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CAMERAWORK | “A Conversation with Steadipod Creator and Inventor: Multi-Emmy Award Recipient Eddie Barber”

Interview Conducted by Jody Michelle Solis StudentFilmmakers Magazine: What is an example of a shot that you are most proud of to date?  Eddie Barber: This one L-O-N-G Shot “Mannequin Challenge” that we made for a contest and won $20,000 (for something that was shot in less than a minute)! …

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A Conversation with Anna Foerster, ASC

Interview conducted by Kelcie Des Jardins Tips for Aspiring Cinematographers from Anna Foerster, ASC • It’s easy to get hijacked by technical novelties and it’s good to stay up to date with the fast developing technical stuff. But don’t let that dictate your choices. • Stay physically in shape. Somehow …

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StudentFilmmakers Magazine Preview: 2019 Volume 14, No. 3

Here’s an advanced look at the 2019 Volume 14, No. 3 Edition of StudentFilmmakers Magazine. This exciting issue includes educational articles and how-to’s covering topics in the Five Stages of Motion Picture Creation: Development, Pre-Production, Production, Post Production, and Distribution. Article Preview Get Your Film Made By Jared Isham Getting …

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Calling for the roll aka “Turn ‘Em Over” by Fred Ginsburg, CAS, Ph.D.

Article Written by Fred Ginsburg, CAS, Ph.D. Above production still taken by Kim Edward Welch, StudentFilmmakers Magazine. Calling for the roll: FILM SHOOT. See further down in article for instructions if shooting on video/electronic cinema. Before the shooting sequence begins, the sound mixer has recorded a HEADER ID at the …

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“Can LED Replace Traditional Fresnels?” By Sherwin Lau

At our film school, the Creative Media Institute for Film and Digital Arts, traditional tungsten Fresnel fixtures have been the main lighting instruments in the classroom and on set. We do have some HMI’s and Kino’s but the tungsten Fresnels are the main tools we use.  We need these lighting …

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“Ursa Mini 4.6k vs Ursa Mini Pro: Who Are These Cameras For?” By Jon Firestone

I’ve been intrigued by Black Magic cameras for a while, but I’ve been waiting for them to evolve to a point where they filled more of my requirements. And the Ursa Mini 4.6k was the first that really does that. And the Ursa Mini Pro expands upon that and does …

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EXCLUSIVE: A Conversation with Tom Houghton, ASC

Pictured: Tom Houghton, ASC on the set of “Elementary”. Photo by Elizabeth Fisher. Tom Houghton, ASC shares his insights and talks about working on the set of CBS Studio’s “Elementary.”   Interview conducted by Jody Michelle Solis Tom Houghton, ASC is an Emmy nominated director of photography (“Rescue Me,” 2008), …

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EXCLUSIVE | A Conversation with James Chressanthis, ASC, GSC

 Pictured: James Chressanthis, ASC, GSC behind the camera on Oprah Winfrey’s Greenleaf.  Camera: Red Weapon Helium 8K, Cooke i5 lenses.   James Chressanthis, ASC, GSC shares his insights and talks about filmmaking in Thailand, evolving technologies and new distribution channels. Interview conducted by Jody Michelle Solis James Chressanthis, ASC, GSC, …

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