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Screening Room: Let's Celebrate the "Beach Party" Genre Now

Vimeo   Thursday August 9, 2018

Before John Hughes, before Dazed and Confused, and before Twilight, there were the "beach party" films – one of the first times Hollywood produced films that were specifically designed for and marketed to teenagers. A new nine-minute short from The Royal Ocean Film Society explores “one of the oddest sub-genres in films history.” Let’s celebrate beach party filmic art while summer is still hear — because it never lasts forever.   Read the full Story >>

Tutorial: Camera Techniques All Beginners Should Know

Fandor   Thursday August 9, 2018

The 1903 film The Great Train Robbery is notable for a number of reasons, including its pioneering use of a panning camera movement. And the camera hasn’t stopped moving since. A new tutorial/film history from Fandor’s Jacob T. Swinny looks at four different camera moves — the pan, tilt, dolly, and boom — and explains how they help filmmakers tell their stories.   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Charting the Effects of Climate Change from Peru to Cape Town

By David Schonauer   Wednesday August 1, 2018

In Peru, a man keeps watch on a glacier lake, day and night. In Puerto Rico a mass migration is expected after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. In Cape Town, South Africa, drought creates panic as taps run dry. The effects of climate change being felt around the globe are the subject of a sweeping documentary series created by Sao Paulo, Brazil-based photographer and ...   Read the full Story >>

Resources: The 25 Coolest Film Festivals, 2018 Edition

MovieMaker   Thursday August 2, 2018

What is it you’re after—the art of cool, or the cool of art? That’s the question MovieMaker poses by way of introducing its latest roundup of cool film festivals. What makes a festival cool? First, its ability to work with whatever iconic venues, raucous bars, and endearing local oddities its environment affords. Second, there’s its contents: Festivals that feature envelope-pushing programming are cool. For instance, there’s the the American Black Film Festival (June 2019 in Miami, FL), the Olympia Film Festival (November 9-17 in Olympia, WA), and the True/False Film Fest (February 28-March 3, 2019, in Columbia, MO).   Read the full Story >>

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