How-To

How to Recreate Candle Lighting: Some Quick Tips by Saro Varjabedianscene

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, November 2007. How to Recreate Candle Lighting: Some Quick Tips by Saro Varjabedianscene. Pages 16 & 17. Motion pictures like all art forms strive to provide a perspective or an abstraction on reality. However, the magic of films is the ability to pull audiences into the abstraction, …

How to Recreate Candle Lighting: Some Quick Tips by Saro Varjabedianscene Read More »

How to Build a Rain Maker: Includes Tips for a Successful Downpour by Keith Dearing

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, August 2007. How to Build a Rain Maker: Includes Tips for a Successful Downpour by Keith Dearing. Pages 40 & 41. Whether working under constraints and with limited resources, or you just like to build things for your production company, this is a project that is sure to add to …

How to Build a Rain Maker: Includes Tips for a Successful Downpour by Keith Dearing Read More »

Landing an Agent How to Get an Acting Agent: 7 Important Guidelines by Vanessa Daniels

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, May 2007. Landing an Agent How to Get an Acting Agent: 7 Important Guidelines by Vanessa Daniels. Pages 52. In the acting industry, landing an agent can be more challenging than landing a role. Having an agent is a great desire among all actors, the advantage being …

Landing an Agent How to Get an Acting Agent: 7 Important Guidelines by Vanessa Daniels Read More »

The Science Behind the Camera Test: Understanding How to Make Better Images through Research by Michael Kent

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, May 2007. The Science Behind the Camera Test: Understanding How to Make Better Images through Research by Michael Kent. Pages 44, 46 – 49. As a recent graduate of television studies, I possibly have a different perspective to many established DP’s and shooters. Having shot a few shorts, a …

The Science Behind the Camera Test: Understanding How to Make Better Images through Research by Michael Kent Read More »

The Five Most Common Location Audio Problems: How to Prevent and Fix Them in Post by Anthony Q. Artis

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, September 2007. The Five Most Common Location Audio Problems: How to Prevent and Fix Them in Post by Anthony Q. Artis. Pages 42, 44. Know this: If you have bad audio, you have a bad project. Why? Simple – most audiences will forgive a few bad shots, …

The Five Most Common Location Audio Problems: How to Prevent and Fix Them in Post by Anthony Q. Artis Read More »

Camera Department: How to Get Your Foot in the Door: 18 Key Questions You Should Ask During a Job Interview by David E. Elkins, S.O.C.

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, March 2007. Camera Department: How to Get Your Foot in the Door: 18 Key Questions You Should Ask During a Job Interview by David E. Elkins, S.O.C.. Pages 14 – 15. One of the most frequently asked questions I am asked by my students is, what is …

Camera Department: How to Get Your Foot in the Door: 18 Key Questions You Should Ask During a Job Interview by David E. Elkins, S.O.C. Read More »

Shooting Effective B-Roll for Documentaries: How to Shoot Coverage & MEM B-Roll and the Advantages by George Avgerakis“

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, February 2007. Shooting Effective B-Roll for Documentaries: How to Shoot Coverage & MEM B-Roll and the Advantages by George Avgerakis. Pages 18 – 20. If you ever saw the movie, Jerry Maguire, you know the four most important words in the movie: “Show me the money.” When …

Shooting Effective B-Roll for Documentaries: How to Shoot Coverage & MEM B-Roll and the Advantages by George Avgerakis“ Read More »

in water

How to become an actor : Getting roles in student films (part 2)

When you are starting out it is difficult to audition for movies because you have no previous experience, on screen acting roles or a showreel to prove your abilities. Shorts and student films can be your gateway.. – Getting roles in short/ student films You may be thinking why should …

How to become an actor : Getting roles in student films (part 2) Read More »

Broke Filmmaker

The 8 reasons you’re still a broke as a filmmaker and how to fix it

What’s going wrong with your career? There are some tough lessons to learn as a filmmaker. It’s really hard to break into the film industry, and even then, once you’re in, sometimes it’s not enough to make a living. Over the years I’ve seen a pattern emerge, where really talented …

The 8 reasons you’re still a broke as a filmmaker and how to fix it Read More »

Scroll to Top