May 20, 2016 | POV’s daily list of essential reading for the documentary and independent filmmaking community.

Here’s Where You Can Watch Every Palme d’Or Winner
Festival awards season is a time for celebration, and many are already anticipating the list of films that will claim the top prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Sadly, not every Palme d’Or winner throughout the years is available for immediate streaming, but a handful of these films are available at multiple venues, and hopefully this list below is a helpful first step on the road to Cannes completism.
Read more | IndieWire »

Kartemquin Films opens archives for 50th anniversary celebration
For the first time in it’s history, Kartemquin Films has sorted through over 30,000 elements to curate an exhibition spanning the evolution of the film collective and of documentary filmmaking itself, including the creation of classic films such as Inquiring Nuns (1968), Hoop Dreams (1994) and The New Americans (2003). Join Kartemquin as they celebrate their 59th anniversary of creating democracy through filmmaking!
Read more | Kartemquin Films »

This six minute short film plunges you into an augmented reality hellscape

“What if advertising, but too much?” That’s often the formula for short films about augmented reality. Hyper-Reality, the new entry into the genre from artist Keiichi Matsuda, still feels compelling, not least because the visuals are so beautifully hectic.
Read more | The Verge »

7 Simple Steps of Video Editing
Though editing video is most definitely not an easy undertaking, editing can be a simple task for both aspiring and seasoned editors. Take a step back from your computer screen and see what a day in the life of an editor is like: logging data for hours, obsessing over minor issues, and editing for so many consecutive days.
Read more | No Film School »

Public radio marketplace PRX spins out a new mobile app company, RadioPublic
PRX, the nonprofit organization that operates a marketplace for public radio programming like This American Life, announced yesterday that it’s spinning out a for-profit company, RadioPublic. While this means audiences will be able to listen to the full catalog of PRX on mobile, the company will have to develop a growth plan as a for-profit company that still aligns with their mission.
Read more | TechCrunch »

Learn the Camera Philosophy of VR’s Most Cinematic Studio
Virtual reality is a reality for filmmakers today. With Nomads out on Gear VR, creative team Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël of Felix & Paul Studios have set high expectations for the cinematic experience of virtual reality. Check out some tips and advice from award-winning filmmaker Paul Raphaël as he discusses everything from his philosophy of composition in VR, to the fragile sense of presence, to taking on fiction in his next VR projects.
Read more | No Film School »

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