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Ziva VFX Academic Licenses Are Now Free

Ziva VFX Academic Licenses Are Now Free

Blockbuster-Grade Character Simulation Tools Available to Students, Schools and Researchers; Free Floating Licenses for Labs VANCOUVER, Canada – April 8, 2020 – Today, Ziva Dynamics announces that Ziva VFX, the world’s most advanced character simulation software, is now free for students and educators. The same tools used on Game of Thrones, Hellboy and John Wick 3 are now available for non-commercial …

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Zoom Q&A Interview with Jared Isham - StudentFilmmakers.com & StudentFilmmakers Magazine

Zoom Q&A Interview with Jared Isham – StudentFilmmakers.com & StudentFilmmakers Magazine

StudentFilmmakers.com talks with Independent Filmmaker Jared Isham on Zoom. Interview conducted by Jody Michelle Solis, Associate Publisher/Editor for StudentFilmmakers Magazine.   Jared Isham (Bounty, 2009; Turn Around Jake, 2015) is an independent filmmaker and head of motion pictures at Stage Ham Entertainment. He also creates videos focused on helping filmmakers …

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Balancing Humor and Story Needs  in Post-Production

Balancing Humor and Story Needs in Post-Production

Exclusive Interview with Richard Sanchez   Richard discovered editing on a whim while studying theatre at UC Irvine. Combining his love for storytelling and technology made post-production a clear path that he’s been pursuing ever since. Starting out shooting and editing videos for GoTV, one of the earliest providers of …

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Forming Thematic and Visual Language in the Cutting Room: Pietro Scalia, ACE

Forming Thematic and Visual Language in the Cutting Room: Pietro Scalia, ACE

Scalia is a prolific and highly regarded editor whose work has been recognized with two Academy Awards® (“Black Hawk Down,” “JFK”), two BAFTA Awards (“Gladiator”, “JFK”), a Satellite Award (“American Gangster”), and ACE Eddies (“Black Hawk Down,” “JFK,” and “Gladiator”). For over twenty-five years, Scalia has been an integral collaborator …

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Kyra Gardner Directs Animatronics and Puppet Magic in Award-Winning Student Film,  "Phoebe"

Kyra Gardner Directs Animatronics and Puppet Magic in Award-Winning Student Film, “Phoebe”

Kyra Gardner Directs Animatronics and Puppet Magic Behind the Scenes of Award-Winning Student Film,  “Phoebe”   With a dad in special effects makeup, blood and guts became a normality for Kyra at a young age. Combat nursing was her first goal, but she soon discovered that real blood is way …

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TV and Documentary Editing Insights from Heidi Scharfe, ACE

TV and Documentary Editing Insights from Heidi Scharfe, ACE

StudentFilmmakers Magazine: What was one of your most favorite scenes or sequences to edit, and why? Heidi Scharfe, ACE: The obvious choices would come from some of the music performance scenes like “New Edition” and “American Soul”… I mean, so many standout performances and ‘VFX saves’ that stick in my head. …

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Sabina Vajrača on Directing Award-Winning Student Film, VARIABLES

Sabina Vajrača on Directing Award-Winning Student Film, VARIABLES

StudentFilmmakers Magazine: Your award-winning short film, “Variables”, is inspired by a true story. Can you tell us more about the story, how you adapted real-life events into the screenplay, and what kinds of challenges were involved in the screenwriting process? Sabina Vajrača: Years ago, my friend, Adnan, told me about …

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