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Michelle Bogre on Copyright and Documentary Photography

Exclusive Interview conducted by Jody Michelle Solis StudentFilmmakers Magazine: Can you tell us a little bit about the evolution of copyright as it relates to photography/film/music? Michelle Bogre: This is a dense topic.  I will start with a few key ideas. Copyright is an intangible right that protects the expression …

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Some Thoughts on SHOOTING REALITY – By David Appleby

(Pictured: David Appleby (right), with Steve Ross and Allison Graham, shoots an interview for At the River I Stand.)   By David Appleby When you’ve learned principles of photography, and the grammar and techniques of filmmaking, you are left with the questions: What do you want to make films about? …

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Bridge Work | “Work done to pay the bills that allows you to the time to pursue your true passion and creative aspirations.”

by Tim Smith At some point in my life my momma said there’d be days like this, but I’m pretty sure she didn’t envision what I had going on this particular day when she said it. It was Friday, September 19, 2008, and I woke up in Washington D.C., only …

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Pitching to Film Investors: A Glass of Water with William F. Vartorella, Ph.D., C.B.C.

Interview conducted by Jody Michelle Solis   Vartorella Tips: Top 3 Things Investors Want to See During the Pitch (1.) Enthusiasm (2.) Honesty. (3.) Realism.   Honesty is critical as it is the least-used strategy in American business. The realism part is on the money side. Know the basics of …

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Casting Must-Do’s for Your Documentary: How to Choose and Select Subjects (People)

by Jonathan Moore I remember what they tell me about Tamara. And it isn’t good. I’m preparing to shoot my first documentary, several individuals from my hometown strongly warn against using an old friend of mine, Tamara Douglas, in the film. But, I protest, this project is about the effects …

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Saramonic introduces the Blink 500 mobile audio system

(White Plains, NY)  The Saramonic Blink 500 Ultracompact 2.4 GHz Wireless Clip-On Microphone System was designed for filmmakers, journalists, vloggers, YouTube creators, corporate video producers, or any content creator that needs an incredibly easy-to-use wireless system that won’t slow them down. The Blink 500 system works effortlessly with your DSLRs, …

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