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Filmmaker Shane Carruth talks 'Upstream Color' and making movies like albums

Watch a Cicada Metamorphose

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You all may have just started to pay attention to cicadas this year, when they're emerging from the ground to mate and die, but filmmaker Samuel Orr has been working on a documentary about the special species since 2007. That effort has paid off, as you can see in...
Watch a Cicada Metamorphose

How To Take The Shaky Out Of Filming Shaky Situations

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The lightweight MōVI could get a steady shot in an earthquake As most of us with home video collections know, a shaky hand behind the camera can make for a highly unpleasant viewing experience. The same challenge presents itself to Hollywood cinematographers. Until now. Meet the MōVI M10, developed...
How To Take The Shaky Out Of Filming Shaky Situations

James Cameron Looks at China, Sees It in 3-D

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Filmmaker James Cameron, in an interview, says he believes demand in China will spur the movie industry's shift to 3-D, and create a market for a new generation of gadgets for 3-D viewing....
James Cameron Looks at China, Sees It in 3-D

MC Frontalot Brings Us Eine Kleine Nerdcore

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TechCrunch favorite MC Frontalot and filmmaker Caly Monardo have created a video for “I’ll Form The Head,” a rap song about a Voltron-esque group of heroes fighting a worm monster in their rhino robotic vehicles. Each one wants to form the head, and they explain their reasoning in surprisingly...
MC Frontalot Brings Us Eine Kleine Nerdcore
InstaCRT is Rube Goldberg's answer to Instagram
'Indie Game: The Movie' will be Steam's first full-length film release
Microsoft helps launch interactive Everest site mapping climate change and 60 years of climbs

New film from Ethiopian filmmaker Haile Gerima - “Teza” - @seeTeza - http://www.tezathemovie.com/

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New film from Ethiopian filmmaker Haile Gerima - “Teza” - @seeTeza - http://www.tezathemovie.com/

Interactive filmmaker Chris Milk on the new frontier of the web

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The filmmaker behind Arcade Fire's Wilderness Downtown project explains the thrill of interactivity, and why even the techiest project has to start with a storyHeartbreak weighs particularly heavy on the fragile teenage heart. The drama of those first experiences of love never seem that long ago, so all-consuming, and followed...
Interactive filmmaker Chris Milk on the new frontier of the web

Nina Paley Explains Intellectual Disobedience

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Nina Paley (filmmaker, activist, occasional Techdirt contributor, and many other things) has given an interesting interview with O'Reilly's Mac Slocum, in which she talks about the concept of "intellectual disobedience" -- merging "intellectual property" with "civil disobedience." Nina argues that if you believe in creating and sharing culture these days,...
Nina Paley Explains Intellectual Disobedience

Filmmakers Fake Piracy Threat to Boost Sales

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As a mediocre filmmaker or musician there is little to fear from piracy. If people don’t want to pay for your content then they are not very likely to pirate it either. However, this doesn’t mean that it’s not possible to benefit from piracy. Two years ago we reported on...
Filmmakers Fake Piracy Threat to Boost Sales

Valve working with J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot on game and movie collaborations

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Filmmaker J.J. Abrams (Cloverfield, Star Trek) and game creator Gabe Newell (Half-Life, Portal) just announced they'll be working together on creating movies and games, via their respective companies, Bad Robot Productions and Valve Software. "We sort of reached the point where we decided that we needed to do more...
Valve working with J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot on game and movie collaborations
Filmmaker Shane Carruth adopts direct distribution, offers cult hit 'Primer' DRM-free

Gorgeous Microscopic Cinematography Reveals a Terrifying Universe

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Clemens Wirth and Radium Audio collaborated on this experimental, visually stunning video. The footage is entirely live action, with no computer-generated elements. Wirth, a filmmaker based in Austria, has made a name for himself with his macro cinematography (see his Macro Kingdom series below), and explains, "I wanted to go...
Gorgeous Microscopic Cinematography Reveals a Terrifying Universe

On The Vine

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One of the reasons I got into the investing side of things was Instagram. Over the years as a writer, I had "zeroed in" on many companies that would go on to become hot properties from an investment perspective (Twitter, Foursquare, Square, Quora, etc). But Instagram was something I had...
On The Vine

Must See HDTV (December 25th - 30th)

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Even though most of us are enjoying a holiday break and our favorite TV shows are too, there's still a few things worth checking out this week. Look below for the highlights this week, followed after the break by our weekly listing of what to look out for in...
Must See HDTV (December 25th - 30th)
Watch this: the alien beat of microscopic life in 'Micro Empire'
Ridley Scott and Machinima team up to produce 12 original sci-fi shorts
'Oatmeal' Tesla museum campaign reaches funding goal after $33,333 pledge

Indie Film Distributor Spends Half Her Profits Sending DMCA Takedowns, But Is It Worth It?

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An interesting bit of information was uncovered and pointed out by Baldaur Regis and an AC in the comments of Mike's post detailing the not-so-crafty work of an industry shill who posted three comments as three different people from the same IP address. The original Wall Street Journal article quoted...
Indie Film Distributor Spends Half Her Profits Sending DMCA Takedowns, But Is It Worth It?
GameTheNews explores the never-ending War on Drugs in NarcoGuerra
'EVE Online' getting a TV show based on real player stories
Discover the art of projection mapping in this short documentary

PBS picks YouTube newbies National Film Society to host film fest

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A YouTube channel called the National Film Society sounds like it should be hosted by someone with a Ph.D and a graying beard. Instead, it’s hosted by Stephen Dypiangco and Patrick Epino, who have between them one mustache and barely six months of YouTube experience. But their passion for filmmaking...
PBS picks YouTube newbies National Film Society to host film fest

Watch this: take a kaleidoscopic journey on Tokyo's automated railway

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Opened in 1995, Yurikamome was one of the first fully-automated railways to open in Japan. Running from Shimbashi to Toyusu, the line travels past some of Tokyo's famous landmarks, including the giant Daikanransha Ferris Wheel. Vimeo / YouTube user darwinfish105 has created a hyperlapse — like a timelapse, but...
Watch this: take a kaleidoscopic journey on Tokyo's automated railway

'Hugo' director Martin Scorsese, cast explain the advantages of shooting movies in 3D (video)

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We'll have to wait until this weekend to find out if Martin Scorsese's Hugo takes home any hardware from the Academy Awards, but we've got an early preview of one the Blu-ray 3D release's special features right here. Press play to hear the director explain why 3D affects the...
'Hugo' director Martin Scorsese, cast explain the advantages of shooting movies in 3D (video)
Hulu looks to take on Netflix with new original shows

Combating The Culture Of Fear And Doubt By Reclaiming Fair Use! (Techdirt's May Book Club Choice)

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We're running a bit late with book club related stuff due to my ridiculous travel schedule, but we're going to get back on track. First up, rather than just having Jason Mazzone, the author of April's book club book Copyfraud, do a blog post, we're going to host a live...
Combating The Culture Of Fear And Doubt By Reclaiming Fair Use! (Techdirt's May Book Club Choice)
Grave mistake: the controversial, high-tech search for John Wayne Gacy's lost victims
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