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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…

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…

Lateral Networking and Education: Two Ways Stage 32 Can Help You to Succeed

One of the best ways to help build a successful screenwriting career is by building a successful network. Thanks to Stage 32, networking doesn’t need to be intimidating or boring. But before we start cold-calling up the A-list, there’s a much easier group of people to contact first - our fellow screenwriters! If you’re still of the mindset that other screenwriters are your competition, let me disabuse you of that notion right now. Your fellow writers ARE your latera…

Writing Duo Signs Shopping Agreement with Whitewater Films!

We have written, directed, and edited most of our films. In the past five years, we have been producing short films and music videos in the Horror/Thriller genre with very successful festival runs. We have had to make every film from the ground up and taught ourselves to work under many hats. It’s beyond difficult to make films and we are proud to say that our work has been featured on CryptTV, ALTER, Omeleto, and even the costume brand, Spirit Halloween. In 2019, when we sat down…

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…

Building Safe Spaces to Foster Creativity

If branding is a demonstration of what we consistently do, then the heart of my professional brand is “Builder of Safe Spaces to Foster Growth & Creativity”. Looking over my track record, I consistently create safe spaces for people to talk and grow. As a massage therapist, during film school as a casting director making auditioning more fun, as a producer making directors feel more supported, my early days in television where I helped to create an internship/mentorship p…

I Have Made 19 Feature Films, Here's What I Have Learned….

There is now an audience for your film. If you’re an indie filmmaker working on nominal resources someone will state you are doing too much on your own. And? You will be. Ignore anyone with this attitude who tries to denigrate you for doing so. Provided you’ve one, made a film, two, aligned it in genre, and three, made it to a technical standard at feature length, it’s very likely an audience will now find your product if you can master the basics of self-distribu…

Cannes Film Festival Marche du Film is 3 Weeks Away

  The 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival is around the corner, starting on May 17, 2022 in Cannes, France. Stage 32 is proud to partner with the Cannes Marché du Film for our 6th year as an education partner!About the 2022 Cannes Film Festival Marché du Film Get ready for the the year’s largest international in-person gathering of industry professionals! With in-person events making a grand return this year, excitement is brewing for the 2022 Marché…

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 …

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