Finished film: Every Day Dreaming

6 months. 103 shots. 84 foley sounds. 2 minutes. This is David Johnson's detailed, albeit brief, teen-life opus.

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"SOS Slaves" digital game challenges youth to help end sex trafficking

One of the other amazing projects I am helping with at the BAVC Producers Institute is "SOS Slaves," a web-based game that will educate and activate young people on the issue of sex trafficking around the world.  Building upon "Sands of Silence" a powerful documentary about sex trafficking by filmmaker Chelo Alvarez-Stehle, "SOS Slaves" will inform youth about the various forms of sex trafficking through the stories of different

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May 11, 2009 - New School/Old School blog #3

Here is another guest blog from Larry Templeton.

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Virtual meeting with Claudia Linden at the Producers Institute at BAVC in San Francisco

I've been in San Francisco since Saturday participating in the awesome Producers Institute, organized by the Bay Area Video Coalition.  The Producers Institute is an intense week bringing together documentary filmmakers, technologists, activists and educators to brainstorm new forms of participatory media for social change.  I feel very lucky to be here as a "Mentor" representing Global Kids .

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Factory Films @ 2009 SFIFF

On Saturday, May 2nd, two Factory films premiered at the 2009 San Francisco International Film Festival. Held at the Kabuki Theater, Sydney Matterson's Youth Voices '08 and Yianeth Saenz's El Pan de Cada Dia were a part of SFIFF's "Youth Bring the Truth " shorts series.

Youth Voices 08, directed by Sydney Matterson (2009)

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color tools - DV Rebel's Guide

Hey there,

Here are two websites featured in the DV Rebel's Guide, useful for setting color schemes and color grading.

 Check it out!


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Apple(Command) Key V. Ctrl Key

Time for some mindless and pointless banter.

What finger do you use to press the Apple Key?

The Apple Key and the Ctrl Key on a PC are not equals. The Ctrl Key is located conveniently at the extension of the pinky when frees your left wrist to swivel and hit whatever key you like on that half of the keyboard without your right hand leaving the mouse.

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Get Tickets now for D&P bus tour 5.9.09. Limited seats available.

All Aboard!!  We can’t leave without you!!!  5.9.09

It’s Dog & Pony Show™ Bus tour time again. Tickets for this cherished educational  and networking event are NOW ON SALE. Limited number of tickets, we can’t squeeze any more on the on the bus.  If you think you want to go, do it now.

“Where are we going, what are we doing?”

Join us as we visit 9 production-related businesses in The North Bay; Mill Valley to Petaluma.

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The DV Rebel's Guide To Making Killer Action Movies On The Cheap

No, this is not the guide. This is a recommendation for a book that provides awesome visual effects advice and some tips and tricks and even gives you a few custom made Aftereffects projects and expressions for making bullet flashes and cool stuff.

The DV Rebel's Guide To Making Killer Action Movies On the Cheap

by Stu Maschwitz

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