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Murray Suid

Murray Suid

“On the Move”: trailer for micro-movie showcase

“On the Move”: trailer for micro-movie showcase

Some of the most advanced work in mobile moviemaking is coming out of New Zealand, home of the Mobile Innovation Network Aoteroa (MINA). MINA’s fourth annual exhibition features micro-videos on travel and mobility, as well as various adventure films and GoPro creations. The trailer gives a taste of the variety of techniques and visions being developed by…

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“Toilet Roll Changing”: an instructional video

“Toilet Roll Changing”: an instructional video

Mobile videos will play an increasing role in how-to-do-it instruction.

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“MKE Lagoon”: aerial cinematography with a GoPro

“MKE Lagoon”: aerial cinematography with a GoPro

Aerial photography isn’t new. A French photographer Gaspar-Felix Tournachon took the first still photos from a ballon in 1858. Half a century later, in 1909, an unknown German cameraman shot the first aerial movie—”Wilbur Wright ind seine Flugmaschine.” By the 1920s, Hollywood moviemakers were producing spectacular aerial footage that featured everything from wing walkers to dramatic crashes.…

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Why you should enter video contests!

Why you should enter video contests!

These days, you don’t have to trek to Madison Avenue to be a Mad Man.  As it has done with so many genres, the Internet has democratized commercials. Now indie moviemakers can earn cash creating video ads. But there’s more to it than money. According to Justin Johnson, founder of Online Video Contests (OVC), entering contests is…

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Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Protecting Your Intellectual Property

There might gold in the next video you shoot.  It doesn’t happen often, but occasionally a short with a surprising plot twist or memorable characters becomes the seed for a hit feature-length movie. Perhaps the most famous example is “Peluca,” a 9-minute short made for $500. “Peluca” inspired “Napoleon Dynamite,” a feature that earned more…

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“A Declaration of Interdependence”: a cloud film by the Moxie Institute

“A Declaration of Interdependence”: a cloud film by the Moxie Institute

Tiffany Shlain is celebrated for her innovative movies and for her cutting-edge work in digital communications. Among her many accomplishments, Tiffany is the founder of The Webby Awards and a recipient of the Disruptive Innovation Award from Tribeca Film Festival. She’s premiered a number of films at Sundance. One of Tiffany’s current initiatives is cloud filmmaking.  A DECLARATION OF INTERDEPENDENCE is…

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