1. FilmFellas Cast 1- Webisode 1- Web of Opportunities

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    "Web of Opportunities" Cast One: Steve Weiss, Philip Bloom, Peter Hawley, Steve DaDouche “As long as I can remember, I wanted to be a filmmaker”, if this is your mantra, then you’ve got to see FilmFellas! Zacuto is excited to announce their new webisodic series, FilmFellas. A behind the scenes peek featuring influential and emerging new filmmakers who are making, creating and challenging the independent film scene and how we view entertainment. Follow this continuing series, you won’t want to miss a webisode as the cast and topics change. Watch in full screen HD with new webisodes premiering every two weeks. Producers Steve Weiss, Jens Bogehegn & Scott Lynch sit down and dine with industry movers and shakers where talking film is their family business. The premiere webisode "Web of Opportunities" introduces Steve Weiss' passion for the web. Can the web really be a delivery medium for entertainment? Can money be made on the web? For More Info: http://filmfellas.tv

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    • ZNN Report NAB 2011

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      ZNN (Zacuto NAB News) ~ Epic video of NAB 2011 by reporter and BTS Cameraman Edi Schneider. Special appearances by The Bui Brothers, Jared Abrams, Philip Bloom, Paul Schneider, Vincent Laforet (with his FrankenRig + Z-Finder EVF), "The Guilmetty" (TomGuilmette.com), Sebastian Wiegartner, Tej Babra, Eric Kessler, EMMY, Jens Bogehegn, Zacuto Elma, Garrett Brown (inventor of the Steadicam), Rodney Charters, ASC (TV Series: 24), Curt von Badinski, Stu Maschwitz, Bradley Davis, James Allred, Joseph Stunzi, Brian Lane, Neb Solomon, Scott Lynch, Robert Primes ASC, Nino Leitner, Kendal Miller, Matthew Jeppsen, Dan Chung and Eduard "Edi" Schneider. Special Guest Stars: Z-Finder EVF + Zacuto's Scorpion Rig + Kessler Crane + SCCE: "The Great Camera Shootout 2011" Screening Booth! Also Featured ~ [ NAB Wrestling ] Steve Weiss and El Skid (Robin Schmidt) take it down to the NAB Floor in the 1ST round of wrestling matches during the convention. ROUND 2 (1:35 mark) it's Bloom vs Weiss (yes, they do fight like girls). Shot and Edited by Eduard Schneider of Schneider Productions. Graphics & Animation by Emil Stezar, Lorand Toth, Alexandru "Dexter" Manea, Alex Vlad, & Sorin Anca. Voiceover Phillip Sacremento.

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      • FilmFellas Cast 1- Webisode 4- Filmmaking Style

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        It's time to pay the check. This is the final part to cast one. Bloom talks about owning gear and what should be called a film as well as the collaborative process. Weiss starts talking about directing styles, screen direction, camera movement, editing and the benefits of creating your style and sticking with it. Hawley talks about David Lean. DaDouche talks about how directors need to have a general knowledge of all of your departments, including editing.

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        • FilmFellas Cast 2- Webisode 9- The New Audience

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          “Recipe for Discovery” “I don’t think it’s about marketing to your demographic. It’s about making what we make as discoverable as possible so that the audience can find it,” affirms Susan in Webisode 9, the enlightening final bow for this provocative FilmFellas cast. Joe opens the discussion by suggesting that the iPhone may be the audience’s preferable tool for viewing content, since it approximates the online viewing experience. Susan highlights the differences between push marketing and pull marketing, and why she promotes the latter. Kris argues that her generation is too savvy to be seduced by advertising, while favoring the exposure to media offered by social networking sites. Joe provides an in-depth explanation of why he chose to make his new film, Alexander the Last, available to 45 million homes through Video On Demand, while simultaneously premiering it at the SXSW festival. As the cast proposes various ways films could be made discoverable online, Susan reiterates her belief that Hollywood has given up on marketing to her generation. This inspires Steve to close the discussion by reflecting on the massive door left open to filmmakers.

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          • Zacuto wins the Emmy for "The Great Camera Shootout 2010"

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            The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awards Zacuto the Emmy for it's web series. Last year I petitioned to the The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to create a category for web series. With no sign in doing so, they did make a change this year in allowing web content to enter in any category, but to compete with television. FilmFellas and The Great Camera Shootout were the only web shows nominated for Emmy's this year, but that glass ceiling has now been broken. Any one of us in the international indie film movement, can enter their work in the Emmy's as long as the programming format fits the category and competes with television programming head on. We all know that our community is doing ground-breaking, incredible work. Let's go challenge television and get the awards due us!!! We want television to come calling on the indie film movement for programming. We CAN do this! Thank you for all your support, let's sit back and watch how exciting this is all bout to get. Steve

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            • Zacuto Great Camera Shootout 2010: It's all About Latitude

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              Zacuto Films presents, “The Great Camera Shootout 2010: a three part web series where gunslinging HD DSLRs face-off against legendary 35mm Film.” For More Episodes: http://www.zacuto.com/shootout. The webisodic series showcases the top performing hybrid HD-DSLR cameras: Canon: 5D MKII, 7D, 1D, 550D/T2i Rebel, Nikon D3s, Panasonic GH1 and compares the image quality of these cameras against the gold standard of 35mm film. In addition, the Canon 5D MKII test includes the new 24p firmware.

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              • FilmFellas Cast 2- Webisode 7- The Art of Making Money

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                “The Art of Making Money” Passions flare brighter than ever in Webisode 7, where the filmmakers grapple with the challenge of making their movies both artful and profitable. Conflict arises right at the start, as Steve and Kris argue about whether a film set should be like a “military operation” or an open “discussion.” Joe explains how his production process begins with bonding and talking among cast and crew members before the shooting schedule locks in around the third week. Steve voices his belief that every single business in America should have a television program, turning corporate entities into multimedia “gathering spaces.” Susan notes that the problem with corporate sponsors is their fear of any material considered remotely edgy. While Joe says he still intends on making his “art projects” small enough so he can continue to make money from them, Steve insists, “You make money when your video is tied to products.”

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                • [ critics ] - Season 1- Webisode 3- Feet Worshipping & Homeless Portraits

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                  In round 3, Steve Weiss and Philip Bloom critique 5 new Vimeo films across a myriad of subjects: Slow Motion, BMX Bikes, Feet Worshipping and Homeless Portraits. Surprisingly, Steve appreciates a “Non-Horror-Horror” film. About [ critics ]: Film/video veterans, Steve Weiss, Director of FilmFellas/Critics, and Philip Bloom, a London based Independent DP and Director (http://philipbloom.co.uk) come together as dueling co-hosts to candidly critique web based video content. For more information on this webisodic series, visit zacuto.com/critics. [ critics ] offering an eclectic mix of personalities, perspectives and laughter. [ critics ] Webisode 3: Critiqued Films: Slow Motion Punches by Cody Kern ~ http://www.vimeo.com/1675008 Faction MX by Vita Brevis ~ http://www.vimeo.com/4966002 Don’t Go Home With Strangers by William Higo ~ http://www.vimeo.com/4835167 Sorority Girl Gets Her Feet Worshiped by Trust Mea ~ http://www.vimeo.com/4344332 Homeless Portrait by Philip Bloom ~ http://www.vimeo.com/812596

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                  • FilmFellas Cast 1- Webisode 2- A Reel Experience

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                    "A Reel Experience" Cast One: Steve Weiss, Philip Bloom, Peter Hawley, Steve DaDouche In the last webisode, "Web of Opportunities", Steven Dadouche’s idea of taking on other jobs in order to fund a film career was cut short, but with the release of webisode two, "Reel Experience", the Fellas begin to reminisce on their past experiences, hardships and roles as young filmmakers working in the biz. They discuss how important it is to utilize any avenue of learning such as; film schools, courses, mentors and the internet in order to advance your knowledge. “Every job you do, you learn something and you become a better filmmaker” Steve Weiss, Director This time at the table, the Fellas stress that experience and time behind the camera is what counts. So, hop back into the conversation and watch webisode two, A Reel Experience. For More Info: http://filmfellas.tv

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                    • [ critics ] - Season 1- Webisode 1- Artistic Shorts & 1,000 Words

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                      In this first webisode of [ critics ], co-hosts Steve Weiss and Philip Bloom critique an eclectic range of videos: From artistic shorts like "God of Small Things," by Chris Abbas & Sumit Seru, to "A Thousand Words" by Director Ted Chung. But when it comes to a video depicting a random act of violence: "Tarancino" by Mick Jones, well that's when things get really interesting. About [ critics ] ~ Film/video veterans, Steve Weiss, Director of FilmFellas/Critics, and Philip Bloom, a London based Independent DP and Director (http://philipbloom.co.uk/) come together as dueling co-hosts to candidly critique web based video content. For More Info: www.zacuto.com/critics

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