With over eight million total YouTube views and 14 international awards, not to mention discovering Outlander’s Sophie Skelton, the indie fantasy series Ren: The Girl with the Mark has made quite an impact. While the team raise funding for new episodes on Kickstarter, we talk to director and co-creator Kate Madison to find out how the series came to life.
Red Giant chats with Sandwich Video’s Adam Lisagor (founder, president), Zach Hobesh (head of post) and Jeff Hodges (post coordinator) - here’s what they have to say about producing commercials for some of hottest startups on the scene.
The Force Is Strong With This One: First Time Writer/Director, Jamie Buckner, Tells What He Learned From The Masters (Article/Interview)
Jamie Buckner, writer/director of Split, set to be released through Gravitas Ventures on August 2 digitally on iTunes, Amazon, and VUDU, has had the opportunity to work with a film fan’s wet dream of who’s who in Hollywood, from Stephen Spielberg (The BFG, Bridge of Spies) and Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street, Hugo) to Cameron Crowe (Roadies, Aloha) and Nora Ephron (Julie & Juila, You've Got Mail). Jamie answers a few questions about lessons learned from these titans of the silver screen and how he applied them to making his first feature.
As a huge horror fan, I was pretty intrigued when I saw Shudder pop up on Amazon as an optional subscription service. The catalog of films available for streaming immediately impressed me – it goes leaps and bounds beyond Netflix in terms of actual quality films that a horror fan would want to see.
Filmmaking is a storytelling process. But what do you do when you can’t find the right story to tell? Sometimes it’s just a matter of getting out there and letting the story come to you. As a filmmaker, there’s nothing more frustrating than feeling like you don’t have a story to tell. When I was a kid, this wasn't a problem. Back then, I made movies for the pure joy of it. I wasn't thinking ahead to the third act. The stories just happened, one moment after another.
BattleKasters is a geolocation adventure game linked to specific locations. Jeremy Hanke met with Alane Adams to discuss how BattleKasters connects to her fantasy novels.