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5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: Robert De Niro's Vine, Whedon's Tribeca Film Goes Online and More

Indiewire By Paula Bernstein and Taylor Lindsay | Indiewire April 21, 2014 at 5:46PM

Joss Whedon's latest film, "In Your Eyes," is released online, Robert De Niro "stars" in his first Vine video and more tech news for filmmakers and film fans.
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Zoe Kazan in Joss Whedon's "In Your Eyes."

1. Joss Whedon's "In Your Eyes" Released Online - Now - Even though he's now a big budget film director ("The Avengers"), Joss Whedon isn't afraid to break outside of Hollywood channels. Whedon is releasing his latest project, "In Your Eyes," the supernatural romance which he wrote and executive produced, as a $5 digital rental via Vimeo On Demand and the film's website. Read more about the news here.

2. Jason Silva Talks Movies and What Happens To Our Brains - Host of NatGeo's "Brain Games" and explorer of the science of human imagination Jason Silva talked to Indiewire about people, stories, brains and tech. "Film is the only technology that allows us to share subjectivity with someone else," he said, after calling himself an "immersion junkie." He also mentioned that "Inception" was possibly a metaphor for cinema. Read more. 

3. Netflix Prices: We knew it was too good to be true. Netflix said it will be increasing prices -- at least for new customers. "We have greatly improved our content selection (in the U.S.) since we introduced our streaming plan in 2010 at $7.99 per month, Our current view is to do a one or two dollar increase, depending on the country, later this quarter for new members only," the company said in a letter to shareholders. Company stock jumped at the news that Netflix gained 2.25 million streaming customers to its U.S. service.

4. SnagFilms Exclusives: Beginning this April through the end of the year, Webby Award nominee and Indiewire parent company SnagFilms will premiere a new film for free each week, according to Thomson on Hollywood, which is part of the Indiewire blog network. SnagFilms viewers will have the chance to watch 40 acclaimed indies and documentaries exclusively on the website -- for free. How can you go wrong? Read more here.

5. Robert De Niro Stars in his First Vine Video - Is it candid camera or an acting actor? Robert De Niro seems to have caught himself in a six-second film while playing with a friend's Vine account -- or is it all a publicity stunt? Either way, it's worth checking out. Read more about it here.

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