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“Great Ideas are Born from Great Puns” – Creating Gold with the Animade ‘Olympops’

Animation

16th August, 2016

Animade's Russ Etheridge joins us to discuss 'Olympops' - a series of five ridiculously rubbery animations the studio has made to celebrate the Olympics

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A Guide to Interactive Documentary: Structure, Tools & Narrative

Article, Documentary

8th August, 2016

Looking to create an Interactive Documentary, but don't know where to start? From Software to Structure & Audience to Inspiration - this is the guide for

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Hot on the heels of his recently featured short Home Suite Homedirector Jeroen Houben returns with another short film full of charming characters and outstanding production – this time transporting us into the haze of the summer romance with Plaster.

Animated Series ‘The Sentinel’ Hopes to Hook an Audience with its Epic Adventures

Animation

2nd August, 2016

Filmmakers Adam Floeck and Nate Swinehart join us to discuss animated series 'The Sentinel' as they aim to secure funding for their epic animated adventure.

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A brief but energetic 3-minute SFX short, Star Wars – Call of the Empire from director Trevor Kerr imagines what would have happened if those loyal to the Empire would have kept fighting after Return of the Jedi

Carlos Lopez Estrada Captures Consuming Heartbreak in his Cyclical Kari Faux Music Video

Music

27th July, 2016

Returning to Director Notes for what might be a record 5th time, Carlos Lopez Estrada discusses his latest cyclical, set-changing music video

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A humorous and unorthodox documentary from Edinburgh-based filmmaker Scott Willis, Tapes From The Revolutionary is a 16-minute short that attempt to take you into the mind, and behind the lens, of self-proclaimed communist revolutionary Andy – who is somewhat of a documentarian himself.

Director Henry Kaplan talks Zombie Krump, European Electronica & Camera Choices for Music Video ‘We Together’

Music

25th July, 2016

Director Henry Kaplan joins us to discuss undead choreography, camera choices & the struggle to find post-apocalyptic locations for his music video

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Welcome to the New Directors Notes: A Long Overdue Redesign & Rebranding

Article, News

25th July, 2016

To celebrate our 10-year Anniversary we've redesigned the Directors Notes site - check out the changes in this post

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How a Lucid Dream Led Ian Pons Jewell to Create the Striking Aesthetic of ‘My Only Friend’

Music

11th July, 2016

Music video supremo and friend of the site Ian Pons Jewell returns with his latest project - a striking promo for Nimmo single 'My Only Friend'

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How the Music of Julia Holter Inspired Will Rose’s Animated Short ‘Eagle Blue’

Animation, Music

16th May, 2016

Animator Will Rose joins us to discuss how the music of Julia Holter inspired the style and story of his latest short 'Eagle Blue'.

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Director Nick Peterson Offers Backers the Opportunity to Star in his Latest Film

Live Action

29th April, 2016

Looking for help crowdfunding his latest film 'Sticky Fingers', director Nick Peterson joins us to discuss the benefits of rotoscoping and what backers can

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