First Deaf/Blind Actor

Joe Randeen/ Films, Industry, Storytelling, Videos

I’m a big fan of OMELETO, a YouTube Channel featuring some of the best short films.  This morning I spent some time looking through some of the films and I came across FEELING THROUGH, a story of a deaf/blind man and a homeless teen.  First of all, it’s a very touching movie but what really impacted me was a documentary that followed entitled – Connecting the Dots.  Connecting the Dots is a documentary

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Soderbergh films movie on iPhone

Joe Randeen/ Industry, News & Thoughts

Filmmakers have been using iPhones for years now.  It’s a convenient and inexpensive way to film movies.  The quality has increased as well as the availability of accessories. BeastGrip is a great resource for lenses and camera rigs. FiLMiC Pro is a fantastic phone app that will give your phone a lot of extra for filming, at the price of a fast food dinner for two. We use smartphones in our courses

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Motion Smoothing

Joe Randeen/ Industry, News & Thoughts, Uncategorized

Motion Smoothing Is Ruining Cinema If you are a lover of movies/film, this is something you should be aware of.  Chances are, most people have not heard of Motion Smoothing.  I came across this interesting article on the subject. Motion Smoothing Is Ruining Cinema: Filmmakers hate it. Viewers do, too. So why is it the default setting on almost every new TV in America?  If you have ever wondered why TV’s look

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How Easy Is Editing?

Joe Randeen/ Editing, Industry, News & Thoughts, Techniques, Videos

Far too often I run across people who think that what we do, as editors, is really easy and if you have a good software it’s even easier.  Nothing could be farther from the truth. This is probably the first thing students discover when they enter my classroom. Granted, this is a universal truth, that nothing is easy if you don’t have the proper training and experience. Editing is about STORYTELLING.  Thus,

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Film Crew Positions And Why All Jobs on a Movie Set Matter

Joe Randeen/ Industry

This article is excerpted from No Film School.  To read the entire article please follow the link at the bottom. By George Edelman You’ve heard it takes a village. Well, when it comes to making movies, or any kind of film and video content, it takes more than a village. It takes a video village! Sorry that was awful. The village on a production is a film crew. Sometimes small crews, sometimes massive

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