filmmaking

Final Draft screenwriting software goes to 11

Of all the fascinating apps to be found out in the wild I’m especially enamored of Final Draft. It’s an app dedicated to writing and developing screenplays and it has stood the test of tim

Flowbox is a tool that makes it easy to build special effects

What do you get when you connect a bunch of filmmakers with a bunch of programmers? Something like Flowbox. Flowbox, which began life as a unique object-oriented programming language for visual effect
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Mobile phone filmmaking

My friends and I collaborate on independent films in our spare time to break the monotony of daily

Quest to depict CG sperm leads to real biological advances

An effort to make a 3D animated sperm for a short film has ended up producing a model of unprecedented detail and considerable scientific value. If you were ever curious what goes on inside those thin

An AI project can tell you when the cow goes “Moo”

A new project from Disney Research can recognize various objects in videos — cows, cars, very small rocks — and add appropriate sounds — “Mooo!”, “Vroom!”, a

Pinscreen launches with high-tech distractions for a nerve-wracking election

Pinscreen says it has developed a system for generating what can be photorealistic three-dimensional images from a single scan. While the technology's current applications involved distorted faces for

Casey Neistat’s Beme launches Exit Poll, an app to share who you voted for and why

Beme, the social media app founded by Casey Neistat, is getting involved in the election by launching an app called Exit Poll. The concept is simple: You download the app, tap who you are voting for (

ScriptBook uses AI to pull great movie scripts from the slush pile

While not every movie can be Mr. Lovejoy, robots can now help producers find great films by sorting and scoring scripts based on actors, plot, and endings. Think of it as a robotic replacement for the

BBC: And then we strapped a helicopter rig to an elephant

Imagine being part of the BBC's natural history unit, traveling the world to create some of the world's most beautiful documentaries. Sounds like a dream job, right? I sat down with Huw Cordey, the pr

Meet Tom Lowe, The Filmmaker Who Talked Back To The Pirate Bay

On June 6, 2012, <a target="_blank" href="http://timescapes.org/products/default.aspx">filmmaker Tom Lowe found his film, Timescapes</a>, on <a target="_blank" href="http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/733