Part 1)

To start the New Year, every day in January we will be publishing another section of our 300 Greatest Films Ever Made List. This list was compiled over a two-year period using a variety of criteria, including--popularity, critical response, box office take, influence, originality and awards won. Thanks to all the people who helped in making this list by giving their feedback over blogs and hubs during the period it was being compiled. And now, on with the list…

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