Of the 43 posts this year, ranging from inspired accomplishments to working through obstacles, here is a selection of favorite subjects covered on this blog.
- Perspectives on Overtime in the Film Industry
Some “pro” and “con” reminders about 12-hours on/off that oft go overlooked outside the union
- Podcasting for Writers
FWD:labs member Eric Szyszka explores another medium that’s found a whole new audience
- Why did Final Cut drop Pro?
When you change too much and alienate your base, Apple places a bet which has pro editors jumping ship
- Defining the Cinemagraph
A whole new look at the GIF animation when the loop is intentional and well-composed
- Even Glodell’s One-of-a-kind “Bellflower”
A great tale of independent filmmaking, even if it means trading a custom flamethrower to bring on a benefactor
- “Don’t Ever Get Off the Bus”
Advice from a director who keeps on churning ’em out, in a year where Terrence Malick returned to directing after six years
- Making “11-11-11”
DP Joseph White’s own words on the psychological thriller, including the lessons to simplify and to observe actors’ desires and instincts
- When Art Imitates Art
Imitation might be a form of flattery, but in commercial art, it’s not cool — getting one either some flaming on Twitter or some lawsuits in court
- Making “Osama bin Laden’s Final Video”
5 Second Films shoots weekly, but jumped on a headline for some extra timely entertainment
- Big Game Gig: “Pug Attack” Actor Talks Super Bowl Spot
Actor Jeff Lorch’s own words on a spec commercial that won the grand prize of bring broadcast at this year’s Super Bowl after a simple concept and excellent approach to grassroots, online marketing
One of your favorites not on the list? Browse the archive and comment below.