Category Archives: Software

4 FREE Video Editing Programs for Mac

Everyone has a computer these days; heck, you’re using one right now. For a fan filmmaker, however, a computer is far more than just a piece of hardware for surfing the internet; it’s an all-in-one movie studio.
Realizing that aiding creativity is a good way to get people to buy a computer, Apple includes its iLife [...]

Top 10 Fan Cinema Today Fan Film Stories: March, 2009

March was a busy month around here! Here’s Fan Cinema Today’s 10 most popular stories of the last month, presented in chronological order.
March 3: 5 FREE Freaky Filmmaking Programs for Macs
If you have a Mac and are looking for some free ways to make your next flick—or at least give it some visual flair—you need [...]

OK, we took the plunge. With some reluctance, Fan Cinema Today (@fancinematoday) is now on Twitter.
Follow us and see if we actually go anywhere….
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What’s In The Box?—Fan Film or Viral Video?

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The Internet is ablaze suddenly with the arrival of What’s In the Box?, a mysterious video on YouTube that is being conjectured as everything from a viral video promoting the next edition of the video game Half Life (said to be 18 months away from release) to a fan film [...]

4 Free Stop-Motion Animation Programs for Windows & Linux

Last week, Fan Cinema Today covered some free filmmaking software for Macs, including a stop-motion program (and it’s not the first free one we’ve covered either). That’s all fine and dandy, but what if you prefer Windows or Linux? Why should you be penalized? Where’s your free software?
It’s right here. Below are four programs for [...]

Metal Gear Solid Fan Films–Pretty Flimsy?

Last summer, I wrote about Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy, a European fan film based on the Konami video game that A) looked pretty good, and B) was going to come out in 2008. Well, it has yet to turn up, so let’s explore some other fan productions based on the popular shoot ‘em up.
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Mortal Kombat Fan Film Gets Noble Influence

When it comes to fan films, you don’t see a lot of old-timers helping out the new guys, but that’s what is happening later this week for Influence Films. The fledgling fan film outfit was covered on Fan Cinema Today a few weeks back when I reviewed its Flash flick, The Flash: Crossover, which showed [...]

5 FREE Freaky Filmmaking Programs for Macs

The economy is making life tough for everyone these days; we all have to cut back and find ways to stretch a buck. When it comes to creative projects like making a fan film, it’s even more crucial to scrimp where you can. However, if you have a Mac and are looking for some FREE [...]

Star Trek Gets A Little Animated

There’s a lot to be said for the high-profile Star Trek fan films of recent years; between Star Trek: New Voyages/Phase II, Starship Farragut, Star Trek: Of Gods and Men and the others, there’s a lot of interesting stuff to see. As an increasing number of ex-Trek professionals have gotten involved on both sides of [...]

Hit Half-Life Fan Film Goes Wild On The Web

Posted February 12, a new fan film based on the video game Half-Life has quickly become a viral video hit. Within two days of the short’s release, the website hosting Escape from City 17 – Part One crashed temporarily from demand, plus various copies on YouTube hit a  800,000-view cume. The ultra-violent short was directed [...]

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