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  • A Hollywood Director: Bobby Roth’s One Day South Florida Master Class - Nov. 15, 2015

    The city of North Miami Beach welcomes “A Hollywood Director: Bobby Roth’s One Day South Florida Master Class” on November 15, 2015 from 10am to 6pm at the amazing Julius Littman Performing Arts Theater and conference center, centrally located at 17011 NE 19th Ave, North Miami Beach. Bobby Roth’s Master Class uniquely offers a look into the nuts and bolts of the film world from the singular perspective of his decades of personal experience with collaborators from every corner of the industry, and will be sure to interest anyone curious about film ...
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  • 2016 newport beach film festival – early bird deadline oct 30!

    2016 newport beach film festival – early bird deadline oct 30!

    The NBFF Early Bird Deadline is fast approaching! Enter your film now to be part of the 2016 Newport Beach Film Festival! Start off your summer early in one of California’s top destinations, the beautiful coastline city of Newport Beach. Located within driving distance of Hollywood, the Festival hosts a large contingent of film industry professionals and creates an environment where filmmakers have the opportunity to interact personally with the best of the business. EARLY BIRD Deadline is OCTOBER 30th. FEATURES: $45 SHORTS: $40 The Festival will run fr...
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  • SoundMixer Philip Perkins Uses SoundDevices 744Ts for Videogame Hidden-Camera Project

    When Caruso Company, a San-Francisco-based video production agency, landed a project requiring the use of a hidden video camera on the streets of California, production sound mixer Philip Perkins was brought on to manage the audio elements of the shoot. Recognizing the need for audio equipment that could withstand extreme heat and long hours under the California sun, Perkins instinctively turned to the 744T digital recorder from Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for television, film, and live production. For nearly a decade, Perkins has relied on this recorder, making it a staple in his rig. “The 744T has been vital to my on-location, multi-track work for many years,” says Perkins. “My 744Ts are on every job I do in one capacity or another. They have been so reliable and rugged that I really didn’t think of using anything else for this project.” The project, for videogame develop...
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  • What's the best way to start?

    What's the best way to start?

    99% of people who start writing a script without at least a moderately detailed outline will never end up with something that's worth producing. I've read an awful lot of amateur scripts, and every single one has had a good idea at its heart and almost every single one has had huge structural problems which would take a lot of work to fix and which, generally, the writer doesn't want to fix because they're too tied to what they've written. I'm a firm believer in rewriting until it's right even if it takes a dozen or ...
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  • Choosing an Aperture

    Choosing an Aperture

    Using a consistent f-stop in lighting helps give the movie a certain visual consistency in terms of depth of field, sharpness, etc. F/4 is recommended by some only because a lot of 35mm zoom lenses have been limited in the past to around f/3.1 to f/4, though nowadays, many open up to f/2.8. Also, f/4 is around the sweet spot, optically, for many lenses -- most lenses tend to be their sharpest around two stops closed down from wide-open. And f/4 gives you, in 35mm at least, a natural-looking depth of field, not too dee...
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  • Daryn Okada, ASC Training Workshop Video From Sony Professional USA

    Daryn Okada, ASC Training Workshop Video From Sony Professional USA

    Daryn Okada, ASC Training Workshop from Sony Professional USA on Vimeo.

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  • PhotoPlus Expo 2012: Lensbaby Exhibit

    PhotoPlus Expo 2012: Lensbaby Exhibit

    Pictured: Tiffen Booth #545; PhotoPlus Expo, Manhattan, New York; photo by Jody Michelle Solis, Senior Editor, StudentFilmmakers.com + StudentFilmmakers Magazine.

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  • PhotoPlus Expo 2012: Tiffen Exhibit

    PhotoPlus Expo 2012: Tiffen Exhibit

    Pictured: Tiffen Booth #545; PhotoPlus Expo, Manhattan, New York; photo by Jody Michelle Solis, Senior Editor, StudentFilmmakers.com + StudentFilmmakers Magazine. ...
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  • PhotoPlus Expo 2012: Carl Zeiss Exhibit

    PhotoPlus Expo 2012: Carl Zeiss Exhibit

    Pictured: Richard Schleuning from Carl Zeiss, (right).; PhotoPlus Expo, Manhattan, New York; photo by Jody Michelle Solis.

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  • PhotoPlus Expo 2012: Manfrotto Exhibit

    PhotoPlus Expo 2012: Manfrotto Exhibit

    Wayne Schulman, National Video Sales & Product Manager for Manfrotto Distribution (left) and Kim Welch, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of StudentFilmmakers.com + StudentFilmmakers Magazine (right)

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  • A Hollywood Director: Bobby Roth’s One Day South Florida Master Class - Nov. 15, 2015
    docmiami
    The city of North Miami Beach welcomes “A Hollywood Director: Bobby Roth’s One Day South Florida Master Class” on November 15, 2015 from 10am to 6pm at the amazing Julius Littman Performing Arts Theater and conference center, centrally located at 17011 NE 19th Ave, North Miami Beach. Bobby Roth’s Master Class uniquely offers a look into the nuts and bolts of the film world from the singular perspective of his decades of personal experience with collaborators from every corner of the industry, and will be sure to interest anyone curious about film ...
    10-13-2015, 03:18 PM
  • 2016 newport beach film festival – early bird deadline oct 30!
    Newport
    The NBFF Early Bird Deadline is fast approaching! Enter your film now to be part of the 2016 Newport Beach Film Festival! Start off your summer early in one of California’s top destinations, the beautiful coastline city of Newport Beach. Located within driving distance of Hollywood, the Festival hosts a large contingent of film industry professionals and creates an environment where filmmakers have the opportunity to interact personally with the best of the business. EARLY BIRD Deadline is OCTOBER 30th. FEATURES: $45 SHORTS: $40 The Festival will run fr...
    10-13-2015, 03:45 AM
  • Austin-based mix/boom duo Erik and Joseph Duemig use Sound Devices on film projects
    jodymichelle

    Twin brothers Erik and Joseph Duemig

    Twin brothers Erik and Joseph Duemig, who form the Austin-based mix/boom duo known as Twin Sound, are quickly making a name for themselves in the city's growing film industry. To deliver on the exacting needs of film making, the brothers selected a 664 Production Mixer with CL-6 Input Controller... Click here to read the full article >>

    07-30-2015, 01:16 PM
  • SoundMixer Philip Perkins Uses SoundDevices 744Ts for Videogame Hidden-Camera Project
    jodymichelle
    When Caruso Company, a San-Francisco-based video production agency, landed a project requiring the use of a hidden video camera on the streets of California, production sound mixer Philip Perkins was brought on to manage the audio elements of the shoot. Recognizing the need for audio equipment that could withstand extreme heat and long hours under the California sun, Perkins instinctively turned to the 744T digital recorder from Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for television, film, and live production. For nearly a decade, Perkins has relied on this recorder, making it a staple in his rig. “The 744T has been vital to my on-location, multi-track work for many years,” says Perkins. “My 744Ts are on every job I do in one capacity or another. They have been so reliable and rugged that I really didn’t think of using anything else for this project.” The project, for videogame develop...
    07-30-2015, 11:28 AM
  • What's the best way to start?
    MarkG
    99% of people who start writing a script without at least a moderately detailed outline will never end up with something that's worth producing. I've read an awful lot of amateur scripts, and every single one has had a good idea at its heart and almost every single one has had huge structural problems which would take a lot of work to fix and which, generally, the writer doesn't want to fix because they're too tied to what they've written. I'm a firm believer in rewriting until it's right even if it takes a dozen or ...
    07-15-2015, 10:15 AM
  • Choosing an Aperture
    David Mullen ASC
    Using a consistent f-stop in lighting helps give the movie a certain visual consistency in terms of depth of field, sharpness, etc. F/4 is recommended by some only because a lot of 35mm zoom lenses have been limited in the past to around f/3.1 to f/4, though nowadays, many open up to f/2.8. Also, f/4 is around the sweet spot, optically, for many lenses -- most lenses tend to be their sharpest around two stops closed down from wide-open. And f/4 gives you, in 35mm at least, a natural-looking depth of field, not too dee...
    07-15-2015, 10:02 AM
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