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Fast Forward, the blog here at FWD:labs, has 352 articles. Here you can find them, all organized by their date of publication. To contribute to the collective resource, please contact the editor.

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    Websites of the 2016 Oscar Nominees Websites of the 2016 Oscar Nominees
    In appreciation of all the nominees for the 2016 Academy Awards, here is another perspective at the 57 different nominee...
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    10 Best Posts of 2015 10 Best Posts of 2015
    This year we published 13 articles on film, web, and design, in addition to sharing a few dozen posts on Facebook / ...
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    [Tenacity] "Ellis," JR's Short Film [Tenacity] “Ellis,” JR’s Short Film
    In between doing oversized black-and-white paste-ups in cities around the world or collaborating with filmmakers Agn...
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    Behind Surrealism in Car Advertising Behind Surrealism in Car Advertising
    It's so rare to see surrealism in advertising, let alone broadcast spots for cars and made with practical visual eff...
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    Tips for Your Crowdfunding Video Tips for Your Crowdfunding Video
    Since the jumpstart to crowdfunding -- whether the platform of choice is Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Patreon, Seed & Spa...
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    The New Online Indie Frontier The New Online Indie Frontier
    Today the film and television industry is changing rapidly and evolving faster than ever. With new digital distribu...
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    How Filmmakers Use Pinterest How Filmmakers Use Pinterest
    The digital bulletin board called Pinterest has flourished for a lot of generalists (e.g. foodies, fashionistas, et ...
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    Is It Popcorn Time? Is It Popcorn Time?
    Digital and disc distribution of cinematic content needs to catch up with the music industry. Cost, time, and access...
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    10 Best Posts of 2012 10 Best Posts of 2012
    This year has a theme of collaborative leverage. Even with a leviathan of projects that start with a prospectus hand...
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    Instagram used the wrong filter Instagram used the wrong filter
    In case you’ve been living off the grid the last couple days, Instagram (now a wholly owned subsidiary of Facebook...
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    [Tenacity] 1 Second Everyday: Video, TED Talk, App? [Tenacity] 1 Second Everyday: Video, TED Talk, App?
    Cesar Kuriyama started out with an idea to archive his life. No 24/7 video feed, no Facebook posts, and no edited real...
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    Everything New Is Old Again Everything New Is Old Again
    Tipping points arrive on tip-toe. They don’t crash into our consciousness, they sneak up on us like jewel thieves ...
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    Making "Girlfriend" Making “Girlfriend”
    "Girlfriend"Writer/Director: Justin LernerProducers: Jerad Anderson, Kristina Lauren Anderson, Justin Lerner, Shaun ...
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    Curveballs of showrunning "Breaking Bad" Curveballs of showrunning “Breaking Bad”
    What makes "Breaking Bad" a success? According to one tweet, series creator Vince Gilligan notes, "It's a lot blood,...
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    Scorsese's Perspective on 3D Scorsese’s Perspective on 3D
    "Quite honestly, I would [shoot all my movies on 3D.] I don't think there's a subject matter that can't absorb 3D; t...
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    Clichés in Poster Design Clichés in Poster Design
    French distributor Christophe Courtois has compiled a photo blog of film posters sorted by red, blue, and black tren...
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    Making "11-11-11" Making “11-11-11”
    As the film's director of photography, what are you most proud of with "11-11-11?" Joseph White Lighting-wise...
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    Why Did Final Cut Drop Pro? Why Did Final Cut Drop Pro?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXepNCs_iZo "Everything just changed in post," the Apple site proclaims. Yet over...
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    When Form Follows Function When Form Follows Function
    From a recent Fast Company article, "Why David Fincher Is the Best Design Thinker in Hollywood," by John Pavlus: ...
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    My First Billboard My First Billboard
    I set a goal to have a billboard up in Los Angeles by the end of the year, and here in June I've got my first. It...
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    Do actors need to succeed sooner than directors? Do actors need to succeed sooner than directors?
    According to Slate.com's "Hollywood Career-O-Matic," a mash-up of select RottenTomatoes.com statistics from 1985 *, ...
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    LOST: DIY Titles LOST: DIY Titles
    Namaste, LOST watchers. The final episode airs this Sunday, and soon we will have to bid Aloha to our favorite headache-...
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    FWDlabs.com User Survey Results FWDlabs.com User Survey Results
    We recently conducted a survey with users of FWDlabs.com and thought you might like to hear what we found out. Ma...
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    "True Love" Nets New Directors Showcase “True Love” Nets New Directors Showcase
    You just got picked for SHOOT's New Directors Showcase, specifically with the spec commercial, Levi's "True Love." W...
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    Jody Hill's "Swagger" Jody Hill’s “Swagger”
    Toyota's latest commercial campaign ups the ante to sell the minivan as an object of desire, not just necessity, by ...
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    Guns and Redheads Guns and Redheads
    Today I came across M.I.A. "Born Free," directed by Romain Gavras and shot by André Chemetoff. I was reluctant to w...
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    Problems with Hulu's New Monthly Subscription Problems with Hulu’s New Monthly Subscription
    Hulu just announced a monthly fee of $10 to view part of their video portal: Cost is a dollar higher than a ba...
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    Parallel Filmmaking: 5 Visions, 1 Script Parallel Filmmaking: 5 Visions, 1 Script
    Philips TV partnered with Ridley Scott Associates (RSA Films) to make five films for their Parallel Lines project, w...
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    Experiments with Social Viewing Experiments with Social Viewing
    You're in front of your computer, logged into a social network and savvy to instant messaging throughout your day. B...
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    Starting Early with Adobe Story Starting Early with Adobe Story
    Adobe has released Story, a free screenwriting tool using online collaboration and offline coordination that (of cou...
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    Jay-Z's Rhapsody Jay-Z’s Rhapsody
    As rap artist Jay-Z passes a new milestone, originally held by Elvis Presley with 10 American number one albums on the B...
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    Spike Jonze's Authenticity Spike Jonze’s Authenticity
    In a new interview from The New York Times Magazine, journalist Saki Knafo speaks with director Spike Jonze ("Where ...
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    "Can Do" Attitude “Can Do” Attitude
    Benjamin Franklin didn't invented the "can do" attitude, but he certainly possessed an ability to accomplish everyth...
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    America, "Go Forth" America, “Go Forth”
    Optimism and patriotism are afoot in Wieden + Kennedy Portland's new campaign for Levi's. The agency's treatment rea...
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    Persist Less to Succeed More Persist Less to Succeed More
    Figure 5: (a) Average rating of videos with different submission index. A producer's first video has index 1, second vid...
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    Wes Anderson's Substance of Style Wes Anderson’s Substance of Style
    "The Substance of Style" Moving Image Source, a web project from the Museum of the Moving Image, posted the final ins...
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    Exposing "What's In The Box?" Exposing “What’s In The Box?”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU_reTt7Hj4 (View larger on official site.) What's In The Box?, a short "demo"...
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    Searching for the First DSLR Feature Searching for the First DSLR Feature
    With just a trailer shot last weekend, the buzz blitz is on for the Searching for Sonny, a new action/comedy live-ac...
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    Taking Guy Richie's Nike Spot to Next Level Taking Guy Richie’s Nike Spot to Next Level
    Let's say you've got a gig that involves a camera rigged to a helmet for some point-of-view dynamism. (I do.) Where ...
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    Mumblecore Mumblecore
    New Yorker illustration by Adrian Tomine LOVE this newyorker article putting low budget hipster films into genre of "...
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    David Lynch's 55-second Lumiere David Lynch’s 55-second Lumiere
    When film reached it's 100th anniversary in the late 1990's, a Frenchman who had an original Lumiere Brothers camera...
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    More Than Fair Use of Shepard Fairey's Obama HOPE Poster More Than Fair Use of Shepard Fairey’s Obama HOPE Poster
    I just listened to Terry Gross' interview with both Shepard Fairey and the photographer (an AP stringer, Mannie Garc...
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    The Art of Deliberate Practice The Art of Deliberate Practice
    About three decades ago, at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Professor William Chase and a postdoctoral fel...
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February 2009

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    Film Tweets: "Coraline" Film Tweets: “Coraline”
    This Valentine's Day weekend especially, hundreds of tweets were posted about "Coraline." These text messages via Tw...
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    Apple to Revolutionize Pre-production Apple to Revolutionize Pre-production
    You can never be too prepared, right? Whether it's pen illustration, 3D animatics, or stuck in the director's head, ...
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December 2008

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    10 Best Posts of 2008 10 Best Posts of 2008
    Of the 53 posts this year, here is a selection of favorite subjects covered on this blog. "You don't want to be...
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    Creativity with Your Music Video Treatment Creativity with Your Music Video Treatment
    Still from the music video for Linkin Park "Faint," directed by Mark Romanek, who posted his original treatment online. ...
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    Eyeing the cover Eyeing the cover
    The latest Eye magazine, an seasonal review of international graphic design, conjoins a vibrant still of motion grap...
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    Tilt-shift time-lapse Tilt-shift time-lapse
    Short film "Metal Heart" by Sydney-based photographer Keith Loutit. "These photographs and short films were m...
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    [Dailies] Cover models, pushing forward, gaming YouTube [Dailies] Cover models, pushing forward, gaming YouTube
    Cover models Artist Thomas Allen made models out of book covers Penguin Books blogs about covering James Bond ...
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November 2008

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    Jason Polan's Criterion Jason Polan’s Criterion
    Jason Polan does Criterion Collection David Hudson's midnight post on GreenCine Daily, a DVD review blog from the onl...
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    Ticket to the big time Ticket to the big time
    In the article "How to Build a Director", Creativity Magazine rounds up 14 executive producers and directors from th...
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    Future of music videos Future of music videos
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idirX-fZLD4 Is it an ad or the future of music videos? Leave it to the Antville.o...
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    [Tenacity] "Slumdog Millionaire" [Tenacity] “Slumdog Millionaire”
    John Horn's article in today's Los Angeles Times on various challenges that faced director Danny Boyle, whose new fi...
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    Will this change everything? Will this change everything?
    "Reverie," a short film by Explorer of Light/PrintMaster Vincent Laforet, shot on the Canon 5D Mark II's HD video mode. ...
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October 2008

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    Mixing up "L'homme 100 tetes" Mixing up “L’homme 100 tetes”
    Directed by French artists, Julien Lassort (web design site, Vimeo profile), 27, and Matthieu Burlot (Vimeo prof...
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    Take risks like Charlie Kaufman Take risks like Charlie Kaufman
    Charlie Kaufman said he always thought "Being John Malkovich" would be a sample. What happened instead was that it g...
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    For the love of "Mad Men" For the love of “Mad Men”
    "This Room is Occupied," Season 1, Episode 5 Dyna Moe takes on the personal challenge of creating an illustration for...
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    Wayne Wang's challenge to filmmakers Wayne Wang’s challenge to filmmakers
    On Friday, YouTube premiered its first full-length studio feature, the Wayne Wang film from Magnolia Pictures, "The ...
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    Mark Lewis' Moving Pictures Mark Lewis’ Moving Pictures
    Lewis' 2007 project, Isosceles, can be viewed online. The 3 minute piece was shot on Super 35mm and transferred to ...
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    By the end of the day By the end of the day
    "We didn't know exactly why, I guess we were hoping to expose a slice human emotion (maybe). Just the simple act of ...
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    [Dailies] Content and Community of Gary Vaynerchuk [Dailies] Content and Community of Gary Vaynerchuk
    Thousands of people tune in to every episode of Wine Library TV, a fast-paced web show hosted by Gary Vaynerchuk. To...
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    Participating after the credits roll Participating after the credits roll
    Photo by Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times Stuart Townsend, actor-turned-writer/director, took his disenchantment ...
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    Writing through the block Writing through the block
    The infamous blank page Part of a series of posts about adventures in screenwriting. These are some lessons that I...
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    Mark Coleran's Flow of Visual Design for Film Mark Coleran’s Flow of Visual Design for Film
    Mark Coleran designs computer screens for the big screen. According to his record on IMDb, some of his work goes unc...
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    Will You Watch Strike.TV? Will You Watch Strike.TV?
    During the 100-day Writers' Strike that ended in February, the idea of an online distribution model for industry scr...
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    Criterion's Correction Criterion’s Correction
    The Criterion Collection recently announced the re-distribution of Bernardo Bertolucci's Oscar-sweeping 1987 film,...
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    Finding a Familiar Face Finding a Familiar Face
    I'll just do that in grad school. Print by Sam Fuchs available at HellaMoreFunner.com During a recent college basketb...
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    My First Red Camera Experience My First Red Camera Experience
    Updated 12/23: Looking to go Red on your next project? We're in business. Updated 8/13: You can watch the finished music...
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March 2008

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    "You don't want to be making mediocre stuff" “You don’t want to be making mediocre stuff”
    Photo by Nancy Updike "Failure is a big part of success. If you're not failing all the time, you're not creating a si...
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    Pittsburgh's Film Kitchen Pittsburgh’s Film Kitchen
    Poster for Film Kitchen by Brett Yasko Last Tuesday, March 11, and for many second-Tuesdays of the month, Pennsylvani...
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    How Filmmakers Use Basecamp How Filmmakers Use Basecamp
    Welcome everyone from the tweet on the 37signals Twitter! Check out the latest posts, post archive, or learn more about ...
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    Collective Action of Pangea Day Collective Action of Pangea Day
    Since I first heard about it, I've been a fan: TED -- Technology, Entertainment, and Design -- is a conference about...
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    How to Use Facebook Film How to Use Facebook Film
    Today, social networking leviathan Facebook introduced "Film on Facebook," along with "Music on Facebook." Both are ...
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    "Please don't interrupt our movies" “Please don’t interrupt our movies”
    "Please don't interrupt our movies" punctuates the new public service announcement featuring Martin Scorsese, now ru...
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    Ups and Downs of Social Video Ups and Downs of Social Video
    Love at first sight? Hulu, the industry's response to the user's demand for video, looks good even if you don't show...
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    Oscar Nominees as Posters Oscar Nominees as Posters
    These are the picks for best films of 2008: fiction juxtaposed with non-fiction, side-by-side alphabetically. Nominee...
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    [New Feature] Your Collaborators [New Feature] Your Collaborators
    One of the missions of FWD:labs is to easily expand your network or reconnect with past collaborators. At FWDlabs.com,...
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    [New Resource] Artist Gathering Venues [New Resource] Artist Gathering Venues
    Maybe you're looking to finish your screenplay, check your YouTube comments, or just get drinks after a hard day's w...
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    User-Generated Spots for Super Tuesday, not Super Bowl User-Generated Spots for Super Tuesday, not Super Bowl
    Political ads, made independently by supporters and detractors alike, are abundant in the run-up to inform and engage be...
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    Frozen Grand Central abuzz Frozen Grand Central abuzz
    207 "agents" of Improve Everywhere recently stopped in their tracks at Grand Central Station, pulling off an afternoon s...
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January 2008

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    My First Sundance Experience My First Sundance Experience
    Early birds: parking galore in Park City before 9am Wi-Fi is hit-or-miss outside lounges and libraries, which are...
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    Ode to Regional Cinema Ode to Regional Cinema
    Pack the trunk, check the oil, and hit the gas. You've got a screening to make upstate, and you're bringing the film, th...
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    P.T. Anderson's "There Will Be Blood" Viral Video P.T. Anderson’s “There Will Be Blood” Viral Video
    The Academy Award nominee for Magnolia and Boogie Nights, and Best Director winner at Cannes for Punch-Drunk Love, took ...
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    The 5 Year Plan The 5 Year Plan
    Every freelance cinema artist is looking 5 years ahead. By 30, you're here. 35, you're there. 40, here, 45, there. No...
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    [Now Playing] "We Need Girlfriends" [Now Playing] “We Need Girlfriends”
    "We Need Girlfriends" is one of the best shows online today. Good writing, regular programming, professional sensibiliti...
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August 2007

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    Cinema Artists' Manifesto Cinema Artists’ Manifesto
    It was a real role reversal when Aaron first started talking to me about FWD:labs. To that point, our relationship h...
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    Take The 2 Hours Take The 2 Hours
    It's only playing at four movie theaters right now, so you might need to take your bus, subway or bicycle a little furth...
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    Online Marketplace: Watching on Demand Online Marketplace: Watching on Demand
    You'd rather watch ads than pay to download-to-own or rent a film or show. Google Video's marketplace for downloads met ...
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July 2007

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    The Social Video Networks You Need to Know The Social Video Networks You Need to Know
    As a creative, you care about control and trust. In the frenzy of build-ups and buy-outs in social video networking, the...
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    Watching Alfresco Watching Alfresco
    Today, the Los Angeles Times ran a front-page story on the Guerilla Drive-In, a film movement in Santa Cruz, Califor...
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    [Tenacity] "The Lazarus Effect" [Tenacity] “The Lazarus Effect”
    Mathieu Young, a young filmmaker whom I first met by hearing his pitch for an action movie in the Palm Springs desert, w...
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June 2007

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    Filtr'd Cinema Filtr’d Cinema
    Update (06/2012): Filtr is now offline. Update (07/07): Since this was first posted, Filtr is now a registration-requ...
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    Profile: Eric Szyszka, Screenwriter Profile: Eric Szyszka, Screenwriter
    As a headstrong cinema studies grad of Suny Purchase, Eric Szyszka calls it like he sees it and knows what he wants; but...
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    Four Degrees of Social Advocacy Four Degrees of Social Advocacy
    Think about the under-popularized satellite photos of genocide: that is where film is headed. Feel the sense of comm...
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    Gratefulness Gratefulness
    On April 8th, 2007, the Washington Post conducted an experiment during a Washington D.C. rush hour. A man with a vio...
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    Thanks Technology, I'm Looking Better Already Thanks Technology, I’m Looking Better Already
    A handful of professional editors recently contributing to the 2006 ACE survey. Final Cut Pro came in third, behind ...
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    5 Problems with All Flash Web Sites 5 Problems with All Flash Web Sites
    1. Linear lock-down Problem: Start at the beginning. No user-empowerment. No "chapter skip," even if there isn't a sp...
    Article by Aaron Proctor • Published on the
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    Anatomy of a Saul Bass Title Design Anatomy of a Saul Bass Title Design
    With Otto Preminger's 1959 film Anatomy of a Murder, film critic Leo Goldsmith -- a contributor to Reverse Shot and The ...
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    Apple Brings Shorts to iTunes Apple Brings Shorts to iTunes
    To coincide with the Academy Awards, a new set of short films became available on iTunes. For $1.99, Oscar®-nominated a...
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    Growing Pains, but Growing Greater
    In the last two months, FWD:labs has experienced some long-awaited growing pains. Recently, the focus has turned to gath...
    Article by Aaron Proctor • Published on the
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    An Anti-Burnout Case An Anti-Burnout Case
    In the December 4, 2006 issue of New York Magazine, the cover story follows burnout, an appropriate term almost ever...
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November 2006

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    Blog Launches
    27 days in the right direction. November 1st marked the first step ahead for FWDlabs.com. What began as a limited col...
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