Magazine Article Archive

Using Documentary Techniques to Craft Stories: A Look into United 93, Bloody Sunday, The Road to Guantanamo, and Other Films by Dana Dorrity

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, February 2007. Using Documentary Techniques to Craft Stories: A Look into United 93, Bloody Sunday, The Road to Guantanamo, and Other Films by Dana Dorrity. Pages 16 and 17. In the Communications program where I teach, documentary production is a foundation course. Students learn ENG style production …

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Motivational Imagery: Using the Story to Get the Most Captivating Shot by Saro Varjabedian

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, February 2007. Motivational Imagery: Using the Story to Get the Most Captivating Shot by Saro Varjabedian. Pages 12 and 13. Cinematography as an art form is unique in the sense that some of the most captivating works are often the ones that seem like they were done …

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Exclusive Interview with Thomas Ackerman: ASC Cinematographer for Balls of Fury by Jody Michelle Solis

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, February 2007. Exclusive Interview with Thomas Ackerman: ASC Cinematographer for Balls of Fury by Jody Michelle Solis. Pages 4 – 10. Cinematographer Thomas Ackerman, ASC is best known for his work on Jumanji, Tim Burton’s classic Beetlejuice, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. With a filmography of over …

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Fundraising For Your First Feature: Pete Chatmon Writer/Producer/Director of Premium Breaks It Down Interview by Anthony Q. Artishis

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, January 2007. Fundraising For Your First Feature: Pete Chatmon Writer/Producer/Director of Premium Breaks It Down Interview by Anthony Q. Artishis. Pages 50 – 57. Filmmaking is full of hurdles and obstacles at every level from student films to studio epics. However, more often than not, the biggest …

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Putting Your Best Work in Your Reel: Guidelines for Five Types of Demo Reels by Jeff Deel

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, January 2007. Putting Your Best Work in Your Reel: Guidelines for Five Types of Demo Reels by Jeff Deel. Pages 46 – 48. For many people who are starting out in the film industry, one of the most powerful tools is the demo reel. Initially, the concept …

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Compression for the Portable Media World: Shooting for the Internet and Compressing Video by Chris Cavallarithat

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, January 2007. Compression for the Portable Media World: Shooting for the Internet and Compressing Video by Chris Cavallarithat. Pages 42 – 44. Have you noticed? Media is converging. I know, it’s craziness. Internet, TV, radio, magazines, books… They’re all coming together in one big audio/visual mash-up. What’s …

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Final Cut Pro Editing Power Tips: Techniques That Can Save You Time by Larry Jordan

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, January 2007. Final Cut Pro Editing Power Tips: Techniques That Can Save You Time by Larry Jordan. Pages 38 – 40. I am constantly surprised by how many editors create their sequences by dragging clips from the Viewer to the Timeline. Which is fine, I guess, it’s …

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Special Make-up Effects for HD: What HD Won’t Hide by Todd DebreceniIt’s

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, January 2007. Special Make-up Effects for HD: What HD Won’t Hide by Todd Debrecenilt’s. Pages 34 – 36. High Definition Television is not going to go away, and may someday even replace the use of film at all (I hope not). The first question that comes to …

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An Experienced AdWoman Takes On the Film Business: Director Amy Nicholson Finds Parallels in Advertising & Film in Documentary: Muskrat Lovely Interview by Jody Michelle Solisonline

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, January 2007. An Experienced AdWoman Takes On the Film Business: Director Amy Nicholson Finds Parallels in Advertising & Film in Documentary: Muskrat Lovely Interview by Jody Michelle Solison. Pages 30 – 33. Director Amy Nicholson works in New York City as a director and art director for …

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Christine Knowlton Discusses Documentary Short, Going Blank

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, January 2007.  Christine Knowlton Discusses Documentary Short, Going Blank. Pages 26 – 28. Artist Interweaves a Personal Story with Factual Strokes and Imagery Documentary short Going Blank wins third place in the StudentFilmmakers.com Summer Shorts 2006 competition. Directed and edited by Christine Knowlton, Going Blank, is a poetic …

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