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10 Legal Mistakes Indie Filmmakers Make Independent films are often rewarded with significant awards, being appreciated for the personal artistic vision they have to offer. As an independent filmmaker, you might beam with positivity and optimism; even though your resources are limited, and the risk of failure is high, you will nevertheless pursue your dream.…

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Intel unleashes the industry’s first dedicated neural network silicon

By noreply@redsharknews.com (Andy Stout)

New chip architecture promises a 100x speed boost over GPUs in AI routines

Intel has spent three years developing the new Nervana Neural Network Processor and says that it will accelerate deep learning training models by an impressive degree.

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    Costume Designer Consolata Boyle, Victoria and Abdul

    By Danielle De Luna

    Consolata Boyle, two time Oscar nominated costume designer, works once again with Stephen Frears, the director behind Florence Foster Jenkins, Philomena and The Queen, to bring the poignant hidden story of Queen Victoria’s confidant, Abdul Karim, to the big screen in Victoria and Abdul, a film based on Shrabani Basu’s book Victoria and Abdul: The […]

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    Camera Raw 10 adds RX0 and RX10m4 and many new FE lens support

    By SonyAlpha Admin

    Adobe Camera Raw now supports the two new RX cameras and added lens profiles for five FE lenses. DNG Converter 10: Mac | Win

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    The 10 Best Horror Movies On Netflix Right Now

    By David Zou

    October is a month made to watch horror films: with Halloween at the end of the month and the days growing shorter (and chillier) in the Northern Hemisphere, there’s just something about the atmosphere of the month that makes it a perfect time to settle in and watch a good horror film.

    Thanks to streaming services, there has never been an easier way to access horror flicks, but at the same time there are so many titles to choose from–and so many bad movies mixed in with the good–that taking a chance on a movie may end up wasting 40 minutes of your evening before realizing that what you are watching is, in fact, terrible. With this in mind, here are 10 horror films currently streaming on Netflix that are guaranteed to satisfy your more macabre side this month.

    1. John Dies at the End

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    Slacker David Wong recounts to a reporter the strange story involving an unknown drug called “Soy Sauce,” which seems to send its user into different dimensions (or drive them mad), eldritch abominations that have their sights on taking over everything, an alternate earth, and how horror can sometimes be really funny.

    Indeed, the byzantine and often bizarre plot of John Dies at the End is almost hopeless to sum up, and you wouldn’t believe that the summary is the actual plot of this movie. But it is, and it’s one of the most fun horror movies in years to watch.

    Based off of David Wong’s eponymous cult novel, John Dies at the End is an over-the-top blast to watch, even if it may leave you scratching your head at some parts. But making sense isn’t the film’s strong suit–and as long as you sit back and let it wash over you, enjoying one of → continue…

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    Lessons on Screenwriting: How to Pace a Fight Scene

    By V Renée

    When it comes to great action-packed fight scenes, it’s all about timing.

    Though fight scenes might appear to be absolute chaos and utter anarchy, in reality, they’re carefully choreographed dances between two or more people that want to rip their opponent’s head off. However, the success of a good fight scene doesn’t start with the punches and kicks, but with really great writing. If you’re a screenwriter gearing up to construct some sweet hand-to-hand combat scenes, check out this video from StudioBinder, in which Ryan Doherty talks about one of the most important aspects of writing these kinds of action-packed scenes: pacing.

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    From:: No Film School

    The Power of Focal Length: How to Use Lenses for Storytelling

    By V Renée

    Learn how focal length can change the way your images communicate to your audience.

    With so many lenses out there to choose from, it can be difficult to decide on which ones to use in your film. Price, brand, and important features can often be the key factors that determine in which lenses you go with, but focal length might be the most important of them all. In this video, Boima Anderson of Aputure demystifies focal length for the uninitiated, explaining how different ones affect images, how to ultimately select one for your shot, and how they can communicate different things to your audience.

    At the beginning of your filmmaking career, presumably when your gear collection is the smallest, your options when it comes to focal length might be pretty limited. You may only have a 24mm, a 50mm, or a 55-200mm zoom to work with and that’s okay. 24mm and the good ol’ nifty fifty are some of the most popular focal lengths in filmmaking and are used for a myriad of different kinds of shots.

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    Major Gifts To Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Advance Fundraising Campaign Above $300 Million Mark

    By Admin

    LOS ANGELES

    Kerry Brougher, Director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, announced three major gifts toward the creation of this institution, bringing fundraising to more than $300M, nearly 80 percent of its $388M campaign goal. When it opens in 2019, the Academy Museum will be the world’s premier…

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    Romain Quirot’s “The Last Journey of the Enigmatic Paul W.R.” Awarded Best Narrative at The One Screen Film Festival

    By emma@lhfny.com

    NEW YORK

    Romain Quirot‘s short film, The Last Journey of the Enigmatic Paul W.R. has been awarded Best Narrative in the 2017 One Screen…

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    Leica Re-Releases a Vintage Lens Favorite

    By Daron James

    The classic 1935 Thambar-M 90mm lens is back.

    Following the re-issue of the Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6, Leica has announced the Thambar-M 90 mm f/2.2, originally released in 1935. Thambar is derived from the Greek term ‘thambo’, meaning ‘blurred’, and it’s this distinctive, “unmistakeable bokeh” look that will interest filmmakers and photographers.

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    PODCAST: From Idea To Finished Film: Making A Micro-Budget Feature In 6 Months

    By Noam Kroll

    While most studio level feature films take many years to produce, micro-budget films often come together far more quickly as there is less red tape involved at every stage. In fact, some filmmakers have realized their visions in as little as 6 months, which is virtually unheard of in filmmaking at other budget levels.

    In this episode, I outline my optimal 6 month feature film schedule – from concept to finished product – and explain how this type of time constraint can benefit the creative process. I walk listeners through every stage, detailing how much time should be allocated to writing, pre-production, production, and post, in order to execute the strongest possible final product in as little time as possible.

    Episode 27: From Idea To Finished Film: Making A Micro-Budget Feature In 6 Months

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    Macphun Showcases Their Digital Asset Manager in Response to Adobe

    By Canon Rumors There seems to be a lot of mixed feelings about Adobe Lightroom CC Cloud and Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, as well as the long standing and polarizing subscription based model for most of Adobe’s software. We’re not here to give our opinion on all of this, we’re going to see how things play out with … → continue…

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    Four Years of Access to Whale Hunts: Director Mike Day on The Islands and the Whales

    By Randy Astle

    The Islands and the Whales, which recently had its North American theatrical premiere at IFC Center and broadcast premiere on POV, is one of the most innovative documentaries on marine conservation I’ve seen in years. Director Mike Day is carving out a niche for himself by addressing the interstices where traditional cultures butt against modern conservationist ideals, resulting in nuanced interactions that defy expectations. The Islands and the Whales, for instance, shows the people of the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic — Viking descendants who have lived off of the sea for generations — and how they are struggling […] → continue…

    From:: Filmmaker Magazine

    5 Reasons Your Film Isn’t Getting Funded

    By Stephen Robert Morse

    Avoiding these common pitfalls could help your film get made.

    After spending five years producing my first film Amanda Knox, I decided to do an MBA at the University of Oxford to learn about the business side of the film industry. Although Amanda Knox became a Netflix Original and earned me an Emmy nomination, I wanted to take future productions to the next level and get them made in the most efficient and cost-effective ways.

    At business school, I met Maria Springer, a non-profit guru, and I convinced her to start a venture fund for the film business with me. We called it OBSERVATORY. When we were launching Observatory, Maria and I formulated our thesis as follows: There are plenty of strong documentaries that don’t get finished because they run out of money during the filmmaking process. Our goal was to help get these most worthy films get finished and purchased by large distributors while they are still relevant.

    “We are investing in films to make profits, not to fund your lifestyle.”

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    From:: No Film School

    Wiral LITE cable system lets you capture cinematic shots almost anywhere

    A simple cable cam system called Wiral LITE has launched on Kickstarter, where the campaign has already blown away its funding goal, raising nearly a quarter-million dollars in just a few days’ time. The system is comprised of a motorized, remotely-controlled device that rolls across a cable fixed to two poles or similar structures. A camera can be attached to the bottom of Wiral LITE, which itself rolls across the cable while the camera records cinematic motion shots.

    The cable cam system is being presented as an alternative to portable motorized slider devices, offering the ability to record motion shots over much larger distances than the average portable slider.

    Wiral LITE features a standard camera mount on the bottom and can handle camera/lens weights up to 3.3lbs / 1.5kg. The system includes a ball joint, a GoPro mount, cable, quick reel for retracting the cable, a tightening strap, end stop clips, batteries, and a battery charger.

    The cable system offers multiple modes, including a time lapse mode that moves with a minimum speed of 0.006MPH, but the device’s top speed is 28mph / 45kmh.

    The team behind the device explains that the Wiral system takes 3 minutes to setup, which involves attaching both ends of the reel to a pair of objects, tightening the cable between the two, and then mounting the Wiral LITE onto the cable. In other words, setup is a breeze:

    And once you’re set up, you can capture long-range panning shots like this with ease:

    Wiral LITE is being sold to backers for a pledge of $200. Bundles are also available for those who want to pledge a bit more, such as an ‘Ultimate Kit’ for pledges of $250 → continue…

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