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DO MORE. Intensity. Fat and Lazy. Robert De Niro gives amazing graduation speech to NYU grads. How I went from a Canon Rebel T1i to directing a $1M project. Hey NoFilmSchoolers!

How I went from a Canon Rebel T1i to directing a $1M project

I’ve been coming here for years now and was stoked to see the site turn into more of an open community. I have been looking through the discussion boards from time to time and noticed several threads popping up about, “Advice for newbies!” Or “Things you would tell someone just getting started.” So I thought I’d share my own experience. This is how I got started with just a Canon Rebel T1i all the way to how I landed my top job of choice directing video for a multi-million dollar project. 2.) Test Your Cinephile Smarts with a Short Featuring 235 Hollywood Classics. In 1987, the Writer's Guild produced Words, a 13-minute short featuring clips and quotes from 235 Hollywood classics.

Test Your Cinephile Smarts with a Short Featuring 235 Hollywood Classics

"Most of my life is spent in the dark watching movies," says Steven Spielberg at the beginning of Words. Written and directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Chuck Workman, who won in 1986 for his Live Action Short Precious Images, Words is a montage of 470 half-second clips from movies spanning movie history. The film honors the craft of screenwriting with some of the best lines from classic cinema, including The Graduate, Citizen Kane, and more.

GE's "Light" H264. The GQ Guide to Pocket Squares. Nichols’ 6 Modes of Documentary Might Expand Your Storytelling Strategies. Documentaries are supposed to be true.

Nichols’ 6 Modes of Documentary Might Expand Your Storytelling Strategies

But as filmmakers, we know that our films -- true or not -- are constructs. News: 33 Filmmaking Infographics. Custom Printed Postcards. The Movie title stills collection. [Blu-ray]

The Movie title stills collection

Manfrotto 561BHDV-1 Monopod Cleaning. Each Week, Two Anonymous Students Named Dangerdust Create This Amazing Chalkboard Art. At the Columbus College of Art and Design, two rogue college students are creating quite a stir... but not by any normal means.

Each Week, Two Anonymous Students Named Dangerdust Create This Amazing Chalkboard Art

They aren't cheating or stealing, they are causing a creative riot. The anonymous duo, who go by the name Dangerdust, sneak into a classroom each week and create a masterpiece out of nothing but chalk. The pair are both seniors in Advertising & Graphic Design, and they are probably busy with a larger than life course-load, but they still remain passionate about their weekly chalk art. Kurt Hugo Schneider On His Latest Music Video for Coke: The Coca-Cola Company. He’s back.

Kurt Hugo Schneider On His Latest Music Video for Coke: The Coca-Cola Company

Kurt Hugo Schneider, the inventive musician and YouTube sensation known for using bottles, glasses and cans as instruments, has returned to the Internet to delight his fans with another music video for the “AHH Effect” campaign. In his latest film, a creative cover of "Safe and Sound" by Capital Cities, Schneider is joined by the talented vocal ensemble of Zendaya (of Disney Channel and Dancing with the Stars fame), Max Schneider and Kina Grannis. Multiple edits of the film were created, with each singer taking the lead. Making of the COLOUR 2015 Promo. Creating a promo often poses a unique set of challenges - convey a message, stir the emotions, point people to Christ and showcase an event - all within 90 or 60 seconds.

Making of the COLOUR 2015 Promo

These things seem simple in theory, but to do all of them with success takes time and often means working, and re-working ideas until they are refined to the core. 9 Free tools to pimp VideoScribe. You video scribers are a smart bunch.

9 Free tools to pimp VideoScribe

You’re constantly finding tools to create new possibilities for your whiteboard videos. From publishing your video in new formats to making your own equations, these 9 handy programs have two things in common. They all work brilliantly with VideoScribe – and they’re all totally free. Ever wanted to make your own images for a whiteboard video? Or edit your voiceover? It’s all possible if you know the right place to look. Enjoy pimping VideoScribe and taking your whiteboard videos to a new level. Image creation tools. Create your own whiteboard videos. Is Your Indie Film Cliché? 'Not Another Sundance Movie' Aims to Find Out. Sundance 2014 is winding down, and after a week of red carpets and world premieres, everyone is heading back home to begin plotting how to make it back to next year's festival.

Is Your Indie Film Cliché? 'Not Another Sundance Movie' Aims to Find Out

But let's talk a little bit about the types of films that play at Sundance. It's no secret that the people who moderate and judge at Sundance have a particular taste in films, and that the films that do well at the prestigious festival often deal with similar themes. Amazon. Creator Handbook. Studio Binder Is Bringing Call Sheets & Production Scheduling into the 21st Century. As we move further into the age of digital technology, certain methods for completing crucial filmmaking tasks are beginning to seem outdated, anachronistic even.

Studio Binder Is Bringing Call Sheets & Production Scheduling into the 21st Century

Production scheduling and sending out call sheets by email is one glaring example. Some people have problems opening up the call sheet attachments. Some people just don't check their email. Inevitably, this leads to round upon round of followup emails and phone calls between the producer or unit production manager and the cast/crew. Ian Bamberger Trio - Frantic. Jennifer & Jason's SDE. Katie + JP "The Next Chapter Begins" Jolly Jordan.