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Aug 29, 2017
Principles of Editing: Notes from NYU Editing Professor Jennifer Ruff
Jennifer Ruff, filmmaker and editing professor at NYU’s Tisch Graduate School of Film, didn’t get her start in film, but rather literature. “I wrote poetry and didn’t like electronic things,” she told us. An MO that still seems applicable today...
Aug 23, 2017
The Practical Effects Behind Virgin Fibre’s Unreal “Delivering Awesome” Commercial
Rogue Films’ latest commercial for Virgin Fibre, “Delivering Awesome,” is a breakneck joyride through a fiber optic cable, featuring a mash-up of every character and character type you can imagine. Cowboys. Superheroes. Dandies. Dames...
Aug 15, 2017
Filmsupply Presents: ‘Make Them Believe’
According to documentary filmmaker Taimi Arvidson’s website, she “does a lot of things to get the best story, including but not limited to: swimming with sharks, embedding in prison (a few of them), standing alarmingly close to rocket launches, chasi...
Aug 08, 2017
Jared Hogan’s Juxtaposition of Images: An Alternate Approach to Storytelling
These days it’s hard to find a creative person who *doesn’t* self-identify as a “storyteller,” a big catchall term that’s come to mean anything from writing a tagline for a soft drink to running your own personal Instagram...
Aug 01, 2017
4 Socially Conscious Ads You’ll Never Forget
If you’re like most people, the term “socially conscious ads” makes your eyes glaze over. That’s because so many of them are boring, cloying, exhaustingly sincere. They mean well. But meaning well isn’t enough when you’re trying to get across an impo...
Jul 25, 2017
Filmsupply Presents: 'Fukuro' by Mindcastle
Mindcastle’s latest experimental film — and the second installment of our Filmsupply Presents series — is a testament to the power of creative improvisation and whim. Shot in two contrasting locations (an abandoned swimming pool and a Japanese superm...
Jul 19, 2017
How Bennett Johnson Made a Documentary Music Video in the Middle of a Protest
Werner Herzog says that risk is the lifeblood of cinema. If that’s true, then Bennett Johnson’s documentary music video for Foreign Field’s “Hope Inside the Fire” is one of the most alive films we’ve seen all year...
Jul 18, 2017
Neighborhood Film Co. is Changing the World Three Lives at a Time
Using the art of film for good is not a new idea, but it’s normally seen in the final product — in the actual film. One company is reframing this idea by changing lives through the process of making a film, by creating opportunities for those who nee...
Jun 29, 2017
Cutting Under Pressure: Carlos Flores on Short Deadlines
There’s an old saying: “First thought, best thought.” It might sound like a dangerous philosophy. But then that would be overthinking it. The point is: you have to trust your instincts. And when you’re...
Jun 29, 2017
A Congratulations to the Filmsupply Winners at Cannes Lions
We work with some very talented filmmakers. It’s something we don’t need to remind ourselves often, because we get the privilege to work with many of them on a regular basis. But it’s weeks like this that truly show how influential they are in our in...
Revolutionizing Stock Footage