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Homemade Video Special Effects & Filming A High-Speed Car Chase: Film Riot Video Tutorials

Homemade Video Special Effects & Filming A High Speed Car Chase: Film Riot Video Tutorials

Your house is a veritable tool shed of special effects. These are special effects you can do in-camera, rather than trying to figure it out in After Effects. In Episode 127 of Film Riot, host Ryan Connolly shows you several things you can do with …

Newspaper Hacks and PR Flacks Aren’t “Singin’ in the Rain”

Newspaper Hacks and PR Flacks Aren’t “Singin’ in the Rain”

Most newspaper hacks and PR flacks are creatures of habit.  They didn't learn about YouTube or online video in the top journalism schools or the best colleges for communication majors.  But the first YouTube video, Me at the zoo, wasn't uploaded until April 23, 2005, …

Hulu Web Series The Confession To Go International With Sony

Hulu Web Series The Confession To Go International With Sony

Back in May the popular Hulu web series The Confession, starring Kiefer Sutherland and John Hurt, got picked up for a movie deal from Image Entertainment.  Now comes the announcement that the series is getting international distribution courtesy of Sony Pictures Television.  The Confession will …

Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere CS5.5? Ryan Connolly of Film Riot Breaks It Down

Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere CS5.5?  Ryan Connolly of Film Riot Breaks It Down

Back in June, Film Riot's Ryan Connolly reviewed Apple's Final Cut Pro X (Episode 107) and was not too complimentary. Final Cut Pro has been industry standard for awhile, but the new version leaves a lot to be desired. Mainly, the big problem is that …

Netflix To Begin Enforcing One Stream Per Customer Rule

Netflix To Begin Enforcing One Stream Per Customer Rule

Everybody panic. Get your pitchforks and your hastily written protest posters ready. After a price hike to their streaming service and Starz walking away from the renegotiation table, Netflix is once again doing something that its customers find completely unacceptable: enforcing long-standing policies about the …

Netflix Launches Streaming Service To Latin America, Mexico, & The Caribbean

Netflix Launches Streaming Service To Latin America, Mexico, & The Caribbean

The push toward international customers in streaming online video continues. Last week we saw YouTube roll out its Movies service for streaming film rentals to Canada, and Hulu extended its service into Japan. And now Netflix is officially open for business in Mexico, Latin America, …

Flickme Applies Gamification to Streaming Films, But Costs Too Much

Flickme Applies Gamification to Streaming Films, But Costs Too Much

I just found flickme.com, a new streaming film rental/buying site. The thing I liked is that I could login quickly with Facebook, which got me a Beta badge for being an early adopter. I instantly noticed the gamification for the site. Completing certain tasks earns …

Video Location Scouting & Underwater Filming – Film Riot Video Production Tutorials

Video Location Scouting & Underwater Filming   Film Riot Video Production Tutorials

Film Riot host Ryan Connolly got a hands-on test of the RED Epic camera a couple of weeks ago and showed some footage he shot with it, mostly he and his crew just having fun and horsing around. When it was about time for him …

As Price Hike Nears, Could Lack Of New Content Sink Netflix?

As Price Hike Nears, Could Lack Of New Content Sink Netflix?

Ahh…we often hear a company say things like, "What? New content? We're not concerned with that…" shortly before they crumble to pieces. Well, alright, we might not hear exactly that, but something along those lines. For game consoles, a lack of new content is death. …

Netflix Competition Heats Up In Canada As Hollywood Suite Delivers Video-on-Demand

Netflix Competition Heats Up In Canada As Hollywood Suite Delivers Video on Demand

Cable and satellite up in the Great White North were unhappy with Netflix's crossing the border. That silly imaginary line that dictates what nationality you are, what language you speak and most importantly, what kind of streaming video and TV you can get.

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