Avid Unveils "New Thinking" Strategy

Today editing software company Avid has made a major announcement of "new thinking" regarding the pricing and delivery of its editing software.

Triggerstreet Analyzes Style of "Cinematic Storytelling"

Writers-- check out this short article by Mystery Man", which takes screenplay pages from four films and discusses how the writing style is cinematic. (Another great source for such practical screenwriting advice is John August's blog.)

Jen Arzt: Program Director of Script Frenzy!

They might not admit it, but every writer needs a muse. And that's just what Script Frenzy! is trying to be-- on a large scale. This free, month-long writing event pits you against a thirty-day deadline where your goal is to deliver at least 100 pages of screenplay. Filmmaker.com interviewed Jen Arzt, Script Frenzy's Program Director, to find out more.

FM.C: What is Script Frenzy?

How Cuts Are Remembered....

An interesting little blog entry on how changing camera angles and cutting between them can disorient a viewer when contrasted with physical movement of the camera. Kind of a cool read about how coverage can affect a viewer's perception and memory of a spacial layout.

Mark Kennedy: President and CEO of Greyfirst Corporation/Celtx

There's a company in Newfoundland, Canada where software engineers have re-imagined the potential for the pre-production process. They are the masterminds behind Celtx, the world's first free and open source pre-production program. A cutting-edge program that includes an ever improving screenwriting feature which is quickly becoming as easy to use as their propriety counterparts and definitely more international. Filmmaker.com got a chance to interview Mark Kennedy, the President and CEO of Celtx and Greyfirst Corporation, and discuss this little program that could and now does.

FM.C: Can you tell me how Celtx came about?

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