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October 4, 2013 12:17 PM
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5 Daily Tech Stories for Filmmakers (and Film Fans): Indies on VOD, IMAX, Cloud Chamber and More

1. Cloud Chamber: What exactly is "Cloud Chamber?" Its creators describe it as a collaborative experience and a premium online mystery that is part alternate reality game, part film, part social network. It's a transmedia project that was presented last week as part of the New York Film Festival's Convergence section where its creators described it as "fiction for the Facebook generation - part social filmed mystery and part game." Funded by the Danish Film Institute, Cloud Chamber launches today. Read more about the project here.

2. VOD: To help you figure out what to watch on VOD this month, we've compiled a list of the 11 best indies new to VOD this month. So many good films, so little time! Check out the list here.

3. JamCam App: Like making Vine and Instagram videos, but need some music to accompany your (really) short film efforts? There's an app for that! You can't add just any song, still it's better than nothing. "With JamCam, the video you record automatically adds the song you were listening to on the iPhone (as a raw file) to the video. You edit just like on Vine, by threading together various shots with a few choice taps of the thumb, and the app automatically adds in the music based on the same rhythm of your edits," according to TechCrunch.

4. IMAX: Even the expected success of "Gravity" isn't enough to help bolster IMAX stock, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Imax stock has dipped 14% even as "Gravity," which will attract audiences to Imax theaters, is released today.

5.Vine: How long before Hollywood options a Vine video? According to Variety, talent agencies are scouring Vine looking for up-and-coming talent. There's even a talent agency dedicated to Viners, Grape Story, co-founded by Gary Vaynerchuk. Is six seconds long enough to spot talent?

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