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Spirituality

15 great video and audio editing apps for the Mac

The Mac has long been regarded as one of the best platforms for video and audio editing. Many professionals use OS X as their preferred platform for …

7 Storytelling Techniques to Conquer Your Blog Readership

Years ago, when I started niche blogging, I used to keep my storytelling skills confined to the ‘creative writing’ label and I used nothing but cold, …

Writing

Must writing be the only profession of the writer?

The conflict between the expert and the generalist is often played out when defining a writer.<p>A conceit that we often come across is that we live in …

How to Improve Your Blog Writing Skills in a Week

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a better writer? If so, you’re just like me!<p>I’ve been writing different pieces of papers for many years. However, I …

Infographics

How To Publish A Book: 10 Simple Steps To Finally Become An Author

I was surprised to learn that 81% of Americans want to write a book.The statistic is surprising because so few people actually do.Of those who do …

Writing

How novelists are monetizing their short fiction through Patreon

<b>By</b> <b>Simon Owens</b><p>Tim Pratt cut his teeth writing short fiction. The science fiction and fantasy author spends most of his days now working on …

Writing

Can Short Stories Still Shock?

It seems a quaint idea now, but there was once such a thing as a celebrity anthologist. Edward J. O’Brien was a pale and sickly young poet and …

14 books that inspired Steve Jobs

Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company.<p>"The reason that Apple is able to create products like the iPad is because we've always tried to be at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts," he said.<p>Jobs' lifelong interest in the …

Literature

The brain science behind stories that grip your audience

<i>A story can save boring content – except when you tell it wrong</i><p>Admit it.<p>You’re a sucker for a good story, right?<p>For good reason! Stories kindle your …

Creative Writing

When Someone Is Murdered on Your Backpacking Trip

Photo by Nathan Mueller<p><i>The first time I saw someone killed I was 25 feet away.</i><p>I was in my early twenties and the two things I remember most, other than the actual event, was the uncontrollable shivering and the pack of cigarettes my brother and I nervously chain-smoked trying to calm down.<p>We were …

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Box Office

Pocket Filmmaker: How to record better sound with your phone

In this episode of the Pocket Filmmaker, we look at what you need to record pro-quality audio with your smartphone.<p>In this series, the Pocket Filmmaker shows you how to turn the smartphone in your pocket into a camera capable of shooting video projects that are worthy of sharing with family and …

Nokia

5 Filmmaking Lessons From Mira Nair and Bryce Dallas Howard’s Tribeca Talk

“Thank you for coming, on a nice spring day, to watch us ladies in the afternoon,” Mira Nair said with a smile, as she and Bryce Dallas Howard began …

10. Steven Spielberg

As a film fan, it's frustrating when a filmmaker has their virtues extolled well past what is reasonable or sensible. Yes, every director you're …

Who Are the Twelve Greatest Living Narrative Filmmakers?

Twenty years ago, on the occasion of a retrospective of the films of Michelangelo Antonioni, the critic Jonathan Rosenbaum wrote a piece for the Chicago <i>Reader</i> that features his list of “the 12 greatest living narrative filmmakers”:<p>Not so much personal favorites as individuals who, in my estimation, …

10 Great Filmmakers’ Top 10 Favorite Movies

It’s a big week for finding out the movies that your favorite moviemakers love. First, the fine folks at the BFI unearthed the only known list …

Stanley Kubrick

Apple's Redesigned Mac Pro is Unlike Any Computer You've Ever Seen

Radically different, but powerful. Even though many video professionals would probably have preferred seeing NVIDIA GPUs, the new Mac Pro is the …

Attention Smartphone Filmmakers: Mobbo/Handdo Combo Might Be Your Stabilization Solution

We've been talking a lot about Vine lately, and even Instagram's new video feature. So many new filmmakers were born when the opportunity to make …

Different Camera for Every Project? DP Timur Civan on the Role Genre Plays in Choosing a Camera

Everything in life has its purists. There are Mac purists and PC purists -- vinyl purists and people who hate music (kidding.) In the filmmaking …

Take Your Handheld Camerawork to the Next Level: 10 Tips from DP Chris Weaver

Last month we shared some of Stillmotion's tips for shooting handheld with DSLR cameras. While a good portion of the "DSLR Generation" of filmmakers …

Tarantino on His Influences: If You Love Cinema You Can't Help but Make a Good Movie

Written on the 2nd page of the screenplay for <i>Reservoir Dogs</i> is a list of names -- Timothy Carey, Jean-Luc Godard, and John Woo to name a few. These …

Is Film Dead? The World's Best Cinematographers Don't Seem to Think So

It's the debate of the decade; is film dead as a capture medium? The answer to that question is manifold, and you would likely get just as many …

Apple Unveils Logic Pro X: Complete Overhaul of the Professional Audio Editing Application

Apple has unveiled the next generation of their professional audio editing software Logic Pro X. Since we haven't seen an upgrade for about 4 years …

'Twilight Zone' Creator Rod Serling Shares Great Screenwriting Insight in Final Interview

To many he's just that eerie, stilted voice of <i>The Twilight Zone,</i> but to others he was an incredibly talented writer and mind behind one of the most …

Tascam DR-60D Audio Recorder Plus Mixer Made For DSLR Cameras

TASCAM has announced the DR-60D which is a new audio recording solution for on-set filmmakers and videographers using DSLR’s. The Tascam DR-60D has 4 …

The Supraflux Video Camera Stabilizer

Thank you to all our backers for the amazing support! If you missed out on the Supraflux Stabilizer Kickstarter campaign you can still order one at …

Wu Wei is… Loving and Managing Your Ego - Part II

David James Lees, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p><i>Note: This is the second of a series of 3 articles. Please read Part I here, and Part III here.</i><p>This is the second …

The Miracle of Water: The Yin & The Yang

Alick Bartholomew, <i>New Dawn</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>We all have the experience of rejuvenation and joy on a vibrant spring day when the sap is rising in the plants …