This week at the ImageMaker, we're taking an in-depth look at the incredible BAFTA Guru Series...
Filmmakers, get your hard hats ready because we 're about to hit a goldmine of information. Always a reliable source of media news, the fine folks over at BAFTA have stepped up their indie film game with their inspirational Guru website. There are a few ways to navigate through the wealth of knowledge featured here, so we'll break it down by category...
An impressive collection of articles and videos where filmmakers discuss the art of their craft. This alphabetically browsable database features enlightening interviews, lectures, Q+A's, and career retrospectives from both major names and indie filmmakers.
Find yourself interested in a particular style of article? Browse here for a collection of filmmakers featured in each series...
Academy Lectures | Big Questions | Conversations | Masterclasses | Screening Q+A's | Topical Debates
This section focuses in on the various positions of production, providing you with video, audio, and text articles having to do with the aspect of filmmaking that interests you.
Acting | Animation | Cinematography | Costume+Makeup | Directing | Docs+Factual | Editing | FX+Design | Games | Producing | Screenwriting | Sound+Music
Short filmmakers rejoice, we have arrived at the Promised Land! Seriously. Check it out. All of it.
Top Tips for Short Filmmakers | Shorts Festivals+Competitions | Watch BAFTA-winning Shorts
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Featuring tips, how-to's, practical advice, and so much more, the official GURU Blog covers a wide range of creative and film-specific topics for your learning pleasure.
And there you have it fellow ImageMakers, our roadmap to a site that keeps on giving. Find these sites + more in our ever-growing filmmaker resource archives. Don't forget to check back soon for more filmmaking finds!
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We're just 13 days away from the closing of our submission period and I must comment that I'm thoroughly impressed by what I've seen so far. Not only is this a festival of shorts, but the films are clearly a celebration of the final image. We believe that a filmmaker has not only the opportunity, but also the responsibility, to leave audiences with a confirmation of its theme. And what better medium to make that clear than shorts. We know you have a film, or know someone who has a film, so if its had an audience less than it deserved, you have the responsibility to make sure its submitted. It's FREE.
Looking forward to a great festival!
-Monte Patterson, TFI
Released Memorial Day weekend, the most competitive time for summer movies, Maleficent had a big opening. But whereMaleficent proved its popularity was in its staying power: it spent eight weeks in the Top 10 and had a higher multiplier (a good estimate of a movie’s success after opening weekend) than Transformers. Yet, unlike many of the films Maleficent bested at the box office, critics pegged it as a children’s movie, then quickly discounted it.They shouldn’t have. The success of Maleficent, fronted by Angelina Jolie, proves there is a substantial market for films featuring women who are strong, complicated, and front-and-center.”
Author: JJ Perkins
We are knee deep in screening submissions and many are excellent. This will certainly be a great show. Send us your shorts. It doesn't matter what genre, level of experience, or topic. We're looking for talent and inspired work. Is your short film longer than 12 minutes? Send it anyway. The worst we can say is NO, but not before watching it. Your audience awaits and that $1,000 prize is going to the film they love the most.
MOVIES ARE STILL COMING OUT IN THEATERS, FOLKS. And as per usual, the independent circuit seems to be the most interesting in terms of releases. One of the movies this week happens to be an absolute favorite of mine, and perhaps one of my favorites of the year. Let’s get into it so I can zoom past all the poor looking stuff!
Maria watches (experiences) Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" and marvels at its craft and how it influenced modern filmmakers, as well as Kubrick's style for its horrific and fascinating reasons.
How Did Eren Celeboglu Get Zach Braff to Star in His First Short Film?
In the months leading up to our short film festival (submissions now welcome!), The Final Image will be talking to filmmakers both inside and out of the industry, amateurs and professionals who have made their own short films while pursuing feature film work.
This week, we got in touch with Eren Celeboglu, a writer and director who got his chops working on the beloved NBC sitcom Scrubs. After majoring in English and creative writing at Hobart College, Eren moved to Los Angeles where he worked in the mailroom of a boutique literary agency that represented writers and directors. After getting work for a motion picture literary agent, Eren began to understand the day-to-day business of screenwriting, watching writers deliver scripts they had been paid for or listening to them pitch over the phone to his boss. “I thought to myself, I can do that,” he says.
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