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Cannes 2022 Roll Call: Announcing The Official Stage 32 Schedule - Who's Going? Who Has Films?

The Cannes Film Festival in France is next week! As you all know Stage 32 has has worked directly with and have had an official presence at the Cannes Film Festival Marche du Film for the last 5 years. From education initiatives, partnerships and parties, Stage 32 always has our finger on the pulse of the world's biggest film festival and market.  Also, for the last 5 years Stage 32 is an official education partner of the Cannes Marche du Film. This year, our role has expanded eve…

Coffee & Content: How to Write a Marvel Movie & Should You Move to Atlanta for Acting?

Happy Sunday Creative Army! First of all, congratulations to all of you who have already participated in our monthly Introduce Yourself Weekend! Thousands of connections have been made between entertainment creatives and professionals from every corner of the globe. Whether you are a long-time member, or brand new to Stage 32, take a moment to pop over to the Introduce Yourself Lounge and say hello before the end of the weekend. Bonus! If you are attending Cannes this week, Stage 32 is …

Three Things in the Entertainment Industry You Shouldn’t Take Personally

Today's blog comes from our fearless leader Richard "RB" Botto. Over on his Medium he has put together Three Things in the Entertainment Industry You Shouldn’t Take Personally and he is sharing them exclusively to you, the Stage 32 community. He has posted this exclusive information over on his Medium account, and we've provided an excerpt below... Enjoy Creative Army!

Coffee & Content: How they Shot the Spinning Hallway Scene in INCEPTION & VFX Tutorial from DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS

Happy Sunday Creative Army! Have you had a creative weekend so far? I have some content here for you that is sure to get the creative juices flowing, so grab your coffee and let's dive in. First up, our friends over at StudioBinder recently released a fascinating video about how Christopher Nolan shot the iconic spinning hallway scene in Inception. They dive into the cinematography, rotating set design, and stunts that went into creating such a unique and visually interesting scene - w…

Coffee & Content: THE MANDALORIAN Without CGI & THE NORTHMAN Locations

  Happy Sunday & Happy Mother's Day! I've got my coffee in hand and your weekly dose of content coming in hot - grab your coffee of choice and let's dive right in. First up, since "May the 4th Be with You" was last week, I thought it would only be fitting to share some Star Wars content. Scene Spotlight has a fascinating behind the screens video covering the innovative virtual backgrounds that were used to film The Mandalorian. In this video, they talk about the tech…

Free Online "Ask Me Anything" with Stage 32 CEO Richard "RB" Botto: State of the Industry, Where We Are Headed

Hello Creative Army! Read any of the trades right now and our industry is in a rapid state of change. From streamers in the race for original content, to companies making acquisitions and, of course, the Great Content Gold Rush still in full force, it's a lot to keep up with. The entire Stage 32 team is on the phone every day to keep their fingers on the pulse of what's happening. It's exciting time for you as a content creator - whether you work in film, television or digital - and it…

Coffee & Content: 10 Tips for Filming Live Music & Do You Need an Acting Career Backup Plan?

Happy Sunday Creative Army! Have you had a creative weekend so far? I have some content here for you that is sure to get the creative juices flowing, so grab your coffee and let's dive in. First up, filmmaker and cinematographer Griffin Conway gives 10 tips on filming live music and events. In this video Griffin and his crew share their advice about what to do (and what not to do) when it comes to capturing professional footage of live events. This advice is great for filmmakers lookin…

Coffee & Content: How Music Changes Everything & How to Edit Comedy

Happy Sunday Creative Army! I've got my coffee in hand and your weekly dose of content coming in hot - grab your coffee of choice and let's dive right in. First up, the folks over at Film Riot have a fascinating video about how music is one of the main ways to convey tone/genre in your film. By using examples from Mad Max: Fury Road, Reservoir Dogs, and more - you will see the effect that different styles of music can have on the experience your audience will have, no matter …

Coffee & Content: Behind the Scenes of BRIDGERTON & How to Write Interrogation Scenes

Happy Sunday Creative Army! First of all, congratulations to all of you who have already participated in our monthly Introduce Yourself Weekend! Thousands of connections have been made between entertainment creatives and professionals from every corner of the globe. Whether you are a long-time member, or brand new to Stage 32, take a moment to pop over to the Introduce Yourself Lounge and say hello before the end of the weekend. Now, grab some fresh coffee and let's dive into this week'…

Coffee & Content: Behind the Scenes of THE LOST CITY & Guidelines for Writing Adventure Scripts

Happy Sunday Creative Army! Have you had a creative weekend so far? I have some content here for you that is sure to get the creative juices flowing, so grab your coffee and let's dive in. First up, Stream Wars has put together a great behind the scenes look at the making of Paramount's new film The Lost City. This video features interviews with stars Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe and filmmakers Aaron & Adam Nee.  Next up, Lessons from a Screenplay tak…

Pond5 and Stage 32 Join Forces to Bring Value to Your Filmmaking

    On the heels of our announcement last week about offering more opportunities to our filmmakers and cinematographers, Stage 32 is thrilled to partner with Pond5, the leader in royalty-free stock media. Together we are combining our efforts to serve the global creative community and give you all the tools you need to bring value to your filmmaking and succeed.           What is Pond5? Pond5 is the world’s largest video-fi…

Coffee & Content: Hardest Lesson I Learned as a Filmmaker and When & How to Find an Acting Agent

Happy Sunday Creative Army! I've got my coffee in hand and your weekly dose of content coming in hot - grab your coffee of choice and let's dive right in. First up, Film Riot shares an insightful video about the hardest lesson they have learned in their filmmaking journey. Additionally, this video answers other filmmaking questions such as how to make your film stand out, whether or not a DSLR is a good investment, and more.  Next up, actor and Stage 32 member Mathew Cornwell has…

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