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Writing a screenplay takes a lot of time, energy, caffeine and self-flagellation. Before you start writing, you need to know if your story idea is going to work with an audience. That means you need to pitch it and get feedback. While someday we hope to have a producer’s undivided attention hanging on every word we say, we need to find an audience for our pitches now before we waste a lot of self-flagellation on a script that nobody wants to read. Friends are good for listening to pitches (they watch movies, right?), but fellow writers are even better if you can find them. Say hello to Logline It! – the world’s only site dedicated to loglines for film (according to their motto). Here are the details on how it works: More »

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Thanks to my guide on DSLR cinematography I have the opportunity to get my hands on some filmmaking equipment for review purposes. This is also possible because I’m moving into an apartment July 1, which will be the first time in nine months that I’ll have steady access to my 5D (not to mention a physical address to receive things in the mail). In light of this, I started wondering, “what gear would people like to see reviewed?” And then I realized I should just ask you! So please leave a comment with any gear you’re wondering about. This could be a category of tools (e.g., tripods, viewfinders, steadicams) or a specific item (e.g., Zacuto Z-Finder, Genus Matte Box, Shoot35 Follow Focus). Let me know and I’ll do my best to get ahold of it and let you know if it’s worth your hard-earned dollars!

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One of Google’s lesser-known products, Google Moderator, was integrated into YouTube today. The platform — which allows for crowdsourcing, polling, and other feedback — originally launched as a standalone product in 2008. Now that it’s part of YouTube, however, it seems like a good tool for filmmakers. Here’s Google with the lowdown: More »