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Attention, Filmmakers: 5 Stories You Must Read Now

Attention, Filmmakers: 5 Stories You Must Read Now

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looks out for filmmakers. We want to provide you with the latest
information about fellowships, film festivals and other opportunities,
as well as contests and promotions and filmmaking tips that will make
your lives easier. Since it’s not always easy to stay on top of
deadlines and the latest technology, we offer this daily roundup.

1. Projection Mapping: Our favorite DIY special effects guru Joey Shanks has a new how-to video for filmmakers — this one is an introductory crash course into Projection Mapping. Check it out here.

2. Points North Fellowship: The Camden International Film Festival (CIFF), named one of the 12 best documentary festivals in the world,
has announced their Points North Fellowship, a documentary program that
will give up and coming documentary filmmakers the opportunity to meet
with producers, financiers and editors for their projects. Find out how to apply here.

3. Music in Film: Not sure how to deal with music rights for your film? Over at Crafttruck, David Steinberg (a top entertainment attorney with a speciality in music for film) gives those working in the film industry a little education on music rights and how they work in the context of a film project. He discusses composer agreements as well as licensing the use of pre-recorded songs. You can download the free guide here.

4. Directing Motion: Vincent Laforet, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and DGA Director, launched his Spring and Summer Directing Motion Tour in May. Laforet believes that camera movements must be purposeful and not only capture a director’s vision, but also elicit an emotional
response from viewers. Over at Filmmaker Magazine, Michael Murie writes about his experience attending one of Laforet’s classes: “The morning session covered the basic language of camera movement: pan,
dolly, etc., with examples from many well-known films. If you’ve been to
film school, or been working in the industry for a while, you should be
familiar with most of those terms. But there were lots of little tips,
like how to identify the difference between a zoom-in and a push-in. If
there’s no detail in the background you won’t be able to tell which is
which, but if there is detail, you’ll be able to see objects move
relative to one another on a push-in, but not on a zoom-in.” Read his full story here.

5. Submit Now:  New York International Children’s Film Festival is open for submissions. North America’s largest film festival for children and teens is an Academy-qualifying Festival, meaning that winners of NYICFF’s juried prizes are eligible for Oscar consideration in the Animated and Live Action Short Film categories. Submit your film here.

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