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ParkScore Rates Your Green Space

By Olaongdees, Creative Commons BY-SA

By Olaongdees, Creative Commons BY-SA

Remember Walkscore?  Well, that’s good.  But how about a little oxygen to fill up your lungs as you stroll through your walkable urban wasteland?  Try ParkScore, which will tell you how your city’s photosynthesis facilities and giant communal back yards compare to other those of cities.

(Then feel burning envy of Minneapolis, which rates number one in the ParkScore ratings.  According to The Atlantic: Cities, “Ninety-four percent of people in Minneapolis live within a 10-minute walk of a park, [and the] city is woven with arguably the best green space of any large metro in the country. The parks there are plentiful, they’re large, they have real amenities, and the city actually spends money on them.”)

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Filmmakers have to stop planning first and foremost to bring their work to market at film festivals or elsewhere. The entire industry needs to get off of the single product focus and justify greater value in cinema in general. Release patterns need to change. We need to think of story worlds and long term relationships. The end of the era of feature film dominance is inevitable.

Ted Hope, putting five Really Big Ideas very succinctly


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10 Lessons on Filmmaking from Takashi Miike

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Photo by Subtile Jagden, Creative Commons BY-NC-ND

Filmmaking Magazine‘s interview with director Takashi Miike (“few directors out of Japan are as controversial as Takashi Miike, a man who has been surprising audiences for years with anything from stomach-wrenching horror films to slick yakuza films to happy-go-lucky children’s films,” says FI) contains an interesting list of filmmaking advice, ranging from the common sense – “A movie is driven by its characters, not by its special effects” – to the personal – “Bruce Lee is king” – by way of the philosophical: Continue reading