May 19, 2011

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May 14, 2011

GUERRILLA FILMMAKER? THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT (Actually, there are several)

By @DanielaPeinado / Edited by @leonardzelig

  

In this era of information is hard to find someone who’s not dependent on their smart phone, actually if you forget your cellphone at home, you feel like you are disconnected from the world, like you’re missing your social life. The point is, cellphones are more than just a digital way to communicate.

There is a world of applications that you can use on your phone as an extension of your computer. We want to bring you some information about apps designed specifically for Filmmakers.

You might have heard about ReelDirector, with this app you can edit your projects on your iPhone or iPad, even add musical background and upload it on YouTube.

If you want to write on the go, CeltxScript, the great open source suite, have an app for you. Write on any location, add ideas to your script and it will be automatically sync with your Celtx account.

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May 11, 2011

ONLY 3 DAYS TO REGISTER FOR THE "48 HOUR GUERRILLA FILM COMPETITION"

By @DanielaPeinado.  

When we have goals, t 48-Hour-Guerrilla-Film-Competition-poster-1 he only obstacle is ourselves. This time the Sarasota Film Society sets the challenge: write, shoot and edit a short film under 48 hours. The winner will get $5,000.

 The 48 Hour Guerrilla Film Competition is a grueling 2-day endurance event that taps the creative power of filmmakers from around the world to raise money for a global contest.”

There are no limits to participate in this competition. Students, amateurs, first-time filmmakers and industry pros might compete face to face in the same conditions: 48 hours to make a short film using the technology you prefer.

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April 23, 2011

CHARLIE KAUFMAN MASTER ANTI-CLASS

Via NoFilmSchool

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Presenter: This event here is called a master class so we all have a little hope that we'll walk away with some enhance knowledge about how to write an screenplay.

Charlie: Oh! you come to the wrong place.

72 minutes with a genius!

The camera work is very distracting, but the content of the interview is golden.

Thanks to the Göteborg Film Festival

Enjoy!

November 23, 2010

CARLITOS IS LOOKING FOR 1,000 FRIENDS

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Carlitos is Pissed, an online comedy series, created by my partner Javier Perez-Karam and produced by me, is looking for 1,000 friends on facebook (Add him) and 1,000 followers on twitter (Follow him).
We need all those friends and followers to start shopping around the series that will allow us to continue producing more episodes.
STORY
A teddy bear comes out of storage to take revenge on his owner for have him locked in a box for 12 years! with books of philosophy. So we can say is a wise ass teddy bear!
We want your help, only if you like it, but we're so confident, that we know you'll ending up helping us to spread the word! So this is what you need to do:
    1- Visit the website and watch our first three episodes! Comment! Share it! Post it in your Facebook!
    2- Like our facebook page to get daily updates and jokes from our teddy bear! 
    3- If you are in twitter don’t miss Carlitos’ funny tweets 
    4- Let us know what you think, what you’d like to see! And don’t forget to share it with you friends and     followers!!”

October 21, 2010

"OPEN FIVE" STREAMIERE IS TONIGHT! For a very limited time.

A little over a year ago we blogged about "Open Five" and how they were funding their film out of donations, well, it's showtime now!

Tonight at 10:00 pm E.T. the film will be streaming at Kentucker Audley's Website for free, while simultaneously is being screened at the OPENING NIGHT at the Indie Memphis Film Festival.

The movie is being in the festival circuit since April, participating in the Atlanta Film Festival and Indie Grits Festival, among others.

"The first film of the new decade in more dimensions than three. With it comes the feeling, at last and all over again, that the cinema's finally free."

                                                                     Craig Keller - cinemasparragus.com

Nick Case (Producer) did great with the guerrilla budget of $18,000.

Do you want to know what Richard Brody from the New Yorker said about the movie? Keep reading!

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June 17, 2010

Anti-BP Art Video Croudfunding

by Javier Perez-Karam

Guerrilla and independent film, have many times address social issues, global problems, local catastrophes. With the mess BP's Oil Spill has caused in gulf coast, many people has stand out, make small documentaries and reportage.

One project that is worth noticing (and just because I am making it) is Oil Splash, an anti BP art video to call the attention to the general feeling about the oil spill. The piece will stand together with the blog Help The Gulf, a place to keep people up to date on what can be and is being done to help in the affected areas.

The project is being financed through donations on Indiegogo.com, and has gotten attention from the people who run IndieGoGo's site as well as other crowdsourcers over Twitter and Facebook. In 13 days we have raised $1525 out of our $5585 goal. We have 17 more days to go! Contribute here!

Please visit the project's website http://indiegogo.com/Oil-Splash our follow us on twitter @OilSplash

We can use more donations and more word of mouth! Take the link and share it in you FB, Twitter, Blogs, add it to your email signature! Every bit helps.

Here is the pitch video

Perez-Karam is a film and video Director-Producer-Editor, and also writes his own personal blog http://perezkaram.blogspot.com/ where he explores film, TV, and media in general. You can also follow him on twitter @perezkaram

February 12, 2010

HOW TO DIGITAL SLR: The Ultimate guide by Ryan Bilsborrow-Koo

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Via nofilmschool.com

A couple of weeks ago my good friend Ryan Bilsborrow-Koo, send me a link to his "DSLR Cinematography Guide".

After weeks revising it, I simply would say that it's the most comprehensive guide about how to DSLR that is out there right now! Check this excerpt here:

    "Digital cinematography is changing so rapidly these days that a printed book on the subject is likely be outdated by the time it reaches store shelves; this is especially true when it comes to the rapid release cycle of DSLRs. Up-to-date information can be found on online forums, but forums lack the organizing principles of a book, and as a result it can take a ludicrously long time to piece together reliable information (I spent months forum-surfing to assemble my own camera package). Thus, this guide: I hope it saves readers money they would’ve otherwise spent on an out-of-date book, and I hope it saves forums from so many newbie — sorry, “n00b” — questions".

I will continue saying, there are no excuses! if you have a great story and limited resources, you can make it happen if you put your mind into it.

This guide is awesome!, and the best thing is that it comes from a filmmaker not a theorist.

Bravo! @ryanbkoo

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January 22, 2010

3 THINGS THAT I HAVE LEARN FROM LOW-BUDGET FILMMAKING

Ale By Javier Perez-Karam

Making movies (or any kind of video) with little money is always difficult. However, there are 3 things thathave been constant in all the successful low budget film/video projects I have been involved with.

1. Work with your network of friends.

All the projects that I have seen happen smoothly and with a great final result have been produced and post-produced among the creator's (be it producer or director) friends. Of course I'm talking about professional friends (I worked once in a short that the whole cast and all the PA's where family of the director, and had no clue on how to make a film.)

So how do you build this network of friends? You go out and work inother people's projects, some times for free, some times for little money.The bottom line, you cannot expect a professional crew to work with youfor little or no money if you have never done it. Why would they? If theyhave never seen you busting your ass in another set.


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December 11, 2009

THE ULTIMATE GUERRILLA WORKSHOP. Guerrilla Film League: Class of 2010 is open for registration

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Nine months ago, Javier and I were having some drinks with a few friends. Among the crowd there was this red hair aspiring filmmaker who asked this, the minute she learned that we were producers, "Would you recommend me to get into film school?" We hear that question a lot, so the answer was automatic, "If you have the money, film school is a way to get into the film world, but if you're going to get into a humongous debt to do it, our recommendation is that you get your hands on some money, find an experienced  producer, read some books, talk to some filmmakers and go shoot your first feature, that experience is as good as 2 years of film school, and you'll have a feature". She gave us that skeptic, but also familiar look, and said "Really?"

After that conversation we decided to create the Guerrilla Film League, and paradoxically, took us nine months to design the best way to do this...

Without further ado... we present you: Guerrilla Film League: Class of 2010...

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