Dear Rich Old Films

Dear Rich: Trying to Clear Pre-1923 Artwork for Film

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Any work first published in the U.S. before 1923 is in the public domain regardless of the lifespan of the author or authors.

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Filmmaker by Eva Ave

A Day in the Life of a Filmmaker in Berlin

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Wow, I’ve had two of the most incredible days ever. Such highs and lows. This is for you overwhelmed filmmakers out there: Take a deep breath, you got this.

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Decaying Hollywood by Bob Beecher

Honesty Won’t Fly In Hollywood

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I went straight to work in Alex Cox’s production office after that disastrous brush with classic Hollywood mania. I was glad.

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Ferraris on Ice - Edie Everette - Pyragraph

How to Write a Music Video Treatment: ‘Ferraris On Ice’

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It’s a simple, effective way to organize and communicate your ideas, and is an essential skill to have in the film business.

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http://www.pyragraph.com/2013/02/sample-assignment-agreements-for-obtaining-music-rights-2/

Sample Assignment Agreements for Obtaining Music Rights

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Below you’ll find two sample copyright assignments: 1) a basic all-purpose assignment; and 2) an assignment specifically for musicians playing on recordings.

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Black moor goldfish

Films for Free, or How I Stopped Worrying About the Budget and Got On Craigslist

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Your dollars will go further and you might come up with something you’d never imagined, like a film about a one-eyed fish who paints chairs with shampoo.

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Glidecam HD-2000

Tripod Buying Advice, from Someone Who Overbought

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If you are on a hobo filmmaker budget, here are some tips from someone who over-purchased the first time.

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Filmmaking, Friends and Favors

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I did my drummer a huge favor, I had a blast doing it and it didn’t cost me anything.

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The Stage of Love: 3 Memories

| New York, NY | | 1 Comment

In esteem for the nature of love this Valentine’s Day, I asked people to recall memories mixing love and theater.

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MiniDV

Lookin’ Sharp in Lo-Fi

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People are too caught up with the quality of their image while forgetting the story it tells or the feelings it invokes.

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I Am An Artist #1

| Index, WA, US | | 9 Comments

From Edie Everette’s “I Am An Artist” series.

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Streamlining My Gear

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I downsized not because I’m grumpy about hauling gear, but because I learned over time that it doesn’t matter if the photography is perfect.

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Contract - Pyragraph

Contracts and Agreements 101

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 1 Comment

The more that you are actively working in your field — whether that means writing for magazines, playing music at clubs, hosting gallery events or building furniture for a hotel — the more you’ll find yourself needing to execute contracts with other businesses and people.

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Dear Rich: Can I Theatricize ‘Hoarders’?

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Generally, novelists and dramatists can get away with fictionalizing real life people and events without permission.

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Peri Pakroo, Author and Coach - Pyragraph

The Lowdown on Business Legal Structures

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

When you’re making money — even just scraps — from your creative work not as an employee of some other company, guess what: You’re running a business.

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