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“The Art of Breaking Down a Script is Essential for a DP” By Mark Dobrescu, CSC

By Mark Dobrescu, CSC You’ve just finished watching a great movie, and a discussion arises about the picture when the inevitable comment that, “the movie looked fantastic,” comes up. After some quick research, you find out who shot it and find an article on how the DP lit the movie, …

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How to Be a Good Team Player as an Actor on Smaller Projects

By Sara Sue Vallee When beginning as an actor, you will often find yourself doing independent short films and indie feature films to build your portfolio and gather footage for your demo reel. Something I recently encountered working in independent productions is the importance of teamwork. Teamwork is crucial in …

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“SIMULACRA,” 2020 Student Academy Award Winner, Alternative/Experimental Category

A Conversation with Curry Sicong Tian, Jumai Yusuf, and Alexa Velasquez “SIMULACRA” is a multiple-immersion experience that incorporates live action shooting/motion capture/3D scan and 3D motion digital art. It is about an elderly Buddhist woman recalls a ritual from her past, undertaking a journey of duality expressed through her many …

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How to Find and Work with a Composer by Alison Plante

How to Find and Work with a Composer Communicate Across the Languages of Film and Music By Alison Plante As a film student, you probably learned something about directing, cinematography, screenwriting, editing, maybe even sound. But there’s one area of filmmaking which, though often central to the storytelling, is not …

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