5 posts categorized "Technology"

October 07, 2008



"In a suburb south of Los Angeles, it looked as though a band of cell-phone-obsessed nomads had set up camp in the parking lot surrounding an office complex: a small village of tents had sprung up overnight, and white trailers were parked in neat rows.

A yellow AMC Gremlin was being towed slowly around the neighborhood by a truck; inside the car were the actors Morgan Freeman and Paz Vega, and a movie camera was mounted on the bed of the truck to capture their conversation.

The movie they were making, 10 Items or Less, tells the story of a famous actor (Freeman) who enters and then alters the life of a convenience store cashier (Vega). It was fairly typical for a low-budget movie made without studio support: costs were being kept under $10 million, the shoot would be completed in just fifteen days, and the script didn’t call for any flashy visual effects or elaborate sets. (In 2006, when 10 Items was made, the average cost of producing a studio movie was $65 million.) It was also being shot on 35-millimeter film, like most movies of its vintage."

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October 04, 2008



Scott Kirsner is a journalist who writes about innovation, with a special focus on the ways that new technologies are changing the entertainment industry.

He writes regularly for Variety and The Boston Globe, and has been a contributing writer for Fast Company, BusinessWeek, and Wired. He edits the blog CinemaTech (est. 2005), and is the author of The Future of Web Video, one of the first books about the business and creative possibilities of online video, originally published in November 2006 and updated in March 2007. Scott’s writing has also appeared in the New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Salon, the San Jose Mercury News, and Newsweek, among other publications.

This is so far, the book of the year for me! Scott makes you understand the future of filmmaking, a lot of the stuff that's in the book is not new, but the way he analyzes the different phases of cinema starting from 1894 untill tomorrow it's simply fascinating.

He's been generous enough to share the introduction of his book with everybody, but also he's sharing one of the best chapters, the number 10th: Coming to Terms with the net.

Today I'll be sharing the introduction of his book that you could find in the next page. Tomorrow the amazing chapter 10th, so stay tuned.

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September 04, 2008



The answer is TubeMogul.

You finish your short film and now you want the world to watch it, ok which site is the best?  youtube, google video, myspace, revver, veoh, vimeo, metacafe? Because maybe you feel that you don't have time to put it on all of them, well you can through the dynamic interfazof tubemogul and on the top of that they give you reports of how your video is doing in every single site.

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August 29, 2008


I think the success of Guerrilla Filmmaking (GF) it's always being in the word of mouth, now more than ever you need people committed to your concept, but how you do that? Where to start? GF is an organic process, you can create a blog for your film and make people participate, listen to their feedback, their ideas, make them part of the process, get them involve, then you will premiere your film and all those 1,000 fans will be at the theater the first weekend, for a Guerrilla Filmmaker that's priceless, in all the sense of the word, it means the world for the filmmaker and you don't have to spend a penny!

Enjoy the experts in building audiences in this two videos.

DIY DAYS LA - When the Audience Takes Control - panel

fund, create, distribute and sustain

August 19, 2008

COMING SOON on your nearest computer


There's some places that buy your films to show them on the web, and even there are some distributors trying to get those films to the right site, Cinetic Rights Management and Fear Net are some of those independent studios, they are dedicated to assessing the universe of licensing opportunities in order to maximize revenue on behalf of filmmakers. They maintain up-to-the-minute relationships with and knowledge of all digital retailers, from the large portals serving the broadest audiences to the small sites serving deep niche interests. Somebody said niche? Guerrilla Filmmaking it's one of the biggest niches, so filmmakers, hands on!

I personally think that distribution is changing so quickly that we better learn as much as we can how to shoot for the web, as you cann see on the picture, even Rosario Dawson has her own web series via hulu.com here you have some tips on how to do it, at the end of the post, a list of this new exhibitors. 

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