10 Best Posts of 2011

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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.

  1. Perspectives on Overtime in the Film Industry
    Some “pro” and “con” reminders about 12-hours on/off that oft go overlooked outside the union
  2. Podcasting for Writers
    FWD:labs member Eric Szyszka explores another medium that’s found a whole new audience
  3. 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
  4. Defining the Cinemagraph
    A whole new look at the GIF animation when the loop is intentional and well-composed
  5. 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
  6. “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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Making “Osama bin Laden’s Final Video”
    5 Second Films shoots weekly, but jumped on a headline for some extra timely entertainment
  10. 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.

Finally, check out our 10 best posts of 2010, 2009 and 2008.


Aaron Proctor
Founder, FWD:labs
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