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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.

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…

Will the Akira Live Action Film Ever Happen?

The 1988 anime film Akira is one of the most talked about and influential animated films ever to come out of the Japanese film industry.  For almost two decades there have been discussions about adapting the film into a live-action epic, all of which have been aborted.  Why can’t Hollywood manage to get this done? Is the movie unfilmable or is this just a case of the big movie studios being unwilling to take a risk?

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5 Ways to Keep Your Sound Editor From Killing You

When you think about directing and filmmaking, one of the first things that always comes to mind is the quality of the footage. Lighting, angles, pans, and what not are talked about ceaselessly, but one of the most important aspects of any film, often gets left out in the cold: sound.  That's a dangerous thing to do, as it can lead to headaches in Post, and a Sound Editor ready to strangle you.  So we're here to help. 

Post-Production Glossary: The Terms You Need To Know (A-Z)

Breaking into the world of post-production can seem fairly daunting at first.  While taking on all the technology can be intimidating, so can the terms and concepts that go into the post-production process.  While there are a plethora of tutorial videos and guides on the internet, technical jargon or terms could keep you from fully utilizing those resources to their full potential.  Thus, we here at TMP have created the post-production glossary!

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