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  1. A collection of some of the best movies in Cinematography. Feel free to add your own choices: Terence Malik’s Days of Heaven shot by one of the greatest CinemTographers ever, Nestor Almendros
  2. Her, by Hoyte Van Hoytema https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ne6p6MfLBxc
  3. The Red Shoes (1948), shot by Jack Cardiff in Technicolour.
  4. This is an excellent resource here from Jonny Elwyn. Understanding the FCPx magnetic timeline. for editing video., It starts from the basics and has a comprehensive writeup and video tutorials. "Before we go much further it makes sense to translate a bit of FCPX terminology: Library = Project | Event = Bin | Project = Sequence | Primary Storyline = Track 1 | Secondary Storyline = Other Tracks/Group of Clips | Roles = Tracks if you had stayed organised* | Compound Clips = Nested Group of Clips |"
  5. and here’s another one from Sound Snap blog. use the Primary storyline as an island of null gap and build your edit around it. https://blog.soundsnap.com/2018/03/09/understanding-final-cut-pro-x-magnetic-timeline/
  6. https://youtu.be/_qOy4qOO7KM
  7. We feel for documentary filming we need excellent support for audio, zoom-lenses and auto-focus all in a compact form factor. Often we dont have the time to change lenses while shooting so a good zoom is essential. Recording audio in-camera reduces crew size, keeps costs affordable and editing faster with no time lost for syncing. The Panasonic 4K Professional Camcorder HC-X1E is thus an excellent choice. LEICA DICOMAR 4K Lens 24mm Wide-Angle / 20x optical zoom 1.0-type (inch) 4K Sensor 4K24p, UHD 60p/50p, FHD 60p/50p recording Professional Functions Triple manual rings / XLR audio input
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    Good Camcorders for Documentary

    Panasonic joins the game with 4k 10 bit camcorder the AG-CX350 Shoots 4k 10bit 422 MOV 1inch sensor. 20X Zoom : 24.5 mm to 490 mm F2.8-F4.5 Shoots 50fps in 4k and 100 fps in HD.
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    Good Camcorders for Documentary

    Sony's PXW-Z280 can shoot 4k 4:2:2 10 bit and has 17x Optical Zoom. World's first 1/2-type 3CMOS Sensor for broadcast 4K The Z280’s all-new Exmor R™ imager is custom-designed for broadcast 4K acquisition. Its three 1/2-type Exmor R™ CMOS deliver a deep depth of field with superb image quality. Red, blue, and green light are independently captured by separate image sensors, contributing to high resolution, high sensitivity of F12 (59.94p) and wide dynamic range. An advanced LSI (featuring intelligent noise reduction, enhanced detail reproduction and distortion correction technologies) delivers remarkably lifelike 4K 4:2:2 10-bit images. Even if you’re delivering in HD, your recordings will capture detail and image texture that HD sensors simply cannot see. 17x professional HD zoom lens with three independent rings with end-stop and large focal length The PXW-Z280 is equipped with a 17x professional zoom lens able to zoom from 30.3mm to 515mm (35mm equivalent). The 1/2-inch type lens has three independent control rings with end-stop, which allows manual control of focus, zoom and iris, making for better and faster adjustment. The image can be enlarged without any picture degradation in HD mode and 34x times zoom equivalent image is captured with sensor cropping extender. Spectacular HDR performance Demand for HDR content is increasing and Z280 offers you a choice of two powerful workflows. S-Log3 is the proven choice for premium applications where you wish to capture as much data as possible for the ultimate flexibility in grading Instant HDR Workflow is all about speed. Shoot, edit and view content in Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) to deliver content quickly without compromising on imaging expression and quality of content Details here.
  10. The Disney ABC Writing Program Created in 1990 in partnership with the Writers Guild of America West (WGAw), the Disney | ABC Writing Program is based in Los Angeles. Widely recognized as one of the entertainment industry’s most successful writing programs, the one-year program’s primary goal is to connect participants to their first staff writing positions, via Disney │ ABC Television Group (DATG) series. Staffing is not guaranteed. The program has launched the careers of many established and award-winning writers, producers and showrunners for hit shows across the broadcast, cable and streaming platforms, including: Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Psych and more. It also was the starting point for show creators such as: Veena Sud (The Killing; Seven Seconds), Jane Espenson (Warehouse 13) and Erica Montolfo-Bura (Zoe Ever After). The Disney | ABC Writing Program remains the only program of its kind designed under terms approved by the WGAw. About the Writing Program The twelve-month Program begins in February and ends in January of the following year. Please note that time frames are subject to change. For at least the first month of the Program, writers participate in a curriculum designed to better prepare them for staffing consideration. Past activities have included: workshops led by veteran television writers, producers and Program alumni; improvisational workshops; and networking mixers with executives. The Program also provides engagement with executives, producers and literary representatives, designed to facilitate relationships that can prove invaluable in developing a television writing career. Writers become employees of Disney│ABC Television Group (DATG) and will be paid a weekly salary of $961.54 ($50,000 annualized) plus any applicable benefits for which they are eligible in accordance with the then-current Company benefits. The one-year program begins in February and ends in February of the following year. Please note that time frames are subject to change. REQUIREMENTS The Disney | ABC Writing Program application now is a fully online process that requires Internet access and digital files. All application links, instructions and additional information are managed solely through our Facebook page. IMPORTANT: We will not accept any mailed, emailed, faxed or delivered submissions for the Writing Program. All application steps are managed online.
  11. Academy Nicholl Fellowships pplications for the prestigious and lucrative Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting are now open for 2018. This international screenwriting competition awards up to five fellowships of US$35,000 each year. Since 1986, 152 fellowships totalling $4,265,000 have been awarded. Who Can Enter The competition is open to writers based anywhere in the world, regardless of citizenship. All entrants must be aged over 18. Entry scripts must be the original work of one writer, or of two writers who collaborated equally, and must be written originally in English. Translated scripts are not eligible. The fellowships are intended for new and/or amateur screenwriters. In order to be eligible, an entrant’s total earnings for motion picture and television writing may not exceed US$25,000 before the end of the competition. It is a requirement that all fellowship winners complete at least one new feature screenplay in the year of their fellowship (the Academy acquires no rights to the work and will not participate in its marketing or in any other aspects of its commercial future). The Prizes Up to five $35,000 fellowships are awarded each year to promising new screenwriters. In addition to the cash prize, winners of the Nicholl Fellowships will be invited to participate in awards week ceremonies and seminars in November. The successful applications are also expected to receive many networking opportunities to help complete their next script. How to Enter Applicants must submit an original feature film screenplay. This screenplay may be no shorter than 70 pages and no longer than 160 pages. The shortest script to earn its writer an Academy Nicholl Fellowship was 80 pages long; the longest was 153 pages. Screenwriters may enter the 2018 competition up to three times; an entry fee is payable for each separate screenplay. If the script is based on a true story/events, historical or contemporary, the ‘based on true story’ button should be selected within the online application form. Adaptations of any work (other than your own) are not eligible.
  12. CBS Writers Mentorning Program Making an Impact In its fourteen years, a total of 105 emerging diverse writers have graduated from the CBS Writers Mentoring Program. 61 careers have been launched. The goal of the program is to positively impact the presence of diverse writers throughout the industry. How it Works There are many different paths writers can follow to get their first foothold in being hired in television. As part of its ongoing commitment to create additional access for writers of diverse backgrounds CBS’ Diversity Institute has launched a different kind of writers program which highlights one of those paths. The focus of this eight month program is on opening doors: providing opportunities to build relationships with network executives and show runners; to support new and emerging writers in their efforts to improve their craft; and to develop the interpersonal skills necessary to break in and succeed. The Writers Mentoring Program is not employment and there is no monetary compensation. It is, instead, a structured program of career development, support, and personal access to executives and the decision-making processes, with the goal of preparing aspiring writers for later employment opportunities in television. Each participant will be teamed with an executive mentor. A CBS network or studio executive with whom they will meet on a regular basis, to discuss their work, get creative feedback on their material and get advice and support in furthering their career. Once a week, participants will be invited to attend a small workshop-style meeting with various CBS show runners and other industry professionals. Speakers include executive producers, agents, managers, development and current executives and show runners. The purpose of these gatherings is for participants to gain a better understanding of how the business works from many different perspectives as well as creating the opportunity to make critical networking connections. Another important part of the Program is the opportunity for each participant to spend time observing in a writing room, as well as in the CBS current and development departments. Each participant will have help in creating a rigorous career action plan and there will be on-going support in evaluating and achieving those goals. Another important benefit of the Program is the development of a close-knit peer support group that will sustain participants through the program and beyond. The CBS Writers Mentoring Program helps aspiring writers to understand the unwritten rules of breaking in and moving up. It is a combination of mentoring and networking opportunities. Program opportunities such as mentoring, workshops, and observing can be scheduled around participants’ existing work commitments. In order for a participant to get the most out of the Program a meaningful commitment of time and effort are required. It’s been found that in order to derive the greatest benefit from the Program, participants should be available to 1) attend a once a week (evening) workshop and 2) attend meetings or observe in various situations for a minimum of five full days (not necessarily in sequence) over the course of the eight-month Program. Eligibility The primary focus of The CBS Diversity Institute’s Writers Mentoring Program is to provide access and opportunities for talented and motivated diverse writers. Aspiring diverse writers with a strong desire to write for CBS television series are encouraged to apply. You must be 21 or older to be eligible. All completed application materials must be received between March 1, 2018 and May 1, 2018. Any submissions received before March 1st or after May 1st, 2018 will not be considered. No hand delivered submissions will be accepted. Finalists will be notified in mid September 2018 (or such later date as may be determined by CBS). The Program is scheduled to begin in October, 2018 and continues through April 1, 2019. CBS reserves the right to make adjustments to Program schedule. Application Materials ~ Each submission must be complete in order to be considered. A complete application packet includes: Application Letter of Interest Work Resume or Bio Two (2) Writing Samples: one (1) half-hour or one-hour episodic spec script based on a current prime time television series which aired, or was released, during the 2017/2018 season on any network or cable channel, including Netflix, Hulu or Amazon and (1) original work of writing – (original pilot, stage play or short fiction story). Original material should match in tone the spec script. A signed Submission Release form for the writing samples.
  13. NBC Writers On The Verge Writers on the Verge is a program focused on polishing writers and readying them for a staff writer position on a television series. We are looking for writers who are “almost there” but need that final bit of preparation with their writing and personal presentation skills. We particularly encourage writers of diverse backgrounds to apply. The program will consist of weekly evening classes at NBCUniversal in Universal City, CA. Once accepted, students must attend all classes and turn in all written assignments. Classes concentrate on creating exceptional material to enhance their portfolio, and understanding the dynamics of pitching oneself in the television industry. Writers are given the chance to interact with industry players ranging from network executives to show runners to agents and receive valuable feedback on their work and pitch style. Writing assignments on a NBCUniversal television show may be available after successful completion of the program but are not a guarantee. Past participants have gone on to series including “The Blacklist,” “Marlon,” “Community”, “Burn Notice”, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, “White Collar”, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, “Chicago Fire” and “Parenthood.”
  14. Hedgebrook Screenwriters Lab 5 Screenwriters. 2 Mentors. 1 Week. Hedgebrook’s Screenwriters Lab supports five screenwriters in developing their projects over a weeklong residency, with two mentors from the film industry, at our retreat on Whidbey Island, Washington. Through this program, Hedgebrook aims to support the creative process of a diverse group of screenwriters each year, and build a community that harnesses the power of film as a storytelling medium to change the cultural conversation.
  15. Warner Brothers Is Looking Fir Writers Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop describes itself as the premier writing program for new writers looking to start and further their career in the world of television. Graduates of the program include Terrance Winter (Boardwalk Empire), Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives), Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl) and Felicia Henderson (Soul Food). The program has three components: - Lectures: Weekly lectures featuring guest speakers currently working in television and include a mix of showrunners, directors, actors and agents. Each seminar will teach a new skill essential for surviving and excelling in a writers’ room as a staff writer and beyond. - Simulated Writers’ Room: In the winter, the Workshop participants are divided into smaller groups for an intensive writing experience. Each participant will be required to complete a new spec script under the same deadlines found on a show currently in production. How participants perform during this exercise will determine whether they will be chosen for a possible staffing position on a Warner Bros. show. - Staffing: Upon completion of the program studio executives will help participants who pass the Writers’ Room, obtain a staff position on a Warner Bros. television show currently in production.
  16. Rocliffe in partnership with BAFTA, runs the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition & Showcase, an initiative which has connected scores of aspiring British writers and filmmakers with agents, development executives and established industry members such as Lone Scherfig, Amanda Posey, Adam Tandy, Kevin Cecil, Greg Daniels, Stephanie Laing, Andy Patterson, Olivia Hetreed, Paula Milne, Andy Harries, Sue Perkins, Jenni Konner, Christine Langan, Mike Newell, Julian Fellowes, Phil Rosenthal, Elizabeth Karlsen, John Madden, Richard Eyre, David Morrissey and David Parfitt. Our Competitions are specific to each medium (TV, Film, Children's Media, Comedy) and distributed to the industry at large this programme making it the go-to source for new writing talent. Given that all our writers are selected anonymously this initiative is about the voice of the writer - not their age, experience, race or gender.
  17. Wellcome Screenwriting Fellowship in accordance with BFI and Film4 We award this fellowship to a screenwriter whose work is bold, original and authentic. Selected from over 100 names nominated by the film and television industries, Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum) has received the 2017 fellowship in recognition of her remarkable screenwriting talent and distinctive approach to exploring the human condition.
  18. Cassian Elwes Independent Screenwriting Fellowship The Cassian Elwes Independent Screenwriting Fellowship is an annual program designed to encourage and identify new talent in the field of independent cinema by awarding one screenwriter each year with an all-expenses paid trip to the Sundance Film Festival and an opportunity to meet with Producer Cassian Elwes (Lee Daniels' The Butler, Ain't Them Bodies Saints). Each year, The Black List will choose ten screenplays imbued with an independent spirit by unrepresented screenwriters, which will be sent on to Mr. Elwes for his consideration. The short list will be determined in early December and the Fellowship recipient will be selected by Mr. Elwes by calendar year's end.
  19. The Screecraft Screenwriting Fellowship is awesome. Opening for submissions in September. The chosen recipients will receive ongoing professional support and a special trip to Los Angeles for meetings and introductions to key entertainment executives, producers and representatives. To apply, simply submit your feature film script or original television script, along with an optional cover letter here on this application page. Apply now and join a growing community of visionary screenwriters with meaningful connections to Hollywood mentors. Past ScreenCraft Fellowship winners have optioned their projects and signed with top representatives at 3 Arts Entertainment, United Talent Agency, Creative Artists Agency, Anonymous Content, Paradigm Talent Agency, ICM, Bellevue Productions, Plattform and more.
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    Sound Post on Linux

    Audacity is a free, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. The interface is translated into many languages. You can use Audacity to: Record live audio. Record computer playback on any Windows Vista or later machine. Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs. Edit WAV, AIFF, FLAC, MP2, MP3 or Ogg Vorbis sound files. AC3, M4A/M4R (AAC), WMA and other formats supported using optional libraries. Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together. Numerous effects including change the speed or pitch of a recording. Write your own plug-in effects with Nyquist. And more! See the complete list of features.
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    Sound Post on Linux

    Ardour is a heavyweight audio tool that lets you record, edit and mix audio. Great for sound designers, mixing engineers, composers.... Musicians: Being the best tool to record talented performers on actual instruments has always been a top priority for Ardour. Rather than being focused on electronic and pop music idioms, Ardour steps out of the way to encourage the creative process to remain where it always has been: a musician playing a carefully designed and well built instrument. Soundtrack Editors: Sample accurate sync and shared transport control with video playback tools allows Ardour to provide a fast and natural environment for creating and editing soundtracks for film and video projects. Composers: Arrange audio and MIDI using the same tools and same workflow. Use external hardware synthesizers or software instruments as sound sources. From sound design to electro-acoustic composition to dense multitrack MIDI editing, Ardour can help. Audio and MIDI Multi-Track Recording and Editing Any number of tracks and busses. Non-linear editing. Non-destructive (and destructive!) recording. Any bit depth, any sample rate. Dozens of file formats. Plugins with Full Sample Accurate Automation AudioUnit, LV2, LinuxVST and LADSPA formats. FX plugins. Software instruments. MIDI processors. Automate any parameters. Physically manipulate them via control surfaces. Distribute processing across as many (or as few) cores as you want. Transport Sync and External Control Surfaces Best-in-industry sync to MIDI timecode and LTC. Send and receive MIDI Machine Control. Sync with JACK transport and MIDI clock. Dedicated Mackie Control protocol support, pre-defined mappings for many MIDI controllers plus dynamic MIDI learn. Use OSC to drive almost any operation in Ardour. Powerful Anywhere-to-Anywhere Signal Routing Complex signal flows are simple and elegant. Inputs and outputs connect to your hardware and/or other applications. Use sends, inserts and returns freely. Connections can be one-to-many, many-to-one or many-to-many. Tap signal flows at any point. If you can't connect in the way you want with Ardour, it probably can't be done. Video Timeline Import a single video and optionally extract the soundtrack from it. Display a frame-by-frame (thumbnail) timeline of the video. Use a Video-monitor window, or full-screen display, of the imported video in sync with any of the available ardour timecode sources. Lock audio-regions to the video: Move audio-regions with the video at video-frame granularity. Export the video, cut start/end, add blank frames and/or mux it with the soundtrack of the current-session. Ardour Is Open Ardour is an open source, collaborative effort of a worldwide team including musicians, programmers, and professional recording engineers. Development is transparent — anyone can watch our work as it happens. Like a good piece of vintage hardware, you can open the box and look inside. Of course, you don't have to … but one day the fact that anybody can will be useful. This openness forces a kind of integrity on the project that is hard to find in proprietary software, and helps us to focus on issues and features that matter to our users rather than stuff that just looks good in advertisements.
  22. For 3D modelling and effects, there is Blender. Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. Supports rendering, modelling, animation, VFX, simulation, pipeline integration, game creation, video editing, scripting, etc.
  23. For some of us more inclined to work on Linux for film making, there are plenty of professional quality tools available. If we start with Non Linear Editing: kdenlive : Kdenlive is an acronym for KDE Non-Linear Video Editor. It is primarily aimed at the GNU/Linux platform but also works on BSD and MacOS. It is currently being ported to Windows as a GSOC project. Kdenlive is an open source video editor. The project was started around 2003. Kdenlive is built on Qt and the KDE Frameworks libraries. Most of the video processing is done by the MLT Framework, which relies on many other open source projects like FFmpeg, frei0r, movit, ladspa, sox, etc… Our software was designed to answer most needs, from basic video editing to professionnal work. Kdenlive is developed by a small team and new contributors are welcome. Supports FFMpeg, ProRes, H.264, AVCHD, DNxHD, DIVX, HDV, Quicktime Suppports multi track video editing, any audio/video format, configurable interface and shortcuts, extensive titler, supports many effects and transitions, audio and video scopes, proxy editing, atomatic backups, keyframeable effects, etc.
  24. Then there is Jahshaka for compositing as well. Jahshaka is bringing you the future of immersive digital content creation. It combines a virtual desktop with a powerful asset management system and a immersive 3d content creation engine with full VR support. Jahshaka is free software, developed as an open source project under the GPL licence, and is designed to run on Windows, OsX and Linux. Core features and functionality Powerful project management virtual desktop 3D animation with per object timelines Made for VR – Integration with Oculus Rift, other devices coming soon Bezier and linear animation at the object and world level Asset management module with online integration Particle effect system Physics engine with collisions Full assortment of lights with shadows Material and shader engine Reflection and refraction 2D and 3D texture support 3D hi-res skyboxes Support for a wide variety of 3D objects Post processing capabilities for aliasing, blurs and more Publish to the web using the JahWorld API