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“Bounce”: a football’s journey

For two years Guillaume Blanchet traveled with his best friends to Canada, France, Greece, the USA and Morocco, always bringing a ball in his suitcase. Along the way, they created a video that demonstrates the power of location. About their journey, the filmmaker says, “We have come to witness the universality of football, as we…

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Bentley commercial shot with iPhone 5s: a production values reality check

Here’s more evidence that mobile moviemaking can achieve stunning production values. True, smartphone cinematography hasn’t yet surprised what you can get using your RED camera. But with a few tools like a steadicam and a few lenses, we can come very close. If you’re not interested in why you should buy a Bentley, fast-forward to  3:17 of the video.…

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Ripple Training for iMovie is a Winner

I’ve been a fan and user of Ripple Training products for many years.   So, I’m predisposed to expect clear, concise, and informative tutorials.   And that’s what I got with Ripple Training’s Lessons for iMovie (Apple’s version 10).  The training, which can be purchased at the Mac App Store for $4.99, is an amazing bargain, especially…

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“Memory 22”: an experiment in stop motion

Bill Newsinger’s “Memory 22” won third prize at the Mobil Film Festival 2013 In the following behind-the-scenes narrative, Bill shares some of the tricks that went into his magical movie. Memory 22 was shot on my iphone 4s using the Hipstamatic app and the Tintype Snap Pak. Most of it was hand held but a couple…

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“Fools Parade”: a psychedelic music video

Jeffrey Turboff earns his bread and butter working nights, editing for ABC News’ Nightline—but he’s also got a passion for creative indie projects such as the dazzling music video “Fools Parade,” which he directed for the band Trumpeter Swan. Although our policy is to keep articles to just a few hundred words, Jeffrey’s description of…

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“Summer Wine”: Shooting and Starring in a music video

Renee Faia is half of the rock group The Mazarines, and virtually all of the production team that shoots the group’s videos. Her “Summer Wine” music video won 2nd place at the International iPhone Film Festival in March 2014. In the following interview, Renee takes us behind the scenes of her moviemaking work. Did you script…

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