Clif Johnston

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Why You Need a Pitch Deck and a Sizzle Reel to Make a Short Film (and How to Make One)

Why You Need a Pitch Deck and a Sizzle Reel to Make a Short Film — a Guest Post by Judy K Suh — In June 2016, I was at a film festival in Portugal, …

Here Are All the Reasons Why You Should Stop Making Films

Most of the time, there are more reasons to quit than to shoot.<p>How many times have you told yourself that you don't have what it takes to make films? …

HBO’s ‘Room 104’: How to Shoot an Ultra Low-Budget Indie TV Show

Cinematographer and director Doug Emmett breaks down the challenges and possibilities of shooting an TV show like a low-budget indie film.<p><i>Editor’s</i> …

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MV08 on the App Store

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This music production tool is the reason why all new music sounds the same

Imagine music as a recipe. Would you be able tell whether it had been made with artificially engineered ingredients or fresh produce from the farmer’s market? Canned tomatoes might work just fine—but maybe you wouldn’t know what you had been missing until you tried the same dish with heirlooms, …

Music Production

Film Production Books You Need to Read - Top Ten List

Film Production Books You Need to Read – Top Ten List<p><b>Indie Film Production</b> explains the simple, basic, clear cut role of the independent film …

The New Porn: How Female Filmmakers Are Reinventing Adult Cinema

Mark Zuckerberg: Creators must be paid 'a good amount' for premium content

The hiring of Tamara Hrivnak by Facebook as its global head of music strategy has left many in the business feeling upbeat.<p>The respected licensing …

The 19 Smartest Documentaries On Netflix To Give You A Broader View of the World

Nine times out of 10, when I'm not sure what I want to watch on Netflix, I go to the documentaries section. This is because it's one of the most …

Universal: You're all gonna have to trust us on this one...

You’d be a fool if you didn’t notice that, as streaming continues to cannibalize the ‘old world’ music business, there are some growing tensions out …

Gravitas Buys ‘Score: A Film Music Documentary’ for North America

Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to “Score: A Film Music Documentary,” which explores the process of film score composition.<p>The …

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Video: iPhone 7 Plus captures impressive color graded log footage using upcoming Filmic Pro update

Filmic Pro has long been my go-to app for shooting anything but the most frivolous content on my iPhone. It’s an app that affords a level of control over the filming process that’s unlike anything we’ve seen from an iOS app. If you’re serious about filmmaking with your iPhone, then it’s a …

Vinyl on track to becoming a billion dollar industry

January 11, 2017 In News<p><b>40 million records are expected to be sold this year.</b><p>The renewed interest in vinyl is forecasted to continue this year, …

These 50+ movie color palettes show how to effectively use color in film

Considering cinema’s origin in black and white, it’s not surprising that many filmmakers have an obsession with color in films. From wardrobe choices …

How to Improve Your Filmmaking, Find Your Voice, & Build an Audience

Five Favorite Films with Werner Herzog

The director of Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans talks about his wild career.<p>During his remarkable 40-year career, Werner Herzog has made …

Martin Scorsese’s Film School: The 85 Films You Need To See To Know Anything About Film

With 11 nominations and five wins for Hugo at the 2012 Oscars, Martin Scorsese remains one of the most influential directors in Hollywood. But what influenced him? Here’s an A-Z list of the films that mattered to Scorsese.<p>Fast Company’s in-depth profile of Martin Scorsese for the How To Live A …

Quentin Tarantino on writing, music and his creative process

Submit your work<p>Send us your latest projects, which we will review and consider to be featured on our website or in the print magazine.<p>Receive our …

Is the AI apocalypse a tired Hollywood trope, or human destiny?

Why is it that every time humans develop a really clever computer system in the movies, it seems intent on killing every last one of us at its first …

How To Avoid First-Time Director Pitfalls

<b>Guest post by: Joe Aliberti, Luke Taylor & Matthew Helderman</b><p>Bigger film budgets continue to dwindle. Smaller film sets continue to appear. Camera …

Face Time: A Guide to Simple Three-Point Interview Lighting

Whether you’re shooting for broadcast, documentary, narrative, or reality television, how you light an interview helps create the tone it telegraphs …

Scouting in China: A Guide to Documentary Planning

I’ve spent the last two weeks in China’s hinterland, deep in the Hubei province, prepping a documentary about a remote cave we’ve dubbed “The …

The world’s biggest tech giants go all in on AI

The biggest names in tech are teaming up to form a new organization dedicated to advancing the public’s understanding of machine learning.<p>The …

Spotify no longer purchasing SoundCloud to add to its streaming library

Swedish streaming music service Spotify was considering the purchase of fellow music service SoundCloud, with a report from The Financial Times …

Warner commits to SoundExchange artist payments as it signs Pandora deal

<b>Warner Music Group</b> has, two days later than its rivals, inked a direct US-only licensing agreement with <b>Pandora</b> for the platform’s new run of …

Music Industry

Labels release cut-rate music streaming service amid shift to flexible pricing

(Reuters) - Two major record labels are rolling out a low-priced music streaming service in the United Kingdom, a rare foray by record companies directly into the field and another sign the industry is finally moving toward more flexible pricing.<p>The logo of Universal Music Group (UMG) is seen at a …

Universal Music

Why People Pay for Subscription Entertainment Services

I’ve been giving a lot of thought to subscription entertainment services and why people will or won’t pay for them. This is a question we in the …

YouTube Red

Music Industry’s Latest Piracy Threat: Stream Ripping

Apps and sites let users turn streamed songs into MP3s<p>Earlier this year, a federal judge shut down the free music-download site Mp3skull.com and awarded $22 million to the record companies that had sued it for copyright infringement. But Mp3skull.onl, which has surfaced in its place, is touting a …

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High Wire

Releasing music is getting complicated, isn’t it? Once, you’d simply use huge factories dotted around the world to etch your record onto a small …

Pandora’s $5-a-month option could be a game-changer

Pandora is aiming to cut through the noise.<p>The internet radio player is seeking to challenge streaming rivals with a revamped $5-a-month service that …