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Autumn Film Challenge!

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 25, 2017, 2:15 AM
Happy Autumn, deviants! To celebrate the seasons, I've decided to initiate a new quarterly project: a film challenge. Every season will start a new challenge with a new theme related to the season. For those of you in the Upside Down (Southern Hemisphere), you will follow the theme, but not need to worry about the season. 

What do you need to do?
Create a short film that is between 1 and 3 minutes in length following the theme: LETTING GO (can be live-action or animation)
Ensure that you have permission to use all materials in the film (visuals, audio) and that it follows deviantART guidelines
Upload the film to the Film & Animation Gallery (Not a submitting member of the film community? Here's how to apply: FAQ #842: How do I become a submitting member of the film community?
Write in the description that the film is for the Autumn Film Challenge
Send Cinestress a note with a link to your entry so she can put it in a folder for judging

Deadline: December 21, 2017

Prizes:
ALL films created will receive:
A feature from Cinestress 

The BEST film will receive:
A 3-month premium membership from Cinestress 

To assist you along the way, there will be a series of blogs discussing how to get a short film made with extremely limited resources. The most important part of this challenge is to have fun!

Want to donate a prize or help judge films? Note Cinestress with what you want to offer!

Go forth and make movie magic!

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Kino McFarland
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United States
Hello! I'm Kino. I love all things dark and spooky, but I tend to love the cute and cuddly, too. I am an award-winning horror film director, author, and an equestrian. As a lover of literature and film, I spend most of my time among books and movies, but I also volunteer at a horse rescue. Feel free to message me about any of my work!

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Autumn Film Challenge!

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 25, 2017, 2:15 AM
Happy Autumn, deviants! To celebrate the seasons, I've decided to initiate a new quarterly project: a film challenge. Every season will start a new challenge with a new theme related to the season. For those of you in the Upside Down (Southern Hemisphere), you will follow the theme, but not need to worry about the season. 

What do you need to do?
Create a short film that is between 1 and 3 minutes in length following the theme: LETTING GO (can be live-action or animation)
Ensure that you have permission to use all materials in the film (visuals, audio) and that it follows deviantART guidelines
Upload the film to the Film & Animation Gallery (Not a submitting member of the film community? Here's how to apply: FAQ #842: How do I become a submitting member of the film community?
Write in the description that the film is for the Autumn Film Challenge
Send Cinestress a note with a link to your entry so she can put it in a folder for judging

Deadline: December 21, 2017

Prizes:
ALL films created will receive:
A feature from Cinestress 

The BEST film will receive:
A 3-month premium membership from Cinestress 

To assist you along the way, there will be a series of blogs discussing how to get a short film made with extremely limited resources. The most important part of this challenge is to have fun!

Want to donate a prize or help judge films? Note Cinestress with what you want to offer!

Go forth and make movie magic!

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DD Suggestion Guidelines

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:14 AM by Cinestress:iconcinestress:




The following are guidelines for sending me Daily Deviation Suggestions. If you don't know what a Daily Deviation is, please check out the following FAQ.

:bulletred: I only accept Film & Animation gallery work. I cannot feature any others! :bulletred:

:bulletred: Work cannot go against DeviantArt's submission guidelines. Most notably, the film or animation must not contain copyrighted audio. The creator must have WRITTEN PERMISSION to use the audio.
:bulletred: Films and animations must be over ten seconds long and preference will be given to completed work.
:bulletred: Films must showcase good technical skill in audio production and cinematography.
:bulletred: A good story is secondary but equally as important.
:bulletred: Animated films must showcase significant skill with the 12 basic principles of animation.
:bulletred: Copyrighted visuals are unacceptable.
:bulletred: Send suggestions in a note with ONE thumbnail!

Work to keep an eye out for:
Short documentaries
Short narrative films (any genre)
Experimental films





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The Gatekeepers are a Lie

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 1:00 PM by Cinestress:iconcinestress:
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Art in the Professions Week



filmmaker sagittarius by lenin-grad

Are you an “aspiring” filmmaker? Well, stop that. There is no need to aspire to be any form of artist in this day and age. Just grab a camera and shoot something. Afraid you don’t have the right gear? Do not worry about it. The film  Tangerine, which is an award-winning feature directed by Sean Baker, was shot entirely on an iPhone. With the cameras on all our devices in our pockets these days, you can make a film with anything. If you can’t work with what you have available to you, what makes you think you’ll be able to work with a RED or an Arri?

Thanks to modern technology, anyone can become a filmmaker. There is no need to go to film school with the thousands of books, blogs, and videos available online. However, film school is definitely a way to learn the ropes of storytelling for cinema. It’s just not necessary. The best way to become a filmmaker is to practice making films. Naturally, your first films are not going to be very good. That is just a fact of life. The more you make, however, the better you will get.

By the time I was in film school, I had already made at least six short films. A person I worked with at the video store was shocked that I had already made some films. He seemed to not believe that anything without a budget and shot on a camcorder counted. Since they weren’t shot on film, the intention of the projects is what makes them films. Don’t let anyone tell you that you aren’t a filmmaker because your film was shot on video. The medium is just a means to an end these days.

Woman with the Movie Camera by buzillo



So now that we’ve covered the fact that you can be a filmmaker if you just start making films, how do you become a professional? Surely, being a professional is not as simple as just calling yourself one. By definition, a professional is someone who earns a living from the activity. Earning a living in film is a difficult process, but it’s not impossible. There are many ways to becoming a professional. Some people start by being a production assistant (paid or unpaid). Getting that first gig in the industry is just about knowing someone who will let you on set. From there, you can meet more people. Keeping up your work ethic will keep you well-liked and get you hired again.

Now what if you want to be considered a professional, but you aren’t working on other people’s sets? Unfortunately, that’s a tough way to go and I don’t recommend avoiding other people’s sets. However, it’s not impossible because modern technology, again, has changed the landscape. Because of the internet, the idea of film gatekeepers no longer exists. Distribution is where money is earned in film and there are many ways to distribute your film. You can put it on Youtube and attempt to earn ad revenue. Vimeo, Amazon, and many other websites now offer professional ways to self-distribute for Video-On-Demand services. You could also hope to be picked up by the more traditional avenues after pitching your project to them, but unless you are a seasoned veteran, those avenues are likely to ignore you. Nowadays, it’s better to get some kind of backing from self-distribution first just to show the traditional routes that you are capable of capturing an audience.

Long story short, use the internet to your advantage. You don’t need to move to LA to get your foot in the door anymore and the gatekeepers to becoming a professional no longer exist. You can do it all on your own. You don’t need anyone’s permission. Go forth and make movie magic!

I'm gonna shoot you! by Cinestress


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AwwThanks so much for the llama! Here, you have one too! ~ Llama Rose Eye Gleam Emoticon 
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happy Birthday
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Thank you!
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Happy Birthday! :D
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