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Avid Error of the Day: Filmscribe Crashes Making Audio Change Note

When I encounter an odd error message and its solution, I make a note. This is one of those notes. I want solutions to turn up better in searches for other Avid users (and myself). As with all error posts on the site, the casual reader can just skip ahead to other less-technical content. After Continue reading

Movie Review: Jurassic World (IMAX 3D)

Jurassic World is a remake of Jurassic Park in a world where John Hammond’s dream has curdled. It’s twenty years later, and the dino theme park on Isla Nublar is bigger and better than ever. But to keep attendance numbers up, Hammond’s successor Simon Masrani (Irfan Khan) and his corporate minions have to keep introducing Continue reading

Movie Review: Spy

Early on in Spy, an infestation of bats drops from the ceiling in the CIA’s basement. It’s never really explained. Just, in the world of this film, ace intelligence personnel must shrug their shoulders, swat away vermin, and carry on calling in drone strikes. Oh wow, I thought, this film is prepared to take on Continue reading

Your Weekend Viewing: What Cheer?

What Cheer? – starring Richard Kind from Five Eyed Films on Vimeo.

Red Depth: A New Must-Read Movie Blog

From colorist and cineaste extraordinaire Will Tordella, a new manifesto on the emotional content hidden within the color spectrum of a video image: “Red Depth”. Knowing Will, I suspect his “Red Depth” blog will become a must read. Here’s an excerpt from his first post: The problem is that human perception of the color green Continue reading

Your Weekend Viewing: A Single Life

My favorite of last year’s Academy Award-nominated Short Animated films is now available to watch online: What I love about “A Single Life” is the rather profound way it gets at the regret for the passage of time, and how it uses the unique languages of film — montage, music, visuals — to make a Continue reading

Your Weekend Viewing: Rare 1963 interview with West Side Story director Robert Wise

Wise talks about the difficulty choreographer Jerome Robbins faced in creating a vocabulary of dance moves for the (relatively for that time) realistic New York streets. Wise was immensely concerned with the setting. He also talks about the idea of opening the film with epic helicopter shots of the city. They shot on a street Continue reading

Book Review: The DSLR Filmmaker’s Handbook

The DSLR Filmmaker’s Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques, 2nd Edition Sybex: A Wiley Brand by Barry Andersson MSPR: $49.99 USA/$59.99 CAN I read a lot of filmmaking books for this site. While I love the geeky, detail-oriented books, I’m always also on the lookout for a well-rounded filmmaking book that provides a useful overview of all Continue reading

Your Wednesday Links: Most Over-rated Films

Most of these links come from the @makingthemovie Twitter stream. If you’d like to see them as they come, follow us on Twitter. Reddit: What is the most over-rated film? Cali Sunday: Starlee Kine visits a unique film director’s lab The Film Stage: Toronto International Film Festival review of Zhang Yimou-directed Coming Home PetaPixel: This Continue reading

Your Weekend Viewing: Status Anxiety

I post this video not only because it’s a nice example of using animation to bring voice-over to life, but because it also applies to the life of an independent filmmaker. Any aspiring filmmaker has chosen a life where they value art over the traditional material signs of success. There will be a tiny few Continue reading

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