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INDY FILMMAKER, Noah Kadner SHOOTS FORMOSA, VINTAGE 1950

INDY FILMMAKER, Noah Kadner SHOOTS FORMOSA, VINTAGE 1950

Director Noah Kadner recently shot his debut feature, Formosa, a period comedy about a hapless group of social guidance filmmakers, with Panasonic's AJ-SDX900 DVCPRO Cinema camcorder. An independent project from High Road Productions (Los Angeles, CA), with Anita M. Cal producer, Formosa will go out to potential distributors and have a limited festival run beginning later this year.

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Noah Kadner
Indie Film & Documentary
James Kelty: Indie & Documentary Filmmaker

James Kelty: Indie & Documentary Filmmaker

James Kelty has always considered himself more of a writer-director than an editor. But in today's ever changing production world, Jim recently found himself without the editor with whom he'd worked for years. It was at this point that he began calling longtime friend and Creative Cow co-founder, Ron Lindeboom, asking which way should he go to remain competitive. Ron encouraged Jim that he was a great storyteller and that editing would come natural to him using today's tools. Jim, as a writer-director whose past projects have included "mega-wall" three big-screen spreads for the California State Museum in Sacramento and whose recent projects have included documentaries with Danny Glover narrating, found that editing has come naturally thanks to his friends at the Cow. Today, Jim participates in a wide range of Cow forums and helps lead in our Indie Film & Documentaries forum. Here is his story...

People / Interview
James Kelty
Indie Film & Documentary
No-Budget Digital Filmmaking: How to Create Professional-Looking Video for Little or No Cash

No-Budget Digital Filmmaking: How to Create Professional-Looking Video for Little or No Cash

Gary Belcher takes a look at No-Budget Digital Filmmaking: How to Create Professional-Looking Video for Little or No Cash published by McGraw Hill. Gary concludes his review with ''the greater value of this book is as a general instruction guide and how to (or not to) tutorial..''

Review
Gary Belcher
Indie Film & Documentary
Des Owen reviews: Practical DV Filmmaking by Russell Evans

Des Owen reviews: Practical DV Filmmaking by Russell Evans

Des Owen takes a thorough look at a new book called, Practical DV Filmmaking by Russell Evans and published by Focal Press and determines that this is the sort of book you want to read from cover to cover and then dip into from time to time for reference.

Review
Des Owen
Indie Film & Documentary
Screenwriter Caroline Thompson recalls Edward ScissorhandsScreenwriter Caroline Thompson recalls Edward Scissorhands

Screenwriter Robert Olague interviews screenwriter Caroline Thompson about her screenplay for Edward Scissorhands, working with Tim Burton, and how she got started in Hollywood. Today, following the interview, she has gone on to direct, produce and write for her own films like Hallmarks Snow White: The Fairest of Them All.

People / Interview
Robert Olague
Indie Film & Documentary
Building Your House: A lesson in building a script

Building Your House: A lesson in building a script

Noted screenwriter, Rob Gregory-Browne compares writing a screenplay to building a house. ''You can't build a house without a solid foundation and you can't build a solid foundation without a foolproof set of plans.'' In this article, Rob gives CreativeCOW members tips on building your screenplay.

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Rob Gregory-Browne
Indie Film & Documentary
Anatomy of a Logline

Anatomy of a Logline

Noted screenwriter, Rob Gregory-Browne gives CreativeCOW members tips for creating a logline for your freshly written script. Learn how to 'sell' that script and how to submit it. This is the second in a Screenwriters series here at the Cow and is offered as part of our new Screenwriters forum here at the COW.

Tutorial
Rob Gregory-Browne
Indie Film & Documentary
Creating Characters that Jump off the Page

Creating Characters that Jump off the Page

Noted screenwriter, Rob Gregory-Browne gives CreativeCOW members tips for creating characters that live to an audience. Rob discusses ways to make your characters believable. This is the first in a Screenwriters series here at the Cow and is offered as part of our new Screenwriters forum here at the COW.

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Rob Gregory-Browne
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