Cinephiles Rejoice! Criterion Channel Announces Its April Lineup

By V Renée

David Lynch, Akira Kurosawa, Vittorio De Sica? Criterion is offering every cinephile’s dream programming on its new streaming channel.

Look, I know you’ve spent years purchasing premium copies of your favorite selections from the Criterion Collection, but the day when you’ll be able to give your wallet…and your shelves…a rest is ⟳ continue…

From:: No Film School

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Editor Chimes in on His Editing Decisions

By Jourdan Aldredge

Another lesson in how not everything can be “fixed in the edit”.

By all accounts, John Ottman is a good film editor. He’s been in the business for decades working his way up editing films like The Usual Suspects, Superman Returns, and the X-Men series. However, as we wrote about earlier ⟳ continue…

From:: No Film School

4 Features in 6 Months: Director Luke Korem’s Path to Showtime

By Jo Light

How do you make a four-part docuseries for a major cable network in just six months?

Director and executive producer Luke Korem faced this unique and enviable challenge after pitching a new series called ACTION to Showtime, and the cabler asked him and his team to deliver essentially four feature-length films ⟳ continue…

From:: No Film School

Harvard sued over allegedly profiting from 1850s images of American slaves

Harvard University has been sued over its licensing of daguerreotypes believed to be the first images of American slaves. The lawsuit was filed by Tamara Lanier, who says she is the direct descendant of Renty, the man featured alongside his daughter, Delia, in the daguerreotypes. ⟳ continue…

From:: DPreview

DIY Tips for Creating (and Destroying) Your Own Interior Set with the Filmmakers of ‘Relaxer’

By Jourdan Aldredge

Director Joel Potrykus and DP Adam J. Minnick breakdown how they created an entire apartment set in their friend’s garage for their SXSW ‘18 feature ‘Relaxer’.

There might not be a more destructive filmmaker working than Joel Potrykus. Best known for his DIY indie-punk features Ape, Buzzard and The Alchemist ⟳ continue…

From:: No Film School

Designing Sony VENICE

By Jon Fauer

We now came to the high point of the visit: a meeting mechanical, styling, electronic and software engineers who designed VENICE at the Sony Atsugi Technology Center. read more… ⟳ continue…

From:: FD Times

Unreal Engine’s latest demo videos highlight just how photorealistic the digital world has become

At this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC), Epic Games showed off a new pair of demo videos that show just how capable its Unreal Engine has become thanks to advanced ray tracing technologies.

The first video, seen above, is titled Rebirth and showcases just how ⟳ continue…

From:: DPreview

SmallHD FOCUS 7 Bolt 500 RX – First 7″ Touchscreen Monitor with Built-in Teradek Receiver

By Jakub Han

SmallHD announced the FOCUS 7 Bolt 500 RX which is their first 7″ touchscreen monitor with a built-in Teradek wireless video receiver. It features 1920 x 1200 10-bit 1000 nits of brightness and SmallHD OS3 with lots of new features. It can receive the signal from Teradek Bolt 500 transmitters ⟳ continue…

From:: Cinema 5d

Weekly Motivation: The Power of Your Mindset – WATCH THIS | by Alex Ferrari

By Alex Ferrari

Weekly Motivation: What is Your Filmmaking Brand? Every week I’ll be posting new videos as part of my Weekly Motivation Series to help the #IFHTribe along their filmmaking and/or screenwriting path. We all need some help, guidance, motivation or inspiration on our long journey in this crazy business so I ⟳ continue…

From:: Indie Film Hustle

THROWBACK FRIDAY: Why Having No Budget Makes You a Better Filmmaker

By Alex Ferrari

Please note: Throwback Fridays are archival episodes from the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. After many requests from the IFH Tribe to bring back some of the show’s best episodes, I decided to create Throwback Fridays. These episodes will not be posted every week but at least twice a month…if not ⟳ continue…

From:: Indie Film Hustle

Online Video Subscriptions Surpass Cable for First Time in 2018

By Michael Balderston WASHINGTON—There is a new leader in the clubhouse when it comes to the most popular video service for consumers across the globe, as a report from the Motion Picture Association of America indicates that online video services overtook cable subscriptions for the first time in 2018. Online video …

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From:: TV Technology

Report: Instagram bug revealed some users passwords as plaintext in URLs

Less than a day ago, it was revealed more than 20,000 Facebook employees had access to over 600 million user passwords that were stored in plaintext on Facebook’s servers. Now, it’s being reported that Instagram too has suffered from a bug that inadvertently exposed ⟳ continue…

From:: DPreview

Review: Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

By Canon Rumors The-Digital-Picture has completed their review of the brand new Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, another great lens in the Sigma Art series. 28mm has … ⟳ continue…

From:: Canon Rumors

“I Wanted Men to Engage with the Subject of Sexual Violence….”: Nancy Schwartzman on Roll Red Roll

By Lauren Wissot

Since Nancy Schwartzman’s filmography includes the short docs The Line, which explores sexual boundaries and consent, and xoxosms, a love story revolving around teens and tech, it’s obvious that the rape of a teenage girl by members of Ohio’s celebrated Steubenville High School football team back in 2012 would grab ⟳ continue…

From:: Filmmaker Magazine

The 10 Greatest Director-Cinematographer Relationships of All Time

By Andreas Babiolakis

Barry Lyndon

When you first get into film, a big mistake people make is interpreting the influence a director has on a film’s visual aesthetics incorrectly. That’s the wonderful day that you learn what cinematography is. A director might have a vision, but the director of photography is the person to make ⟳ continue…

From:: Taste Of Cinema