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9 Essentials to Navigating a Career in Hollywood

A multi-Emmy-winning filmmaker shares some tips on how to build a solid reputation and assure longevity working in the entertainment industry.The …

Consulting

Friday 5: Filmic Pro – a must-have app for iPhone videographers [Video]

The stock Camera app on iOS has gradually improved over the years, but it still lacks many of the features that are important to those focused on iPhone videography. In this week’s Friday 5, we go hands-on with Filmic Pro, the best advanced video capture app on iOS.<p>Audio meters<p>If you’re serious …

Videography

Shots, Takes, and Pages: The Art of Scheduling a Film Shoot

There is a lot of footage to shoot and not enough time to shoot it in. That's why scheduling is so important.<p>Film shoots can get messy. There are so …

Filmmaking

9 podcasts to help you understand *everything happening in the news*

As movies like <i>The Post</i> and TV shows like <i>The Newsroom</i> will tell you, it is the civic duty of every citizen to stay informed.<p>But with so much happening …

Journalism

3 Plants That Generate Oxygen Even at Night – Get One for Your Bedroom

Plants are awesome and we all love them, right? It has been said that trees and plants are the lungs of the earth. Through a process called …

Botany

Here's What a Festival Programmer Looks for in a Short Film

Essential tips from SXSW's Senior Programmer Claudette Godfrey.We’ve discussed many different tactics for getting your short films into film …

Filmmaking

Is it satire or fake news? Depends on who you ask

Younger and older people are least likely to accurately distinguish between fake news and satire.

Journalism

This Effect Is Bananas: Learn How to 'Copy and Paste' Any Object in Your Scene

Turn a single car into a fleet, a single soldier into an army, or a single banana into a bunch with this sweet effect.If duplicating objects in real …

Tutorials

Bias In Media

One of my favorite units to teach for Grade 8, MYP Year 3, is the Bias In Media. Throughout the unit we look at ways news, entertainment, and even …

Understanding Dan Harmon's Story Circle Through the Lens of 'The Dark Knight'

Even an ostensibly complex story like "The Dark Knight" follows the simple curve of the Story Circle.Story structure can be a difficult beast to …

The Dark Knight

Forget Smartphone Addiction. Here's What Experts Are Really Worried About

Our phones are not the problem when it comes to gadget addiction. It's this.<p>It's not the smartphone in your hand. It's not the tablet or the laptop. Reports about shiny objects captivating us all day miss the mark by a long shot. Apple is not to blame for making a useful phone, and Google is not to …

Social Media

Watch: Learn the Power of Silhouettes from the Master Roger Deakins

What do silhouettes tell us about characters and their relationships?<p>The earliest memories I have of silhouettes are from children's books that …

How to Produce an Oscar-Winning Movie with No Budget but Loads of Talent and Good Will: The Amazing Story Behind the Making of "The Silent Child", Cut with FCPX

A few days before the 2018 Academy Awards, we published an article about the crowd-funded British short movie "The Silent Child", written by Rachel …

Final Cut Pro

The 15 Best Music Podcasts Out There Now

I think we can all agree that music is pretty great, right? Whether it’s inoffensively wafting out of the speakers of your local Applebee’s and/or Chili’s, blasting out of the speakers of your car, or pumping through your earbuds during an intense workout, music is an art form that enhances …

From Daytime to Late-Night, Live Music Is Thriving on Television

In August of 2016, Diana Miller, music booker for “The Late Late Show With James Corden,” finally caught a unicorn. “It’s important that the talent …

Janusz Kaminski is Concerned About Digital Cinematography

The ‘Ready Player One’ DP believes he lost his voice in the new movie’s visual effects.Things fall apart. Everything changes. We build our lives on …

Cinematography

6 TED talks that could help you harness your inner creativity

We love TED Talks for just about any occasion — when we need inspiration, when we want to learn about money and when we have 10 minutes to spare and …

Creativity

20 products with a cult following on Amazon, and why they're worth it

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Power comes in …

Shopping

Did CNN Attack Sinclair For Doing Exactly What CNN Has Done For Years?

CNN

Facebook (Still) Letting Housing Advertisers Exclude Users by Race

In February, Facebook said it would step up enforcement of its prohibition against discrimination in advertising for housing, employment or …

Housing

Watch: 5 Mistakes You Typically See in Student Films (and How to Fix Them)

Knowing what the problems are is the first step in avoiding them.If you've ever gone to film school, then you know student films. You've seen really …

Australian Universities

Here's Why Indie Filmmakers Should Consider Virtual Production

What kind of films would you make if your tools matched the speed of thought?It can be frustrating for a filmmaker to have an imagination full of …

Independent Film

April Fools’ Day 2018: the best (and lamest) pranks

Hijinks ensue<p>April Fools’ Day is upon us, bringing with it a deluge of terrible jokes, ill-advised pranks, and the occasional inspired product concept. The “holiday” has been around for centuries, and companies from all over the internet have been imposing their jokes on us for the last couple of …

Stephen King

Don't be an April Fool for fake news

This April Fools' Day — or any day — don't get duped by fake news.<p>March 29, 2018<p>ASU professor on why we're so vulnerable to getting fooled by hoaxes …

Watch countless American news anchors mindlessly intone the same propaganda script

"Extremely dangerous for democracy," is just one phrase in the uncanny propagandistic script that dozens (hundreds?) of news anchors "report" in this …

Propaganda

Watch: 4 Different Kinds of Light and How to Use Them in Your Cinematography

How can you use light to bring out the most dynamic features of your subject?For cinematographers, light has many purposes. Of course, its primary …

Nature Photography

The Internet Is In Shock After This Guy’s Post Reveals How Much Facebook And Google Knows About You

Most of us likely have that nagging feeling that all the entertainment and convenience that we get online and take for granted must be paid for …

How Stop-Motion Animation Captures the 'Realness' of Imagination

Whether you're stealing cider from Franklin Bean's basement or kidnapping Santa Clause in Halloween Town, stop-motion animation has a way of making …

Animation

5-Minute Film Festival: 5 Videos to Explore Growth Mindset

Carol Dweck—The Power of Believing That You Can Improve (10:25)<p>Dweck’s 10-minute TED talk is an excellent entry point to the subject. She walks you …

Learn 5 Clever Cinematography Hacks in Less Than 3 Minutes

These simple tricks can help you take your cinematography game to the next level.In order to become a great cinematographer, understanding the …

Cinematography