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Top 5 Trailers of 2016

Top 5 Trailers of 2016

Let our traditions continue! We’re back with our 5th edition of the year’s Top 5 trailers. As you know, we strongly believe that the trailer is an art of its own, and we love the passion people bring to their project. We are ecstatic to see filmmaker’s finding the true[…]

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The Gift Guide For Filmmakers

The Gift Guide For Filmmakers

Alright, the holidays are just around the corner, your boyfriend / girlfriend / son / daughter / friend / secret santa / or whomever is a filmmaker, or aspiring to become one, and you have to get them a gift.. but you have no idea what you can possibly get?[…]

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Breaking The Scene: Embers & Dust

Breaking The Scene: Embers & Dust – Musicbed’s 2016 Initiative Winner

Guest Post provided by Musicbed.com There are plenty of filmmakers exploring the burred line between fiction and reality, but far fewer explore a much more interesting phenomenon: fiction that creates reality. The most iconic example being Orson Welles’ 1938 radio broadcast, “War of the Worlds,” which became instantly legendary for[…]

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Acting in Short: Kelby Keenan in 'Fragments of May'.

Acting in Short: Kelby Keenan

We all know acting can be a difficult and often under appreciated part of filmmaking, and this couldn’t be more true in short films. In Maria Pia Fanigliulo’s destructive psychological drama ‘Fragments of May’, actress Kelby Keenan had to embrace a particularly complex character with May, dealing with a range[…]

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Mobile Film Fest

Mobile Film Festival: Make Your Own Story

  Make Your Own Story Before January, 3rd 2017 on mobilefilmfestival.com Follow the rules : « 1 Mobile, 1 Minute, 1 Film » There is no theme so feel free to make your story  Sound recording from an outside source is allowed Shoot in any format : sequence shot, edited, stop motion or after[…]

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The Art of The Short Film Title

The Art of The Short Title

Our friends over at The Art of The Title have been inspiring us for years with incredible in-depth interviews of some of our favorite title sequences in film and TV shows. I think that we can all agree that a film’s title sequence will not make or break the film[…]

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The Smiling Man | Featured Short Film

Halloween Fright Nights

The Halloween Fright Nights are upon us once again, and while we load our Daily Short Picks with Halloween films, we like to look at the most horrific shorts we’ve featured all year. Here’s this year’s must watch horror short films! The Maiden The Smiling Man Vicious Intruders She Awaiting[…]

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8 Filmmaking Books any Filmmaker Should Own

8 Filmmaking Books any Filmmaker Should Own

Maybe you are looking for the perfect gift for an aspiring filmmaker or perhaps just looking to deepen your knowledge of a passion. This blog post summary and guide of the best filmmaking books will help you make the right choice. There are hundreds of filmmaking books on Amazon, but[…]

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The 10 Best Movie Trailer Music Moments

The 10 Best Movie Trailer Music Moments

Watching movie previews can sometimes be more entertaining than the original movie you came to see. Effective movie trailers get audiences excited about the plot without giving away too many surprises. The greatest movie trailers do that and more with stunning images, memorable dialogue, and music that brings it all[…]

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The Short Awakens | The Best Star Wars Fan Films

The Short Awakens: The Best Star Wars Fan Films

Note: This post was originally published in December 2015 and has been revised and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. With all the hype from The Force Awakens, and after re-watching the first 6 episodes a couple of times, we have decided to dig up some of the best Star Wars[…]

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