David Schonauer

Resources: This Festival Could Get Your Film Funded

nofilmschool   Thursday April 19, 2018

“Independent short filmmakers and screenwriters desire one thing: to make their first feature, but most festivals don’t really get you there. It’s more about ticket sales and giving out laurels,” says filmmaker Charles Beale, one of the people behind StudioFest, an innovative new festival whose aim is to help filmmakers and writers find financing and experienced production partners. Early submissions are being accepted through April 22. Five short-form filmmakers and five feature-length scriptwriters will be selected to attend the festival on September 21-23, 2018 in Phoenicia, New York. NoFilmSchool has details.   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: The Best of March

By David Schonauer   Wednesday April 11, 2018

The documentary form continues to evolve: In 2010, the acclaimed photojournalist Eugene Richards was hired to join the crew of director Terrence Malick's film "To the Wonder," which tells the story of a troubled romantic relationship and a priest (played by actor Javier Bardem) struggling with his faith in a small town in Oklahoma. Richards was tasked with doing early research on the ...   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Faster Video Downloads with Gnarbox 2.0

nofilmschool   Thursday April 12, 2018

The original Gnarbox — a simple hard drive unit with an SD slot for downloading and backing up images in the field and organizing material via WiFi — became popular with photographers. Now, notes NoFilmSchool, there is the Gnarbox 2.0 SSD, which has new tools of interest filmmakers. Besides higher capacity (up to a 1TB SSD) there are on-unit display and buttons to make navigating the system easier even when not connected via WiFi.   Read the full Story >>

Screening Room: Have You Ever Really Seen the Moon?

The Atlantic   Thursday April 12, 2018

On a whim, filmmaker Wylie Overstreet   set up his telescope outside his L.A. apartment to look at the moon, soon drawing the attention of strangers on the street who’d never looked through a telescope. Overstreet and fellow filmmaker Alex Gorosh then took the telescope to different locations in the city, filming as they went. Their resulting film, A New View of the Moon, is a simple tribute to human wonder, notes The Atlantic.   Read the full Story >>

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