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frame io logoA week ago we were introduced to a brand new collaborative video workflow platform called Frame.io that aims to “pick up where Vimeo left off.” While Vimeo has some client review features, and there are a number of companies out there that offer similar services, Frame.io is attempting to be more seamless, faster, and eliminate headaches that are often associated with the process. There was a huge response to Frame.io, and many, many questions. Co-founder Emery Wells will be sending out a newsletter answering these questions, but they’ve given No Film School an early look at the text that will be going out later today. More »

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frame io logoCollaboration is a major part of filmmaking, but sometimes it seems as though technology hasn’t quite caught up with our increasingly mobile and online workflows. That’s why Frame.io is so exciting. This collaboration platform aims to “pick up where Vimeo left off” by allowing users to upload, review, and share videos privately with collaborators anywhere in the world with a single application. And once you check out the workflow, you’ll wonder how you ever did without it. More »

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Film Director

The other day, I overheard someone say that Steve McQueen’s cinematography in 12 Years A Slave was brilliant. As a huge fan of Sean Bobbitt (the actual cinematographer of that film), I wanted to say something, but held my tongue because avoiding the argument that would have ensued seemed like a better option. Despite my inaction, this instance got me thinking about our shared cultural view of film directors, and about whether or not that view needs to change. More »

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light iron live play 3 cloud metadata dailies playback review wireless wifi ipad film filmmaking 4Our daily routines are based on connectivity, with instant access to everything on-demand. Why can’t more of the benefits of living in a digital world — the internet, the cloud, collaborative creative tools, and everything in real-time — extend to digital production as well? With Light Iron’s new Live Play app, that potential becomes a reality. Bringing iPad-based dailies playback to the cloud, the app now allows for remote access to clips as they are created with multi-dimensional sorting, searching, and metadata controls. What used to be a convenient tool for personal playback and tagging can now be a collaborative hub for an entire production. Say hello to Live Play 3. More »

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NYCOn October 10, 2010 (10/10/10), One Day on Earth managed to organize an event that, for the first time in history, resulted in the creation of media with participants in every country of the world within the same day. They’ve decided to start another 24-hour filming campaign, called “Your Day, Your City, Your Future” this time in an effort to open up the discussion on what it’s like to live in certain U.S. cities, and the futures locals want for their communities — and One Day on Earth wants you to participate by producing media that will not only be available on an interactive, geo-tagged archive, but a documentary TV series on the future of the American city as well. The shooting date is coming up fast (April 26th), so continue on to find out how you can be a part of this collaborative initiative. More »

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google drive cloud storage syncing file sharing service desktop mobile appUntil recently, Google Drive didn’t necessarily have more going for it than similar services like Dropbox. Tight integration with Gmail makes permissions management a breeze, and the real-time collaboration abilities offered by Google Docs is arguably revolutionary. Drive’s desktop syncing app has always felt a little tacked-on, though, whereas Dropbox’s version has felt truly native since day one. In any case, Google recently made what may be the most convincing point of argument yet to use their cloud app by expanding its storage pricing system exponentially. In other words, the $10 I used to pay monthly for 200 GB now gets me 1 TB. In what TechCrunch calls cloud “storage wars,” that kind of upgrade is a pretty big deal. But as filmmakers, why do we care? More »

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sony_ciThere aren’t many things that I’m absolutely sure about, but the notion that Cloud-based computing and creative collaboration are the future seems almost indisputable at this point. There are a few options already in existence for creative collaboration through the cloud, Adobe’s Creative Cloud being the first one to come to mind. However, in terms of tools that are made with filmmakers in mind, the options are even more limited. However, Sony is looking to change all of that with their new interactive cloud-based creative collaboration platform, simply entitled “Ci”. Read on to see what it’s all about: More »

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WriterDuetBack in September, we shared with you a post about WriterDuet, a free, online screenwriting app that lets screenwriters collaborate on the same script in real-time. Other screenwriting applications tout collaboration tools, but with WriterDuet, you can actually collaborate on a script online with as many people as you want at the same time. And it’s free. But sometimes, we want to write our screenplays alone, offline. Now, WriterDuet is creating an offline desktop version that auto-syncs when you’re online, and they want to collaborate with you. More »

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Side by Side (Stillmotion/Marmoset Doc)

Art is a funny thing. As a form of personal expression, art, in its many forms, can be tremendously powerful and provide a sense of catharsis unlike anything else. However, when groups of people come together and creatively collaborate, something overwhelmingly powerful happens: a piece of content much larger than the individuals involved is born and takes flight. The product becomes a reflection of not only a time and a place, but an expression of what it means to be a human in that time and place. With this in mind, nofilmschool is proud to exclusively premiere a brand new short documentary from our peeps at stillmotion and Marmoset called Side by Side that celebrates the process of creative collaboration. More »

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WriterDuet online collaborative screenwriting appIn our recent post featuring a video interview with The Spectacular Now screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the writing partners explain that they collaborate on their screenplays from separate locations with Weber in New York City and Neustadter in Santa Monica. With the Internet, Dropbox, Google Docs, email and any other number of file sharing tools now available to us, long-distance screenwriting partnerships are certainly more common. Final Draft and Celtx both offer screenwriting collaboration tools, but both applications have their limitations. If you and your writing partner need real-time screenwriting collaboration capabilities over the Internet, the new WriterDuet may be the app for you. Oh, and it’s free. More »

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FirstCutPro_StartupAlley (1)The process of working in teams on a single video across multiple states, countries, and even continents can be a frustrating endeavor — especially when clients get involved to review and comment on footage. A new service called First Cut Pro (not to be confused with that Apple product) aims to make collaboration between teams that much easier, by incorporating smarter ways to give feedback and bring that directly into whatever editing system you’re working with. Here’s the First Cut Pro team at the recent Techcrunch Disrupt event (with some shorter videos below): More »

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At the end of last year, Avid announced a free webinar exploring Bad Robot, the film and TV production company co-founded by J. J. Abrams — which, judging by the success of such projects as Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Lost, and Star Trek, is doing more than one thing very, very right. Don’t worry if you missed that webinar, though, because Avid has recently shared a 20-minute video breaking down Bad Robot’s studio space — and not only is it an enviable one for any independent because each step of the creative process is fostered there, but also because its Media Composer workflow of collaboration taps the future directly. More »

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In the past two years there have been two world-wide events — the first on the tenth of October, 2010, the second on the eleventh of November, 2011 — in which the One Day on Earth project invited anyone and everyone, anywhere and everywhere in the world to capture a single living moment. The result is a series of feature-length video collages (one for each year) spanning every possible scenario you could imagine — all of which were simply occurring on the same single day. This year, Vimeo and One Day on Earth invite you to join over 30,000 collaborators in contributing to the final film of the trilogy — tomorrow, on 12.12.12. More »

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NoFilmSchool is, of course, a site for filmmakers, particularly (but not limited to) those of the DIY variety — but we also foster independent creativity. As independent creatives, we’re able to draw inspiration from virtually any artistic endeavor, including music. To continue this bit of a break from the barrage of recent news in camera tech, I wanted to share something in that musical vein with you guys. For those of you unfamiliar with the electronic-pop duo Purity Ring, they represent a rather refreshing success story regarding internet popularity and the power of new media — not to mention long-distance collaboration. These are all things which we at the forefront of indie content creation can correlate to both what we do as well as the possible future of how we do it. Also of potential interest to us creatives is Purity Ring’s live show. With the help of lighting installation custom-design group Tangible Interaction, the band has crafted a truly special sensory experience to complement — and more fully embody — their unique style of ethereal and euphoric music. More »

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As Sundance and Cannes award-winner Beasts of the Southern Wild grows from festival darling to full-fledged must-see status in its platform rollout across the country, many interviews with first-time feature film director Benh Zeitlin have focused how his creative team managed to film a joyous apocalyptic story off the grid on the water during an oil spill in southern Louisiana with non-actors. Merely getting this film in the can was a miracle. My interest as a writer, however, craves to know more about how Zeitlin and his co-writer Lucy Alibar worked through the adaptation of Alibar’s play Juicy and Delicious to create this Beast. Thanks to Edward Douglas at ComingSoon.net, we have some answers, straight from the co-writers themselves. More »

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In addition to six new touch applications, Adobe this week also announced Creative Cloud, their new online storage/collaboration service. Think of it as an Adobe-centric Dropbox, which will be available starting next month with apps on Android and iOS “at an attractive monthly price,” according to the FAQ. Here’s the presentation of the services and community available in Creative Cloud (beyond simple file storage) from Adobe’s MAX conference: More »

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As promised, the Ridley Scott-produced and Kevin MacDonald-directed collaborative YouTube film (26 co-directors are named) will be premiering at the Sundance Film Festival tonight. Because it’s a YouTube production, however, it will also be streaming live online at 8PM EST. Life in a Day was culled from 80,000 user-submitted clips to give a flavor of what was happening all around the world on July 24, 2010. Here’s a teaser: More »

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At the currently-running 2011 Sundance Film Festival, there are a number of films that are premiering simultaneously in front of a live audience and online. One of these projects is the conclusion to the Canon- and Vimeo-sponsored Story Beyond the Still contest, which, according to Canon, is “the largest online collaborative film contest in history.” Largest or not, the chapter-by-chapter crowdsourced film has produced some great individual shorts, and now for the first time it’s available as one complete film — with a new final chapter to cap it off. Watch the 38-minute compendium in its entirety here: More »

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GridIron Software has released Flow 2.0, a collaboration/syncing/management application that enables people to share and sync files over a network. Dubbed a “project operating system for creative professionals,” the free “Flow Essentials” version comes with 4GB of online secure storage, allowing remote file storage, versioning, and team collaboration. More »

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Spidvid, a website currently in beta, is offering a “social platform” for producers to post projects, build and manage a team, and distribute video. Editors, shooters, and other production folk can bid on tasks and get reviewed upon project completion, theoretically moving up to bigger and better projects as they accumulate positive feedback. I haven’t used the site itself but their intro video explains it all: More »