Magazine Article Archive

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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Customize Your Final Cut Pro Keyboard: Mapping Your Own Shortcuts by Chris Cavallari

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, April 2007. Customize Your Final Cut Pro Keyboard: Mapping Your Own Shortcuts by Chris Cavallari. Pages 40- 41. Final Cut Pro 4.5 HD makes editing easy with its mouse based GUI (Graphical User Interface), but professional editors know that making quick edits means using keyboard shortcuts as well. FCP allows you to easily …

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Understanding Fight Choreography: 15 Things Every Filmmaker Shooting Action Should Know by Jon Firestone and Mark Steven Grove

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, April 2007. Understanding Fight Choreography: 15 Things Every Filmmaker Shooting Action Should Know by Jon Firestone and Mark Steven Grove. Pages 32- 34 and 36 – 37. Action films are popular throughout the world. No matter what country or language, action is an easily translated medium. An …

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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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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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