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New Music Cities - Tokyo

What is a city without its own music scene? Well personally speaking, it’s a place I want to escape from in favour of somewhere less lacking in the essential pulse that provides a locale with its underlying vibrancy. In his ongoing documentary series New Music Cities, created in collaboration with Dazed and AllSaints, director Jamie Jessett takes a counter-cultural look at some of the world’s global music centres. No Film School caught up with Jamie to find out how he’s been tapping into and capturing the diverse musical underground and how he managed to create an engaging documentary about an anonymous drug dealer for UK TV screens. More »

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LostWhen you sit down to watch a film or TV show, do you ever wonder what the original pitch was, and how much it differs from what you’re watching on-screen? One of the biggest shows of the last decade, Lost, could have been quite different from what it eventually became according to a leaked series guide for the show, detailing the writers’ early plans. Considering the fact that it was drafted to get the show picked up by ABC, it’s safe to say the process of writing a show and selling a show is pretty different, so check out the original document to not only see how much the pitched show and aired show differ, but also get an idea of what such a document contains (in case you needed an example.) More »

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The Ningyo_hallwayrmy

Last year, senior visual effects artists Miguel Ortega and Tran Ma demonstrated what they could achieve in off hours, having given over their living room to a green screen and some decking, in Halloween short The Green Ruby Pumpkin. Expanding that successful home studio production methodology to a set which has taken over every inch of their living space, the pair have now embarked on the first leg of The Ningyo, a 1909 set action adventure series focused on the hunt for mythological creatures. NFS caught up with Miguel in his role as Director/Creator for a chat about the project. Read on after the jump: More »

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rainn wilson soulpancake pitchAs DIY filmmakers, many of us are looking for ways to get the filmmaking industry to take notice of our work and talent. At times, this can feel like fruitlessly banging on a series of locked doors, nary a key in sight. Every once in a while, though, an open invitation falls in our lap asking us to submit our best work in the hopes of making a connection. Thanks to a filmmaking friend Robert Palmer and his post on Facebook, I came across a simple request from Rainn Wilson asking “all-in-one filmmakers” to pitch his production company, SoulPancake. Since the nofilmschool community is full of all-in-one filmmakers, I thought you’d like to hear about it, too. More »

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Influenced by the existentialist and surrealist movements, designer turned director Greg Barth’s ongoing series of video art installations Essays On Reality draws inspiration from the global economic and social-political events which shape our lives. The first two chapters from the series tackle these larger event from the point of view of “the american idiot” and “Generation Y” respectively: More »