September 29, 2014 at 2:29PM

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What are some current trends and practices in the film industry?

I am doing a research assignment on the current trends and practices that are being used in the industry right now. I know this is a very generalized question but any information would be very helpful. Any supporting articles are plus.

Subjects can range from technology, cameras, distribution, marketing, directing, funding, producing, to music, etc.

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Bypassing the Hollywood system through self financing and self distribution is a fairly new phenomena that is worthy of more exploration. I would start with two film-makers who appear to be breaking new ground with this model: Kevin Smith ( "Red State", "Tusk" ) and Shane Carruth ( "Upstream Color", "Primer" )

September 29, 2014 at 5:47PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Thank you!

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September 30, 2014 at 9:28PM

Crownfunding. And you can build your audience before the film were shoot.

September 30, 2014 at 8:02AM

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Rag├╝el Cremades
Film producer and director
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Thank you!

Grace P

September 30, 2014 at 9:28PM

BTS footage, instagram size (1:1) aspect ratio at 15sec for social media, fake hyperlapse videos are among recent frequent requests

October 1, 2014 at 2:39PM

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Kazu Okuda
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Regarding the Hollywood studios, lately they make almost only blockbuster tent-pole movies, mainly based on existing material (re-boots, sequels etc). They pass the medium budget movies as they think the risk and the cost for advertising is too high. So we have only the 2 extremes of the spectrum: big budget films or very low budget indies.

October 1, 2014 at 5:59PM

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Stel Kouk
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Promising more than will ever be delivered. Although that's not new.

October 9, 2014 at 6:04PM

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Zan Shin
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The distribution of the final product has always been a complex process involving lots of money. Though some indie flicks broke these barriers, it will be good if these processes become more flexible in an easy to access process. So that not just big flicks get to be shown in thousands of theaters. Looking for more indie distributors in future.

January 4, 2015 at 2:40AM

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Navynn
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