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Insight: How To Make Money as a Filmmaker

nofilmschool   Thursday August 17, 2017

Creating art is nice. So is paying bills. NoFilmSchool features a video series from Zacuto “spilling the secrets” about how to make money as a filmmaker. The takeaways: 1. Be a predator; 2. Go corporate; 3.BYO audience; 4. Keep budgets low; 5. Always be hustling; and 6. Knock on the doors of the future.   Read the full Story >>

Screening Room: The "Homeless Angels" of MacArthur Park

Vimeo   Thursday August 17, 2017

Los Angeles’s MacArthur Park has a notorious reputation, having become associated with drugs, violence, and its diverse homeless population — undocumented immigrants, abandoned veterans, transgender people and those who have lost jobs, can’t afford healthcare, and battle mental illness. Filmmaker Anatoli Ulyanov  spent three months in the park to create his documentary “Homeless Angels,” which captures the contrast between the American Dream and tragedy.   Read the full Story >>

State of the Art: Must-Have Accessories for Shooting With an iPhone

CINEMA 5D   Thursday August 17, 2017

If, like Michel Gondry, you decide to shoot a film with your iPhone, you’ll want to check out Cinema 5D’s roundup of must-have accessories to enhance optics, ergonomics and more. Among them: the Ztylus Switch 6, a clip-on sled that lets you shoot with a choice of a 180-degree fisheye, a 2x Telephoto, a 120-degree wide angle, a 10x macro, a 20x macro, or the iPhone’s native lens.   Read the full Story >>

Trending: Michel Gondry's IPhone Version of "The Red Balloon"

YouTube   Thursday August 17, 2017

Apple hired French filmmaker Michel Gondry to shoot a film with an iPhone, and the result is Détour, an 11-minute short following a family as they go on a rambling vacation. The film, says Short of the Week, “showcases the director’s charming signature style.” Meanwhile, NoFilmSchool  thinks the film is sort of Gondry’s version of “The Red Balloon” and includes a BTS clip with Gondry talking about shooting nighttime “in the most honest way."   Read the full Story >>

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