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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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CINEMATOGRAPHY | “Lights and Cameras Changing Our World” By Dean Goldberg

CINEMATOGRAPHY Lights and Cameras Changing Our World By Dean Goldberg I’ve been a full-time academic now for a dozen years—and being older than time itself, I spent a lifetime before academia, as a filmmaker. I can remember all the way back to my film school days in the late 70s, …

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DIRECTING | “The Director’s Gear” by David K. Irving

DIRECTING The Director’s Gear 3 Things by David K Irving As the leader of a production unit, the effective director will select the right tool at the appropriate moment with command and confidence. And each director is different – some come laden with gear, while others manage to get by …

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ON-CAMERA AUDIO | Award-Winning Filmmaker/Producer Carey Missler Talks Beachtek

ON-CAMERA AUDIO Award-Winning Filmmaker/Producer Carey Missler Talks Beachtek Interview conducted by Jody Michelle Solis StudentFilmmakers Magazine catches up with Carey Missler, certified, licensed drone pilot and award-winning filmmaker/producer at DCD Productions.  (www.dcdproductions.ca). What differentiates Beachtek from other similar on-camera sound devices? Carey Missler: I have been using Beachtek products for …

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LIGHTING | “Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?” By William Donaruma

“Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?” Now Let’s Think Outside the Box By William Donaruma   It depends on the tunnel and how it plays in the story. We can get caught up in motivated light sources within a scene. Where is the window or practical light …

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ART OF STORYTELLING | 19 Types of Cliffhangers By Sherri Sheridan

What new looking cliffhangers can you create that fit your story? (Images courtesy of the author.) ART OF STORYTELLING | 19 Types of Cliffhangers Scene Cliffhangers To Keep Them Watching By Sherri Sheridan   Cliffhangers are visual and emotional mousetraps. How do make viewers worry about what will happen next …

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DISTRIBUTION | Getting To “Yes” By Shane Stanley

DISTRIBUTION | Getting To “Yes!”: Tips on Raising Independent Capitol By Shane Stanley  There are different ways to raise capitol for your movie and sometimes the easiest place to get it is where you’d least expect it – from people with deep pockets interested in dabbling in the motion picture …

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“Camera Composition That Tells the Story” By David Landau

Camera Composition That Tells the Story   By David Landau Composition is selecting placement of everything within the frame and deciding what has emphasis. If we fail to do this, if we just shoot a shot, the frame could become visually dense, filled with details that turn out to be …

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Audio Techniques for Documentary By David Appleby

DOCUMENTARY Audio Techniques for Documentary How to Capture Good Location Sound   By David Appleby As with all recording, good audio demands that you keep your subject’s volume as strong as possible (signal) while keeping any competing sounds (noise) to a minimum. What’s different about documentary production is that you …

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