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5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Need to Read: Biz Stone's First Movie, Editing on Vine and More

Photo of Paula Bernstein By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire October 25, 2013 at 12:14PM

Biz Stone made a film, crowdfunding success stories, new editing features on Vine and more tech news that filmmakers and film fans need to read.
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1. Biz Stone, Director: The founder of Twitter has made "Evermore," a short film that's part of Ron Howard and Canon’s Project Imaginat10n. Stone is one of five celebrity directors (the others are Eva Longoria, Jaime Foxx, designer Georgina Chapman and musician James Murphy) and ten directors overall who created films inspired by user-generated photos. Learn more about the project here and see the film here.

2. Deja View: Campfire, founded by "The Blair Witch Project" producers Mike Monello and Gregg Hale, have created "Deja View," an interactive online film for Infiniti, Variety reports. Viewers can call a number (877-777-3785) to influence the story they want to see.

3. Time Travel: Vine, the six-second video app from Twitter, finally allows users to edit and save posts before sharing. Using a new tool called "Sessions," users have the ability to save up to 10 posts to work on later. Another new feature is "Time Travel," which allows users to remove, reorganize or replace shots within a video. "Vine was built for one purpose: to make it easy for people to capture life in motion and share it with the world. That is the reason we built the Vine camera, and it’s why we continue to improve upon and build new tools for your creations, nurturing the balance between power and simplicity that you’ve come to expect from us," Ben Sheats, iOS director, posted on the Vine blog.

4. Crowdfunding Success: Crowdfunding is a full-time job, according to Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine. After two successful campaigns, they're now on their third campaign for a feature film called "Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse," a comedy about a struggling comedy duo trying to survive the apocalypse. They're trying to raise $100,000 and after two days, have passed the $12,000 mark. Diani and Devine took the unusual step of producing 30 videos for their Kickstarter campaign and they explain why they went to the effort, as well as other tips for crowdfunding success.

5. Kickstarter Odds: Speaking of crowdfunding, how do you know if your campaign will succeed. Want to know if your campaign will succeed? Sidekick is a tool which provides real-time success predictions of Kickstarter campaigns. Sidekick was created by Vincent Etter, who, FastCoExist.com calls "the Nate Silver of crowd-funding."

Got tech news for filmmakers and film fans? Send news and tips to paula@indiewire.com.

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