Friday, December 14, 2007

Cinema Salad on December 14, 2007

Lessons Learned from Filmmaker Eric Escobar
PrepShootPost has a great list of ten things that Eric learned from his recent short film experience. They are all good and cover the technical as well as the practical. My favorite is probably the first, which is a lesson I keep having to learn over and over: "Don't do everything yourself". Also check out other entries in Eric's series which include Preproduction, Day One Done, and Wrapped.

ProLost Holiday Gift Ideas
Stu Maschwitz has posted a list of gifts for that filmmaker that has (or wants) everything. At the top of the list is Stu's own wonderful book, The DV Rebel's Guide. I recently received a copy for my birthday, and I'm having a swell time learning from Stu's many pages of experience. I've just started, so I can't post a full review, but I will in the future. Also on the list is the little camera that could, the Canon HV20.

Ten Things a Marketer Should Know about Online Video
[Courtesy Camcorder Info] Another top ten list checks in with Kevin Nalts helpful post over at his blog, Will Video for Food. There he shares his success and tips for creating that viral video that will sweep us into our own fifteen minutes of fame. Lots of valuable information here that can help us create that viral clip that will draw people to our own websites--that feature our movie, of course.

MicroCinema Scene on Hiatus
Fellow low budget resource MicroCinema Scene has mysteriously vanished, with only a filmmaker graphic and the tease "We'll Be Right Back" remaining. I like MCS, and have linked to them several times for good information (and forums) that they provide. As expected, blogger and filmmaker Christopher Sharpe is up to no good during his break from maintaining the site. As revealed in a comment on this blog, he is producing Skeleton City, a new web series that looks interesting to say the least. I look forward to the series, and the return of MCS.


Eric Escobar said...

awesome PSP on Film Flap!
thanks for the nod.

Christopher Sharpe said...

Thanks for the shout out!

We are back in action at MicroCinema Scene. But you will have to wait a little bit longer for more details about Skeleton City.

You can definitely rest assure that I am up to no good, though!


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