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Motion Picture Industry: Behind the Scenes

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Forget film school: ”educational initiative” site ThinkQuest takes you through every frame of the moviemaking process, from greenlighting to distribution. Aimed at aspiring Spielbergs, the cybercourse gives you cinema history, a glossary to help you tell the difference between a gaffer and a grip, and short essays about every facet of film. Coolest of all is the simulation that puts you in the producer’s chair, letting you work with a screenwriter, cast actors, choose shot language, add sound effects, and even make advertising decisions. Yes, you Cannes!