What in the world do a Red Herring or McGuffin have in common with the movie-making world? Learning and understanding movie terminology is important to anyone interested in working with people in the movie industry. Some terms, however, seem silly, but a deeper explanation gives you better insight into storytelling magic.
MovieScreams Horror Fest is now open for submissions. We are seeking short horror films and trailers from independent filmmakers. MovieScreams Horror Fest is an online horror festival and cable Television series dedicated to the screening of independent and classic horror movies. This is a Public Access Television series. Airing Sundays at Midnight. Comcast Cable channel 24 - People TV in Atlanta, GA.
Normally I post stuff shot by professional shooters. Every now and then an ammy or intermediate gets my attention and I think their work is definitely worth a look. "Keira in the Park" is typical of what the average VM hobbyist is trying to shoot, home movies of the kids. Using a Nikon D90 filmmaker and Keira's father Trin has made quite the cute little film with the help of some advanced techniques using both steadycam and dolly rigs. Let me know what you think.
Hearing the news that Star Trek had a $76.5 million box office in its opening weekend, I thought that I had to chime in for a moment just to get a few things off my chest. Now listen up movie goers: Hollywood stinks! The current trend of rehashing old movies with a ramped up budget is driving me nuts. It is not creative, it does not require any skill or talent, it is obviously a movement based purely on capital that shouldn't be rewarded. It is also creating a downward spiral for new directors and movie creators with original concepts.
Does anyone know what has to be done in order to make a movie that is 'based on a true story'? Do you have to get permission from the person or people who it is about or anything like that? What about if it was 'loosely based' or 'inspired by' a true story (like adjusting the story, changing the names, and loosely following the real story)?