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Director Joseph Oxford and cinematographer Bradley Stonesifer created a unique live action short film “Me+Her,” which was accepted into this year’s Sundance Short Film program. What makes this film so special is that Joseph and Bradley created an incredible imaginary world where all of the main characters and sets were built out of standard cardboard boxes. While any film admitted into the Sundance competition is going to look amazing, the fact that Joseph and Bradley captured stunning images using only cardboard really sets this project apart.
by Bradford HillThe Canon XA25 Pro HD Camcorder is a compact 1/2" inch CMOS Sensor Camera with a lot of great and unexpected stand-out features. To start, its full auto & manual modes, its two XLR inputs, and an HDSDI slot packaged with the ability to shoot 1920x1080 at 59.94p are notable. While traveling on shoots, I was impressed with the capability to be able to record 1080p at 60fps within a moment’s notice. This frame rate is a new feature to the Canon line of cameras, which gives this camera a competitive edge. It is also easy to manage when set to auto mode, which comes in handy if a novice needs to use the camera on a small crew shoot, or to simply capture any ‘run-and-gun’ footage.
by Nina StreichA new highlight at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival was the two-day Forum about “Growing Your Festival Brand” moderated by former TFF Executive Director, Nancy Schafer.
by Nina StreichAn innovative event at the Tribeca Film Festival was “Storyscapes,” a selection of transmedia collaborations. Sponsored by Bombay Sapphire in a warehouse space just north of Tribeca dubbed the “House of Imagination,” the presentations were varied and imaginative.
Drones have become more and more popular to the film industry in recent years. A vast number of feature films are being shot using drones. Both mainstream and indie filmmakers have opted to use drones in order to capture aerial shots and the results are stunning!
Most people have a love/hate relationship with networking events. We come up with any excuse we can to avoid making small talk and circumvent the potentially awkward interactions while we wait for a plastic cup of cheap wine. We’ve all been there; we’ve all done that. But, there’s a better way and it’s what we like to call “How to Work a Room (and Not Hate Yourself in the Morning),” or, more simply, “Networking for Introverts.”
Manos Sucias -- exclusively shot on the Canon Cinema EOS C300 --is about to debut at Tribeca Film Festival (April 16-27); this Spike Lee, executive produced feature will raise your pulse with its authentic and heartbreaking portrayal of narco-trafficking in Colombia and impress you with its subtly gorgeous cinematography.The film also has an extremely unique behind-the-scenes story. The filmmakers held a five-week storytelling workshop during pre-production for Buenaventura residents to build lasting, sustainable skills among the community. We were able to get an inside look on the film from it's director Josef Wladyka and cinematographer/co-writer Alan Blanco right before the film is featured at this years film fest.
Orlando Film Festival celebrated it’s eleventh year by screening over 50 features and upwards of 250 shorts. For five days, filmmakers and fans gathered at Cobb Theater to attend panels, network and support their favorite pieces. It was an amazing showcase of what makes 21st independent film so great, with work from seemingly every genre represented. Whether or not you were there for Best Picture winner Te Ata, the inspirational story of a Chickasaw woman who made her fame educating early 20th century America and the world about her culture at a time when her own customs were illegal under the law, or Indie Spirit award-winner Shooting Clerks, a biopic about the making of Kevin Smith’s cult classic Clerks or any number of the truly impressive short films that made their debuts this weekend, OFF has undoubtedly primed many amazing films for public viewership beyond the festival circuit.
Congratulations. You did it. You finished your indie film. But, now you need to get people to SEE it. That’s where Smarthouse Creative enters the picture. We’ve worked with hundreds of independent filmmakers around the world to help them craft unique creative distribution strategies, while also supplying world-class film marketing and publicity services. That’s why you should believe us when we give you the following breakdown of what you’ll need to successfully market your film.
If you’re interested in jumping into the film industry, you might be wondering how to go about getting the skills necessary to succeed. Lots of people in the industry are self-taught, or were lucky enough to be mentored by a professional. If you’re not sure you’d like to go the self-teaching route, then you might want to think about going to film school. Yes, it can be expensive, but a degree in film is more versatile than you might think. Here’s why going to film school can be a great investment.