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"Creating film music often requires leaving one's comfort zone, experimenting with different styles."

“Creating film music often requires leaving one’s comfort zone, experimenting with different styles.”

Christophe Alvarez is a concert pianist, doctor of music, composer and conductor. He is a tenure Teacher of Piano at the Academy of music Gheorghe Dima of Cluj. Christophe’s career led him to play in many concert halls and festivals in North America and in Europe. He is the author …

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Jodi Cilley Talks Video Production and TV Documentary Series Do's and Don'ts for New Generation Filmmakers

Jodi Cilley Talks Video Production and TV Documentary Series Do’s and Don’ts for New Generation Filmmakers

StudentFilmmakers connected with Jodi Cilley through the Filmmakers Network Community online. Jodi shares her ideas and insights on video production and TV documentary series do’s and don’ts for new generation filmmakers in this exclusive interview. Jodi Cilley is a long time filmmaker, entrepreneur, and educator. She has been teaching video …

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Conveying Emotions and Animating Moving Images with Music

Conveying Emotions and Animating Moving Images with Music

Filmmakers Forums Community Spotlight with Veaceslav Draganov   Filmmakers, video makers, and creatives, we met another very talented composer in the Filmmakers Forums Community online. His name is Veaceslav Draganov, a composer based out of Moldova. From childhood he played the piano, which later influenced his work. Profoundly-moving orchestral pieces …

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Expressing through Music the Feeling the Scene by Itself Already Evokes

Expressing through Music the Feeling the Scene by Itself Already Evokes

Photo by Zhiwei Liang. Follow on Instagram @lzwwilliam StudentFilmmakers takes five to chat with Marco Zannone, a composer we interact and chat with in the Filmmakers Forums Online. “I compose mainly piano and orchestral music. The main part of my work in the past years has been writing cues and …

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Sasha Sibley on Debut Feature Film, "The Box": Safety Balanced with a Willingness to Experiment

Sasha Sibley on Debut Feature Film, “The Box”: Safety Balanced with a Willingness to Experiment

Filmmakers Network | Community Spotlight Sasha Sibley is a 22 year-old filmmaker in Los Angeles who has directed numerous short films and recently secured distribution for his first feature, ‘The Box’ in 2021, through Midnight Releasing. His achievements have been recognized at various film festivals, including SITGES, Hard:Line, Dances With Films and NFFTY. Sibley graduated …

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Composer Don Ferrone: "Terrestrial Voices"

Composer Don Ferrone: “Terrestrial Voices”

Photo taken by William Bossen | brooksbossenstudio.com | Follow on Instagram @williambossen Filmmakers Global Network | Community Spotlight with Don Ferrone   “Terrestrial Voices” is my new Climate Change Composition, which I feel combines a passion to save the planet and my years of experience as a Los Angeles studio …

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Announcing New Winter Photo Contest: From the Tropic to the Arctic

Announcing New Winter Photo Contest: From the Tropic to the Arctic

Pictured above: Filmmakers Forums Community staff member, Maura Barbulescu, shares her winter wonderland. Winter is by far the favorite season for many because of the delights that it has to offer. With this occasion, Student Filmmakers challenges you to showcase how winter looks in your part of the world! Even …

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Filmmakers Forums Community Spotlight with Valerii Matvieiev, Composer

Filmmakers Forums Community Spotlight with Valerii Matvieiev, Composer

StudentFilmmakers takes five to chat with Valerii Matvieiev, the composer behind the forum profile, Ulysses65, that we have interacted with in the Filmmakers Forums Online. Valerii Matvieiev was born in Potsdam, Germany, in 1965, and attended two music technical schools, a higher engineering school, and an economic institute. He has …

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