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6 Things To Keep In Mind When Selecting a Music Cue For Your Video (Sponsored Post)

3 hours ago

Sponsored by PremiumBeat.com Choosing the right music cues for a video project should take place earlier rather than later in your editing process. Working with temp tracks can lead you to get attached to music you can’t afford, and hiring a composer can be untenably expensive, especially for smaller projects. PremiumBeat, a royalty free music library, offers a variety of affordably licensable cues that can be used in your project. Here are seven things to keep in mind when choosing from those cues: 1. Commit to music as early as possible It’s good to make sure that any client you’re working […] »

- Filmmaker Staff

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Women Directors in Locarno: Anne Émond, Athena Rachel Tsangari, Petra Costa and Lea Glob

7 hours ago

Chevalier is a film about six men vacationing on a yacht in the middle of the Aegean Sea. After the world premiere in the main international competition at the Locarno International Film Festival, I climbed an arduous, though relatively small Swiss mountain to sit down with director Athina Rachel Tsangari during her final hours in Locarno. My own last hours in Switzerland were spent with Anne Émond, whose film Our Loved Ones also celebrated its world premiere in Locarno. Our Loved Ones is about how a suicide affects a family living in a small town outside Quebec. Both Our Loved […] »

- Taylor Hess

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Watch: Behind-the-Scenes at Burning Man in As the Dust Settles

8 hours ago

With the annual Burning Man conference underway, now is a good time to revisit what producer and editor Mike Hedge calls a “participatory documentary,” As the Dust Settles. Shot at the festival, the doc uses a number of collaborating directors (Roger Ingraham, Katheryn McGaffigan, Jamie Dee, Jeremy Lubman, and Tarynn Wiehahn) and generally superb cinematography to capture, says Hedge, “an intimate glimpse of what we discovered about love, the environment, the gift economy, reality, art, creativity, and ourselves.” As the Dust Settles is available on a wide variety of streaming and download platforms. As a special bonus, Hedge has provided […] »

- Scott Macaulay

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“I Don’t Feel Like I Gave Birth to Jesus”: Wes Craven on A Nightmare on Elm Street

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Wes Craven, one of the greatest horror directors of all time, a man who directed classics in almost every decade of his professional life,passed away yesterday, August 30, of brain cancer in Los Angeles. Last October, Craven spoke to Filmmaker‘s Jim Hemphill about perhaps his most celebrated creation, A Nightmare on Elm Street. As a way of remembering Craven, we are reposting it today. On November 9, 1984, Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street opened in American theaters and changed the movie industry forever. Serving as a bridge between the primal ferocity of Craven’s earlier work (Last House on […] »

- Jim Hemphill

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