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Table of Contents


Motivating Your Light
Here's How...

By Scott Spears

Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?
Now Let’s Think Outside the Box

By William Donaruma


Keep "Hiss" Out of Your Audio
4 Things You Can Do

By Dave Willard

Little Audio Wonder


"Breathing Through Trees"
Limitation breeds emotional creativity on
this short film shot on the Sony A7S.

By John Klein

Collaborate Like a Pro
6 Helpful Tips

By Daniel LeBlanc


How to Be Your Own Art Director
Pro Tips on How To 'Do It Yourself'

By John Hart


Working with Color in FCP 10.4
LUTs and Curves

By Bart Weiss


Getting To "YES"
Tips on Raising Independent Capitol

By Shane Stanley

Screening in a Movie Theater Independently
Get Your Movie Seen

By Peter John Ross


50th Anniversary

By Scott Essman


20 Types of Cliffhangers
Scene Cliffhangers To Keep Them Watching

By Sherri Sheridan

Queen Sugar: Between Two Rights?
A look into excellent storytelling

By Neil Landau

Love of Adventure
A Kind of Love for All Kinds of Stories

By Pamela Jaye Smith
& Monty Hayes McMillan

Humorously Said
A Look Into "Pirates of the Caribbean"

By David Landau


Filmmakers Global Networking
Community Online

Spotlight: Zoran Dragelj


STUDENT Filmmaker,
with the Emphasis on "Student"

Important Details to Check Out Before
You Choose a College

By Fred Ginsburg, CAS, Ph.D.


Light & Motion Sets the Bar
for Rugged, Powerful, Portable LED Lighting

Stella Pro 5000, Stella 2000, and Stella 1000


Professional Lighting Support
and Grip Equipment

For Filmmaking, Broadcast
& Photographic Professionals


Tenba Cineluxe Collection
Video Camera Bags


Mini C-Pan Arm
Unique Camera Guide System

Filmmakers Network
Promote Your Films, Screenings, and
Film Fundraising Projects.

Get Discovered. Find Crew and New Collaborations.

StudentFilmmakers Magazine, 2018 Volume 13, No. 2

Introducing the Sekonic
Flashmate L-308X-U

The world's most versatile and affordable light meter, the new L-308X-U retains the compact and intuitive design of its predecessors while blending their features and functionality into one easy-to-use tool. New features include the long-awaited LCD backlight, Aperture (F) Priority Measurement (photo mode), and ISO 850, which will help cinematographers work more easily with today's professional cinema cameras.

Keeping pace with modern Image making demands, the L-308X-U offers three metering modes: Photo Mode for still image photographers, HD Cine Mode for DSLR and mirrorless videographers and Cine Mode designed for use with cinema grade cameras.

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Zeiss cine lensesZEISS Cine Lenses

ZEISS Cine Lenses offers Full Frame solutions for your Full-Sized Productions. Whether shooting commercial video or feature films, ZEISS has full frame lenses that cover the most demanding camera sensors. Join Zeiss at IBC 2018, booth 12.F38.
Any Camera. Any Shot.

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Audio technologyWhat’s The Frequency, Kenneth: An Overview Of Wireless Microphone Technology

There are many audio capture technologies at the disposal of today’s filmmakers, not least of which is the wireless microphone. The advantages of using a wireless microphone to capture professional audio is obvious: it gives all members of the production the ability to move around freely without the encumbrance of wires. Plus, the wireless mic is always in close proximity to your speaking subject, giving you the best possible signal-to-background-noise ratio.

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Beachtek DXA Micro Pro PlusBeachtek

The DXA-MICRO PRO+ gives you all the features you need to record high quality audio directly to your camera from virtually any source – no syncing required. Superb operation and ease of use make capturing pro audio a snap. The compact size makes it ideal for use with the latest mirrorless cameras. New features include: Built-in LiPo battery that will power the unit for up to 10 hours. Micro USB power jack for charging and external power. Removable Cheese plate to easily mount accessories.

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Summer Shorts Film and Video Call for EntriesSubmit Your Films, Videos and Animations to the 2018 Summer Shorts Film and Video Contest

Open to all filmmakers, animators, videographers, and content creators. There are three categories for both Students and Professionals: Jr. High/Highschool, College, and Professional. Multiple submissions welcome. There is no entry fee when you post about the Summer Shorts Contest, along with the link,, on your social media webpages - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and/or on your personal website.

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