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The Visual Language of “Before the Rains”

by Mary Ann Skweres Set in the steamy jungles of southern India during the turbulent nationalist era of the 1930’s, Before the Rains floods the viewer with a visual imagery that powerfully tells the story of an idealist young man (Rahul Bose) torn between two worlds – the desire for a modern future and the …

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Five Ways to Use a Handheld Camcorder for Scene Selection

Advantages to Selecting Angles with an HD Camcorder by George Avgerakis No doubt you’ve seen film directors making their way around sets while peering through a black viewfinder in pursuit of the perfect camera angle. The viewfinder allows the director to emulate the distance, angle and focal length of the on-set camera, thereby allowing the …

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Shooting with Film: Long Live Celluloid

by Bryan Michael Stoller Film. The magic of celluloid! I first fell in love with film in the seventies when I discovered Super 8. I eventually worked my way up to 16mm, and finally graduated to 35mm. Shooting in film, you don’t have to worry about the whole new HD and digital technology, at least …

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Editing Structure: Avoid Over-Cutting

Cross-Cutting, Parallel Editing, and Inter-Cutting by Richard D. Pepperman It has been more than a decade, and while I haven’t kept my mouth shut about it in the classroom (not at all), I’ve not expressed my concerns much beyond East 23rd Street and the walls of the School of Visual Arts. Here goes! Is there …

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Filmmaker David Wright Trusts Anton/Bauer to Power ‘Blind Pass’

After spending several years as an award-winning documentary filmmaker, David Wright recently took on the role of director of photography for Blind Pass, a new independent feature film. Shooting primarily in Ireland with additional scenes filmed on location in Florida, Wright faced unpredictable weather and a rigorous daily production schedule. To help him maintain power …

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Techniques for Deriving the Most Punch from Your Jib Moves

by Carl Filoreto Monotony. Drudgery. Repetition.  Your production schedule calls for b-roll of, yes, yet one more building exterior or maybe [yawn] another drab office scene. Or, perhaps you’re faced with the task of trying to breathe some life into a mundane interview. Well, don’t despair, there are creative techniques at your disposal that can …

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Surgical Filmmaking: Inside the Operating Room

“This entails a whole different set of camera movement issues.” by George Avgerakis Some day in your media production career, you may be called upon to film a real event in an operating room or emergency room. The requirements are very strict, the risks of liability are high, the pressure is intense, and the margin …

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