Robert Rodriquez in 10 mins. tell you how to make a film without a lot of money!
Friday, August 22, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
In the new version of Adobes Audition 2014 they have added a nice feature for aligning your audio. check it out.
Audio post via Dropbox for your next project? www.binaryrecordingstudio.com
Audio post via Dropbox for your next project? www.binaryrecordingstudio.com
Friday, June 13, 2014
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Picasso’s life shows that being true to your vision doesn’t mean sacrificing success. He took a profound risk in his art, and it didn’t end his career – it made it.
1. Blaze your own path
In her book Picasso, Gertrude Stein wrote, “To complicate things in a new way, that is easy, but to see things in a new way, that is really difficult, everything prevents one, habits, school, daily life, reason, necessities of daily life, indolence, everything prevents one…”
It’s said that every year 50,000 films are made. How are you going to stand out from the abundantly mass-produced uniformity? Take inspiration from initiatives like Raindance, which was made for innovators by innovators: be daring in your craft.
2. The burial of the dead
Picasso: “People need to be woken up. Their way of identifying things, shattered. Unacceptable images should be created.”
Picasso bludgeoned to death the so-called immutable norms and dogmas of aesthetics and European art that had been stifling artists and starving humanity of the culture and beauty it desperately needed. Filmmakers at this point in history are on the verge of a similar problem, and a similar opportunity.
3. It’s always a good time for a Renaissance
Out of the destruction came a wild and fierce blossoming of creativity that was 20th century art, part of a larger cultural shift of which it’s a rare fortune to be a part of. We’re on the verge of another Renaissance. Why chain yourself down to what is comfortable and known when you can create the future we’re all waiting for?
Picasso in 1956: “I saw that everything had been done. A break was needed to create a revolution and start from scratch. I have put myself at the head of the new movement. The problem is how to go beyond, avoid the object and give artistic expression to the result. All this is my fight to shatter two-dimensional perspective.”
4. The union of art & business
“Art is not made to decorate rooms. It is an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.”
By all means make a profit, but art and film have so much more potential. Revolutionary ideas aren’t marketable? Picasso was filthy, filthy rich. At first he was dismissed as a lunatic, but he continued to put his challenging innovative ideas onto canvas and charged hundreds of thousands of dollars for them, and people paid. Eventually he could draw on a napkin in a restaurant and sell it for thousands on the spot, and along with Van Gogh now holds records for the most expensive paintings ever sold.
Picasso’s friendships, love affairs, the subjects of his portraits, his art dealers, the places he lived, were all extremely intelligent and calculated moves advancing the trajectory of his career. A quick look at his biography and social life reveals the obviousness of why he became so famous. Every aspect of your life can be used to move you forward.
5. Success is no accident
Picasso fabricated a brand of himself as the quintessential artist, and burned it into the psyche of the world: wearing a French beret, a black & white striped shirt, chain smoking and womanizing, demanding astronomical prices for his paintings… But it projected an interesting, cultured, and controversial person who became a celebrity, and whose work became highly sought after. Here’s an invaluable Raindance article on creating a Film Brand Strategy.
Picasso said: “It is not what the artist does that counts. But what he is. Cezanne would never have interested me if he had lived and thought like Jacques-Emile Blance, even if the apple he had painted had been ten times more beautiful. What interests us is the anxiety of Cezanne, the teaching of Cezanne, the anguish of Van Gogh, in short the inner drama of the man.”
6. Exhaust the limits of the possible
Oh and did I mention working your ass off 24/7/365 and pouring every moment of your life into what you love? As the legend goes Picasso was a child-laboring artist and produced a monstrous body of work up until days before his death at 91.
“Every child is an artist. The challenge for the artist is to remain a child.”
But it actually took him three or four decades of hard work to really break through and become famous – that’s an unusually long time, and most of his fame was enjoyed when he was very old.
“I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”
7. In the end there are no rules
He broke every rule he possibly could of the grand tradition of European art. Why? Because he could, and because he felt like it needed to be done.
“I merely try to place the greatest humanity possible in my paintings. It is just as valid if it offends some idolaters of conventional human effigies – they just need to look at themselves a little closer in the mirror. What is a face in truth? What we have in front of us? Inside? Behind?”
“Youth has no age.”
Picasso was of the most talented and successful artists of the 20th century. Those are a few details of his legacy that we can apply to our own lives. I’ll leave the last word to him:
“The essential thing is to do what you want to do.”
Written by Andre Schugt
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
There is a lot of support for documentary films. Here is a list of where the money came from for the docs in Sundance this year LINK
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
At Binary we help many companies with their Video and media web content. Often if you do not follow through with good SEO with your content, it will not produce the outcome you are looking for. Video content done right is one of the best way to present your company. What I have learned is that the quality of your content, is a representation of your company's potential. Here are a few tips that can help you:
1. Quality Check
Ensure your videos are relevant, informative, and rich with content. Don't waste time producing videos that have nothing to do with your brand or service.
Videos demonstrating step-by-step processes or videos expressing opinions about topics can be quite useful. Videos should be fun, memorable, short, and leave the viewer wanting more.
If using a video production company, trust one that understands the importance of these concepts. If you're hesitant of their services, make sure to scan their existing video portfolio in detail for videos that match these qualities.
Capture the potential viewer's attention with a catchy title that contains related key phrases that are relevant to your brand or service. Do some keyword research and find the words that your audience will most likely be searching, but remember to keep the title interesting, not just filled with keywords.
Create a title that will catch the eye of a user. Brainstorm some titles that catch your eye when passing a magazine rack. What compels you to pick up a magazine?
Optimize your video with important key phrases or keywords. Don't use complicated words or terminology that may not be common to the average person.
Refer back to your keyword research and think in terms of what your targeted audience might be searching for when looking to find your brand or service. Tag your video with these terms and consider naming the file of the video with these terms in mind.
4. Description ( very important )
Optimize your video's description with relevant keywords and include a keyword-rich description of your video to allow search engines to index it and rank it higher, and for users to better understand your video before viewing.
Use video as a portal to other content on your site. Upload a couple of videos to portals like YouTube and Vimeo, and consider providing links back to related content and other relevant videos on your site.
Provide transcripts of your videos. Good old HTML content is still a favorite with search engines.
If you want your video to rank well, you need to give the search engines something to index and rank. Surround your videos with on-page copy that can be indexed by search engines.
Keep your video at five minutes or less. The average amount of time a user spends on a YouTube video is around 1 minute 30 seconds. People do not want to sit through a boring video, and most will not do it.
If you have video content that is of long duration, consider breaking it up into smaller pieces and tagging each accordingly, to be more appealing to the viewer. Not only does this make for better viewing pleasure, multiple videos are also better for optimization efforts.
YouTube is now paying close attention to viewership and engagement. It is critical that viewers watch your video for as long as possible.
8. Video Sitemaps
Submit a video sitemap to Google to make sure that the search engine spiders can find your video content and index it accordingly. This is the easiest way for search engines to find your video content.
Take advantage of Google Webmaster Tools for creating a video sitemap. Use important keywords in the anchor text that links to your videos featured on your sitemap.
As video is a great way to generate brand awareness with prospects, take advantage of this opportunity to incorporate your brand and logos into your videos.
10. Embedding Options
Help your video go viral. Allow other users access to the coding that will allow them to embed your video on their website or blog. This can help gain valuable back links and shares that will boost your rankings in search engines.
Submit your video to RSS feeds and syndicate your videos to drive exposure across various online platforms and to optimize your videos even more.
12. Share, Share, Share!
Get on your social networks, look through your email contacts, write on your blogs, and get the hype going. Share your video with everyone, because if you have content worth sharing, it will continue to be shared to grow an expanding audience, and in turn develop more exposure for your brand or service.
Content provided by Alecsy Christensen, thank you!
Monday, January 20, 2014
Brian Newman wrote a interesting article about where the film industry is headed. I tend to agree with his outlook. Its a interesting read: Predicitions
Data is the new oil?
Data is the new oil?
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
There are some great courses that I think you would enjoy. I have been going through the Film studies MIT. Check it out there is a little something for everyone.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
We have some great musicians that record instrumental music in the studio that I believe would be some great material for film use. Here is a company that would enjoy having you sell your music for just that. http://www.raindance.org/soundcheque-how-musicians-get-paid-for-movie-music/