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Using Colored Light: Quick Tips for Common Problems by Kevin Zanitcould

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, September 2007. Using Colored Light: Quick Tips for Common Problems by Kevin Zanitcould. Pages 6 & 7. In the world of music videos cinematographers are often faced with very limited budgets and even more limited time to get good looking material. At the same time, however, cinematographers …

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The Business Side: From Start-up to Success By Michael Wiese

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, June 2007. The Business Side: From Start-up to Success By Michael Wiese. Pages 54 – 56. Most students of film, whether they are in a film school or not, fail to consider the business aspects of filmmaking. It’s something, at least in my case, that I stumbled into. Usually, …

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One from the Heart: Anatomy of an Animation Enhanced Video by George Avgerakis

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, June 2007. One from the Heart: Anatomy of an Animation Enhanced Video by George Avgerakis. Pages 50 – 52. One of the best competitive advantages a video production company can offer a client is the advantage of providing in-houseproduced 3D animation elements. The efficacy of animation is almost always substantiated …

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How We Made A Movie for Less Than $1000 by Glen Tickle

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, June 2007. How We Made A Movie for Less Than $1000 by Glen Tickle. Pages 48 – 49. Producing a feature length movie on your own is an intimidating idea. Assembling a cast, finding equipment, getting a crew, scheduling the shoot, and a million other details are all things …

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The Essence of Editing: Much More Than Technical Aspects of a Program by Paul Ewen

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, June 2007. The Essence of Editing: Much More Than Technical Aspects of a Program by Paul Ewen. Pages 46 – 47. What does editing really mean? What does it mean to edit? Is it something that stems from within, or is it just pushing buttons and learning a program? …

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Shooting A Rock Band Documentary: Roving Cameras around a Live Gig by Sebastian Corbascio

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, June 2007. Shooting A Rock Band Documentary: Roving Cameras around a Live Gig by Sebastian Corbascio. Pages 42 – 45. All bands hunger for exposure. Just a great song is not enough anymore; there has to be a catchy video, and gobs of tschotskies tied into the band for …

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Audio & Animation: What comes first? by Bryant Falk

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, June 2007. Audio & Animation: What comes first? by Bryant Falk. Pages 40 – 41. Animation is recapturing the popularity of years past. With the advent of computers, the capabilities of animators have grown 100 times what it was even 10 years ago. From 3D graphics to extremely life-like re-creations, …

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HD Solutions: Finding A Path That’s Right For You by Leonard Guercio

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, June 2007. HD Solutions: Finding A Path That’s Right For You by Leonard Guercio. Pages 38 – 39. The growing number and variety of HD solutions can have an immobilizing effect – delaying us from choosing the appropriate production and post-production paths we need to suit our purposes. And indecision, …

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Actors Are Not Plug-and-Play: Getting A Scene On Its Feet by John Badham

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, June 2007. Actors Are Not Plug-and-Play: Getting A Scene On Its Feet by John Badham. Pages 36 – 37. Many directors expect actors to be like Apple Computers: Plugand-Play, performing perfectly right out of the box (or the makeup trailer). Writers work for months on a script; directors …

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Talking to Your Crew and Cast by Arthur Vincie

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, June 2007. Talking to Your Crew and Cast by Arthur Vincie. Pages 32 – 35. To produce or direct takes a lot of different skills: technological, logistical and creative. To become a master in any one of these domains can take you your entire career. But there’s one skillset that …

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