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Art Isn't Sexy but Check Out That Beard: An Interview with Emerging Artist Nathan Dean.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

A while ago, I had the (mis)fortune of a little twitter sparring with a couple of chaps about Celtx and their latest production and...well, a beard.

Things get strange on Twitter, but not likely as strange as they will on stage at the upcoming production of Art Isn't Sexy on July 17 at The Drill Hall, Lincoln, UK.

After mocking his fine beard on Twitter, I took some time to chat with Nathan Dean via email about his project:

A Day in the Life of Celtx Team Lifechurch: Media Producers

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

For many, the name Celtx is synonomous with "Screenwriter" or "Independent Filmmaker," but a lot of our clients are actually businesses, non-profits, and advertising companies. Our all-in-one pre-production studios offer a collaborative environment where such teams can create the media they need to get their message across.

A read through - courtesy

Lifechurch is the production company behind and their millions of annual downloads of inspirational videos and content via Open.Church, tens of thousands of weekly views via Youtube, and showings in their own church and other network churches each week. These guys create a lot of content for a large audience.

Given that, I'm thrilled they took the time to sit down and talk to us about what they do!

The Perfect Pitch Package (Six Tips to Nail a Pitch - Part 2)

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

In our last post, Six Tips to Nail a Pitch we followed our own advice and left you dangling at tip five "Hold A Little Back."

Today's post follows up with the final piece of the puzzle:

The Perfect Pitch Package

After the verbal pitch and discussion, you'll likely (hopefully! luckily!) be asked for your one-sheet and pitch package. Some will bring the whole package with them. Some will only have a one-sheet.

Ideally, you bring the one-sheet with you and have a pitch package ready to email, courier, drop-off or pigeon post as a follow-up. This way, you leave them wanting more and have a chance to make a second impression!

So what does all this look like?

Six Tips to Nail a Pitch

Monday, 29 June 2015

Here in Celtx's hometown, the Nickel Independent Film Festival is a screenwriter and filmmaker's utopia: a showcase festival, awards ceremonies, and workshops all designed around the #proudlyindependent local film community. 

Photo Courtesy Nickel Independent Film Festival, 2015

I was fortunate enough to attend one of their workshops last week and live tweeted the affair for our Twitter followers (search #pitch101 to read the tweets!). This is a list of the things I learned at Brad Gover's Perfecting your Pitch workshop:

DJI Short Script Competition Promises Great Prizes- Including Five DJI-Ronin Ms!

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

DJI, the global leader in developing and manufacturing innovative camera technology dedicated to improving aerial photography and video for creators and innovators around the world, has developed a new lightweight handheld camera stabilizer. The Ronin-M can carry camera set ups up to 8 lbs (3.6 kgs)

An example of the power of the Ronin-M was demonstrated by DJI’s ‘Lifted’ short film. Starring Joel Edgerton and shot on the DJI Ronin-M in less than 7 hours, this short film focuses on the most important connections we make in life and the lasting power of creativity.

The Ronin-M is a new, lightweight camera stabilization gimbal built for filmmakers at every level. With a compact frame and unmatched flexibility, filmmakers everywhere can capture shots that would never before have been possible.

To celebrate the release and encourage the creativity and innovation they've built their company around, DJI has announced a short script competition. They've put out a call for writers to submit a five-minute screenplay, centered around the theme of “Innovation,” by July 4, 2015.

Following the competition,DJI will pick five of the best screenplays to produce and screen at an event in Los Angeles on August 13. 

The top 5 screenplays will also receive several awards, ranging from the Ronin-M for the 4th Runner-Up to a selection of professional filmmaking equipment for the Grand Prize: DJI Ronin-M, DJI Inspire 1, Sony Alpha a7s and Paralinx Triton.

What are you waiting for? 

To learn more about or enter the contest: click here
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