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February 2007

What makes a good short?

After a great link to Scorsese's The Departed screenplay, This Savage Art has another great link to a couple of blog posts called Confessions of a Short Film Programmer. One is a blog post about shorts and film schools. The other is a great article (from the same author) at Filmmaker.com. The latter article is ...

Editor's Toolkit 2 on sale today only.

Digital Juice Editors Toolkits are handy items to have. I ran across the site today and they have the Deal of the Day. Volume 2 for $59.95. I've used these a lot for one client that owns several sets and they are very handy, especially for corporate work. I'm gonna go by this volume now ...

Download The Departed screenplay.

Warner Brothers is go gosh darn happy that The Departed won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay that they've made the entire thing available for download. The download is in pdf format. Thanks to This Savage Art for pointing out the download. If you're into filmmaking and you've never read along with a script ...

This is getting ridiculous

First we had the 48 hour film festival. Then someone decided you only need 24 hours to make a short film. Now if that wasn't short enough comes Film Racing. The folks want you to sign up and pay your money and then make a 4 minute short from noon to midnight. Like most of ...

High speed photography fun

Outside Hollywood posted a link to one of those web site where you can just lose yourself for hours. Lucid Movement is a "video blog that was created to display the wonder of the world through the lens of a high-speed / slow motion camera." There's tons of tons of cool things like the light ...

5 Mac hard drive utilities

Sooner or later, your hard drive(s) is going to crash and be down for the count. When that happens you need a good drive utility. Your Mac Life recently posted a link to an article from informit.com titled The Top Five Mac Hard Drive, Diagnostic and Repair Utilities. The title says it all. If you ...

DVX100 and FCP Tutorial DVD

Noah Kander and Call Box recently released a new dvd titled 24P Digital Post Production with Final Cut Pro and the DVX100. The content includes: Advanced Pulldown Removal Output for 24p DVD 24pA vs. 24p Standard Output for 35mm Film Anamorphic 16:9 Setup Cinema Tools Editing System Shopping Lists Fixing Tape Dropouts Easy Setups SDI vs. Firewire Capture DV Tape Stock Recommendations Slate operations REC RUN vs. ...

Changing a performance through fx

And for my acting Oscar, I thank the special effects-Arts & Entertainment-Film-TimesOnline HD For Indies linked to the above article from Times Online in the UK. I'm sure that everyone other than the most casual movie goer knows that clever editing can manipulate the audiences perceptions of a scene and feeling about a particular performance. That's ...

This just in: Scorsese to win Oscar!

Click on over to this post at Cinematical. It quotes and article of Oscar spoilers that Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas will be presenting the best directing Oscar to Martin Scorsese for The Departed. I thought that only the accounting firm that counts the votes knows the winners. That'll be awkward if ...

Cool automobile animation

I try not to post a lot of just random Internet videos but being a huge sports car fan as well a fan of animation, I really enjoyed this video from VODCars. It's from South Korea and it's a Lamborghini Diablo doing "battle" with an Acura NSX. If you like cars you'll enjoy this little ...