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    Project of the Day: Stop-Motion "EarthHeart"

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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    How Filmmakers and Other Creatives Can Do the Work They Want and Get Paid Handsomely For It

    Getting paid to do the work you want and getting paid fairly for it:  sounds like a dream to most aspiring and working filmmakers, right?  Scott Belsky, the co-founder and CEO of the digital portfolio platform Behance, says things are headed in that direction.  

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    Project of the Day: First-Person Thriller 'You Are Not Alone'

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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    Project of the Day: A Weekend Getaway is Actually a Dangerous Drug Deal in 'Stay'

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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    Congrats to Project of the Week "Der Samurai"!

    Thanks to your votes, the narrative about a policeman and his alter ego "Der Samurai" won this weekend’s Project of the Week contest!

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    Here Are 8 Ways to Be A Better Documentary Editor

    Documentary editors have a challenge dramatic ones don't: they have to find the narrative. When a documentary goes into the cutting room, it's the editor's job to work out not just what the story is, but how best to tell it. Now with the advent of digital technology, documentary filmmake...

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    Woody Allen's Cinematographer Has 6 Life-Saving Tips for Low-Budget DPs

    Cinematographer Darius Khondji has worked with some wildly divergent and distinctive talents: David Fincher (“Se7en,” “Panic Room”), Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro (“Delicatessen,” “The City of Lost Children”), Bernardo Bertolucci (“Stealing Be...

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    Project of the Day: Pirate Television

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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    How to Be One of The World's Most Successful Crowdfunders: The 5 Top Tips

    Kickstarter is on track to fund more projects than the National Endowment of the Arts in the U.S. in 2012. To address the widespread popularity of the fundraising platform, this year's Sheffield Doc/Fest features a number of panels centered on how to best use the tool to your advantage.

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