Chris Milk’s Revolutionary Work On Virtual Reality

Chris Milk is a photographer, director, entrepreneur, founder, and CEO of Within (Virtual Reality). Beginning his career in music videos, commercials and photography shortly gaining recognition. Working with names such as  Kanye West, Johnny Cash, U2 and others. Milk’s work has since expanded beyond tradition. Experimenting with different formats and mediums storytelling leading into virtual […]

Top 10 Women in Science Fiction

  Every movie that has ever been made about artificial intelligence owes a debt of gratitude to one woman: Mary Shelley. When Shelley published Frankenstein in 1818, which is widely regarded to be the first science fiction novel, she effectively invented a genre. The power of science fiction to open up a portal into a parallel universe where […]

Filmmaker: You Matter More Than Ever

We live in very troubled times. But is not the world’s hatred caused by basic misunderstanding? What better way to break down the barriers of hatred than through the power of film? The films you make, the stories you write, and the pictures you paint matter more than ever before. Creativity matters more than ever. […]

5 Ways Filmmakers Play A Trump Card

Donald Trump has played trump card after card. His election campaign has been rocked by controversy – filled with shameful and disgusting remarks. As the American presedential election looms ever nearer, there is no denying that Trump has demonstratd an astonishing ability to engage and empower a legion of followers far greater than I suspect […]

Give the Gift of Raindance

This festive season, treat your film-obsessed friends and loved ones to the ultimate filmmaker’s gift. Raindance Membership is a real treat to your filmmaker friends. Over 2,000 filmmakers have discovered indie film’s best-kept secret by becoming Raindance members. Immerse your loved ones in the indie film experience with Raindance’s courses, events and Festival! Raindance Since […]

My Dinner With Jeremy Irons

Last night at the luxurious Edition Hotel in Central London, Academy Award® winner Jeremy Irons helped to officially launch Raindance’s ‘My Dinner With’ series. The veteran British actor hosted an exclusive charity dinner with seven special guests in support of The Independent Film Trust, raising funds that will enable the Trust to advance the cause of […]

Are Images Not Enough?

The age of the image is upon us, my friends. Not a day goes by that we are not flooded by images that are beautiful, smartly produced, shiny and altogether attractive. That’s obviously true of filmmakers, whose trade it is to come up with those images. It’s the case if you walk through Piccadilly Circus […]

#StarringJohnCho and Social Media Activism

In recent years, the Internet has grown to be either the biggest cave for trolls or the best improvement that the public agora has known since the advent of modern democracy. Social media has become so powerful that it can and has overthrown governments and shifted political lines in a way that, not so long […]

10 Essential Films Shot By Roger Deakins

This Sunday, the 88th Oscars will be held, amidst great controversy. We’re all extremely eager to see how everything will unfold, not just about #OscarsSoWhite but also will he finally get the gold statuette he’s been expecting his entire career? Will he finally get the recognition he deserves, after all these nominations without ever winning? That’s […]

5 Greatest Things That Have Happened In Virtual Reality So Far

Virtual reality is not just “the next big thing”, and definitely far more than just a gimmick. It’s an entirely new step in the evolution of visual storytelling.  It’s not just 3D and a step forward from film: it’s a new medium. We’ve explored it in our Virtual Reality Filmmaking Toolkit, where you can learn how […]

Cinema 2.0: Get The F**K Out Of Bed!

I have a friend, a rock n’ roll rebel/ educator Martin Atkins who tours the world talking about his time with NIN, Ministry, Pigface and a bunch of other bands while preaching the DIY gospel to musicians and artists everywhere. His message? “Get The F**K Out Of Bed” if you want to succeed in the […]

What Does Virtual Reality Mean For Film?

Search around a little bit for biggest expected trends in technology for 2016, and you’re almost certain to stumble on a few headlines about virtual reality. Indeed, a number of major tech companies are on the verge of rolling out virtual reality headsets in a big way, and the result could be a pretty significant […]