iPhone brings cinematography to masses

As studios continue the transition from film to digital, the indie filmmaking community is going through a metamorphosis of its own.

The introduction of video recording options on Digital SLR cameras opened a lot of doors for budding auteurs on a budget, but advances to the camera quality of the latest iPhone could bring a flood of new offerings from people who haven’t previously been able to afford quality video equipment.

Read more at Daily Variety

Openfilm names first winner, changes rules for indie filmmaking contest

Openfilm.com, a Website dedicated to offering independent filmmakers a chance to get its foot in the door, has found its first winner. 

“Help,” a short by Val Lauren, has taken the top prize – which earns the director $50,000 in cash and $200,000 in financing. The film tells the story of a man on a desperate mission to save his dying mother’s life.

Read more at Variety’s Technotainment blog