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    5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (And Film Fans) Need to Read

    While there are countless web sites devoted entirely to technology news, none of them are exclusively focused on technology news for filmmakers and film fans. We at Indiewire are hoping to fill that void by giving you digestible doses of tech news. Here's what's up in the tech world today.

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    Free Apps for Filmmakers To Celebrate App Store's 5th Anniversary

    Happy Birthday to the App store! To celebrate its 5th anniversary, the App store is offering up 10 apps for free.

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    The 9 Things Every Interactive Media Producer Should Think About Before Creating

    The documentary filmmakers and media producers who are venturing out into the world of transmedia or interactive storytelling have advanced storytelling, but have spent much time, elbow grease, and sweat on their projects. As more producers seek to make more dynamic interactive projects, what shoul...

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    Transmedia Documentaries are Sexy, But Who's Watching?

    This past April, several new media pioneers issued "The Web Documentary Manifesto," which, inspired from Soviet filmmaker Dziga Vertov's early writings, called for "a revolution" in storytelling:

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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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    DIY Special Effects: The 'Matrix' Bullet Time Shot with a Ceiling Fan and a GoPro

    Mark Rober, who has been experimenting with cameras for some time now on his YouTube channel (even sending one into a gorilla cage to document the animal up close and making a "Scooby-Doo"-style moving-eyes-in-a-portrait surveillance cam), has done something really cool this week.

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    Magic Lantern Allows Canon 5D Filmmakers to Shoot Raw Continuously

    Writing on his DSLR filmmakers blog EOSHD, UK-based filmmaker Andrew Reid has shown off what he was able to do on his Canon 5D Mark III with the free Magic Lantern firmware add-on.

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    How Does a New Crowdfunding Site Gain Attention? Hire Donald Trump or Offer Free Publicity Support

    It's clear there are a few leaders in the crowdfunding space for film productions. Kickstarter is the standard, but many filmmakers, especially those unsure they'll be able to make their goal, opt for IndieGoGo. Seed&Spark recently tried to enter the space by providing a platform where lending (se...

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    Hitler Just Heard About Adobe's Creative Cloud and He's Furious; What About You?

    Heads up, filmmakers. This week, Adobe announced that Creative Suite 6 is the last for standalone versions of Photoshop, Illustrator and the like. From here on out, Adobe will instead release the subscription- and cloud-based Creative Cloud.

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    Do We Need Another Subscription Streaming Service? YouTube To Enter the Game.

    Do We Need Another Subscription Streaming Service? YouTube To Enter the Game.

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