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Shooting an Experimental Mini-documentary

Cassius Rayner gives the lie to the old adage “Those who can do; those who can’t teach.” Rayner is a prolific London-based filmmaker who is dedicated to sharing his skills with novices. In the following interview, he takes us behind the scenes of “Blockley Street Art,” a two-minute experimental mini-documentary.

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Making a Music-based Travelogue

Starting with music and adding visuals is one way to make an exciting travelogue.

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The Selfie Interview Comes of Age

The selfie interview can be a powerful way of sharing personal information for business, training, and other purposes.

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“No Spain No Gain” Wins FiLMiC Pro Experimental Film Prize

Flip Stovall’s “No Spain No Gain” won first place in the Experimental Film category in this year’s  FiLMiCPro Short Film Contest: Tangerine Dreams.  Shot using an iPhone 6 plus the FiLMiC Pro camera app,  the video follows the exploits of three young skateboarders. Experimental film has a long history, reaching back to the 1920s.  A key feature in…

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The Moving Selfie

Can you get quality results when shooting with a smartphone, tablet, or GoPro? The answer is a resounding YES! With the help of inexpensive gear and apps such as FiLMiC Pro, mobile moviemakers meet every cinematic challenge from lighting to depth of field to slow motion. Wander through this site and you’ll find prize-winning works in every genre—such as thrillers, music videos,…

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Learning Mobile Moviemaking Project by Project

Mobile moviemaking owes a great deal to Spanish filmmaker Conrad Mess. His prize-winning shorts —such as “The Fixer” and “The Other Side”—gave early proof that smartphone movies can achieve astonishingly high production values even when constrained by modest budgets. In a behind-the-scenes video, Conrad tells how each member of the cast and crew contributed to the success of “The Other Side.” The…

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