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Uncovering undersea mysteries in My Octopus Teacher

Advice / Tips & Tricks Friday, May 7, 2021
Netflix’s My Octopus Teacher, a nature documentary chronicling the incredible friendship between a filmmaker and an octopus, charmed audiences across the globe. The insightful and fascinating film brought people together last year during an unprecedented and uncertain time. The film has won multiple awards this season, including the ACE Eddie Award for Best Edited Documentary (Feature) and the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary. It is also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary.

Non-Fiction Podcast MAKE COOL SH!T Dives into Comedy/Horror "Scare Me"

Exclusive Interviews Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Non-fiction podcast, MAKE COOL SH!T on season 1 titled "Mak A Movie" is focused on documenting the comedy/horror film, "Scare Me" directed by award-winning actor and writer, Josh Ruben. The season one docu-series includes topics from film writing, funding to pre-production and unexpected challenges. Wrapping up on episode 8, MAKE COOL SH!T digs into distribution and behind the scenes look of the coveted film premiere at Sundance in a haunted theater.



Fostering Communication and Consent On Set: A Look Into Intimacy Coordination with Marcus Watson

Exclusive Interviews Friday, April 30, 2021
Intimacy coordination can cover a wide variety of intimacy between actors from something as small as a hug shared between a grandmother and her grandchild, to kisses between lovers, to any sexual situation that may take place. The main role of an intimacy coordinator is to work as a liaison between production and the talent. They want to ensure that actors are aware of what the director wants to see in the scene while fostering consent.

BriteShot Talks About Pivoting Business Offerings Due to COVID

Exclusive Interviews Thursday, April 29, 2021
BriteShot, an LED lighting vendor, has pivoted its focus amidst the pandemic and now specializes in COVID-19 decontamination products and is an expert in air filtration and air purification. Co-founder, Roy McDonald shares more details about the corporate pivot from LED lighting to COVID decontamination solutions, utilizing its resources to produce a groundbreaking innovation to help venues re-open safely amidst the pandemic.

SEACREST STUDIOS’ RADIO AND TV PROGRAMMING AT U.S. PEDIATRIC HOSPITALS

Miscellaneous Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Project: Ryan Seacrest Foundation’s (RSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education-focused initiatives. RSF’s primary initiative is to build broadcast media centers — Seacrest Studios — within pediatric hospitals for patients to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media. Most recently, the foundation opened a brand new Seacrest Studio at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, complete with state-of-the-art video and audio equipment. The studio helps the foundation fulfill its mission of contributing positively to the healing process of children and their families through radio and TV programming.

The benefits of renting your house to film productions

Advice / Tips & Tricks Tuesday, April 27, 2021
You'd be surprised by the fact of just how many movies rented real homes or businesses to use them as filming locations. It became standard practice in the last couple of decades. In fact, all the chances are that your favorite movie was filmed this way, at least partially. So, if the benefits of renting your house to film productions do exist, why wouldn't you let your home become a part of history?

How to Get Your Film Into a World Renowned Film Festival

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, April 26, 2021
For many aspiring and independent filmmakers, getting a film into Sundance is the ultimate dream. Adobe hosted a panel with Sundance veterans Christopher Makoto Yogi (I Was A Simple Man), Sam Feder and Amy Scholder (Disclosure), and Sundance programmer Dilcia Barrera to break down the process of getting a film into the festival.

Definition 6 Navigates Covid with Signiant Media Shuttle

Advice / Tips & Tricks Thursday, April 22, 2021
“Well, this looks like things are getting worse,” Definition 6’s Manhattan-based chief engineer, Luis Albritton, recalled nearly a year later. Like almost everyone worldwide, Definition 6, a digital and creative services company with offices split between New York and Atlanta, was staring into the reality of a widespread pandemic shutdown. The future of their enterprise relied on their teams being able to keep working.