Why Not FCPX

Why Not FCPX

You’d think that Final Cut Pro X (FCPX) was a pox-ridden kitten-killing mon­ster, the way some edi­tors and film­mak­ers go to great and painful lengths to avoid it. It isn’t, but the fear, uncer­tain­ty, and doubt (FUD) asso­ci­at­ed with Apple’s non-linear edit­ing...

Continue The Snowbate Program

Dear Hon­or­able Con­fer­ence Com­mit­tee Mem­bers, I am writ­ing today to express my sup­port of the MN Film and TV Board’s Snow­bate pro­gram and urge you to con­tin­ue this vital pro­gram. My name is Jere­my Wilk­er and I am a film­mak­er, small busi­ness own­er,...

Local filmmaking podcast

For over a year I’ve had this idea to do a local/regional pod­cast about the film­mak­ing ecosys­tem and scene here in the Mid­west (the north). Final­ly I just decid­ed to cre­ate the first episode and put it out in the world. You can check it a out over at Film45...

Little Things Make Big Gigs Easier

Look­ing for some end-of-year gift ideas for your favorite film­mak­er (or your­self)? Here are some lit­tle things that will make life eas­i­er or more enjoy­able on-set or in pro­duc­tion or in leisure. Some of these are new, some are old clas­sics. All are super...
Sundance 2014

Sundance 2014

My third year at Sundance definitely meant seeing more familiar faces, more invitations to parties, and the weather was just phenomenal for this Minnesota boy with polar vortex overload. Not even the buggy eWaitlist could get me down for long. Thankfully, the app was...

3 Reasons Your Indie Film Just Got More Expensive

Atten­tion indie film­mak­ers: Your bud­get isn’t near­ly big enough and it just got a lot hard­er to get into iTunes. Why? Acces­si­bil­i­ty, lan­guage, and rat­ing require­ments. 1) As of March 2014, Apple iTunes (and pre­sum­ably oth­ers) will require your film to...