Interviews

Exclusive Interviews with Cinematographers, Editors, Directors, Producers and Manufactors

A Conversation with John Simmons, ASC

Shed Some Light Exclusive Interview with John Simmons, ASC StudentFilmmakers Magazine: You were nominated for Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series (2020) for the “Family Reunion” episode, “Remember Black Elvis?” Can you please talk with us about the episode traversing through time? John Simmons, ASC: “Family Reunion” is very conscious …

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A Film Director’s Bird’s Eye View

Mick Hurbis-Cherrier: A Film Director’s Bird’s Eye View StudentFilmmakers Magazine: What changes have you seen in narrative filmmaking over the years? Mick Hurbis-Cherrier: Change, evolution, and transformation are the norm with filmmaking – it’s an art form that is sensitive to the moment; technologically, conceptually, aesthetically, and ideologically.  Changes are …

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Simona Migliotti Auerbach Creates Film Worlds Using the Tools of Production Design

StudentFilmmakers Magazine: What was one of your most favorite movies that you designed and why? Simona Migliotti Auerbach: One of my most favorite movies that I designed was the beautiful period movie, “Incantato” aka “Il Cuore Altrove” by Director Avati. Using Rome as an evocative city location, through soundstage sets …

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Al Carretta’s New Indie Feature, “Set Roaring War”, Filmed During Covid-19 Pandemic

While visiting our network members’ profile webpages in the Filmmakers Global Network online, we discover that one of Al Carretta’s newest projects was filmed during the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK. With all the talks and questions on how or what to film during these Covid times, we wanted to …

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S.J. Hermann Adapts Morium Trilogy Book Series into New Film Series

StudentFilmmakers.com catches up with S.J. Hermann, a member of the Filmmakers Global Network Online, to ask about his new project and upcoming directorial debut. (Pictured above: The main cast of “Morium: The Film Series”.)  StudentFilmmakers Magazine: Can you share with us your insights into writing supernatural fiction, and the possible …

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João Dall’Stella on Award-Winning Thesis Film, “Dia De Las Carpas”

StudentFilmmakers Magazine: Can you tell us about what it was like directing your short film, “Día De Las Carpas”, and working with child actors? Can you share with us some of your insights working with children? João Dall’Stella: Directing “Dia De Las Carpas” was one of the most humbling, difficult, …

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Deborah Moran, ACE on Editing Episodic Television Series, “City on a Hill”

Deborah Moran, ACE was born in Buffalo, New York, is a graduate of SUNY at Fredonia, and currently resides in New York City. An accredited member of the American Cinema Editors (ACE) prestigious honorary society, Deborah has worked as a picture editor for 20+ years of several network, cable and …

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Yubo Song on Directing Award-Winning Student Film, A WINTER WITHOUT SNOW

StudentFilmmakers Magazine: Some first-time storytellers might find the short film form challenging. When it comes to putting together a short script, what is the key to creating an emotional impact? Yubo Song: I’ve always believed that if you want your story to touch someone else, it has to touch yourself first. …

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TV and Documentary Editing Insights from Heidi Scharfe, ACE

StudentFilmmakers Magazine: What was one of your most favorite scenes or sequences to edit, and why? Heidi Scharfe, ACE: The obvious choices would come from some of the music performance scenes like “New Edition” and “American Soul”… I mean, so many standout performances and ‘VFX saves’ that stick in my head. …

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