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YOUR HOLIDAY PLAY LIST - NexTV's Music Blog

Dec 18, 2015 1:55PM

 


NexTV's music blog, written by DJ Shark, takes us on a ride through the history of an industry that is inextricably linked to Film and TV.  Listen to Shark's extraordinary show on www.DJSharkRadio.com 



ALL TIME is NOW with DJ Shark
The BEST Tracks of 2015

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Yes, it's that time of year again! I go diggin' in the crates, listening to all the crap you don't have to, only to bring you the best. Singles, Downloads, Album tracks, whatever tracks. LISTEN to the show any TIME you like. Here for your enjoyment is the videos for (almost) all of them. Here are just some of the highlights from the last 12 months of music from around the world.

Kickin' off with HEAD OVER HEALS from J.D. McPhearson
Oklahoma's pride. From his second Long Player Let The Good Times Roll.



RANDOM NAME GENERATOR by Wilco
Chicago's own, from their ninth Long Player Star Wars.



ADDICTED by Jesse Malin
New York's Jesse Malin actually released two Long Players this callender year, Outsiders, and this tracks from New York Before The War.



1/2 2 P by The I Don't Cares 
The Replacements had a very successful reunion tour this year. True to his unexpected form Paul Westerberg does NOT record a new album but joins up for a new project with Juliana Hatfield, called The I Don't Cares. First single 1/2 2 P from their new Long Player coming out in the new year.


DON'T WANNA FIGHT by Alabama Shakes
From their second Long Player Sound And Color entered the US charts at #1.



PRETTY PIMPIN' by Kurt Vile
Pennsylvania's Kurt Vile. From their sixth Long Player, B'lieve I'm Goin Down...



DELONE by Sacri Cuori feat. Carla Lippis
From Italy, the groovy sounds of Sacri Cuori and their Long Player Delone.



FOOL FOR LOVE by Lord Huron
Straight out of Los Angeles, from their second Long Player Srange Trails.



LET IT CARRY YOU by José González
Swedish singer-songwriter. From his third Long Player Vestiges and Claws. Also a cool remix available by Dino Soccio.



STRAY DOGS by New Order feat. Iggy Pop
New Order's tenth Long Player Music Complete. Their first without founding member bassist Peter Hook. This album track features the velvet tones of Mr. Iggy Pop.



ALL YOUR LOVE IS GONE by Boxed In
Debut single from ex Keith member Oli Bayston.



FADE AWAY by Susanne Sundfør
From Oslo, Norway. This is from her sixth Long Player Ten Love Songs.



THIS COULD BE US by Prince
Minneapolis boy wonder Prince, from his 38th (!!) Long Player HITnRUN (Phase One). Just as the show was going to air, Prince released HITnRUN (Phase Two)! This is a re-recording/re-working of the same track from his album of last year, Art Official Age.

This Could B Us from TIDAL on Vimeo.

Thanks for listening/viewing. All the best to you and yours through out the holidays.

Yours,


Shark


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Building a Successful Web Series: TONE IN VISUAL ENTERTAINMENT

Nov 13, 2015 4:05PM



Follow along as we see how Jake Jarvi engages the nearly 40,000 fans of his web series, PLATOON OF POWER SQUADRONYou can see all of Jake's work at: http://www.youtube.com/user/pineappleboyfilms


JAKE JARVI SPEAKS: TONE IN VISUAL ENTERTAINMENT




--Jake


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Technological Tools for the Filmmaker's Toolbox - NexTV News

Sep 29, 2015 5:51PM



At NexTV, we work with artists who are tired of banging their heads against the wall that separates the BUSINESS from the ARTISTS....and we show them the way in. Check out our Strategic Career Planning Intensive HERE.


TECHNICAL TOOLS FOR FILMMAKERS


On modern film sets, your smartphone is often the most important tool you have on you. Indie filmmakers have really embraced what a smartphone can do in terms of the sheer density of tools available in such a small package. There are a plethora of tools and apps available on your phone that help the project go smoothly no matter what department you're in.

Camera Team

A large portion of the apps available is for the camera team. In large part, this is because of the technical information needed to operate the camera and because of the speed at which new technology is developed. For example, the "Helios Sun Position Calculator" app is a great tool if you're shooting outside. It can be used in a map view or through the phone's camera to show where the sun is going to be in the sky and how high it will be. This lets you know where your shadows are going to come from and how long they will be.

Art Department

For art department, continuity is king. If you can't keep everything consistent from shot to shot, the audience will notice and be pulled out of the experience. Because of this, one of the most helpful tools in the art department is your phone's camera. A phone with a fast and great camera, such as the iPhone 6, is your best friend. Before smartphones, continuity was usually done with Polaroids, which are hard to find and expensive to operate now. But today's phones give you nearly unlimited storage as well as the ability to share the information with people around the corner or a hundred miles away instantly.

"Evernote" is another great app to keep your pictures organized. With this app, you can create notes on how you want the characters to dress or their spaces to be filled. Evernote also allows you to share these notes with your team that can be accessed from a desktop or from their phone.

Directors

A viewfinder is one of the best tools to have during pre-production and location scouting. If you know your framing, it makes it easier for everyone down the line to quickly and efficiently fulfill your vision. Before smartphones and tablets started making their way onto set, directors used a special handle that attached to their lenses, so they could see what the camera would see. These are great and extremely accurate, but a good one will cost you an arm and a leg. The "Artemis Director's Viewfinder" app changes that. The app uses your phone's camera and overlays various lines to show what a given focal length will look like on whatever camera you are using, ranging from 35mm to Super 8 mm to large format digital sensors. Artemis also allows you to take photos of your view, so you can reference them later or give them to another department head. And it captures your GPS, tilt, cardinal direction and the information used to capture the image, so you can quickly and easily reference them later.


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WRITING & PITCH COMPETITION WINNERS

Sep 25, 2015 1:16PM



CONGRATS to all who participated and to our WINNERS.  Here is our Grand Prize Winner and Best-in-Category winners.

We are truly honored to have had such a fantastic group of artists participate.


*GRAND PRIZE WINNER*

Darnell Brown - THE GOOD BOOK (TV PILOT SCRIPT)




*Best-in-Category*


FEATURE FILM Script

THE LOST BOY by Mitch Olson & Matthew Songer



TV PILOT Script

KINGDOM OF GOD by Travis Opgenorth



Video PITCH

HAYENA'S BLOOD by Nicolas Caicoya



Written PITCH

THE ROSE CARTEL by Chris Courtney Martin


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Building a Successful Web Series: The Personal Nature of YouTube

Sep 11, 2015 12:58PM



Follow along as we see how Jake Jarvi engages the nearly 40,000 fans of his web series, PLATOON OF POWER SQUADRONYou can see all of Jake's work at: http://www.youtube.com/user/pineappleboyfilms


JAKE JARVI SPEAKS: THE PERSONAL NATURE OF YOUTUBE

The video update below contains a full 17-hour time-lapse of a usual weekday in my life as a part-time YouTuber. A lot of our audience found it surprisingly compelling and inspiring.

 


 

Wow. Four weeks without a written post on the PoPS blog. Quick recap of blogger rationalization: A lot of traveling meant I had a lot of work to catch up on at my day-job and I’ve spent the last couple weeks going crazy on finishing PoPS episode 9. We premiere on Sunday. Finally. As this trailer attests:

 


 

Today, I wanted to talk about one of the unfortunate side effects of doing a show on YouTube. Don’t worry, this isn’t a big complain’y type blog post. It’s just that we have a lot of great actors is our show, and people’s expectations when watching YouTube is that they’re seeing people who are simply being themselves. Our actors don’t get credit for acting.

 

That’s part of why I’m so pleased I got to do a video update each with the remaining members of the villain crew. The audience finally got to see them out of character. There were so many comments like—

 

“Wow! He’s nothing like his character! What a great actor!”

 

They need to get the chance to see what a team of genuinely sweet natured collaborators we’ve built in order to understand that they’re really good actors. If they were watching them on TV or in a movie, that’s something that would be inherently conveyed. But the very platform of YouTube is largely based on the premise of watching REAL people express themselves as who they genuinely are.

 

This is also a reason why many prefer not to watch web series on YouTube. The very platform makes everything seem even more phoney and fakey because people aren’t just telling stories looking straight into the lens of their cell phone or DSLR.

 

Just an unexpected hurdle on the platform of YouTube. So, it’s nice that at least the contingent of our audience that watches the updates finally understands how legit our cast actually is.

 

Another fun bit in preparing to release episode 9 are the hype’ish previously-ons I put together. This time it’s 21 seconds long and only helps the people who’ve already seen the show remember where we are and get a little amped. It does NOTHING to help anyone who’s never seen the show before understand what’s happened. I love it:

 


 

Thanks for reading. #PoPSweek

 

--Jake



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