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April 14, 2019

Good Eats: What Food Choice Says About Movie Characters


We talk a lot about the traits that make a great character, but what about the meals?


There are lots of different ways to draw a character. Traits we add so the audience learns how to identify with them or picks up on how they’ll operate. One thing that goes utterly underutilized by screenwriters is food. We can learn a lot about a character given their relationship to food. You can use it as a motivator, like in Lord of the Flies, or to punctuate a love scene, like how George loves to eat during sex in Seinfeld.



Today I want to talk about how you can accentuate your characters and scenes by adding food to them. We’ll go over a few scenes that involve food and see how it can add humor, tension, texture, and make you hungry.



So let’s dig in!



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Source: NoFilmSchool

April 14, 2019

Scriptation App Revolutionizes Screenplay Notes


When you’re in the thick of the notes process, passing drafts back and forth isn’t always easy. But now, there’s an app for that.


I was recently trading notes with my manager on a final polish. We were so many drafts into it that both of us got confused. But then we got Scriptation and things got a lot easier. So I’m writing this article today to tell you the pros of the app, why I like to use it, and to hopefully turn you on to it as a great tool.




What is Scriptation?


Founded by a television writer and script coordinator, you know…people who actually deal with notes all the time, the Scriptation iOS app is a free script reading and annotating app. The app features note transferring technology, which is designed to make the script revision process more efficient and eco-friendly.



In layman’s terms, this app allows my manager to make notes on the PDF with ease and allows me to sift through the notes, make checklists, and work them off one by one.



And when he wants to go on and on, it allows him to add blank pages for thoughts, brainstorms, or just compliments.

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Source: NoFilmSchool

April 13, 2019

New Oculus Touch controllers may have secret messages hidden inside them

Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell revealed that new Oculus Touch controllers will be released to customers with secret messages accidentally hidden inside them. Mitchell apologized for the mistake and vowed that it will not happen again.

The post New Oculus Touch controllers may have secret messages hidden inside them appeared first on Digital Trends.

Source: Digital Trends VR

April 13, 2019

BREAKING: Writers Fire Agents After they Refuse to Sign Code of Conduct


After an extended deadline and negotiations, the WGA and ATA failed to come to a renewed agreement. so as of April 13th 2019, every agent that fails to sign the WGA code of conduct will be fired.


The WGA and the Association of Talent Agents have failed to reach an agreement on a new franchise agreement, setting the stage for unprecedented upheaval in the film and TV industry. Thousands of writers now are ordered by the guild to fire their agents, and in the coming days, expect both sides to carry out their threats to sue each other. So that’s kind of insane.



If you want to read a great breakdown of the conflict, check out IndieWire’s FAQ on the situation or our summary from then the conflict began. You can also familiarize yourself with the WGA’s complaints with this video they released:





Negotiations were ongoing, but each side stuck to their guns and couldn’t find common ground. So, with the future of Hollywood and Agents ready for a humungous shift, The WGA released a new batch of instructions for writers:

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Source: NoFilmSchool

April 12, 2019

Hacks, Tips, & DIY: Secrets for Successful Production on Adorama Live





Running a successful production the DIY way.


This time on Adorama Live, Technical Services Rep over at Panasonic Jack Salamanchuk gives us a tour of the company’s many impressive mirrorless camera options, including the new Lumix DC-G95.



Plus, we sit down with Ted Sim of Indy Mogul to learn all the hacks, tricks, and DIY solutions indie filmmakers can use to run a successful production.

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Source: NoFilmSchool

April 12, 2019

Building the Sounds of a Film With Sound Design and Foley on Adorama Live





Learn the importance of sound design from the VP of Audioworks.


This time on Adorama Live, we talk with Key Accounts Manager over at Sennheiser Tom Conte about the new XS Wireless System.



Vice President of Audioworks Julian Evans also stops by to discuss the importance of sound design in building the cinematic environment.

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Source: NoFilmSchool

April 12, 2019

The Daily Chord Weekly Recap – Friday, April 12

SXSW 2019 Daily Chord

This week, the music world saw further evidence of the forward momentum of K-Pop, summer music festivals geared up for business, and songwriters and streamers squabbled over royalty rates. The Daily Chord shares these stories and others with six worthwhile links from good sources. The list is updated each weekday. For a handy reminder in your inbox, sign up for our email list.


Monday, April 8


Tuesday, April 9


Wednesday, April 10


Thursday, April 11


Friday, April 12

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Source: SxSW Music

April 11, 2019

Instagram Founders Kevin Systrom & Mike Krieger with Josh Constine at SXSW 2019 [Video]

Instagram Founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger sat down with TechCrunch Editor-At-Large Josh Constine in their first onstage appearance since leaving Instagram for an Interactive Keynote at SXSW 2019.

Over the course of the Keynote, the three discussed Systrom and Krieger’s entrepreneurial journeys, how they grew Instagram to over one billion users, the new influencer economy, the importance of establishing safe communities on social networks, their approach to digital well-being, what comes next for them, and what they hope to leave as their legacies.

When speaking on the motivation behind the creation of Instagram, Systrom started elaborating on how different platforms allow for varying sides of an individual’s personality and expressions to come through.

“Different social networks allow you to be a different person and express that different facet of your personality. You on Twitter is probably very different than you on Snapchat, than Instagram, than Facebook, and that’s part of the beauty of having all these different choices.” – Kevin Systrom

Later in the session, Constine described the infamous creator economy that has risen on Instagram as a way that “even normal people get paid to mention products.” In response to inquiries about their reactions to the rise of the influencer economy and Instagram’s contribution to the new career path, Krieger acknowledged that it is a subset of Instagram that they were unsure how to regulate.

“The economy of social networks is around social status and influence. If you think about that as just a phrase, influencers are kind of the ultimate manifestation of that. [Whether] they have built status or built status in order to monetize it – you can’t fault them for it.” –Mike Krieger

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April 10, 2019

Sony patent describes glasses with eye tracking for VR headsets

A patent from Sony shows off prescription glasses that feature eye-tracking capabilities for a virtual reality headset but deactivates the already-existing eye-tracking feature in the headset when it senses that the glasses are in use.

The post Sony patent describes glasses with eye tracking for VR headsets appeared first on Digital Trends.

Source: Digital Trends VR

April 10, 2019

Osore Update for mobile, next series – Cyberpunk Lightroom Presets

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I wanted to share an update on my Osore Lightroom Presets, I finally got the time to work on a request I have been receiving a lot. Here it is: “How to Install Presets on your Smartphone (without a laptop)”, it’s a request I get at least once a week. I actually already wrote an article about a few things you can do, check it out! I also updated all the files in the store so now they are all submissive to this solution, hopefully it will help you now. I am currently working on my next series so for the rest of the month, enjoy a 20% discount when using “notalone” at checkout. Have fun and keep creating!

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#ABDZinShanghai

As seen in the previous article, I will be travelling to Shanghai with the team over LYNK & CO, you can read more about why here. I am very excited to share the theme of the next series which is going to be the futuristic city of Shanghai, I took the liberty to share a few picks from our friends at Unsplash to try a few directions.

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Cover image by Edward He, Nuno Alberto, Marc-Olivier Jodoin and edited with Osore Lightroom Presets.

Source: Abduzeedo Photography