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May 23, 2010 by  
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A terrific tribute to Kurosawa

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The Shaman & Ayahuasca: LA Film Screenings
(June 17, 2010, 7:00pm and 9:15pm)

May 18, 2010 by  
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The Shaman & Ayahuasca: LA Film Screenings<br />(June 17, 2010, 7:00pm and 9:15pm) blog LOS ANGELES FILM SCREENINGS

The Shaman & Ayahuasca: Journeys to Sacred Realms
A film by Michael Wiese


Film Showings: June 17, 2010, 7pm and 9:15pm
Cost: $12

(best way to ensure you get a seat)

The Landmark Theater – Westside Pavilion
10850 West Pico at Westwood Blvd. (map)

Q&A after each showing with filmmaker Michael Wiese.

The Shaman & Ayahuasca: Journeys to Sacred Realms

Ayahuasca is a entheogentic or psychoactive vine-based plant brew that has been used for healing by shamans for thousands of years. It is widely known throughout South America for its healing and visionary properties that has, in recent years, caught the attention of the Western world. Ayahuasca is called a ‘plant teacher’ because it can heal physical, psychological and emotional blocks and through vivid visions take the patient to other realms and dimensions providing profound insights into human beings’ true nature and place in the cosmos.

Intrigued by these extraordinary claims, filmmaker Michael Wiese went to the home of Don Jose Campos, an internationally known Peruvian shaman or curandero, to experience first hand the healing and transformational aspects of Ayahuasca. Shot on location in the jungle and in the Amazonian river towns of Pulcallpa and Iquitos Peru, this 73-minute film documents the shamanic work and ayahuasca ceremonies of Don Jose Campos and includes the last filmed interview with internationally renowned visionary painter and former shaman Pablo Amaringo. Also included are interviews and an exploration of medicinal plants with famed biochemist Julio Arce Hildalgo. The film features the music of Peruvian recording artist Artur Menas Salas.

Indie Movie Making – Personal Creative Goals

May 12, 2010 by  
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Indie movie making, also known as independent filmmaking, is much more about creativity and short films than Hollywood productions. Most indie movie making projects wind up being about social issues and documentary-style projects that are less fictional or at least reality-based fiction of some kind. An independent film can be anything that you want it to be, and you need to take stock of your personal creative goals in order to become successful in your film production. Low budget movies don’t have to be bad movies. In fact, some of the best movies ever made were done on small budgets. You just have to know how to make an impression and market yourself and your film.

When it comes to indie movie making, there are many different ways to increase interest in your projects. One of the best resources for low budget films and independent movies is the online viral video. YouTube is the perfect place to promote your indie movie making project, because you can show clips, trailers, interviews, and even just talk about your movie in the videos that you post. This will get people interested and help increase your traffic so that your movie gets more exposure.

These indie movie making projects are creatively independent, which means that all of the decisions are up to you. If you don’t want to compromise your filmmaking by giving into the whims of whatever Hollywood wants, you can count on independent films to let you have creative control of the entire project. Of course, an independent film is no good if it isn’t noticed. It’s nice to think that the satisfaction and accomplishment of getting a movie produced is enough, but that’s rarely the case. Every indie movie making project is an attempt to gain the most opportunities and interest possible in the hopes that the movie will be wildly successful.

Indie movie making is very personal and different for everyone. However, you need to take advantage of all of the resources that you can find so that you can make the most of your film projects,indie movie making projects, no matter what they might be. You can take your finished film to many film events and independent film festivals to have it shown in the hopes that it will generate a substantial following. Of course, if you don’t have the right foundation or take advantage of resources like YouTube to promote your you won’t get far at all.

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Filmmaking Book – Reading Up on Your Craft

May 12, 2010 by  
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A filmmaking book will be your best friend if you are learning out to work in the entertainment industry. 20 years ago, there were no real books or resources on how to become successful in filmmaking or movie production, but today that has changed completely. There are plenty of different books available for you to choose from, no matter what you might be looking to learn. With so many resources at your fingertips, you can learn everything that you need to know about motion picture production, filmmaking, screenwriting, and more.

Take the time to research and find the best filmmaking book or books for your chosen field. You can learn all kinds of information and read as many books as you like. You can find a filmmaking book about networking and pitching ideas to potential buyers, as well as the basics of movie production, scriptwriting, and other aspects of the career. There are books that can teach you everything at once, as well as books that can teach you one thing at a time. With all of these options to choose from, it has never been easier to get your foot in the door of the elusive movie industry.

In the past, filmmaking book resources did not exist. You were only able to get into the prestigious Hollywood industry if you knew people, got discovered, or worked your way through the ranks by learning secrets as you went along. The motion picture production process was very secretive and the industry was exclusive, to say the least. Today, these things are still true, but with the right filmmaking book you have a much better chance of getting into this highly competitive industry if you are willing to take the time to learn.

Finding the right filmmaking book is a personal decision that you’ll have to make for yourself. Everyone has different ideas of what they expect from their research and education, and you might want to learn something different than others. If you are looking for a filmmaking book that exclusively deals with scriptwriting or screenwriting, for example, you will have to make a note of that as you are shopping for books. It doesn’t really matter which types of books you choose to work with, because there is something out there for everyone as long as you take the time to look. Learn everything that you need to know about video cameras, editing and distribution, filmmaking events, networking and more with a filmmaking book today.

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