Most Recent Impact50 Updates

How to leave edit notes on the Impact50 Films

Now that filmmaking challenge phase has closed, and yes there will be some latecomers we know about, we enter a month of reworking. We are going to leave edit notes on as many films as we can, and would love you to do the same too. It’s all part of the learning curve and the

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The Art of Keeping Things Together by Dee Chilton

‘Arry Black Maskers (*), more likely known to you as Gaffer Tape or Duck/Duct Tape, is probably the most critical, versatile and adaptable piece of kit in the military. It was a running ‘joke’ that the long serving SeaKing helicopter was mostly held together with the black stuff, (as much of our kit was), but

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‘Equal’ by Tandav Films

The idea of apocalypse was an intriguing one and a chance to tell a story of humanity within it, very promising. This world is waging a battle right now, which is not between Good and Evil but between one set of belief vs another set of belief. Confronted with death, belief will collapse. I liked

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Stills For Your Movie… What you MUST get

If there is one complaint I hear from Sales Agents over and over, it’s that filmmakers simply don’t provide enough good stills from their productions. And we are going through that right now with Impact50. Most teams are getting shots, but only a few are getting killer shots. And the game is changing too, we

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How to Recut Your Movie… Mini Masterclass in Under Ten Minutes!

Looking back to learn lessons from the past… As part of 50 Kisses, we invited filmmakers to act on feedback from the community. One filmmaking team, Sweet Home Films in LA, made their film over 20% shorter, fixed some audio problems and overall radically improved their work. Watch the first submitted edit below…   Above is the

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How to Recut and Remix your Short Film… a Terrific Example

The power of editing never ceases to amaze me – actors, writers, DPs, designers, all offer incredible contributions to a story, but it’s the editor who takes that heady cocktail of ideas, creativity, drama, misfires, failures, surprises, technical problems etc etc that happened on set / location, and makes it all work as best it

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Script to Scream by Ben Marshall

The script. After many months of Rock. Paper. Scissors being open to film-makers, not a sniff. I feared the opportunity was slipping away. Think me as Gollum and my script the ring. So at the end of London Screenwriters Festival 2017 I stood like Wonder Woman (the norm for all delegates), hands on hips, and I

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Check out the photos from the Presidents Speech

I have just uploaded the whole album of stills from the shoot last week, with Olivia Williams playing the President of the United States. Chris Jones Want to get a little bit more Impact? Here’s some related posts… Impact50 Video Update… The Edit Has Begun (but you can still make a film) Impact50… The Final

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How to leave edit notes on the Impact50 Films

Now that filmmaking challenge phase has closed, and yes there will be some latecomers we know about, we enter a month of reworking. We are going to leave edit notes on as many films as we can, and would love you to do the same too. It’s all part of the learning curve and the

Read More »

The Art of Keeping Things Together by Dee Chilton

‘Arry Black Maskers (*), more likely known to you as Gaffer Tape or Duck/Duct Tape, is probably the most critical, versatile and adaptable piece of kit in the military. It was a running ‘joke’ that the long serving SeaKing helicopter was mostly held together with the black stuff, (as much of our kit was), but

Read More »

‘Equal’ by Tandav Films

The idea of apocalypse was an intriguing one and a chance to tell a story of humanity within it, very promising. This world is waging a battle right now, which is not between Good and Evil but between one set of belief vs another set of belief. Confronted with death, belief will collapse. I liked

Read More »

Stills For Your Movie… What you MUST get

If there is one complaint I hear from Sales Agents over and over, it’s that filmmakers simply don’t provide enough good stills from their productions. And we are going through that right now with Impact50. Most teams are getting shots, but only a few are getting killer shots. And the game is changing too, we

Read More »

How to Recut Your Movie… Mini Masterclass in Under Ten Minutes!

Looking back to learn lessons from the past… As part of 50 Kisses, we invited filmmakers to act on feedback from the community. One filmmaking team, Sweet Home Films in LA, made their film over 20% shorter, fixed some audio problems and overall radically improved their work. Watch the first submitted edit below…   Above is the

Read More »

How to Recut and Remix your Short Film… a Terrific Example

The power of editing never ceases to amaze me – actors, writers, DPs, designers, all offer incredible contributions to a story, but it’s the editor who takes that heady cocktail of ideas, creativity, drama, misfires, failures, surprises, technical problems etc etc that happened on set / location, and makes it all work as best it

Read More »

Script to Scream by Ben Marshall

The script. After many months of Rock. Paper. Scissors being open to film-makers, not a sniff. I feared the opportunity was slipping away. Think me as Gollum and my script the ring. So at the end of London Screenwriters Festival 2017 I stood like Wonder Woman (the norm for all delegates), hands on hips, and I

Read More »

Check out the photos from the Presidents Speech

I have just uploaded the whole album of stills from the shoot last week, with Olivia Williams playing the President of the United States. Chris Jones Want to get a little bit more Impact? Here’s some related posts… Impact50 Video Update… The Edit Has Begun (but you can still make a film) Impact50… The Final

Read More »