When Sh*t Hits the Fan: Making Your First Documentary in Morocco

Brianna Celestina’s documentary, Pikala Binatna, follows a young Moroccan named Jamal who pursues his lifelong interest in bicycling and becomes an avid mechanic and mentor. In his bicycling endeavors, he co-founds a project in his community called Pikala, created to destroy the social stigma associating the poor with bicycles. To capture his story, Brianna and a

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Our 7 Top Apps for Filmmakers

Filmmaking apps have become an integral piece of equipment for filmmakers in the digital age. Apps make it easy to carry a crew’s worth of expertise and equipment in your pocket. App developers have been creating more advanced and useful tools for filmmakers over the past 10 years and the technology available is incredible (and

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Our Top 8 Filmmaking Templates

Paperwork may not serve as the glamorous, sought-after side of filmmaking, but it is necessary bureaucracy from which successful filmmaking abounds. From releases to director’s sheets and everywhere in between, having the right template supports the functions of every department and each member your crew. Though these types of forms often feel repetitive or tedious

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Astonishing: Our 3 Top Films at SXSW 2018

In a whirlwind of enchanting technological and media-focused chaos, the South by Southwest Tradeshow (AKA “SXSW“) once again failed to disappoint loyal, die-hard film enthusiasts. Annually, the sensational tradeshow based in Austin, Texas delivers news, discussion, trailers, and even debuts of upcoming films. Surprisingly, the films featured represent a fair distribution of both commercial and

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