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netflix main iconLast week, Ted Sarandos, the Chief Content Officer of Netflix, ruffled a few feathers with NATO (um National Association of Theatre Owners, that is) when he gave a keynote address at the Film Independent Forum about how theater owners are strangling the lifeblood of the movies. On top of the pretty interesting points, he broke down just how filmmakers can join the Netflix revolution and make your own show into the next Orange is the New Black. More »

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Screen Shot 2013-05-29 at 2.08.18 PMWhen it comes to screenwriting software, there’s Final Draft – and then there’s everything else. Or, at least, this was the situation for years. I can remember being a teenager (many years ago), getting a copy of Final Draft for Christmas, and being really excited that I wouldn’t have to hand-set all the margins and pagination in Word anymore, which everyone knows is excruciatingly annoying. These days, there are plenty of new options, including Fade In, an application that gives Final Draft a run for its money (literally). Click below to check out a review and get a breakdown of the features! More »

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Almost all new video cameras utilize some form of solid state media, like SD, CF, or SxS cards. That’s not necessarily the case with computers, however. Many of us are familiar with the clicking and whirring of traditional hard drives, but in the not-too-distant future, most of our devices will instead be using an SSD (or Solid State Drive) to store information.  The big advantage to using an SSD as your main system drive (where all of your programs and the operating system is installed), is that since there aren’t any moving parts, read times can be much faster. John Hess, over at FilmmakerIQ, recently replaced the main hard drive on his Windows machine with an SSD drive to speed up his system. Watch his process and see some benchmarks in the video below. More »

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Ever since VisualHub was discontinued, there’s been a dearth of freeware transcoding apps on the Mac. I’ve since recommended MPEG Streamclip, but a true “everything to everything” program hasn’t been available in the free arena. As of a week ago you can grab the new version of Apple Compressor for $50, but they didn’t update the program to 64-bit or even change the interface from the last version (which I was never a fan of). Thus newcomer Adapter, while still in beta, looks promising: More »