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2013 SXSW Film Festival – 10 Films to Watch

2013 SXSW Film Festival – 10 Films to Watch

Held in and around one of America’s great cities of Austin, the SXSW Film Festival & Conference offers a versatility only recently adopted by the other members of the festival circuit elite.  Having championed technology, Transmedia and independent music since its inception, SXSW Film boasts its place amongst the upper class of national film talent

2013 Sundance Film Festival – 10 Films to Watch

Starting tomorrow, Park City will once again be the center of the filmmaking universe for 10 days of quality documentaries, transmedia projects, short films and features from some of the world’s most talented filmmakers, writers and visual creators.  Born out of the independent spirit we embrace as vital in film’s artistic evolution and not a

The Top 10 Films of 2012

1. Zero Dark Thirty Read Our Review – HERE – The 2012 reteaming of ‘The Hurt Locker’ director/writer duo of Katherine Bigelow and Mark Boal brings an unflinching, unapologetic look at the decade long international man hunt for 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden.  Marked by the so-hot-you-can-feel-it cinematography of Greig Fraser (also appearing here by

Op-Ed: The American New Wave – A Filmmaking Manifesto

Shooting handheld is no way to start a revolution. Certainly not now, 52 years after the French New Wave blasted into life with “The 400 Blows”, in which director Francois Truffaut introduced a new cinematic language that he subsequently developed, along with Jean-Luc Godard and other filmmakers, into a maze of mysterious roads, leading audiences

Something to Love About Indie Film: Jump Cuts

by Kenneth Burgin Jump Cuts: For the right reason, you might know who’s fighting who Jump cuts, George Méliès did them to create magic tricks and Jean-Luc Godard did it in Breathless (1960), to deliberately shake us up. Jump cutting was implemented by these cinema geniuses to affect the audience by exploiting a technique that

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