Posts tagged Joe Simon
8 inspiring movies from 5 inspiring filmmakers.

We posed a question—challenge, really—to Ryan Booth, Joe Simon, Dan and Dana of Gnarly Bay, and Mike Sutton: What are 1 or 2 films that have greatly inspired you and why?

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5 lessons from the making of "Fragments" by Joe Simon.

You have just 2 days to film 18 scenes. How would you make it happen? What steps could you take to get everything ready? What could you do on set to make sure your crew stayed on task? With so many moving pieces, there’s a lot to consider in making sure you get everything right. 

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A peek inside the Academy of Storytellers.

The Academy sounds great on paper, right? But what does it actually look like? How does it work? We can talk all day about why we decided to reinvent the online film school through collaboration and stories. But today we wanted to take the chance to take you behind the scenes and give you an exclusive look.

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4 filmmakers, 4 MoVI setups.

It's no secret we love our Freefly MoVI M5 and M10 at Story & Heart—the diversity in the movement that's possible with a single tool is unparalleled.

Equally as important, the Freefly team are great people—filmmakers themselves—who understand it's not just about pushing creative limits, but also showing up on set with a reliable and battle-tested tool that will handle anything you throw at it.

Out of the box, the MoVI is simple to get up and running quickly with a camera and lens.

But, where do you go from there?

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Magic happens in 5 days. Tell Amazing Stories Update.

In less than one week—only 5 days actually—we kick off our first ever 4 week collaborative learning adventure: Tell Amazing Stories!

While we’re geeked that so many incredible filmmakers will be on board to serve as the best professors for which any storyteller could ask, and though we can’t wait to see what kind of collaborative films we’ll build together, there is one thing about which we are tremendously stoked:

Tell Amazing Stories will teach you everything you could ever need to discover the stories you love, lift them to unimaginable heights, and carry them away all on your own terms.

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The first waves are in: we are now accepting Filmmakers to Story & Heart.

At Story & Heart, we’re building an ecosystem—a network of support; a haven for true expression; a place that creators and their creations can call home.

So we’re thrilled, delighted, and even a bit hysterical to announce that the doors to Story & Heart are finally opening...

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10 things our filmmaking community taught us about storytelling at Ask Us Anything.

While we’re still basking in the afterglow of a night of burning questions answered—of our filmmaking community come together to help each other tell the stories we love—we continue to process all of the lessons learned and the new friendships forged.

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Resistance, creative block, procrastination. How are you supposed to tackle them alone?

You’re a filmmaker and you have a problem that seems insurmountable.

Whatever it is that’s stumped you, be it financial, physical, or existential, it can always seem like a lot for one creative person to tackle alone.

But now imagine that you find a place, a resource to which or a person to whom you can turn with literally any one of these questions...

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Ask Us Anything. A Live Story & Heart Community Event!

You have questions. The Story & Heart community has answers.

Tune in live on April 29th at 6 PM PST, when Story & Heart will host a panel of filmmakers from all over the country who will answer the questions you’ve always had about everything filmmaking and storytelling: gear, creative processes, inspirations, lives, favorite on-set snacks—really, ask us anything!

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