October 28, 2015

Tomy Wigand - If I can´t put my heart and soul into film, I won´t make it

Tomy Wigand is German film director.He started with TV- Commericals and was awarded Bronze Lion at Cannes 1990.He worked mainly for TV.In 2000 his feature film, comedy “Soccer rules” won many German accolades as did his following project “The Flying…
October 6, 2015

Jack Gold: Independence is freedom to execute in personal style

 Jack Gold is British film and television director. He was born on 28. 6. 1930. After leaving University College London he began his career on BBC program „Tonight“. Later on he became a freelance filmmaker and also made dramas as…
September 8, 2015

Slobodanka Radun-Everyday´s life is never ending inspiration

On autumn festival Cinema Open 2014 debut making director Slobodanka Radum showed in preview her film MY2.This welcome guest was unknown figure for us so we of couse asked her for interview. Answers came within two weeks despite her having…
August 14, 2015

Petr Jákl sr.-In Czech film industry the job of film producer is adrenalin sport with great danger of going completely bust

Petr Jákl sr. can say that everything he touched turned into gold.He was succesfull student, graduated on two universities.He represented Czechoslovakia in judo, was Academic Europan Champion in 1964, got bronze medal on Academic World Championship.On Olympic Games in 1972…
August 11, 2015

Petr Sís - To write a good book and make a good film is very very hard

World wide known writer, illustrator and director of animated film Pet Sís, who has been living in New York for past 3 decades looks more like a rocker then book writer.Although we met each other at Zlín film festival for…
August 7, 2015

Unitedwalk - a project to support independent film in CR

We already know the past and the present of an indie film in our country and in the USA. But how does the indie film fare in other European countries? In what way is it being created and what support…
July 22, 2015

New adventures of independent film in CR VII

With all the previously mentioned aspects it is now necessary to look at the new categorization and hierarchy of Czech cinematography. The basic category needs to be the non-professional film which will overlap all the entrance quality and can also…
July 21, 2015

New adventures of the independent film in CR V

How is the film generally categorized these days? In fact as it is hard to measure the quality of a film, it is impossible to exactly determine a level of its professionalism or how much independent it is, meaning how…
July 21, 2015

New adventures of independent film in CR VI

The history of independent film in the USA started after the 1908 with the creation of the Motion Picture Patents Company which held the necessary technological patents needed to create the cinematography products and was a monopoly led by the…
July 4, 2015

New adventures of independent film in CR IV

From the evolution of the amateur film into the current times it became apparent that today it is quite unconceptionally defined. The field therefore needs to be adapted to the new social situation, new trends and the understanding of the…
July 3, 2015

New adventures of independent film in CR III

During the times when the inevitable has happened, after the political change in 1989, a new authorship law came to be which abolished the monopoly. The new legislative naturally stopped differentiating between the professional and amateur creators since the law…
July 3, 2015

New adventures of independent film in CR II

What's an amateur film? Most people would be hard-pressed to give answer to this simple question. Are those the people who record family video, creators who attempt to create something close to a movie or even non-artists who create pictures…
July 3, 2015

New adventures of independent film in CR

Unitedfilm has worked out a complete material elaborating on the current condition of Czech non-professional film and a conception of a new category of independent film in Czech Republic. This material will be released in parts on this website and…
June 30, 2015

Paul Weitz: I like writing and directing equally

Director, screenwriter, actor and producer Paul Weitz was born on 19.11.1969. He is 4 years older to his  brother Chris.He grew up in New York Ciry, attended The Allen-Stevenson School and graduated from Westeyan University. It was here where he…
June 22, 2015

Problem for independent films in India is market

We all know that Indian film industry is one of the biggest film producing countries in the world and it produces more than 1200 feature films every year in more than 19 regional languages in India. It is also popularly…
June 8, 2015

Miroslav Janek: I don´t regret refusal to Film academy, life offered me other adventures

Independent movie in Czech republic? Utopia or direction of all credible filmmakers who can surpass true professional units with their results and effort..Our idol on the way in that direction can be Miroslav Janek, who got award „Český lev“ for…
May 27, 2015

When GoPro is not enough

Blackmagic Design has decided that it can't watch it anymore as the GoPro cameras can't satisfy the needs of the more demanding users and decided to enter the market with the mini sports cameras.
May 27, 2015

Bolex Digital: the ressurection of a legend

Most of the cameramen, especially the older generations, most likely already heard of the Swiss film camera manufacturer, Bolex. It was founded by Jacques Bogopolsky, who inspired the name of the company, and started its production in 1927 by making…
May 27, 2015

Affinity Photo - Photoshop's able rival

Do you work with Apple computers and want to create graphics for your movies without spending yet another bag of cash? Affinity Photo is here for you - so far for free.
May 27, 2015

Renderman - do the CGI like Pixar

Following the same idea as Editshare, Blackmagic Design and The Foundry, we now receive yet another professional tool legally downloadable for non-commercial work. This time it's a rendering tool called Renderman from one of the largest CGI studio in the…
May 27, 2015

Color grade with the power of atom for free

In the spirit of offering free software The Foundry just released its Nuke postprodcution program.