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These American-Made Boots Are Hard to Beat

I’ve worn roper-style Western boots for as long as I can remember. In high school, when my feet were big enough, I got a pair vintage Red Wing Pecos …

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it.<p>Related: Why have we …

Social Media

The Secret Netflix Codes That Let You Unlock Hidden TV And Movie Categories

If you were getting bored of the normal Netflix genres -- dramas, comedies, horror movies -- then read on for this life hack.<p>By just tacking a number …

Learning How to Think Like a Publicist: What You Need to Know

<i>EDITOR’S NOTE: The following blog originally ran on filmindependent.org earlier this year. We’re republishing it here, with minor edits to the</i> …

Film Festivals: Five Types

You have finished your film and now you want to get it out there under the noses of acquisition executives, right? But which film festival do you …

How to Write Plot Twists That Really Mess with People's Heads

Explore the mechanics of a plot twist.<p>We can all name films with great plot twists—<i>The Usual Suspects</i>, <i>The Sixth Sense</i>, and <i>Fight Club</i> are just a …

Lights, Camera, Legal: The 4 “C’s” to Consider Before Filming

<i>EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article originally ran on or blog in August of last year. We’re republishing it here. Special thanks to author Jayna</i> …

Make Hollywood-quality animations at low-budget prices with this motion capture suit

Rokoko is a new startup helping indie film and game makers make high-quality content with a new type of lower-cost motion capture suit.<p>You might be familiar with the industry-standard green man MoCap suit many Hollywood studios use to capture the movement of objects or people for movies and games. …

Vimeo Staff Picks: How to Get Your Film Seen By Hollywood Producers and Brands

Want to join filmmakers like the Daniels and Jordan Vogt-Roberts by securing a coveted Vimeo Staff Picks badge? Here's how.<p>With more than 240 million …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps

The Fastest Way to Create & Share Storyboards

Why did I start Plot?<p>“After making animated videos for 7 years, I came to despise how tedious it was to edit a basic storyboard template. We should …

Script Download Links

100+ scripts made available by studios and production companies.<p>Here are active studio and production company links to download scripts from the last …

An Overview of the different Stages of Post Production (Part Two)

In Part One we looked at the five media categories and four stages of post production. We looked at the first stage, the Assembly Stage, in</b> …

Filmmaking

African Menswear Goes Global

From the racks of Tokyo retailers to the showrooms of Pitti Uomo, African menswear brands are enjoying both critical and commercial acclaim.<p><b>LAGOS,</b> …

Video SEO: The Definitive Guide

This guide has everything you need to know about video SEO.So if you want to rank your videos on YouTube and Google, you’re in the right place.Keep …

Videography

How Adaptive Studios Is Hacking “Development Hell” By Buying Abandoned Screenplays

The company behind Project Greenlight and The Runner has big plans for Hollywood’s abandoned properties.<p>Here’s a very typical Hollywood story. Back in the ’90s, British screenwriter William Osborne was on something of a hot streak. He parlayed the success of <i>Twins</i>, which he wrote, into credits on …

How To Make A Dolly Zoom Effect Without A Zoom Lens - Filmmaking Tutorial

How to create an SMS app part 1 - sending & receiving msgs

Remember when phones were just phones? While you might use your Android device for pretty much anything <i>but</i> sending and receiving text messages most of the time (even to the point of preferring WhatsApp and other tools for written communication); SMS is still technically one of your phone’s primary …

New Zealand's ONLY Mens Lifestyle Magazine

M2 Style - Powered by BOSS<p>June 29, 2018<p>Travel Shaving And Grooming Set by Dovo, $300 from Mancave Don’t forsake the standard of grooming when you’re …

Foo Fighters

The Easiest Way to Repair a Split Zipper

It happens to the best of us. On a jacket, pair of jeans, backpack. Zippers are moving parts, and as the ManMade Fourth law of physics goes, anything …

Watch: How to Light Car Interiors on a Budget

Lighting a scene is tricky enough, but add a metal box with four wheels into the mix and things get significantly trickier.<p>Shooting a scene in a car …

Fine-tune your Mac's brightness, sound levels with this trick

The top row of keys on any MacBook or Mac keyboard are dedicated to basic computer controls -- media controls, keyboard backlight brightness, screen brightness, volume, Mission Control, Launchpad and power.<p>Screen brightness and volume controls are easily the most frequented keys on that row. By …

Tutorials

The essential expendables you may not be using on set

Generations of filmmakers have refined the tools we use to make movies. But if you haven’t been on a few pro sets you may be missing out on using …

This startup makes getting freelance help for your business as easy as sending a chat

Getting freelance help for business projects often feels more like dating than time-saving.<p>Businesses have to post an attractive task, pick a freelancer to do it (based on little information) and then hope it’s a good match and that the work comes back at a decent quality.<p>If it’s bad, they move …

Tell a More Dramatic Story With This Simple Video Editing Technique

At its heart, filmmaking has always been about telling a story. It doesn’t matter if it’s a 30-second commercial, a short documentary for the local …

Go Into The Story

Engage Your Audience

• 2 April 2015<br>• By Ffion Lindsay<p><b>Plotting the story – a common stumbling block for even the most seasoned storyteller. The options seem endless. But what</b> …

The 7 Dirty Secrets of Film Financing

<b>1. The Dirty.</b><p>There is no right budget. There is, however, a right budgeting formula. But before getting to this formula, I want you to consider …