Weds One: Using Social Media to Promote Your Projects and Business

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By Bonnie Breuner Summer is over, which means it’s back to school and back to work after a long three months of lounging outside with a cold drink in hand. For many of us freelance media professionals and business owners, it means business is picking up again. But of course, work is difficult to come… Read more »

Unmanned Aircraft in Filmmaking

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By: Valerie Kaplan, Word Wizards, Inc. One of the most exciting new tends in filmmaking today is the use of camera-equipped drones. These inexpensive Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or UAVs, are more budget conscious than helicopters for capturing the overhead excitement of a vehicle chase or other outdoor scenes. Using a versatile GoPro camera on a… Read more »

Recent Graduate Jumps into Screenwriting

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    It was finals week of my last semester of college at James Madison University last year when I saw on the WIFV listserv an email about the May Wednesday One called “Bridging your Career Between DC and LA.” The panel discussion was slated to happen a few days later, just before graduation. Being a film and… Read more »

“Meet the Science Producers” Weds One

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If you missed WIFV’s March Weds One or you’d like to refresh your memory of the night, head over to Katrina Jackson’s blog and read her post!   http://katrina-jackson.com/meet-the-science-producers-wifv-event/

Dispatches from SXSW: The Power of Partnerships

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By Erin Essenmacher I attended a great session at the SXSW film conference entitled “Navigating Partnerships: Film and Advocacy”, focusing on the power and the challenges of partnering with advocacy groups to help build audience and buzz for independent film. Increasingly, social change advocates are savvy about the power of media and open to partnering… Read more »

A Wish 25 Years in the Making

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By Jane Barbara When I heard Callie Khouri was going to present a Master Class at the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College in NYC, I was determined to make it there even if I had to hitch up my two Goldendoodles to a sled and dangle hot dogs in front of them. Since I… Read more »

Professional Development through MOOC’s

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by: Mikael Manoukian If you haven’t heard there is a new online learning platform ideally suited for the development needs of busy professionals like TIVA members. The concept is called Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOC’s for short. MOOC’s are an incredible resource for both personal and professional development across a wide range of subjects…. Read more »