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Featured Projects

“Julie Drinks”: a music video introducing Willodean

“Julie Drinks” was directed by Renee Faia and produced by Sheri Hellard. This iPhone 5 video showcases the founders of Cheap Lullaby Records Eric Holden and Randy Wooten in their new band, Willodean. Here, they’re joined  by singer Dan Barrett from the Austin roots band Porterdavis. Renee is a musician as well as a director. You can see her performing…

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“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!

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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“Aladdin & The Magic Bin”: raising environmental awareness

For 20 years, every morning, Aladdin sweeps his city. With the help of his magic broom and a bin he sweeps and sweeps and never feels tired. 

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“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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“Requiem”: autobiography in the 21st century

“Requiem,” shot on an iPhone 4s  by Jeffrey Turboff, combines stunning visuals and a spare narration reminiscent of Truffaut to pack a lifetime into a two-minute movie. You’ll need to play “Requiem” more than once to see–and hear–all that it has to offer.

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