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5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: Netflix's Oscar Shot, Cool Kubrick Technique and More

Photo of Paula Bernstein By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire January 17, 2014 at 5:39PM

Artists' take on "Her," Netflix's Oscar chances and more tech news for filmmakers and film fans.
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HBO Lena Dunham in "Girls" on HBO

1. HBO Go: Good news for fans of "Girls" and other HBO favorites. HBO Go will be coming soon to Sony's PlayStation 3 video game console, with an app for the just-released PlayStation4 to follow, the pay cable network announced today. No word on what they mean by "soon." Meanwhile, HBO CEO Richard Plepler said in an interview with BuzzFeed that people sharing HBO Go passwords "has no impact on the business."

2. Attn: Kubrick Fans: Filmmaker Joey Shanks recently created a cool instructional video which shows viewers how to use Front Screen Projection, the technique Kubrick used for the "Dawn of Man" segment of his masterpiece "2001: A Space Odyssey." Check it out here.

3. Netflix: Big news for Netflix: they've got their first-ever Oscar nomination and could be celebrating their first-ever Academy Award for "The Square," which made the list of Best Feature Documentaries and, as of midnight last night/this morning, is streaming on Netflix. Read Alison Willmore's review of the film here. And get links to "The Square" and the other Oscar-nominated feature docs here.

4. Cinematographers: Announced yesterday, the Academy Award nominations for Best Cinematography are all very well deserved, but our friends at Craft Truck want to acknowledge some other amazing achievements in cinematography this year. Read their take here.

5. "Her" Doc: It's not a tech story per se, but since "Her" delves into our (intimate) relationship with technology, it's worth checking out "HER: Love in the Modern Age," a doc from The Creators Project in which director Lance Bangs interviews Olivia Wilde, James Murphy and Bret Easton Ellis, among countless other artists, about the film and the themes it depicts. 

Check out the video below:


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