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Things You Need To Know About The Leg Press Machine

I’m sure that you have met bodybuilders who have bigger body and muscles are impressive. Many of you have complied with few professional builders who are professional bodybuilders. Nothing is easy if you don’t make that effort to make it far enough. Results can be fruitful once you reach there but many newbie’s look results but not the effort, which made them what they are.

Bodybuilding was nothing but a passing time hobby over a century ago, but things have indeed changed a lot. The bodybuilding has become a field and place where people are coming forth to show their interest to the sport. Many bodybuilders have inspired others to be part of the journey.

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When we are talking about the start of a passionate person, who has inspired by the professional bodybuilder takes one step to becoming the best. It would take a long time of efforts to reach where the mentor is now. Having bigger muscles is not enough. You should also have more major leg muscles, and there are many workouts you can try, and it would be a difficult time for the starters. You can achieve the same strength using rowing machines at home.

3 Things You Need To Know About The Leg Press Machine?

The Best Workout

In the bodybuilding field, the leg press referred to as the best machine for increasing the size of your legs. However, there are also people who call the equipment as the “Worst machine ever.” The two sides of the story have one thing in common, and that is The Machine Works. If you want to increase the muscle size of your legs, then Leg Press is the best choice. However, the pain and challenge come from the equipment is what makes it the worst.


When you are working out on the equipment, then you can’t just do it alone. Many professionals like to exercise alone without anyone’s support. However, if you are a regular or newbie, then you should have one person to assist you with the workout. Not only that if you are someone, who is pushing weight then having support is important or chances of injuring yourself is higher.


If you are wondering if you can let yourself go and have some real meal time, then you are dreaming. Many professionals have been saying that you can have more and do not have to maintain a strict diet then you are wrong. It is important for your body to maintain muscles because the legs muscles are MUSCLES at the end of the day.

Protein & Supplements

Increasing the size of your legs is painful than arm muscles. The instructor will ask you to take on more protein and supplements. The intake will increase, so as the workout. However, make sure to avoid the supplements because it has many side-effects later on. Lack of protein can also slow the process but take the slower way than damaging your body permanently.

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We know that you have questions which need to be answered then use the comment box and get some answers from the experts in the industry.…

IFCM to Host the Last NOLA of the Year on November 5th

It’s that time of year again…

where we recover from our Halloween candy comas and prepare for a mild Miami holiday season– but long before we even think about wrapping up presents, we must wrap up a year of amazing local talent with the last I’M NOT GONNA MOVE TO L.A. of 2014.

On November 5th, Indie Film Club Miami invites all of South Florida’s fabulous creatives to the last I’M NOT GONNA MOVE TO L.A. of the year. Enjoy local music, comedy, films, and find out which director will be the final audience winner of 2014.

Want to see ALL the winning films of the year? Be sure to catch them all at Filmgate Interactive, where we will be screening the Best Of I’M NOT GONNA MOVE TO L.A. in February!



Meet the Filmmakers

1. Adam Ball – Sergio and Natasha

2. Alexander Beresford – A Little Panic a Little Fear

Coming from a writing and acting background, Alexander has lately been added directing and producing to the mix, working on a series of Horror shorts in preparation for a budgeted feature film he’ll be writing and directing in 2015.


3. David Chavez – Within the Flesh

David Chavez was born and raised in Queens, NY.  At the age of 7 he began making films with his dads camera and knew since then that directing would be what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.

4. Jonathan Cuartas – Twelve Traditions

Jonathan is a filmmaker from Miami, FL. He works alongside his brother, Michael Cuartas. He’s written and directed two short films: The Pallor and Twelve Traditions.


5. Eugenie Dufloo – The Cry

Eugenie is 17 years old, and currently a high school student trying to get her work recognized in the industry



6. Michele Gianelli – The Man-App – Episode 1

Michele is a filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and assistant director with years of experience working on Feature Films, Television Series and Movies, Independent Films, Music Videos, Commercials and Web Series in Vancouver, B.C., Los Angeles, Seattle, Albuquerque and now Miami.


7. Ramiro Hernandez – Pravus

After a successful career as a CPA, Ram’s excessive high energy delved into the craft of putting stories on film.

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8. Danielle Kipnis – TAGGED

Danielle is a New York native currently dancing and choreographing in Miami, Florida. She has performed at Jacob’s Pillow, and presented work in Miami for Art Basel, the New World Symphony, ScreenDance Miami, and Heroes Unite’s Mobile Micro Theater, a traveling black box school bus. She received her BS in Dance and English from Northwestern University where she worked with prominent Chicago artists and founded her own jazz and musical theatre company which continues to perform at Northwestern in Chicago.


9. Bert Oliva –  InstruMENTAL

Filmmaker, director and show creator Bert Oliva is CEO/Founder of BOWAworld, a training and development organization that includes seminars, professional coaching, keynotes, and corporate trainings. In 2013 Bert formed a new film studio, BOWA Studios. This is a division of BOWAworld that is a full-service multimedia and video production company, which provides such services to clients around the world.


10. Egon von Schirach – Pyramids in Space

Born in the Magic City of Tropical Miami, Egon was raised and influenced by all the right people, this Cuban-German works with many various local artist and companies, always catering to success.


11. Mickey Munday – Last Rights Inc. 

Comedy Guests: Cage-Free Humans

Cage-Free Humans is Miami’s newest (and only so far!) dedicated Harold Improv team, and will showcase their talents before the screening.

Musical Guests: Baker

Baker consists of members Mishal Moore and Richard Cortez. Baker (named after Chet Baker), transformed from a lone songwriting project, to a deeply rooted symbiosis of sound and verse. The duo produced 22 original compositions within 4 months. Check out their music on their website!



6:45 – 7:00 PM: Comedy by Cage Free Humans

7:00 – 7:15 PM: Trivia and IFCM Introduction

7:15 – 8:30 PM: Films

1. Pravus – Ramiro Hernandez
2. Pyramids in Space – Egon von Schirach
3. Within the Flesh – David Chavez
4. A Little Panic A Little Fear – Alexander Beresford
5. Last Rights Inc – Jared Ryder/ Mickey Munday
6. Twelve Traditions – Jonathan Cuartas
7. InstruMENTAL – Bert Oliva
8. The Cry – Eugenie Dufloo
9. The Man-App – Michele Gianelli
10. TAGGED – Danielle Kipnis
11. Sergio and Natasha – Adam Ball

8:30 – 9:00 PM: Director Q&A/ Awards

9:00 – 9:30 PM: Musical performance by Baker…


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Moving Picture

INDIE FILM CLUB COPY Since 1987, Moving Picture Electronic Services has been a leader in the rental and support of audio video production equipment. Whether you are searching for a digital cinema camera, lenses, grip and lighting, walkies, or an Avid Media Composer system, Moving Picture is here to be your “One Stop Shop” for all your film and video production needs. We can also help you crew your feature with experienced sound mixers, video assist operators, grips and camera operators. Providers of People and Tools for Media Creation. Call Us. We’ll Get It Done!




For over 42 years, CineVideoTech has been supplying filmmakers with the latest cutting-edge motion picture equipment rentals at great prices, especially with your indie film club membership. Our custom motion picture rental packages have been “tricked-out” and battle-tested to create the perfect arsenal at your disposal. Why do we go to such lengths to develop comprehensive film making packages when other companies are satisfied with the basics? Because we’ve been there; in the field and on the set. It’s why we feel the need to tweak, innovate and perfect the gear we provide to our customers in the film production industry, and it’s why we’re there for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to handle any production need.




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Muttness Recording Studio

Muttness Recording Studio is the new home of Muttness Records. (The Basement) Let us record your next film! We specialize in sound design and production, mixing, demos, voice overs, DR and field recording. Contact us! (305) 962-6886 or We are conveniently located at 139 NE 1 ST, Miami, Florida 33132, minutes away from Bayside.



Green Agency

As we celebrate 24 years as the leading boutique firm in the Southeast, we can’t help but puff with pride at the brilliant careers that have launched and the outstanding accounts that have been served. To all of you who have walked through our doors we say thank you! Our clients have appeared in global, regional and local campaigns (Royal Caribbean, Ralph Lauren, Gap Brands, Mercedes-Benz, Vogue Bambini, Chevrolet, Target…) and on-screen and stage (Magic City, Charlie’s Angels, The Glades, Burn Notice, In The Heights, West Side Story, I Love You Philip Morris, Dolphin Tale…) Please browse the site and feel free to e-mail ( or call 305.532.9225 with any questions or comments



Midtown Video

Midtown Video leads the industry in broadcast and professional video and multimedia equipment sales, rental and systems design and integration. Providing you with the highest quality equipment and technical support is our main mission. We get the job done with excellent sales people and support staff offering workable solutions to your production and post requirements.


Hollywood Video & Duplication Services

For over 25 years HVDS media has been helping the south Florida community with all its multimedia needs. Providing professional services such as; DVD and Blu-Ray duplication and replication. As well as creative services such video editing, video production, DVD and Blu-Ray authoring, and motion graphics. Our innovative team of: Writers, Producers, Editors, Animators, Videographers, and Photographers, are fully equipped to manage projects of any magnitude! And with no quantity minimums and fast turn around times, we are well equipped to help any production. Give us a call today at 954.963.9551 or visit us on the web at



How To Write Subtext

To most writers, creating subtext comes naturally. But if one has never dabbled in the art of fiction, it is very understandable to create characters that might come off as flat or one-dimensional.  The truth is behind the dialogue. So more often than not, if the characters are missing that “je ne sais quoi” factor, the dialogue is most likely missing subtext. Subtext is orchestrating the multiple dramatic forces that are affecting the characters into the dialogue of the script. The audience needs to sense these forces in order to understand the depth and humanity of the character, in other words, to make your characters believable.

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Adding subtext is a “wax on, wax off” kind of process. Depending on the kind of writer you are, you might have to subtract whole sections in order to make certain things more dramatic, or you might have to add a lot. But either way, the dialogue needs to be reworked in order to fit in these overarching factors that are crucial to the motivations of the characters and thus, the outcome of the film.

There are a lot of technique’s that create subtext, but here are some that we find particularly important:

Dramatic Irony

This is when at least one of the characters is unaware of something (often something that is crucial to them achieving their goal) and there creates a tension that heightens the drama of the film. This is important because within that heightened drama is when your most important messages will reveal themselves and the audience will be captivated enough to realize them.


This can happen in many forms. An example of misdirection can be when a character changes the subject to talk about something else to cover up the previous discussion, or neglect a question that they don’t want to answer. This automatically alerts the audience to watch out for certain things; therefore they automatically know the weaknesses of the character.

Another form of misdirection could be in the cinematography/editing. A lot of movies, especially thrillers are shot in a way that factors in visual queues that the audience might not pick up or understand at first, but as the movie progresses, the layering of the dialogue will saturate these images with meaning, and slowly people start to realize the truths behind the characters or certain plot details. It is misdirecting in the sense that often these visual markers cut a scene and may disorient the audience a bit, but that disorientation could be an effect that the characters are feeling so depending on the film, this technique will either work beautifully or not at all.


It is important for each character to have a back story; a life beyond the screen that reveals who they really are.  When the characters are implying previous things that didn’t happen on screen, it gives the story a more realistic touch because just as one cannot know everything there is to know in life, the audience realizes that they are not going to know everything there is to know about these characters or this movie in general. Therefore, their curiosity is ignited, giving the writer the artistic freedom to use that to their advantage.


Some of the most powerful films can be reduced to one line or symbol. American Beauty: the rose, Léon: The Professional: milk, Garden State: “the infinite abyss.” This becomes the major conceit of the film through the language of the dialogue and the editing of the shots. Through rhetorical techniques such as sarcasm and innuendo, things that are being completely unsaid are being very well stated through the interactions of the characters and when one uses those unsaid elements to culminate into the climax of the film, one simply cannot peel their eyes away.

Now that you have some tricks of the trade to hammer down into your script, you can use these questions developed by Penny Penniston from her article: Subtext Speaks: How To Write Effective Movie Script Dialogue  to detect what and where to weave in the subtext.

Pick out some lines and ask yourself:

1. What is the context for this line? What is happening in the script at this moment?

2. Describe each force (both external and internal) acting on the character in this moment.

3. Which of those forces are strongest? Which are weakest?

4. How did the line of dialogue reflect the balance of those forces?

5. Are there any forces at work that were not reflected in the line? In the line of dialogue, did the author miss an opportunity to convey the full range of forces acting upon the character?


The Ultimate Social Media Workshop hosted by the Experts at Weblift

Why is Social Media so Important?

98% of adults in the US use social media. Whether you’re looking to promote your latest film, increase the status of your career, or gain additional exposure for your business, a solid social media strategy is more necessary than ever. Get answers to important questions like: Where should I advertise (Facebook, Instagram, Youtube,etc) and how? How can I reach more people to get more followers and likes? and how to measure and optimize results?

  1. What do I do with all this Social Media stuff? – Create a successful strategy
  2. New Social Media Trends: Vine and Snapchat – How and why you should use them
  3. No website, no money, no problem! – Free and low cost website solutions
  4. Running a Successful Kickstarter/Indiegogo Campaign
  5. Social Media Metrics – How to know if it’s working?
  6. What is SEO and GoogleAdwords – Mastering Google
  7. Work smarter/not harder – automate your social media strategy


The Experts at Weblift

WebLift makes online marketing simple for small and medium businesses. Get everything your business needs to “Be Found, Be Liked, and Be Effective” in one affordable, expertly-managed package. WebLift is not a DiY software platform or a tool… we offer a completely managed marketing solution, so while some companies only offer SEO, or Social Media Marketing, or PPC ads, we provide all of these services together to get you the most effective solution possible. With 14 years of expertise, you can trust your marketing is in good hands.


Meet Your Hosts

Pedro Sostre


Recognized as an Internet business and marketing guru, Pedro Sostre is data driven, tech savvy, and fluent in a variety of media. He is author of “Web Analytics for Dummies,” and is pioneering Conversion Design, a design concept which blends traditional graphic design principles with search engine optimization, usability, and analytics analysis to create successful web solutions.

Pedro fell in love with the World Wide Web, its opportunities and its challenges in 1999. Since then he’s done everything from corporate identity consulting, to multimedia design for a major dot com, to launching his own firm, Weblift. In the course of his career, he’s had the opportunity to create work for companies like CBS Sportsline, BMW Motorcycles, Reebok and Motorola, among others.

Pedro has been a columnist for Revenue magazine and is regularly quoted in media outlets, including, Web Host Industry Review, and Internet advertising hot spot Adotas. Pedro’s coveted knowledge has also landed him invitations to judge design awards at Content Week. An accomplished marketer with several successful Internet properties, Pedro is a New Media entrepreneur who understands how to blend art and business to reap financial rewards.


Andrea Mendoza

Andrea Mendoza is a marketing and messaging expert with a passion for helping businesses develop successful marketing strategies. She attended Florida International University and was a key part of the team at Roaring Concepts, an American Marketing Association agency that is completely student led.

She joined WebLift in 2014 and is in charge of the managed marketing division. She is the primary point of contact for new and existing clients and loves to brainstorm and develop new strategies to increase reach, conversions, and overall effectiveness.

As a native of Peru, and a part of South Florida culture for almost 10 years, she also has a unique passion for Spanish-language marketing and marketing targted to Latin American. She is creative, passionate, and always up for a challenge. When she’s not devising business solutions, you can find her reading or pursuing her passion for the performing arts through dance, acting, or playing guitar.


Where: O Cinema Wynwood, 90 NW 29th Street

When: October 4

Time: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM


“Tommy” Starring Lykke Li to Premiere at III Points


III Points Festival, FilmGate Interactive and O Cinema present:



Friday, October 10th
5pm – 7pm
O Cinema (90 NW 29th Street)
$10/free with III Point All Access Passes
Lykke Li stars in director Tarik Saleh’s Swedish thriller, TOMMY. In it, Estelle (Lykke Li) returns to Sweden to seek out her bank robbing husband Tommy’s former cronies and claims that Tommy is on his way home to get his share of the take. Word spreads like wildfire  through Stockholm’s underworld. If Tommy returns, the city will explode. Tommy is about two sisters, two mothers, three daughters and their men.
Post-screening Q & A via Skype with director Tarek Saleh.  Tarek has directed Lykke Li’s music videos, Love me Like I’m Not Made of Stone, No Rest For The Wicked and Sadness is a Blessing, before directing his debut feature TOMMY with the Swedish Film Institute.


Tarik Saleh


Anton Hagwall


Moa Gammel, Lykke Li, Ola Rapace

1. Pravus – Ramiro Hernandez
2. Pyramids in Space – Egon von Schirach
3. Within the Flesh – David Chavez
4. A Little Panic A Little Fear – Alexander Beresford
5. Last Rights Inc – Jared Ryder/ Mickey Munday
6. Twelve Traditions – Jonathan Cuartas
7. InstruMENTAL – Bert Oliva
8. The Cry – Eugenie Dufloo
9. The Man-App – Michele Gianelli
10. TAGGED – Danielle Kipnis
11. Sergio and Natasha – Adam Ball

8:30 – 9:00 PM: Director Q&A/ Awards

9:00 – 9:30 PM: Musical performance by Baker


Don’t miss this must-see event to kick-off the III Points festivities!