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Fresh Out documents life after prison

I’ve never been incarcerated, but prison has always been a part of my life. My dad was a corrections officer for 25 years and about a half dozen friends and family members have done prison time, so crime and the consequences of it are a…

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6 Movies On Netflix That Will Inspire You to Get to Work

Working independently from home, myriad temptations prove themselves difficult to resist. Chief among these is the temptation to laze the day away in front of a never-ending Netflix film reel. While I’d never encourage procrastination or sloth-like behaviors, I am prone to believe that a…

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What Every Filmmaker Needs to Know About Film Festivals

My brother and I have been incredibly fortunate that some great films we’ve scored have gone onto screen at some of the world’s biggest film festivals, and others have enjoyed screen time at handfuls of comparatively smaller and yet completely memorable fests as well. Some…

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Silicon Valley Cinematographer: Keep Your Gear Simple

You don’t need a ton of gear to shoot a movie that looks “big” — in fact, keeping it simple has its own unique set of benefits, which Jim Denault covered in detail in his CreativeLive class, The Cinematographer Prepares. Jim is the cinematographer for the…

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How To Pick The Best Camera To Film Your Movie

There’s no two ways around it: If you want to a make a movie, you’re going to need gear. That said, it is possible to find the kind of workhorse tools that can help you shoot beautiful footage without going totally broke. Renowned cinematographer Jim Denault, ASC, says…

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The 5 Most Controversial Films Ever Screened At Cannes

Everyone loves drama. Better yet — controversy! Cinema, historically, has shown an appetite for, and an ability to, conjure cultural blasphemy. In that spirit, a major champion of the controversial has always been the acclaimed Cannes Film Festival, now in its 69th year. Cannes featuring…

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