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Tech As Art: Supporting Artists Who Use Technology as a Creative Medium

From the National Endowment for the Arts, this report is the result of a two-year research initiative exploring the multifaceted creative practices of artists who engage with digital technologies. The research examines the creative infrastructure supporting tech-focused artistic practices and provides insight into the existing challenges and opportunities faced by artists and organizations working at the intersection of arts and technology.

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The Creative Power of BIPOC Editors

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How the Year's Biggest Movies Layer in Meaning with Symbolic Composition

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Explaining Hollywood: How To Get A Job As A Producer

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How to Develop Your Voice as a Screenwriter

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The Future of Horror Is Female: Watch Karyn Kusama, Jennifer Reeder, and Prano Bailey-Bond Talk Genre’s Future

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A Step by Step Guide to NFTs for Creators

From the Creator Economy, this article outlines step by step how creators can use NFTs.

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Collab Takeaways: How Filmmakers Create New Worlds With Music and Sound

Music and sound design are two of the most powerful tools available to film directors. In their Master Class on Building Your Story Soundscape with Music and Sound, Sundance Institute’s Director of Film Music Peter Golub and Glenn Kiser, Director of the Dolby Institute, lead a conversation with award-winning practitioners on how composers and sound designers work with directors to build the world of a film and shape its story and overall message.

Peter Golub

Director, Film Music Program

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Social Media Best Practices for Artists

Building a social media following can be a daunting task, especially for those starting out. Many artists have made social media a natural extension of their practice, while others only use it when they have time or when they want to promote their work. Regardless of your experience with social media, communicating across different platforms can take time and some strategic thinking. Creative Capital created a guide of best practices for artists who want to gain a following on the most popular digital platforms.

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Collab Takeaways: Six Tips to Prepare for Your Big Pitch

This Collab Takeaway outlines six tips for preparing a successful pitch from Jackie Miller's Master Class, "Own Your Voice - Pitch and Present with Confidence." Jackie Miller is a communication and public speaking coach and the president and founder of Bespoken, which focuses on teaching communication and presentation skills to professionals and teams across many disciplines.

Jackie Miller

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NFT 101 for Artists

Check out this panel with industry experts from For Freedom to gain access into how to navigate the rapidly growing NFT marketplace and monetize your art pratice.

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Collab Takeaways: Crucial Questions to Ask Yourself When Beginning a Documentary Film

Dawn Porter

Filmmaker

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How To Start a Production Company In 2021: The Ultimate Guide

A short guide on how to start a production company and generate income.

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Listen to James Cameron and Steven Spielberg Talk About Their Favorite Moments in Sci-Fi

James Cameron and Steven Spielberg discuss their favorite moments in sci-fi, with insights into writing and directing sci-fi.

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Collab Takeaways: Film Producing: Leading Your Team Through Post

Simon Taufique

Producer

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BIPOC Doc Editors Database

The BIPOC Doc Editors Database is a searchable database for producers and companies to find and hire BIPOC documentary editors. The documentary community is overwhelmingly white and this database is an intervention to promote diversity in the documentary editing space.

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Collab Takeaways: How to Fail at Filmmaking (and Why You Must)

Heather Rae

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LEDs, Camera, Action—How to Work on Virtual Productions

What is LED virtual production technology, why is it changing Hollywood, and how can filmmakers best shoot on a next-gen LED stage? Read this article to learn more about this cutting edge technology.

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Collab Takeaways: Let Your Career Catch You Off Guard: Chloé Zhao on Navigating the Film Business

Chloé Zhao

Writer / Director / Producer

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AFM Sessions: Blockchain Royalties

Learn from a panel of experts how blockchain can help amplify your revenue streams through rights managements and royalty payments based on decentralized and transparent systems.

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WIF Speaker Series: Black Muslim Women in Media

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Collab Takeaways: Five Ways to Sharpen Your Comedy Writing Instincts

In this Co//ab Takeaway, learn about some of Victoria Strouse’s (FINDING DORY, LET IT SNOW) strategies for understanding comedy and honing your comedic instincts so you can be well on your way to writing a hilarious feature.

Victoria Strouse

Writer

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Third Eye Collective: South Asian Talent Directory

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A-DOC Network Crew Database

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, check out this database of Asian American documentarians from A-DOC Network. If you’re looking to collaborate with an A-Doc member for your project, this is your go-to resource.

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Yes, You Can Get Film Distribution Without a Producer—Here's How

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Online Film Festivals: Where to Get Your Film Distributed

In this article, The Film Fund breaks down how COVID-19 has changed the festival landscape and provides tips for filmmakers on how to make the most of online film festivals.

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A Toolkit for Inclusion & Accessibility: Changing the Narrative of Disability in Documentary Film

This Toolkit for Inclusion & Accessibility has been created by FWD-Doc in association with Doc Society and supported by Netflix, featuring a case study about Crip Camp (2020) and with a view to best practice, not just compliance.

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Four Completely Different Ways to Shoot a Doc (and Make It Cinematic)

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The Other Story Podcast

A podcast series that examines a dominant narrative in society about a particular identity or issue, and asks how it came to be, how it might be changed, and the role the entertainment industry has had in reinforcing or deconstructing it.

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Filmmakers: What If You Don’t Need A Movie Theatre (Or Streaming Services) At All?

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2019-2020 DGA Episodic TV Director Inclusion Report

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Collab Takeaways: The Recipe to Creating a Feature Script That Audiences Can’t Get Enough Of

Robin Swicord

Screenwriter / Director

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Green Production Guide

In honor of Earth Day, check out the Green Production Guide. Developed by film industry leaders with environmental expertise, this guide offers filmmakers the tools, resources, and vendors needed to reduce the environmental impact of production.

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Code of Best Practices for Sustainable Filmmaking

This code provides tools for filmmakers to measure whether their practices are as sustainable as they can be throughout the production process.

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New Climate Narratives: In a World of Racial Injustice and a Global Pandemic

Presented by the Producers Guild of America, this panel, unpacking the relationship between racial justice and climate justice, is the first discussion in the New Climate Narratives Series.

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Beyond Apocalypse: Alternative Climate Futures in Film and TV

NRDC presents a panel on Alternative Climate Futures in Film & TV. This panel premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

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TIFF Talks | Going Green: Sustainable Practices in Film & TV

Part of TIFF Talks, this keynote address and subsequent panel discussion identifies what steps can be taken to develop and integrate sustainable practices into film, TV, and media production.

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No Going Back: A COVID-19 Cultural Strategy Activation Guide

This illustrated resource points creators to ways they can make moving narratives that advance policy demands that are now within reach. It lays out frameworks and tools that support social change movements to harness the power of artists and culture makers in painting a picture of a more equitable and just future. It also highlights resources for artists who have been hard hit economically and professionally.

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Artizen Grants

Artizen grants are funded and curated by the community. Membership dues from grant supporters are pooled and awarded to projects selected by fellow fans, creators, and industry leaders providing more sustainable support for the artists. Artizen grants aim to support all types and disciplines of artists including game developers, filmmakers, creative coders, musicians, dancers, composers, choreographers, visual artists, writers, XR creators, illustrators, designers, and more.

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Collab Takeaways: Four Essential Tips for Adapting a Screenplay

Robin Swicord

Screenwriter / Director

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Collab Takeaways: Six Rules for Writing a Compelling TV Episode

Glen Mazzara

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2020-21 Screen Series Filmmaker Q&As Video Library

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American Theatre: Offscript Podcast

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Productivity for Creatives: Finding Focus and Flow for Any Creative Career

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American Film Market: Sessions Video Library

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The Rules of Worldbuilding in Science Fiction & Fantasy

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Producer Sustainability Roundtable: What Part Will You Play To Fix This House?

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