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Assemble Multiple Film Management

Okay, so you’ve made your film, now what? The wheels are turning in the world of independent marketing and distribution, and as filmmakers we now have a slew of options that we didn’t just a few years ago. Assemble is one of these options; an independent platform designed to empower the independent filmmaker and to be a partner through the tough marketing decisions. Assemble has been working with filmmakers and building project-specific tools since 2010, and have seen many projects go on to successful distribution paths. For anyone embarking on the daunting task of creating an online presence for your film, Assemble wants to get involved as early on in the process as possible and see you succeed. Assemble V2 recently launched along with a new admin dashboard, so whether you have a short film and you’re trying to make a feature or you’re sitting on a finished film, read on for our in-depth interview with James Franklin, founder of Assemble. [Ed. Note: nofilmschool founder Ryan Koo's site for MANCHILD is powered by Assemble.] More »

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youtube spaces studioInevitable as it was, YouTube has finally rolled out the initial phase of its first ever attempt at paid subscription content. The 30 channels offered in this ‘pilot program’ span a wide range of demographics and subject matter — which is to be expected from the place where a vast majority of web video lives. Especially judging by these first 30 channels, this news likely won’t have no-budget filmmakers screaming anything about a ‘self-distribution revolution,’ but it certainly offers a more direct line of monetization for content owners than ad-based revenue. Viewers can try out any of the channels with a two-week free trial, and they start at $1 a month. Read on for more details. More »

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Technology’s progression sometimes moves with consistent momentum, and sometime comes in spurts. For instance, processors of mobile devices regularly decrease in size and price with relation to power — while, at the same time, the speed of your internet connection may not change much at all for several years, and make a great leap whenever it does. Both of these tendencies of advancement seem to inform High Efficiency Video Coding, A.K.A. H.265the successor to that other codec with which we’re all quite familiar (H.264). Improving efficiency by around double, H.265 aims to set the standard for the next decade in video streaming and encoding — and it’s going to ease mobile data congestion and likely make 4K a reality much sooner than many would have anticipated. More »

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We know we’re not the only game in town when it comes to filmmaking websites — far from it, actually — as there are lots of sites out there that share tons of great content. The often informative Revision3 web show Film Riot (hosted by Ryan Connolly) has been featured on this site before, most notably with a tutorial for a DIY slider. Now Ryan takes a look at some of his favorite filmmaking websites in the video below. More »

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When deciding how to release your short film, one of the more common questions in recent years has been whether to forego the festival circuit and go directly to the web.  With that in mind, animator Avner Geller, co-creator of the 2011 Student Academy Award winning animation short Defective Detective (which you can watch after the jump), shares his experience along with some tips now that he’s gone through the process: More »

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Since launching my effort to make my first feature film, I started running a thin horizontal banner at the top of the site to let visitors know that my campaign is ongoing. A lot of filmmakers have blogs these days (present company included, obviously), and so I thought I might post about how to add an announcement bar to your own website. Typically you’ll want to run an announcement bar when something special is happening for a limited time: you might be doing a fundraising campaign of your own, you might have a newly released DVD, or you might be running a discount on a product you’re selling. If you’re curious about how to add a similar bar to your own blog, website, or portfolio, here are a couple of good ways of doing so. More »

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In Kate Ray’s 14-minute film Web 3.0 (embedded below), Clay Shirky asks, “does the world make sense, or do we make sense of the world?” In other words, does the infographic of web links at left resemble the universe because a natural relationship exists between all things, or does the infographic resemble the universe because whoever graphed the visualization made it look like the universe? Watching the short, I kept thinking: these charts are cool and all, but what does Web 3.0 actually mean for you and me? One guess: much better automatic filters; that is, Netflix’s movie recommendation engine times a thousand (for a lot more than just movies). Here’s the video: More »