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Dead End Job Wins Best Student Visionary Award at Tribeca: Something from the Heart and Not About Gimmicks by Jody Michelle Solis

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, June 2007. Dead End Job Wins Best Student Visionary Award at Tribeca: Something from the Heart and Not About Gimmicks by Jody Michelle Solis. Pages 22 – 26. Written and directed by Samantha Davidson Green, the 21-minute short film, “Dead End Job,” wins the Tribeca 2006 Best …

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Sex & Camping: The Making of a 2006 Cannes Film Festival Official Selection by Jody Michelle Solis

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, June 2007. Sex & Camping: The Making of a 2006 Cannes Film Festival Official Selection by Jody Michelle Solis. Pages 16 – 20. “Sex and Camping” is an official selection for the Short Films Corner at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. Directed by Adam Matalon and produced and co-written …

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The Making of Shadow of Afghanistan by Mary Ann Skweres

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, June 2007. The Making of Shadow of Afghanistan by Mary Ann Skweres. Pages 10, 12 – 14. Perhaps dedication is the principal personality trait necessary for documentary filmmakers, who often take years to finish the project of their heart. It certainly is a trait that I experienced first-hand as the …

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Lighting Big Spaces: Challenge of Working with Larger Units on Low Budget By Kevin Zanit

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, June 2007. Lighting Big Spaces: Challenge of Working with Larger Units on Low Budget By Kevin Zanit. Pages 6, 8 – 9. In my last article I discussed some issues one encounters when shooting in very small spaces. I recently wrapped a commercial that had an entirely different problem …

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Pre-Sale Financing for Independent Films: Still An Option? by Stacey Parks

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, April 2007. Pre-Sale Financing for Independent Films: Still An Option? by Stacey Parks. Pages 59. As many of you know, pre-sale financing is no longer. There used to be a time when you could finance your independent film through two, three, or four pre-sales mostly to foreign …

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Finding Film Industry Employment After Graduation: To Succeed, You Must Network by Michael Corbett

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, April 2007. Finding Film Industry Employment After Graduation: To Succeed, You Must Network by Michael Corbett. Pages 56- 58. Networking: n., the developing of contacts or exchanging of information with others in an informal network, as to further a career. Not only do you want to be …

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Working with P2 Data Management: Keeping Abreast of Cutting-Edge Technology by Paolo Dycarrying

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, April 2007. Working with P2 Data Management: Keeping Abreast of Cutting-Edge Technology by Paolo Dycarrying. Pages 52- 55. IT’S HOUR FIFTEEN on the shoot of my short film ‘QWERTY’, and everyone’s patience is wearing thin. We can’t proceed with the next shot in the sequence, because the …

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HD and HDV – An Addendum: A Clarification of Terms and Formats by David J. Weinberg

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, April 2007. HD and HDV – An Addendum: A Clarification of Terms and Formats by David J. Weinberg. Pages 48- 50. Sam Kauffmann’s “HD and HDV” (StudentFilmmakers, January 2007) provides a useful introduction to the subject, but some clarification will be helpful. Given the widespread confusion about …

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Sound Design: Expect the Unexpected: Swapping Sounds Using Everyday Items by Bryant Falk

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, April 2007. Sound Design: Expect the Unexpected: Swapping Sounds Using Everyday Items by Bryant Falk. Pages 46- 47. A lot of times when we watch movies we accept that what we hear is coming from what we see on the screen. More times than not, this isn’t …

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4/4 and a Whole Lot More: Music as a Foundation for Your Edits by Daniel GaucherUpbeat

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, April 2007. 4/4 and a Whole Lot More: Music as a Foundation for Your Edits by Daniel GaucherUpbeat. Pages 42- 44. So, you’re sitting there with a pile of footage, perhaps a script or outline, and a deadline to make something out of this stuff. You have …

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