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SPARKS ~ the Power of Media to Ignite Change

SPARKS ~ VOL 11 ~ EARLY OCT 2016

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A Mini-Blog on the Power of Media to Ignite Change ​ INTERVIEW QUOTES Excerpts below are from the book Story Money Impact: Funding Media for Social Change, by Tracey Friesen. This series of nuggets and links is designed to inspire those driven to connect art & activism.   STORY Question:  I’m interested in the motivations of funders of social…

SPARKS ~ the Power of Media to Ignite Change

SPARKS ~ VOL 9 ~ MID JULY 2016

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A Mini-Blog on the Power of Media to Ignite Change ​ INTERVIEW QUOTES Excerpts below are from the book Story Money Impact: Funding Media for Social Change, by Tracey Friesen. This series of nuggets and links is designed to inspire those driven to connect art & activism.   STORY Question:  What advice do you have on how to best…

SPARKS ~ the Power of Media to Ignite Change

SPARKS ~ VOL 8 ~ MID JUNE 2016

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A Mini-Blog on the Power of Media to Ignite Change ​ INTERVIEW QUOTES Excerpts below are from the book Story Money Impact: Funding Media for Social Change, by Tracey Friesen. This series of nuggets and links is designed to inspire those driven to connect art & activism.   STORY Question – What is the immediate power of watching a…

SPARKS ~ the Power of Media to Ignite Change

SPARKS ~ VOL 5

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A Mini-Blog on the Power of Media to Ignite Change ​ INTERVIEW QUOTES Excerpts below are from the book Story Money Impact: Funding Media for Social Change, by Tracey Friesen (released March 2016). This series of nuggets and links is designed to inspire those driven to connect art & activism.   STORY Question – In what ways are you…

TV Outside the Box

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Excerpt from an interview with TOM FONTANA: The Man in the HAZMAT Suit The original trailblazer, Tom Fontana has spent much of his extraordinary 30-year career writing about crime and punishment. Accordingly, I’d be committing a felony by not starting the story of the digital television revolution with him. Not only did he create, write, and produce Oz, the…

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Free-to-Access Film, Video and Postproduction eBooks! Read for free until June 30th.

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A century of knowledge, now at your fingertips THROUGHOUT JUNE Routledge and Focal Press are committed to ensuring that valuable research and content from the past is available in the newest and most accessible formats. As part of this commitment, we have digitized over 15,000 of our older titles that were previously only available in…

Fig. 5.12a The wildtrack log from Sunshine State.

Tallies Gone Wild

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Wildtrack Tally A wildtrack is a piece of sound that has no picture associated with it. We use wildtrack for things like voice over dialog, room tone, sound effects and atmospheric sound. We note wildtrack on the lined script, the facing pages, the editors’ daily report and the script supervisor’s production report. We also list…

FIGURE 6.14 Rolling an Edit in the Timeline.

The Roll Edit with Final Cut Pro X

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Unlike the Ripple edits, which are automatically accessed when the Select tool moves to the edit point, the Roll edit needs to use a special Trim tool if you want to drag the edit. The tool can be accessed from the Tools menu in the Toolbar or by pressing the T key. The Roll edit…

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the BPL

What to Look for When Scouting the Set

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You’ll usually start your scout on the set and then work your way outward from there. Keeping that in mind, let’s start by looking at the set: Stuff. What’s there that you can use? What will be getting in your way? Is there somewhere close by where you can stow the junk you don’t need?…

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Content Marketing, Or How We Can Sell More Of Your Books

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We have  some very exciting news!  Our content site, MasteringFilm, has had some big successes recently!  We have been getting nearly 1/3 of the traffic of www.focalpress.com (despite MasteringFilm just launching in the last year), it’s the #1 Focal Press content site, and it’s the fourth ranked referring website to focalpress.com.  Most importantly, we have been…

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