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April 30 at 11:40am

VIDEO: Soderbergh’s State Of Cinema Address

It was not going to be shared, but the public demanded it, and Steven wanted to give the people what they wanted.  Here’s the video and full transcript:

https://sffilmsociety.squarespace.com/home/2013/4/steven-soderbergh-the-state-of-cinema-video-transcripthtml

It should be mandatory watching & reading for all filmmakers.


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April 29 at 8:30am

SimpleFixes: Choose Your Own Keywords

If filmmakers selected the “KeyWords” for their films (and did it without overhyping their films in the process), they could be embedded in the film’s metadata from the earliest online post.  

Keywords are important when [...]


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April 25 at 8:30am

Make A World Class Innovative Museum On The Storytelling Arts Happen

Imagine this: one of our greatest artists, foremost innovators, top storytellers of all time, incredible businessmen, and rare facilitators of change decides to join the ranks of Bill Gates and leap deep into philanthropy.  Let’s just say that for one of his initial steps he decides to provide a public museum, one that will focus on particular aspects of popular forms that have been neglected everywhere else but are profoundly popular and inspiring.  For good measure, he decides to gift it on a region that he has historically served despite extreme pressures to follow the herd and abandon his flock for a place to the south.  You’d think his town would rejoice, right?  Done deal, for sure, right?  Front page news? Not so.  Go figure.  George Lucas needs our help.

He’s given to us, let’s give to him.  I mean, he has [...]


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April 22 at 8:15am

Simple Fixes: Lock Your Hashtag Early

Filmmakers should supply Film Festivals with their film’s hashtag at the time of application to the festival and then stick with it.  Which of course means filmmakers should select a hashtag early and not deviate from that hashtag.

Which brings up the question of [...]


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