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I never thought that this past year’s (WGA) writer’s strike would have had positive repercussions, but after seeing this alternate ending to the second season of Heroes, I’m glad the writers went on strike. You see, due to the strike, the creative forces behind Heroes scrapped the current storyline they were developing and went into a completely different (and much better IMO) direction; which will lead into season 3 “Villains”.

This is a vision of what could have happened (a future which has been diverted)…

Pulp 2.0 posted a very interesting article showcasing just how to write a Sci-Fi Channel original movie. The article breaks down the channel’s seven act structure and describes the elements that are needed for a script to be considered for the network and independent production companies that produce for the network.

Learn how to write a Sci-Fi Channel original movie here.

DC Comics and the makers of Mortal Kombat are teaming up for one of the strangest video game crossovers ever, pitting characters from both universes against each other in a fighting game. At the San Diego Comic-Con, the makers of the game brought some footage and described various features and characters within the game. Well, they have been kind enough to share that footage online…

While I hate hate hate how this site is laid out, I absolutely LOVE the content. The Internet Movie Car Database (IMCDB for short, of course) lists and has pictures for pretty much every car to be featured in any film and TV series that you can think of (including foreign films and music videos even). The design of the site makes it tough to scan through, but the search works like a charm. I also have a lot of fun clicking around the different car models and seeing the wild variety of shows and movies that use the same style car or even the same exact cars. If you like cars and movies, this site is perfect to get lost into for a couple hours.

Posted on August 11th, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Okay, so it might not be my favorite website yet, but Trailer Addict, like its name is insanely addictive. The site compiles and streams every trailer, TV ad spot and behind the scenes feature that is put online. This includes the ever popular Red Band Trailers, and its nice for a change not having to run for my wallet and search for my license to watch a trailer online. The site also features posters, news, and a nifty ratings system for all trailers. You can check it out here.

Posted on August 6th, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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The experts over at Indy Mogul have put together a short video on how to build a $15 boom pole. Having followed this video (and their written how to), I can say that this really does work. My producing partner and I built two boom poles with mounts (it is always good to have a back up just incase).

And click here for the detailed step by step on how to build your own $15 dollar boom pole.
Posted on August 5th, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (4)
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Are you having trouble finding the right sound to go with your new moving picture? Can’t afford a fancy orchestra? Or even a high school composer? Don’t have the time to waste before you miss an online contest deadline? Well, than you can thank Peter John Ross of Sonnyboo Productions.

He went ahead and made 20 pieces of music that he is offering to the public to use that are royalty free. Unlike most sites that offer royalty free music, Mr. Ross is completely cool with you using the music on films that you are trying to sell and make a profit on.

The catch? Absolutely none. All that he asks in return is that you credit him (which I know you would have done anyway). All of his tunes are instrumental, so you don’t have to worry about cutting around lyrics, and he offers a wide variety of sounds; from an “Ultimate 80’s Anthem”, to “Jazz”, “Techno”, “Soul” and downright “Eerie”. There is something for every genre in the 20 songs. Worse comes to worse, you can start cutting the different songs together or you can use them as a base and add your own beats (from Garage Band or a similar program) over them to create something new.

You can get the free beats here, and view Peter John Ross’ films here.

Posted on August 5th, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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