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“Keeping Pace with the Director: Rhythm, Volume, Negative Space, Speed and Intensity” by David K. Irving

Written by David K. Irving “Each picture has some sort of rhythm which only the director can give it.” ~Fritz Lang Pace is an important property in a film because the success or failure of a project in many ways is dependent on it. When the credits roll or the …

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Exclusive Interview with Peter Levy, ASC: Insights into Cinematography and Advice for Students

Interview conducted by Jody Michelle Solis   StudentFilmmakers Magazine: How did you get your start in filmmaking? Did you go to film school? Peter Levy, ASC: I dropped out of high school at 17, and I tried to make a buck out of being a photographer. By the time I …

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Exclusive Interview with Patrick Cady, ASC: Camerawork, Lighting, and Transitioning from DP to Director

Interview conducted by Jody Michelle Solis   StudentFilmmakers Magazine: Can you talk about your experience as a cinematographer who has occasionally transitioned to the director’s chair? Patrick Cady, ASC: I’ve been a cinematographer for 20 years now. I was an electrician and Gaffer, and before that I learned filmmaking at …

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Tiger Group Online Auction Features Pro Audiovisual Gear from Keslow Camera and Eastern TV

Online auction sale on Dec. 10 is an opportunity for the A/V industry to purchase high-quality cameras, lighting, lenses, audio, tripods, filters and much more. WESTLAKE VILLAGE, California – With demand for content running high across the entertainment and media industry, Tiger Group on Dec. 10 will hold an online …

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M. David Mullen, ASC Receives Documentary and Television Nomination for the 34th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards

M. David Mullen, ASC receives another nomination! This year Mr. Mullen won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Simone”. Congratulations to his new nomination under the “Episode of a Series for Non-Commercial Television” category for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Simone” …

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Pre-Production Stage of Film Scoring: A Glimpse into the Process By Steve Myers

Written by By Steve Myers In the beginning… there was pre-production. Scoring music to picture has changed radically over the past few decades. With the advent of digital platforms, it is no longer necessary to wait for picture lock to start the process. With the ease of digital editing, both …

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FILMMAKERS FORUMS ONLINE | “Thinking about questions for Cinematographers over coffee” posted by Kim Welch

I am drinking my first cup of coffee this morning from my new “Buy More Nerd Herd” cup. I woke up this morning thinking about interview questions. What are our readers are interested in? The underlying important thing for me is how was it made. I have two interviews coming …

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Azden’s New PRO-XR 2.4GHz Wireless Mic Offers Incredibly Reliable Performance

Azden’s latest offering, the PRO-XR, is a 2.4 GHz wireless lavalier microphone system that’s designed to deliver trouble-free audio to video creators of all types. Users are likely to find a lot of appeal in the system’s many features; among them are its compact size, ease-of-use, long-lasting rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, …

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NEW BOOK | “Becoming an Actor’s Director: Directing Actors for Film and Television” By Regge Life

Pictured above: Regge Life. Photo by Deirdre Malfatto. Regge Life is a producer, director and writer for film and television. He is currently the Senior Distinguished Director in Residence at Emerson College in Boston, MA, and has enjoyed a continuing career in film, theater, and television. His most recent work …

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