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    Can't Wait to Make a Feature? Go Crazy on Mobile App Vine like 'TUB' Director Bobby Miller

    Bobby Miller's short "TUB" played at Sundance, SXSW, Cannes, and more -- an awesome lineup.  Like other narrative filmmakers just out of film school, Miller was excited by the success of his short film, but he was getting anxious. 

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    How the First 15 Campaigns on New Crowdfunder Seed&Spark Fared in an Age of Crowdfunding Fatigue

    How the First 15 Campaigns on New Crowdfunder Seed&Spark Fared in an Age of Crowdfunding Fatigue

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    10 Basic Things Indie Filmmakers Need to Know about Digital Cinematography Before Shooting

    First published on his filmmaker-centric site NoFilmSchool.com in 2010 and updated consistently since then, Ryan Koo's digital cinematography guide has been downloaded as a PDF over 800,000 times and is available to read with modified content as web pages on the No Film School site.

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    Crowdfunding on the Go! Kickstarter Debuts Mobile App

    Today, crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has announced that it now has an app available for in the Apple App store for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

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    8 Tips for Making Your Film Sound Great from the Industry's Top Sound Designers and Execs

    Last week at the Sundance Film Festival, Dolby announced the launch of its “Dolby Institute” at a panel entitled “The Sound of Your Story” on Jan. 20. Details of the Institute were few at the panel, so Indiewire caught up with Dolby after the Festival for more. Slated for a s...

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    From ARRI Alexa to Sony HVR: What the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers Shot On

    When Indiewire asked filmmakers to respond to a set of questions before their arrival at Park City earlier this month, included in that list of questions was one about what cameras were used to shoot each Sundance film. 

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    Movie Lovers We Love: Joey Shanks Shows Filmmakers How to Do Special Effects in Their Garage

    Joey Shanks has teamed up with the people at PBS Digital Studios to produce a weekly series that explains how to produce DIY special effects for low-budget productions.  His YouTube channel Shanks FX has explained how to create planets with dry ice bubbles and how to make stop-motion animations...

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    Is the iFilmfest Mobile App an Organizational Savior for Indie Film Producers?

    A team of filmmakers-turned-programmers has developed a mobile app that helps filmmakers manage submission deadlines and festival calendars.  ifilmfest is a mobile app that tracks information on 300 of the world's top film festivals.  It is currently available for the iPhone and iPad w...

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    Are YouTube's Premium Partners the Studios of the Future? Behind the Scenes at Mahalo

    For a little over a year now, YouTube has tried to get behind original content, working with premium partners to produce original digital video on a wide variety of topics. As we know well, they aren't alone; Amazon, Blip, Crackle, Hulu, and Netflix have all begun creating original series.

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    Hacktivist Documentary 'We Are Legion' Unleashes a Number of Internet Experiments Leading Up to (Legal) Release

    It is no secret that YouTube is at the service of copyright holders. The site makes it easy to make a copyright claim in line with the Digital Millenium Copyright Act on their website.

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