Magazine Article Archive

Coverage and the Master Shot: The Director’s Visual Language and ‘Chart’ by Myrl A. Schreibmanto

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, April 2007. Coverage and the Master Shot: The Director’s Visual Language and ‘Chart’ by Myrl A. Schreibmanto. Pages 30 – 31. Coverage is the director’s visual language. It is the sequence of shots that are selected which impact the story in many different ways. And directors must …

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Borja Cobeaga’s Eramos Pocos Makes a Date with Oscar: The Experiment and Challenge of the Short Film: Mixing Drama and Comedy by Mary Ann Skweres

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, April 2007. Borja Cobeaga’s Eramos Pocos Makes a Date with Oscar: The Experiment and Challenge of the Short Film: Mixing Drama and Comedy by Mary Ann Skweres. Pages 26 – 28. Short films are not only the most accessible form for an emerging filmmaker to hone his …

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Lighting Realistically: Day and Night Interiors, and Unique Lighting Challenges in The Astronaut Farmer by M. David Mullen, ASC

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, April 2007. Lighting Realistically: Day and Night Interiors, and Unique Lighting Challenges in The Astronaut Farmer by M. David Mullen, ASC. Pages 22 – 25. Learning how to light scenes is a never-ending experience for a cinematographer; you are constantly picking up new techniques yet also refining …

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Employing MacGyver’s Process of Ingenuity on Set: Broad Knowledge Base, Thorough Assessments, and Limitless Imagination by Saro Varjabedian

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, April 2007. Employing MacGyver’s Process of Ingenuity on Set: Broad Knowledge Base, Thorough Assessments, and Limitless Imagination by Saro Varjabedian. Pages 20. During the late eighties and early nineties a popular sci-fi show called MacGyver aired on network television. The premise of the show was that the …

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Five Categories of Camera Movement: Human Support, Wheeled Vehicles, Levers, Wires and Aircraft by George Avgerakis

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, April 2007. Five Categories of Camera Movement: Human Support, Wheeled Vehicles, Levers, Wires and Aircraft by George Avgerakis. Pages 16, 18 – 19. One of the most effective means of enhancing a film production’s professionalism and production value is camera movement. Camera movement can be broken down …

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Love the Look: And Leave Your Spot Meter at Home by Thomas Ackerman, ASCto

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, April 2007. Love the Look: And Leave Your Spot Meter at Home by Thomas Ackerman, ASCto. Pages 14 -15. Not long ago I received an e-mail query from a University of Colorado cinema student approaching his first interior shoot with 16mm Kodak Vision 500T raw stock. His …

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Choosing Among In-Camera and In-Post Imaging Options: What Can Be Done in Post vs. Capture by Ira Tiffen

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, April 2007. Choosing Among In-Camera and In-Post Imaging Options: What Can Be Done in Post vs. Capture by Ira Tiffen. Pages 10 and 12. In my first-ever seminar presentation, in 1977, I met two newsreel cameramen, who were active in the days of hand-cranked cameras. They told …

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Shooting an HD Horror Movie in 15 Days: A Look into Lens Choice, Scouting, Lighting, and More… by Adam Biddle

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, April 2007. Shooting an HD Horror Movie in 15 Days: A Look into Lens Choice, Scouting, Lighting, and More… by Adam Biddle. Pages 6 – 8. At the end of last year, I ventured for the first time into the genre I’ve long been most wary of …

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A Filmmaker’s Checklist and 10 Important Questions: Creating Lists from Pre-Production to Post by Melissa Ulto

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, March 2007. A Filmmaker’s Checklist and 10 Important Questions: Creating Lists from Pre-Production to Post by Melissa Ulto. Pages 50 – 51. Checklists are an organized filmmaker’s best friend. From pre-production to marketing, there are many different kinds of checklists used to make the production run smoothly. …

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