Handheld Hollywood, whom I have posted about before for their cool app; ReelDirector have a great list of filmmaking apps that can be use on various plateforms and devices. With Mobile devices becoming more powerful and sophisticated, we as filmmakers stand to benifit – mostly because we will have quick access to multiple applications on a small device.
So, here we go :
Archives For Filmmaking
- Osaka Asian Film Festival
- South by SouthWest
- Cape Winelands Film Festival
- The Hong Kong International Film Festival
- The European Independent Film Festival
- London Independent Film Festival
- Malibu Film Festival
- Swansea Bay Film Festival
- Festival de Cannes
- Pittsburgh Horror Film Festival
- Rainier Independent Film Festival
- The Brooklyn Film Festival
- Los Angeles Film Festival
- Omaha Film Festival
- Zanzibar International Film Festival
- Durban International Film Festival
- Toronto International Film Festival
- International Documentary Film Festival
- And a whole bunch more on IMDB.
When: January 20th – 30th, 2011
Where: Park City, Utah, USA
When: March 5th – 13th th2011
Where: Osaka, Japan
When: March 11th – 20th 2011
Where: Austin, Texas, USA
When: March 16th – 26th 2011
Where: Stellenbosch, South Africa
When: March 20th – April 5th
Where: Hong Kong
When: April 1st – 3rd
Where: Paris, France
When: April 14th – 25th
Where: London, England
When: April 29th – May 1st
Where: Malibu, California, USA
When: May 7th – 15th
Where: Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Wales
When: May 11th – 22th
Where: Cannes, France
When: June 3rd – 5th
Where: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
When: June 3rd - 5th
Where:Ashford, Washington, USA
When: June 3rd – 12th
Where: Brooklyn, New York, USA
When: June 16th – 26th
Where: Los Angeles, California, USA
When: July 2nd – 6th
Where: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
When: 2nd – 10th
Where: Zanzibar, Tanzania
When: July 21st – 31st
Where: Durban, South Africa
Where: Toronto, Canada
When: November 16th – 27th
Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Sketchpad is a storyboard for the iPad. It’s for an artist and filmmakers who want a convenient, visual way to plan out their ideas for their next film. Its feels, functions and design just like the concept of storyboarding that gives you an experience unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.
This looks to be a great tool for filmmakers, especially independant filmakers.
Storyboarding has always been a stumbling block for me, I am not a good sketcher and once I have made a mistake it is not easy to fix (mess at the best of times). I could use a normal PC/Mac app but that is not always practical.
Here’s an app that offers great tools and what looks to be a great interface.
NewMediaWebinars.com is having a great sale on their already well priced content. NewMediaWebinars – Webinars for and by FilmMakers – provides great content. The content is free to watch Live with great prizes from great sponsors – there was even a copy NukeX with a year of support given away that had my heart beating.
The Webinars can be purchased along with extras that are often worth 10 times the actual webinar, at only $25 – wow.
Now with the end of 2010 upon us, NewMediaWebinars is offering 50% off – Awesome. Do yourself a favor and grab a few, you will not be dissapointed.
- Building The Edit Room: Mac Edition
- DSLR Filmmaking Audio Techniques Production and Post
- DSLR Filmmaking Color Grading Workflows
- Editing Bootcamp: Get Organized!
- Final Cut Pro 7 Bootcamp For Avid Editors
- RED Camera to NLE Workflows
to name but a few …
Philip Bloom, DSLR evangilist, will be visiting 12 cities across the US and showing you just how to get the best out of your DSLR… Everything from camera setup to post workflow. He’ll also be covering the latest gear and cameras, including the new large chip video cameras.
This will not be your typical, dry, hotel seminar… This will be fun, entertaining, and of course educational. Come get involved! Our workshops are interactive and this is your chance to ask Philip directly the questions you’ve always wanted to.
If you want to go to one of these events at one of the 12 cities then all you have to do is win a very simple contest.
Easily said, eh
All you have to do is create a unique/funny/awesome 30 second video expressing how much you want to go. With a single catch – each city will have a theme associated with it (announced a week before submissions are due) that the videos will need to comply to.
Seems that you can use any video hosting platform to upload your videos to. Once that is done then you link to the video in the comments section of CanonFilmmakersLive.
how hard can it be?
go for it.
I set up a Filmmaking Facebook Group. Aimed at pretty much anyone who gets excited about any aspect of filmmaking. So …
- If you would like to share links related to Filmmaking
- Take part in discussions.
- Show us your own videos
- Tell us about you projects – especially if you are in the process of crowd funding.
What are the components of Filmmaking?
- Pre-Production. That Conception of Ideas, Script writing, storyboarding, breakdowns, casting, rehersals, etc
- Production. Cameras, Directing, Lighting, Sound. Your experience or filming in the cold darkness of midnight, etc
- Post-Production. Workflow and software preferences. Equipment. Compositing, 3D integration, you name it.
- Marketing and Distribution. From the professional side to even the simple tweet.
It will be great to build up a Facebook community of filmmakers (hobbyists, enthusiasts and professionals) where we learn from each other and perhaps collaborate with each outer.
So please spread the word and share with all your friends out there who may be interested. Remember to add a not/email explaining and maybe pointing to this post – as apposed to adding members to the group in a fire and forget manner
I love Film competitions – wish I could enter them all.
What is needed is a team, or at least a filmmaking buddy to run with. Yeah. Then I could entry these types of competitions all the time.
This one looks very cool – apart from the entrance fee (if you are not already a member)
How to Enter
A Financing and Co-Production Deal valued at US$250,000 to create a feature film of the winning Entry. The Grand Prize is payable in US$50,000 in cash and the funding of US$200,000 paid upon submission, review and acceptance by the Openfilm Advisory Board of the script, casting, budget and qualified production company for the winning entry. The Grand Prize is subject to the Entrant’s acceptance of the terms of the Financing and Co-Production Agreement mentioned herein. All federal, state, and local taxes, and customs fees, when applicable, are the sole responsibility of the winner, unless required to be withheld by applicable law
So, what are you waiting for?
In fact tell me if you enter, and I’ll vote for you in the Community Voting Phase.
This is the second post digging a little bit deeper in some of the Production and Post Production Workflows employed in Christian Films. The first was for Kyle Prohaska’s Standing Firm. With The Enemy God (Written and Directed by Christopher Bessette, Produced and Edited by Tom Khazoyan) it is interesting to see that actual Film cameras were used; as you will read below, bring a whole different set of implications than when filming digital (especially to solid state).
Here is my post, early this year that I added after I watched the film. I loved the film because it was very real; first in terms of dealing with a very real culture living in harsh scenarios, the story did not shy away from the violence that happened, and that story focused on how lives were changed not on the change that transpired.
Woot, I have entered my 1 minute short film to this Short Film Festival – here is their facebook page: the rly shrt flm fstvl. Well, it is not just my film. Credits go to the whole team; John Smith and John Werge who played their roles in Directing and filming as well. Extra credit to John Smith for handling the Tarantula and Katherine Werge for letting that huge thing crawl all over her. Gareth Richards for the Music and sound effects.
We had already entered this short film into the Skarlets competition where a RED Scarlet 8x fixed lens was the prize. We were excited that we had had a great entry that was doing well. However the RED Scarlet was delayed and the competition deadline extended a few times until the Competition website went down (the domain registration was not renewed).
One day I will win a RED Epic or Scarlet, until then I am entering every HDSLR competition I can find and saving for a Canon 550D.