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mobile moviemaking

Editing an Interview in iMovie

This video demonstrates how to edit an interview. Its purpose is to illustrate how to approach the interview editing process, and not how to edit in iMovie.  The subject of our interview is Lee Foster, author of “Travels in an American Imagination, The Spiritual Geography of Our Time”. The interview was shot on a iPhone…

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iPhone Video Consultant – Author and Workshop leader Allen Bronstein is the iPhone Video Guru

iPhone Video Consultant – Author and Workshop leader Allen Bronstein is the iPhone Video Guru

  Don’t let my name, the iPhone Video Guru fool you.   Everything I talk about on my Blog or Book pertains to any Android, Windows, or IOS phone or tablet. Working with the  iPhone Video Consultant you’ll learn everything about storytelling. You’ll learn how to use the tools and techniques to fully engage your audience.…

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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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“Come Sweet Earth”: trailer for a sci fi web series

Canadian John Celona has won prizes for both his screenwriting and his movie productions. He’s been making movies for 15 years. The trailer shown here is for a 9-episode web series set to premier January 2015. The logline: An entity arrives from a distant galaxy and is hungry, very hungry.

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“The Man Who Lived on His Bike”: dedicated to a bicycling father

Most of us have used bicycles for transportation, perhaps to go to school or work or visit friends. Some have taken long-distance treks. But it is safe to say that few people–while biking–have picked out a wardrobe, fried an egg for breakfast, scoured the pan, completed a crossword puzzle, and used a laptop. Montreal filmmaker Guillaume…

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Use a dolly for smooth, professional-looking shots

A jiggly image is guaranteed to annoy viewers. Luckily, there’s an easy to avoid this pitfall. When you’re shooting a tracking shot–that is, moving along with your subject– simply place you camera on a dolly. A dolly is a wheeled device that holds your camera and enables you to take smooth ovine shots. This assumes a location with…

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