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    How an Oscar-Nominated Editor Made the Transition to Directing

    In a guest post, Academy Award-nominated editor Saar Klein writes about making the transition from editing to directing with his film "After The Fall."

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    'The Act of Killing' Director on Dreams, Recognition and Impact

    Joshua Oppenheimer, the director of Oscar-nominated documentary "The Act of Killing" and the upcoming "The Look of Silence" shares his thoughts on the role of the documentary filmmaker.

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    Why It's a Great Time to Be an Independent Filmmaker

    In a guest post, writer/producer/actress Naomi McDougall Jones explains why the crisis in film distribution has provided a great opportunity for indie filmmakers.

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    How to Turn a Viral Short Into a Feature: Make it Sexier

    In this guest post, writer-director Daniel Ribeiro shares with Indiewire how he went about adapting his hit short film with over 3 million YouTube views into a feature film starring the same lead actors.

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    What We Learned from Watching (Almost) the Entire Criterion Collection

    Michael McGriff & J. M. Tyree's new book "Our Secret Life in the Movies" is a short story collection that responds to classic and cult cinema. Virtually all of the movies featured in the book are available from The Criterion Collection. While writing the book, the authors tried (and totally failed!)...

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    There Aren't Enough Women Cinematographers and That Needs to Change

    In the last five years, women accounted for just 3% of the cinematographers among the 250 top-grossing films. No female DP has ever been nominated for an Academy Award. Director and cinematographer Elle Schneider, is trying to change those figures - in part, with a Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cine...

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    Here's Why Reality TV is An Ideal Day Job for Indie Filmmakers

    Working in reality TV can be a great training ground (and a sweet day job) for indie filmmakers. In a guest post, director Seth Grossman explains why.

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    How to Make a Monster: Tips for Creating DIY Special Effects

    Director/producer/co-writer James Sizemore taught himself from scratch on how to do the makeup and effects for his film "Demon's Rook," which was recently released on iTunes and VOD by Tribeca Film. Here in a guest post for Indiewire, Sizemore explains how to create DIY special effects.

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    Watch: How 'Canopy' Director Aaron Wilson Pulled Off a Night Scene in the Middle of a Tropical Storm

    Director Aaron Wilson explains, in his own words, how he shot a specific scene for his film "Canopy." Check out the scene and then read his detailed account below. "Canopy" opens in New York today.

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    11 Tips for Starting Your Own Indie Film Festival

    Thinking of starting your own film festival? This is a must-read.

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