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How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet (bookmarked 16 May 2012 at 12:54pm) A detailed article telling the story of Flickr and how Yahoo, "bought it and murdered it and screwed itself out of relevance along the way." It's a cautionary tale for any online business.
Essay on how to write good applications for jobs or grants (bookmarked 3 May 2012 at 11:23pm) Hester Blum offers Application Advice. She writes, "This year I have read over 740 applications for positions or money in academe ? jobs, postdocs, research fellowships, grad awards, collaborative grants and more. In the course of reading applications I've noticed a few small things that are consistently seen in applications and that I feel should not be seen in applications, however modest their degree of offense might be. Since some of these are things that are not routinely covered by the many very good guides to writing applications, I thought I would share them."
RECAP: Doc U: Yes, But Is It Art? | International Documentary Association (bookmarked 30 Apr 2012 at 2:32pm) We need to place focus on the art of documentary storytelling, passion and subject matter are not enough?
How Would You Use All 27 New Platforms Available For Direct (aka DIY/DIWO) Distribution? | Hope for Film (bookmarked 27 Apr 2012 at 11:34pm) Ted Hope writes: We are awash in wonderful opportunities. Distribution has long been said to be one of the top concerns of Truly Free / Indie filmmakers. Ditto on the marketing side. We've been neglectful to address the equally important social side, but that's changing. Financing is always a challenge, but even there we have new help and hope. The great news is that never before have we had so many opportunities in all these areas. Now comes the time to develop some best practices. How do we use all of these wonderful opportunities? How do we prepare for them? How do we access them? Here's a list of the 27 platforms & tools I know of; I am sure you know some more to add to the list. Let's get this new model started! How about everyone pick a platform (ideally one they used) and write up some recommendations on how to use it well, and we run them as posts on this blog?
Firms Push Visual Note Taking to Spark Creativity, Sharpen Focus - WSJ.com (bookmarked 26 Apr 2012 at 8:57pm) While whiteboards long have been staples in conference rooms, companies such as Facebook Inc. are incorporating whiteboards, chalkboards and writable glass on all sorts of surfaces to spark creativity.
TribecaFilm.com | Future of Film | Movie Theaters: The Last Unconnected Screen (bookmarked 24 Apr 2012 at 4:38pm) Chris Dorr writes: Yet there is one screen that is not getting connected, where there is little innovation and where the future is being delayed. The industry (the major movie studios) that controls this screen restricts innovation and is holding off the future. I am, of course, referring to the last screen to be connected to the Internet?the screen at your local movie theater.
The Cloud Filmmaking Manifesto (bookmarked 24 Apr 2012 at 4:35pm) Tiffany Shlain writes: I think when they look back on this period of time, it will be called ?The Age of Collaboration.? People around the world are able to share strategies when catastrophe strikes; scientists are opening up problems to gamers to solve previously unsolvable problems, and artists and inventors can gather groups of supporters to help them fund their projects. My team at The Moxie Institute and I are cloudsourcing creativity to tell collaborative, universal stories that can be used by organizations all over the world.
AIDC: Days of the individual filmmaker are over (bookmarked 22 Apr 2012 at 2:25pm) Bob Connolly expresses concerns that one-off documentaries are falling out of favor with commissioning editor [support for the art of the lone documentary maker could be waning]
Streaming Dreams: YouTube Turns Pro (bookmarked 20 Apr 2012 at 4:53pm) Will Robert Kyncl and YouTube revolutionize television? John Seabrook tells the story of how YouTube is growing up and hopes to serve their viewers a cornucopia of channels produced by channel partners with whom they will share ad revenue. This is no less than a profound revolution in the making that will change the nature of broadcast television forever, and usher in a brave new world of video content produced by a constellation of producers rather than an oligopoly of corporations.
Filmmaker Lee Storey beats IRS, proves that documentary filmmaking is not a hobby (bookmarked 20 Apr 2012 at 4:59pm) Independent documentary filmmaker Lee Storey has won her long battle with the Internal Revenue Service over deductions related to her film, Smile ?til it Hurts: The Up with People Story. The IRS?s case against Story panicked the documentary community as it was poised to declare documentary filmmaking itself ?a hobby? and not a professional, profit-seeking endeavor eligible for tax deductions. However, the same judge, Tax Court Judge Diane L. Kroupa, who said during a hearing, ?By its very nature, a documentary to me means that it?s not for profit. You?re doing it to educate. You?re doing it to expose,? has now ruled for Storey and against the IRS, who had seeked over a quarter of a million dollars in back taxes from Storey.
PayPal: if you don't like the violin you bought, smash it and we'll give you your money back - Boing B... (bookmarked 4 Jan 2012 at 2:47pm) Refund policy gone bad
Art Profs, Librarians, Curators Get Their Fair Use Code | Center for Social Media (bookmarked 3 Jan 2012 at 1:26pm) The Visual Resources Association has released its own code of best practices in fair use. It will be enormously valuable to art teachers, librarians, curators, publishers and more.
Transom » Radiolab: An Appreciation by Ira Glass (bookmarked 30 Oct 2011 at 3:16am) Artists compete. Not head to head like athletes, but in their souls. Within the appreciation of our fellow artists is the tiny wince, ?I wish I?d done that.? Ira Glass joins us again on Transom, this time for a loving and envious homage to our friends at Radiolab, Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich. A radio master salutes his comrades. The great thing about Ira?s analysis is that it?s so detailed. He breaks down exactly what?s so good about Radiolab and why. You could almost learn the tricks and do it yourself. Almost. Honestly, though, you?d lose. It?s better sometimes just to appreciate. (Introduction by Jay Allison)
Essay: The Cognitive Style of Powerpoint by Edward Tufte (bookmarked 29 Oct 2011 at 7:46pm) Edward Tufte observes that in corporate and government bureaucracies, the standard method for making a presentation is to talk about a list of points organized onto slides projected up on the wall. For many years, overhead projectors lit up transparencies, and slide projectors showed high-resolution 35mm slides. Now "slideware" computer programs for presentations are nearly everywhere. Early in the 21st century, several hundred million copies of Microsoft PowerPoint were turning out trillions of slides each year. Alas, slideware often reduces the analytical quality of presentations. In particular, the popular PowerPoint templates (ready-made designs) usually weaken verbal and spatial reasoning, and almost always corrupt statistical analysis. What is the problem with PowerPoint? And how can we improve our presentations? One of the most valuable purchases you will make this year!
Some Notes On Why Every Company Needs To Become A Media Company... - SVW (bookmarked 8 Nov 2011 at 11:47am) With the demise of "mass media" the old rules of having a media presence have changed. Here are some notes on why companies need to develop some of the same skills that media companies have, in generating great media.
Occupy Filmmakers (bookmarked 28 Oct 2011 at 7:34pm) We, the undersigned filmmakers and all who will join us, support Occupy Wall Street and the Occupy Movement around the world.
Out with the new: Turbine Hall's latest work is tribute to old movies - News, Art - The Independent (bookmarked 28 Oct 2011 at 2:07pm) Berlin-based British artist Tacita Dean's latest work, Film, was unveiled on October 10, 2011 is an "homage" to the threatened silver-halide technology based film-making industry. The east wall of Tate Modern appears as a recurring image inside Dean's 11-minute silent movie projection, which, at 13-metres tall, towers over visitors inside the blackened Turbine Hall space. The exhibition's catalogue contains written defenses of analogue film-making by internationally recognized directors such as Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg. The latter director writes that his "favorite and preferred step between imagination and image is a strip of photochemistry that can be held, twisted, folded".
Walter Murch at the Boston Supermeet | Chris Portal (bookmarked 28 Oct 2011 at 1:46pm) Walter Murch (editor of Apocalypse Now, The English Patient, Cold Mountain, etc.) gave a presentation at the Boston Supermeet on Thursday October 28, 2011. Murch spoke about the craft of editing and his thoughts on the transition from film to digital.
Knight Digital Media Center (bookmarked 23 Oct 2011 at 1:09pm) The Knight Digital Media Center offers workshops to mid-career journalists to enhance their expertise and multimedia skills. Our goal is to provide the foundation of technical skills and story-telling techniques required by New Media platforms. We are housed at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism also provide tutorials and video presentations from industry experts. Our sister organization at the USC Annenberg School for Communication provides leadership training for digitally fluent journalists, who have already crossed the bridge into New Media newsrooms. Seminars focus on professional growth, critical thinking, digital leadership and news entrepreneurship. The seminars aim to increase the depth and sophistication of Fellow's work and understanding of the changing news ecology.
Collaboration, Art, and the Discourses of Participatory Film (bookmarked 22 Oct 2011 at 2:23pm) The discussion of collaborative approaches to making films has moved into prime position during the last year. It?s a very healthy situation for community-led film makers and bodes well for the future role of digital arts and participatory democracy. At last we have some worthy examples of theory, technology and practice working together in a creative fashion.
Nielsen: Nearly Half Of Americans Are Watching Online Video ... (bookmarked 21 Oct 2011 at 4:09pm) Introducing the New Independent Lens Film Club (#ILDocClub) | ITVS Beyond the Box (bookmarked 21 Oct 2011 at 3:48pm) This week, Independent Lens introduced its own documentary club on twitter #ILDocClub. The tag will be used to generate live chatter from around the country during the show?s national broadcast on PBS.
Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg? (Part One) - NYTimes.com (bookmarked 17 Oct 2011 at 3:31pm) I spent a considerable amount of time looking at the two photographs and thinking about the two sentences. Sontag, of course, does not claim that Fenton altered either photograph after taking them ? only that he altered or ?staged? the second photograph by altering the landscape that was photographed. This much seems clear. But how did Sontag know that Fenton altered the landscape or, for that matter, ?oversaw the scattering of the cannonballs on the road itself??
Brands & Films (bookmarked 17 Oct 2011 at 3:24pm) This blog is about product placement ? in movies, on TV, in song lyrics ? The goal is to give my opinion on good and bad examples, best or worst practices and at the same time have fun. I will also try to rediscover my lost love for movies ? which basically means I will have to watch old movies for the second or third time. But that?s OK because now I?m on a mission. I?m a ?brandspotter?.
Amazon Rewrites the Rules of Book Publishing - NYTimes.com (bookmarked 17 Oct 2011 at 5:01am) WHY FILMMAKING CANNOT BE A HOBBY | The Filmmaker Magazine Blog (bookmarked 17 Oct 2011 at 4:42am) Wolff recommended that I dissolve my Limited Liability Company (LLC) and set up an S-Corporation. ?Technically, an LLC is a separate entity, but it gets filed under your personal tax return using a Schedule C. So you risk the perception that the business is not separate from your personal activity.? He explained that an S-Corporation requires a completely separate tax return. Of course, filing an additional return costs more money if you are paying a tax preparer, and there are no guarantees that the IRS will not also audit an S-Corporation. But the S-Corporation has the advantage that you can still carry over business losses and profits to your personal tax return, while more clearly delineating your business activity with a separate filing.
Guest Post: Jennifer Fox ?How MY REINCARNATION Broke All Kickstarter Records & Raised $150,000? > Hope... (bookmarked 17 Oct 2011 at 4:42am) What Was Left Out? A Critique of "Capturing the Friedmans" (bookmarked 17 Oct 2011 at 4:43am) TRIBECA FUTURES | Kivu Ruhorahoza (bookmarked 17 Oct 2011 at 4:44am) Interview w/ Kivu Ruhorahoza, writer/director of Grey Matter (Matière Grise)
Transmedia Storytelling is Bullshit... - Journal - mikejones.tv (bookmarked 17 Oct 2011 at 4:44am) Quotations: I find myself lately saying loudly and in frustration - Transmedia is Bullshit..! [...] It doesn?t matter the medium, Story is still predicated on causality - cause and effect, one thing causes another in sequence. Thus I find that Non-linear is a misnomer and misdirected obsession in Transmedia. The much more applicable and useful term is Parallel. At one such conference i attended, a panellist made the comment that ?life isn t linear why should stories be?? which struck me as an entirely ill-conceived and immature statement. Indeed Life IS Linear. It is completely and entirely and utterly and profoundly Linear! It moves in one progressive direction, each action triggers a subsequent dilemma leading to more actions. Birth as inciting incident, death as the conclusion. In between there is sequential and progressive struggle, obstacle, tension and release.
David Eagleman (bookmarked 21 Sep 2011 at 10:54am) David Eagleman is a neuroscientist and a New York Times bestselling author. He directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action at the Baylor College of Medicine, where he also directs the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. He is best known for his work on time perception, synesthesia, and neurolaw. At night he writes. His work of fiction, SUM, i
7 Things to Consider BEFORE you Launch your Kickstarter Project I?ve refined a ?best practices? list that I share when I decide to get involved with a project.
STAR.ME: Doodle on a window (bookmarked 21 Sep 2011 at 10:12am) What All Tablet News Readers Need: Pulse's Simple New Feature (bookmarked 29 Aug 2011 at 5:31pm) thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory & culture (bookmarked 29 Aug 2011 at 3:37pm) thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory & culture is a peer-reviewed journal, offering work in English and French, that aims to presents the best in scholarship on feminist theory and culture. We envision a broad definition of studies in "feminist theory and culture" which can include, but are not limited to, development and applications of feminist theory; cultures of feminism and feminist movement (including academia); and feminist cultural studies.
FInal Cut Pro X: How it Works (two volumes: beginner and advanced) (bookmarked 19 Aug 2011 at 12:09pm) These manuals provide clear explanations of Final Cut Pro X with easy to understand illustrations not found in the official manual. Makes an excellent companion to the documentation provided, helps you make sense of important concepts that will make editing with Final Cut Pro X easier. The Advanced version will be available in September, 2011.
Can We Create The Future Of Indie Marketing & Distribution?Or Is It Already Dead? > Hope for Film (bookmarked 17 Aug 2011 at 11:00pm) eat fish sustainably | fish2fork (bookmarked 15 Aug 2011 at 9:31pm) Fish2fork is the world?s first website to review restaurants according to whether their seafood is sustainable, and not just how it tastes. It is brought to you by the people behind the film, The End of the Line.
The Death of Radio Bandido: A Chicano Mystery by Pepe Urquijo ? Kickstarter (bookmarked 24 Jul 2011 at 2:07pm) Pepe Urquijo's film tells the story of Oscar "Bandido" Gomez who was a radio activist based out of the University of California, Davis who roamed the Golden State like the famous social bandits of a hundred years before. He was a hero, a voice for human rights in the U.S. and abroad and exposed audiences to many struggles against injustice. Oscar emerged as a citizen journalist with a loyal audience ranging from farm workers, neighborhood youth, activists, prison inmates, and college students. His weekly radio program, La Onda Chicana on KDVS FM began in the early 70's during the Chicano Movement- the socio-political movement that galvanized a new generation of Chicano civil rights advocates.
Vanderbilt Television News Archive (bookmarked 15 Jul 2011 at 4:13pm) The mission of the Vanderbilt Television News Archive focuses on creating, preserving and providing access to the news broadcasts from the U.S. national television networks. We create recordings of news broadcasts from the U.S. national television networks, preserve the content for future generations, and provide the widest access possible within the copyright limitations. We have been recording these broadcasts since August 5, 1968. The core of our collection consists of regularly scheduled newscasts from ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and Fox News. We also record other news content as it happens beyond these newscasts, including material from other networks.
NO FAIR USE: PRINCE LOSES BADLY | Art Law Blog (bookmarked 15 Jul 2011 at 10:53am) THE DISTRIBUTION BULLETIN ISSUE #16 | None | PeterBroderick.com (bookmarked 13 Jul 2011 at 8:37pm) Three new studies assessing the impacts of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, THE END OF THE LINE, and WAITING FOR ?SUPERMAN? finally prove Sam Goldwyn wrong. The Hollywood mogul famously declared, ?If you want to send a message, use Western Union.? These reports highlight the real world results these films sparked and provide a new framework for evaluating the impacts of documentaries and features.
Final Cut Pro X - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - Digital Rebellion Blog (bookmarked 9 Jul 2011 at 4:48pm) Final Cut X Debate: The Backstory | oynk (bookmarked 7 Jul 2011 at 4:29pm) There is a reason that the criticism of Final Cut has caught fire is that the story plays into one of the oldest criticisms of Apple as a company; that it doesn?t make products suitable for ?serious professionals?. Apple adresses that charge in this television commercial, which predates the release of FCP X by a few years. Well, in the case of the newly released Final Cut Pro X, the young employee in this ad wouldn?t be able to do anything with that disk.
Ask Programming: Seven Criteria for Your Film Proposal | ITVS Beyond the Box (bookmarked 1 Jul 2011 at 3:52am) FCPx Quirks (bookmarked 1 Jul 2011 at 3:27am) A catalog of interface issues, bugs, and workarounds found while working on real-world projects in Final Cut Pro X.
X vs. Pro. « Digital Composting (bookmarked 7 Jul 2011 at 2:20pm) I?ve had a couple of people ask for my thoughts on the new FCPX release given my history with Apple and in particular my experience with how they dealt with another product that was focused (in our case almost exclusively) on professionals ? the compositing software ?Shake?. So, even though I don?t think they?re totally analogous events, I figured I?d use it as an opportunity to make a couple of points about (my perception of) how Apple thinks.
FCP X: Looking Forward While Looking Back at DVInfo.net (bookmarked 1 Jul 2011 at 2:45am) It?s now more than a week since the great FCP X ?mad dash? began, and the dust is far from settled. Time, I believe, for a useful look at Final Cut Pro history, to see if there are lessons in the past that can help us understand where FCP X might be going.
Conquering the metadata foundations of Final Cut Pro X (bookmarked 30 Jun 2011 at 4:38pm) This new book by Philip Hodgetts provides an excellent introduction to Final Cut Pro X metadata beyond the manual, covering many topics including: * Keyword Collections and Smart Collections instead of static bins, * Range-based keywords instead of subclips, * Filtering instead of the find dialog, * reversible Renaming of Clips instead of destructively renaming files to match clip names
We are here to compete? « Steve Forde at Adobe (bookmarked 29 Jun 2011 at 4:05pm) Adobe made an investment re-architecting Premiere Pro, an application that was being dismissed or ignored by many, demonstrating that Adobe is serious about winning in the professional market, seat by seat. With the introduction of FInal Cut Pro X, we've seen Apple's arrogance in a new light, in contrast to Adobe's commitment....