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On Creative Writing – Neil Chase, Screenwriter/Actor

What’s your writing process? Do you write at particular times, places, or use outlines? My writing process tends to be varied in terms of developing ideas, which come pretty much from anywhere, anytime. In terms of putting pen to paper that’s at home, I usually...

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Post Audio Production Tips with Wolf Willow Studios

An Interview with Ian Armstrong of Wolf Willow Studios How did you get into doing post-audio? It’s kind of an interesting path. I first began doing sound for theatres. We would build music cues, sound effects, and sound design. We would create reels, doing sound...

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Filmmaking with a Mobile Device

Mobile Device A great camera isn’t a necessity to tell a thrilling tale but if you are looking for clean, sharp images these phones are superior according to TechRadar, Digital Camera World, CNET, and Tech Advisor for 2019. Unanimously agreed across all publications,...

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Strategies for the 48 Hour Mobile Film Challenge

What is the 48 Hour Mobile Film Challenge? Edmonton Short Film Festival has created a three-part strategy to drive interest, ability, and viewership of local film content for 2019 that consists of: May 4th – 2019 Mobile device filmmaking workshop at The King’s...

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Job Posting: Videographer/Editor- Closed

This JOB Opportunity is now closed. Edmonton Short Film Festival (ESFF) is looking for a young adult (up to 30 years old) to join our festival team as the Videographer/Editor responsible for shooting and editing video from our various events.  As the ESFF...

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The Role of Music in Cinema

Imagine a Disney movie without a lullaby, Star Wars without the theme music, Jaws without the thrilling sound effects, Grease without the catchy sing-a-long songs, a John Wayne film without the strum of a guitar, Pulp Fiction without a swinging number, or Psycho...

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A Brief History of Animation

Animation has been around since before the dawn of cinema by way of the Thaumatrope, Zoetrope, and Phénakisticope. Soon after Théâtre Optique, Stop-Motion, Kinetoscope, and hand-drawn animation came bursting onto the scene as favoured methods by many cinematic...

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ESSENTIAL APPS FOR MOBILE FILMMAKING

Thanks to advancements in technology, more and more people are able to share their stories through the medium of film. All it takes is a cell phone or tablet, a few good apps, and a desire to share your story. Mobile films are becoming so advanced that most film...

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ESFF Now Part Of Alberta Culture Days

The inaugural ESFF Family Fun Film Fest is premiering on October 2, 2016 and is the recipient of the Alberta Culture Days Pop Up Celebration Funding which enables the event to be free for all families.  The Family Fun Fest was created specifically for families to...

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