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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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Advice on Working with Rental Houses: Things You Can Do to Streamline the Process by Kevin Zanit

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, March 2007. Advice on Working with Rental Houses: Things You Can Do to Streamline the Process by Kevin Zanit. Pages 48 – 49. There are a number of things a producer and/or cinematographer can do when working with rental houses to make the process smoother and more effective for both parties, …

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Audio Quick Tips: The Camera Mounted Shotgun: Alternative Miking by Bryant Falk

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, March 2007. Audio Quick Tips: The Camera Mounted Shotgun: Alternative Miking by Bryant Falk. Pages 42 – 43. For those on a tight budget doing a lot of run and gun, I will always recommend any other mic than the one built into the camera. An often …

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Compressing Video for Mobile Devices: You Can Take It with You by Chris Cavallari

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, March 2007. Compressing Video for Mobile Devices: You Can Take It with You by Chris Cavallari. Pages 38 – 40. These days everyone seems to have a portable media device. A quick walk down any New York City street will reveal a veritable rat’s nest of white …

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Playwright/Filmmaker/Firefighter David Paterson: From Love, Ludlow to Bridge to Terabithia by Glen Tickle

Playwright/Filmmaker/Firefighter David Paterson: From Love, Ludlow to Bridge to Terabithia by Glen Tickle. Pages 32 – 35. For the last seventeen years, playwright/filmmaker/firefighter David Paterson has been trying to turn the book Bridge to Terabithia into a movie. In that time he was able to adapt his play Fingerpainting in …

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Writing the Third Act: Resolving Your Plot with the Climax by Dana Dorrity

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, March 2007. Writing the Third Act: Resolving Your Plot with the Climax by Dana Dorrity. Pages 30 – 31. Often my screenwriting students hand in final scripts that are 80-90 pages long. Initially, when critiquing their scripts, I would make suggestions on plot elements they could beef …

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Anthony Hopkins Traverses Indie Filmmaking Frontiers: Veteran Actor’s Debut as Writer/Director: Slipstream Premieres at Sundance

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, March 2007. Anthony Hopkins Traverses Indie Filmmaking Frontiers: Veteran Actor’s Debut as Writer/Director: Slipstream Premieres at Sundance. Pages 24 – 26, 28 – 29. Slipstream takes the viewer on a surreal rollercoaster journey through time, dreams and reality into the workings of the creative mind, shaping a …

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Understanding Your Actors: 3 Levels of Consciousness by Myrl Schreibmanin

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, March 2007. Understanding Your Actors: 3 Levels of Consciousness by Myrl Schreibmanin. Pages 22 – 23. There is no secret in understanding what actors are all about. Many people create mysteriousness around what actors are about, and books are written about it. But it is really simple …

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Casting Your Documentary: Choosing Wisely Can Strengthen Storytelling by Sheila Curran Bernard

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, March 2007. Casting Your Documentary: Choosing Wisely Can Strengthen Storytelling by Sheila Curran Bernard. Pages 18 – 21. Who will appear on screen in your documentary, what will they be doing, and why are they there? These are casting decisions, and they’re a key part of your …

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Camera Department: How to Get Your Foot in the Door: 18 Key Questions You Should Ask During a Job Interview by David E. Elkins, S.O.C.

Reference: StudentFilmmakers Magazine, March 2007. Camera Department: How to Get Your Foot in the Door: 18 Key Questions You Should Ask During a Job Interview by David E. Elkins, S.O.C.. Pages 14 – 15. One of the most frequently asked questions I am asked by my students is, what is …

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