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    Watch: How to Shoot 100 Feet Off the Ground (Don't Try This at Home!)

    In the video, The New York Times videojournalist gives a glimpse of what he went through in shooting a story about a window cleaner in New York City (again, don't try this at home!).

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    Four TED Talks Every Filmmaker Should Watch

    Four TED Talks Every Filmmaker Should Watch

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    The 7 Questions that The Indie Film Community Is Grappling With Now: An IFP Film Week Overview

    Spending a week at the IFP Filmmaker conference, it's clear that the indie film community has a number of questions it's trying to sort out. There's a growing frustration at how money circulates in the community, how people can develop careers as filmmakers when there's so little funding to go arou...

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    Know What You've Got: How to Package Any Movie for Financing

    In this post from Slated.com's Filmonomics blog, Editorial Director Colin Brown starts to explain how filmmakers need to look at everything they have when they're packaging a film for investors. He'll continue to explore the ways that the film world evaluates projects in the coming weeks.

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    Watch: The Staggering and Glittering Art and Crowds of Burning Man in Drone-Filmed Video

    As thousands of people got together in the Nevada desert to commune with each other free of constricting social norms...and constricting clothing, this year's Burning Man was documented by an exciting new technology -- the lightweight remote-controlled quadcopter with a GoPro3 attached.

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    Dogfish Helps Get 8 Cutting-Edge Film Companies Off the Ground with $18,000 Accelerator Grants

    Taking a page from the tech world, Dogfish Pictures is announcing the first eight projects in its Dogfish Accelerators program, a unique program that gives $18,000 in seed financing and a nurturing infrastructure with the goal of getting the projects further funding at the end of the program's three...

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    7 Tips from Silicon Valley on Giving Confidence to Potential Investors

    While he's taking off for the Labor Day holiday, Colin Brown from Slated Editorial Director has shared with Indiewire an old -- but valuable -- post from the Slated Filmonomics blog: it's a list of seven tips for filmmakers to keep in mind as they try to look for funding from investors, ripped from...

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    How to Develop a Pitch: An Excerpt from 'The Hollywood Pitching Bible'

    Douglas Eboch (who pitched the story "Sweet Home Alabama" is based on) and Ken Aguado (the producer of web cooking show"Yo Cuz: The Italian American Cook") have gathered their tips for people that are eager to pitch their ideas to Hollywood. They've written a book, "The Hollywood Pitching Bible," a...

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    Need Some GoPro Inspiration? Check Out These Crazy Tarantino-Like Violent First Person Music Videos

    Almost fifteen years after the release of Jonas Åkerlund's video for Prodigy's "Smack My Bitch Up," which enraptured audiences who got caught up in the video's high-octane action plot and its surprise ending, the Russian band Biting Elbows used the now cheap, lightweight, high quality GoPro cameras ...

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    Learning from the Tech World: Convincing Investors to Fund a Film Is All About Assembling a Winning Team

    Writing on Slated.com's Filmonomics blog, Slated Editorial Director Colin Brown sees a pattern in technology investing that is worth noting when it comes to assembling a filmmaking team that investors will be eager to fund. Read the post on Slated.com and find more Filmonomics articles here.

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