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    How to Shoot Video for Film: 9 Things to Pay Attention To

    L.A.-based filmmaker Noam Kroll is currently working on his second feature. He keeps a production blog at his website NoamKroll.com. Check out Kroll's blog here, and his production company post-production house Creative Rebellion here.

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    Watch: This is How People Fall in the Movies

    We all know the scene well. A character is going through great mental anguish, or needs to prove to themselves their new superpower, or are being cornered by an evildoer...and all of a sudden, they fall off a ledge.

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    Attention Editors: Has BitTorrent Created the Solution for Syncing Files Remotely?

    BitTorrent, the creators of the p2p (person-to-person) torrent protocol that so riles the entertainment industries as they seek to cut down on torrent distribution, has just announced that their new protocol, BitTorrent Sync, is in beta. After doing private alpha testing for several months, the dev...

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    Attention Filmmakers: How to Download Stock Footage and Images for Free (For 7 Days)

    Licensing stock footage and images can quickly run up a film's budget. VideoBlocks.com, an online database of stock video, motion backgrounds, production music and after effects is currently offering 7 days of free downloads.

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    So How Exactly Is Cloud Computing Changing the VFX Industry?

    Would you rather render 10,000 hours of footage on 100 machines, or one hour on 1,000,000 machines? The cost is the same. Welcome to the cloud. The cloud is one amongst many reasons the visual effects industry is in turmoil. We have recently seen protests at the Oscars: Bill Westenhofer’s Oscar spe...

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    What Software Did the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers Use to Edit?

    When we asked the 2013 Tribeca filmmakers what software they edited on, we got the usual jabs at Final Cut X (though the team behind "Mr. Jones" specifically said they used the much-maligned software, and others may have used it but not specified they did). We also got a lot more Avid users than we...

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    Should You Be Using Algorithms to Find Your Next Producer?

    For the longest time the hottest stars in California were actors. These days they are software engineers. Such is the feeding frenzy for developer talent that top coders are now going all Hollywood themselves and engaging specialist agencies to guide their career development and negotiate with emplo...

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    8 Gadgets For Low-Budget Filmmaking at the National Association of Broadcasters

    With more than 1,600 exhibits at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention, it's damn near impossible to hit all of them up. But Indiewire made sure to run the thousands of square footage at the Las Vegas Convention Center just so you’d have a few choice gadgets to choose from that c...

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    SXSW Filmmakers Prove Crowdfunding Might Not Be the Norm and Final Cut Pro is Still Alive

    We asked SXSW filmmakers from the Competition, Headliners, Spotlight, Visions and Midnighters sections to tell us if they used crowdfunding for their work and what they edited on.

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    How One SXSW Film Did the Impossible and Licensed Four Beatles Songs

    Ryan White's "Good Ol' Freda" is a film about Freda Kelly, the Beatles' longtime secretary. When it premieres in Austin, it will feature the Beatles singing "I Saw Her Standing There," "I Will," "I Feel Fine" and "Love Me Do."

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