Wall Street Journal: People Are Streaming Pirated Movies on TikTok, One Short Clip at a Time. “Accounts on the platform are posting episodes of TV shows and full-length films in bite-sized clips that users can watch in a long continuous string. If you search for ‘Barbie,’ odds are, you’ll be inundated with fan videos and chatter, and won’t see any of the clips. But TikTok’s algorithms might promote a 90-second snippet of the movie on users’ For You pages, with a cryptic title like Part 8. Once users watch a few clips, more and more might turn up.”
Tubefilter: Kai Cenat invokes ‘Rush Hour’ with action-comedy film ‘Global Pursuit’. “Global Pursuit features solid production values, dozens of crew members, and cameo appearances — even though it was filmed in just three days, according to its star. Cenat met Global Pursuit co-star Ray H during a trip to Japan, and the pair became fast friends. They soon embarked on a filmmaking project together. The trailer for Global Pursuit hit Cenat’s YouTube channel on August 23, and the full 17-minute film dropped two days later.” I watched this and it was quite good. I found Mr. Cenat more compelling than Chris Tucker.
TorrentFreak: Turner Classic Movies Airs a Film With ‘Pirated’ Subtitles. “Turner Classic Movies is an invaluable institution for many film aficionados. The same is true for the private BitTorrent tracker Karagarga, which archives tens of thousands of films, many of which are not available through legal channels. While the latter operates without permission from rightsholders, it made a surprise appearance on Turner’s service recently in the form of ‘pirated’ subtitles.”
Library of Congress: What’s new online at the Library of Congress – July 2023. ” This collection includes over 3,000 items published or created for use in silent film accompaniment between 1904 – 1927. These items include scores written for specific films, cue sheets that compile melodies for use at certain moments in specific films, and stock music composed or arranged for general use in silent film. Scores and arrangements included in this collection include piano scores, full or reduced orchestral scores, instrumental parts, or just melodic incipits.”
MakeUseOf: The 6 Best Mobile Apps for No-Budget Filmmakers. “The smartphone revolution changed no-budget filmmaking. With inexpensive and sometimes free apps able to replicate some of the expensive equipment and software used by the pros, allowing you to make the most out of your limited budget. Here are the mobile apps you need as a no-budget filmmaker.”
PR Newswire: The Jerusalem Cinematheque’s Israel Film Archive is launching a brand-new website (PRESS RELEASE)
PR Newswire: The Jerusalem Cinematheque’s Israel Film Archive is launching a brand-new website (PRESS RELEASE). “Two years after its initial launch, the Jerusalem Cinematheque’s Israel Film Archive website – where hundreds of digitally restored Israeli films and archival footage clips have been made accessible to the general public – has had a makeover and is now relaunching a new and improved version, complete with a range of user experience (UX) upgrades and advanced search tools for viewers everywhere.”
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia: NFSA Player: Streaming Now. “Compelling drama, feature films, music and performance titles will come together this NAIDOC Week on the NFSA’s new digital streaming platform NFSA Player, launching today across Australia. The Buwindja Collection of 17 titles will be available to audiences via NFSA Player, a transactional streaming and video-on-demand platform giving Australia access to a selection of curated content reflecting this year’s NAIDOC Week theme of For Our Elders.”