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film

How to run a successful film festival

With only two screens, Aberystwyth, may not seem like a logical home for a film festival, but in the 20 years since I’ve moved here, the town has hosted over 20 failed film festivals. And, I’m sure there have been many other failed festivals that I never heard about. Over those twenty years, only three […]

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education

Our favorite online film schools

There’s a lot of misinformation online.  And, a lot of false things have been said about the film industry, many of which were being said even before the Internet. It seems like some of the worst advice has found its way to top of the search results. But, among all the misinformation (some of which you […]

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The difference between Development and Pre-Production

(image temporarily offline) “Three Seeds” Image derived from 19th century Japanese prints. Acquiring the seed and a spot to plant it in, that is development.  Planting the seed, that is pre-production.  When it finally bears fruit, then you have a film. – Ptara Once again, techies have been spreading misinformation on how a film is […]

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1812 history

What started the war of 1812? Canadian and American viewpoints

Today Ptara is joined by two world class historians who give their take on what started the war of 1812. They examine the speeches of the British Parliament and the US House of Representatives. From Jefferson’s purchase of Louisiana, up to the repeal of the Orders of Council, the US and Britain had shaky relations.