Archive for the 'Film' Category

Cinema Vérité?

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Police Spend All Day Investigating “Murder Scene” That Was Really a Movie Set. [via Gizmodo]

Mitchell Rose: Comedic Short Films

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Mitchell Rose: Comedic Short Films; also on YouTube.

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Deep Note: The THX Sound

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

“I like to say that the THX sound is the most widely-recognized piece of computer-generated music in the world”

All about the THX Sound, at Music Thing.

(By the way, did you know that “Deep Note” is also the name of a 1970s porn soundtrack album? Deep Note: Music of 1970′s Adult Cinema amazon link)

Voyeur Heaven

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Finding interesting video, sound and image files in unprotected directories.

Home Theater?

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

How-To: Build yourself a front projection home theater.

Cinema Bytes

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

Fuckin’ Greeks. :) This page has a listing of sites that offer movie sound files (mostly wav format).

Seven Rules for Making a (Science) Movie

Saturday, March 11th, 2006

These tips by filmmaker David Sington are part of a Nova special on solar neutrinos (The Ghost Particle). Sington, a veteran of more than two dozen science documentaries, believes there are some simple rules for making any movie, even ones that deal with difficult subjects like high-level science.

Storyboard software

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

Springboard is “a free Windows application for easily and quickly sketching and annotating storyboards for film, video, animation, or other dynamic media”.

Sound Everlasting

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

The famous Wilhelm Scream, the ubiquitous Castle Thunder, and a few more tidbits of film sound at Hollywood Lost and Found.

Film Sound Cliches

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

Funny list of cinema sound silliness from

Grow your own Film Poster

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

Create fun customized movie posters from your digital photographs at flagrant disregard (example inside). Many more fun imaging toys here.

Pocket Video

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

Here’s the winner of the Interfilm Berlin Siemens MicroMovie Award for 90-second videos filmed entirely on a mobile phone. (Micromovie Award site, with more winners here). You can find more teeny-tiny films by this guy at (plus lots more) at Undergroundfilm.

2005 International Short Film Festival Berlin

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

Interfilm Berlin Kurzfilm und Verleih (contest entry information page) is accepting entries for short films (up to 20 minutes) until July 15th – no entry fee, it seems. (main site).

The Top 100 Voices in the Movies

Wednesday, May 18th, 2005

Filmcritic ranks the top 100 movie star voices of all time.