All posts tagged “filmmaking

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the 50 best websites for moviemakers

MovieMaker Magazine has released their list of the 50 best websites for moviemakers. Congrats to a few of the obvious favorites: John August, Deadline Hollywood Daily and InkTip, as well as to 47 other great sites worth checking out.

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New horror project: feedback

Well, we’ve gotten feedback from two of our first-draft readers so far.

It was great!! Wow. You guys really put some work into this piece and it shows. Excellent job on many levels … I was intrigued, involved and enjoyed the ride. Felt like a mash-up between Gremlins and The Descent. I don’t think you’ll have any problems getting the right people behind this script!

Of course I lead with the most positive points, and leave out the dumb things he said like “make it better” and whatnot. 🙂 Seriously, he gave us some great feedback, pointed out the weak spots, gave us direction for the second draft but overall, the review was pretty positive.

Then came:

I think it’s a great first draft. No real notes on structure, some scenes need to be a little more kinetic though.

Somewhat more reserved, as you can see. This reader is an asshole, obviously, and doesn’t realize just how groundbreaking this script is.

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New horror project: day eight writing

As last mentioned, we’ve reached a place where an adjustment of our outline is in order. The outline calls for another day at the cabin before the creatures are fully revealed. A day of further development of the character arcs,…

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I invented the integrated circuit.

Today was the video shoot for the Computer History Museum‘s new upcoming exhibits. In it, I play Jack Kilby, inventor of the integrated circuit. (I’d like to clarify that I play Kilby at the time he invented the circuit, not…

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Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Finally saw this movie… it’s one of those that’s such a “classic” and “groundbreaking” film that filmies love to talk about (and some growed up mens still say scares them), figured I’d better see it. I won’t spend a lot…

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Ready to make your own "300"?

Following on Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Sin City, 300, and even TV series’ like John Adams, the advantages of virtual sets and locations are attractive to indie filmmakers, though maybe a little bit out of reach. Nevertheless…

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Raiders of the Lost Ark story conference released!

Geek alert! The transcripts from the early “Raiders of the Lost Ark” story meetings between Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Lawrence Kasdan have been released. For fans of the film, it offers great insight into how the story and the…

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HD camera $229.99

The FLIP – size of an ipod. HERE The way this technology gets smaller and cheaper blows my mind. You tech guys tear apart the codec and whatnot… I’m curious what value this has. A Crash Cam? FX? Anybody?