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,...
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...

Shazam Bugs Your Life

I recent­ly saw the new Star Trek movie with my wife (we enjoyed it quite a bit) and in the pre-movie adver­tis­ing there was an advert with a Shaz­am logo on it and if you tagged the ad audio using your Shaz­am app it would hook you up to a store site so you could...
Sony FS100 Review

Sony FS100 Review

The Super-35mm sen­sor Sony FS100 video cam­era has been out on the mar­ket for sev­er­al weeks now and yet there still seems to be con­fu­sion and a lack of good hands-on mate­r­i­al. Prob­a­bly because those that have the cam­era are hav­ing so much fun shoot­ing...