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    Are We Finally Ready For The Never-Finished Film?

    Analogue technology demanded something called completion -- and that is so yesterday. We make and distribute things, including stories, based on realities we have long since abandoned. What would happen if we designed our tales around today's truths and tomorrow's hopes?

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    Can Brands & Indie Films Collaborate Without Sacrificing Integrity Or Goals?

    Several weeks back, I joined Steve Wax of Campfire at the MIXX conference for a discussion about the potential of collaboration between Indies & Brands on feature films. Often conflicting agendas mess every thing up, but does it have to?

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    Gary Baddeley On "What One Learns About Film Financing From Film Financing Conferences"

    Sometimes it seems like there's more talk about movies getting made than there is actual activity. The question of how we all learn and remain aware of the actual practice of day will always loom large. Since knowledge and access (i.e. connections) will always be key commodities in the pursuit of ...

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    Shawn Bercuson on "What Filmmakers Can Learn from Tech Startups"

    I've long felt that one of the most important bridges the Indie Film Community needed to build, was the one into the tech community. I've felt the ideas & know how of the tech sector held the solution to our neglected pillars of cinema: discovery, participation, appreciation, & presentation. I still do, but I realize now that I was narrowcasting my reasons.Truly Free Film and Film Cutlure in general got a great boost last week when Prescreen launched. Audiences and filmmakers both found new ways to connect with great films. What I hadn't anticipated though, was how the process of this new venture's launch offered additional insight for fil...

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    Nayan Padrai on "Why We Call It DIRECT DISTRIBUTION Instead Of DIY"

    Semantics and symbols carry a lot of weight. I think it matters to get the terms & images right, but it is not easy. The importance is precision is easy to see though. People don't recognize their desire until they can name it. That desire then won't spread, unless it is widely appealing. I thin...

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    Must Read On MovieScope: Michael Gubbins' "Face The Music"

    I have had the pleasure of participating in two think tanks sessions with Michael Gubbins of the UK. He's a fun and thoughtful advocate for the change that needs to occur in our industry, if we want to survive. As he points out today in his article in MovieScope "Face The Music", ten years after t...

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    Video: The Art Of Immersion - How The Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood

    A little while ago I got to participate in a great discussion at Google, centered around Frank Rose's must-read book The Art Of Immersion. Joining Frank and I were Chris Di Cesare, Director of Creative Programming at Google Creative Lab, i Paul Woolmington, Founding Partner of Naked Communications,...

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    Guest Post: David Geertz "Are Indie Filmmakers Slave Drivers?"

    How do we truly think about film? Do we ignore the truth even when it is right before our eyes? Are we sometimes willing to compromise our ethics in order to achieve our creative goal? Would we be willing to defer that goal in order to maintain the ethical standards that we otherwise embrace?I na...

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    Guest Post: Rachel Gordon "Streaming Educational Media"

    Rachel Gordon first posted on this blog about tapping into the educational market, and what we need to do to be in a position to benefit from the opportunity before us. Today, Rachel continues with an update on how that market, like everything else, has evolved during this Age Of Digital Disruption...

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