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Five Lessons from a Ten-Year Film School

Free in DeedFree in Deed

The following is a guest post from 25 New Face filmmaker Jake Mahaffy on his new project, Free in Deed, currently fundraising post-production at Indiegogo. Check out the film’s campaign here, and also see Filmmaker‘s new partner page of curated…  Read more

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POV Launches Interactive Shorts Including Empire:Cradle

Empire:CradleEmpire:Cradle

POV, America’s longest running television showcase for non-fiction films, is wading into interactive waters. Yesterday, the doc powerhouse launched an online, short-form transmedia section, with six projects, four of which were created by Hackathon alumni, and three of which will be…  Read more

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Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut on Camera Tests and the Joy of Older Lenses

Shane Hurlbut (center)Shane Hurlbut (center)

I first saw cinematographer Shane Hurlbut speaking at a trade show held in New York City in 2010 hosted by Canon. Hurlbut had just finished shooting Act of Valor, shot predominately using the Canon 5D Mark II, and he burst…  Read more

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Euro-Pudding and Look Books: Takeaways from Day One at IFP’s Filmmaker Conference

Elisabeth Holm, Gillian Robespierre and moderator Dan SchoenbrunElisabeth Holm, Gillian Robespierre and moderator Dan Schoenbrun

After sitting through the majority of the New Narratives presentations on day one of the Filmmaker Conference at IFP Film Week, my brain is almost too awash with content to compile anything but a listicle. From conversations with cinematographers like Reed Morano and producers like…  Read more

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