Curses for Every Job on a Film Crew

What drives each member of the crew crazy?

Here's a link to the list - in a convenient "curse you" format.

Lance Weiler's Directory of Immersive Storytelling Tools

Spring of 2017 and Lance Weiler's students at Columbia University are working on immersive adaptions of Sherlock Holmes. So Lance has compiled a list of free services and platforms that his students (and others!) can use.  I'm sharing those with you (thanks Lance).

Directory of new platforms, apps and tools 

Prototyping tools 

Build a micro game 

Build an AR geolocational game 

Build an AR experience 

Interactive video 

VR authoring tool 

VR authoring tool 

Build a chatbot 

Immersive storytelling platform 

Prototype with IoT 

IoT prototyping platform

IoT prototyping platform 

Purposeful storytelling 

Shadertoy - for the ambitiously inclined

New Technologies Will Require New Thinking in US Copyright Law: What Rights Are Implicated By Making Available Online?

If a website offers a link to a copyright work (without the author's permission), is that a form of copyright infringement? Is it a copying? Or a distribution?

What if a company offers individual subscribers their own tiny remote antennae - a small device in Brooklyn that picks up all the free-to-view broadcast TV signals in NYC - recording each subscriber's favorite broadcast TV shows and then making just those broadcast TV shows available to that unique subscriber - a form of time-shifting where a user who is traveling can watch local TV shows after they are broadcast from her discrete antenna and digital recorder? Is that Brooklyn- based company or the subscriber guilty of copyright infringement?

Here's a link to some fascinating 2016 guidance from the US copyright office. 

Randy Finch's Film Blog:

Thoughts from a film producer about making and distributing films.