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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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URSA Mini 4.6K Helps Filmmaker Cole Claassen Capture the History of Country Music

How does a chance encounter bring about an on-the-spot decision to make a feature-length documentary? For Cole Claassen it all started with country music. “I grew up on country music, and in 2015 I was at the Mountain High Music Festival in Crested Butte, CO where I met Dean Dillon. …

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X-Rite ColorChecker Video and i1 Filmmaker Kit: Get to Your Ideal Color Place Faster from Capture to Edit

Compiled By Ladson Mark Jones ColorChecker Video charts make your workflow faster, more consistent and more color balanced. They allow everyone on your team – from producer to cinematographer to editor to colorist – to work with consistent color information. They save you time, from pre-production through production, and help …

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Retaining the Frame – Bad takes cost time and money – By William Donaruma

By William Donaruma The camera operator can be an underappreciated skill on a crew and in schools as if you are the person who just pushes the red button when you are told. If that were true, then why does Roger Deakins always want to operate his camera? It’s because …

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DSLR Camera Settings, Lighting, and Camera Movement: Rig and Gear used to Shoot East of Berlin

by Charlie Balch   In-Camera Settings for Two 7Ds The in-camera settings closely resembled the popular “cinestyle” look in which we pulled a more neutral image. By desaturating and bringing down the contrast in our image it allowed us to have much more to work with in post color correction …

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Kids and Animals, Oh My: Working with Child Actors and Wild Animals on the Set

by Jack Anderson   You’ll be reading the script, and you will notice pretty quickly whether your film will involve kids or animals. No matter how well-behaved they are, kids and animals mean that it will take more time to shoot. What will affect your photography is the way you …

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How ‘Not’ to Get Hired… And Why You Should “Never Say No.”

by Jack Anderson   You’ve got a chance at a job and you’re just reading the script—maybe for the second or third time. You’re preparing yourself for the crucial meeting with the director and maybe the producer. Now might be a good time to bring up a piece of vital …

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