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Community Spotlight | Zoom Q&A Interview with Cristian Lincu, Music Composer

Hello, Student Filmmakers Readers, Members, and Visitors! As you know our interactive community online brings together filmmakers, storytellers, and crew members who work within one …

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Cinematography

What Directors Need to Know About Cinematography

Photo by Jakob Owens. Follow IG @jakobowens Composing the Frame: Let There Be Light What Directors Need to Know About Cinematography Written by David K. …

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Directing

Post-­Production: Tips & Tricks for a Director

Post-­Production: Tips & Tricks for a Director Written by Marco Schleicher, MA The post-­production is a highly important stage of filmmaking and I have the …

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How-To Be A Filmmaker Articles

Tricks for Working with Troubled Green Screen

Tricks for Working with Troubled Green Screen Written By Lee Lanier Working with green screen is a common task when it comes to VFX compositing. …

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How-To Be A Filmmaker Articles

Why You Need to Always Be Creating

Photo by Matthias Blonski. Follow IG @matthiasblonski Why You Need to Always Be Creating Written By Jared Isham “Never stop creating. Become great at what …

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Cameras

“Chasing the Muse” by Lloyd Walton

Pictured above: The first camera that caught my muse.   “Chasing the Muse” Written by Lloyd Walton The first time I was seriously asked what …

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Acting

Film & Television Acting Tips | How to Create a Role in 3 Steps

Written By Sara Sue Vallee Okay, so you’ve booked a role in a play, movie or TV series, and now it is time for you …

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Writing for Film and TV

The Winning Script

The Winning Script 3 Important Fundamentals Written By Alan C. Hueth I love to win. My youngster up to 20-ish years was full of sports …

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Post Production

Getting Through Post: Post Haste

Cutting room photo. Crystal Lee (pictured left) in “Break Even” (2020) directed by Shane Stanley. Getting Through Post Post Haste   Written by Shane Stanley …

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School News

Making a Movie in the Classroom

Above is a production still from a student production filmed with the Theatre Department at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. This article is …

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Networks and Forums

Filmmakers Forums Community: Emmanuel Carlos St. Omer

“Hi there, my name is Emmanuel, and I compose film scores. I am a classical music enthusiast, and song-writing graduate with the Berklee College of …

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Festivals

Get Your Student Films Accepted into Festivals Now

Photo taken by Chris Hartung, Filmmaker and Storyteller from Bielefeld, Germany. @chrishartungg | www.chrishartung.com   Get Your Student Films Accepted into Festivals Now 10 Things …

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Production News

Caring for Every Frame/Word

Caring for Every Frame/Word By Kevin Del Principe   In his book, Making Movies, director Sidney Lumet wrote, “My job is to care about and …

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Festivals

The Making of “The ARK”

The Making of “The ARK” From Concept to Festival Premiere By Benjamin South Parked outside a remote hotel in England, Herbert and Jacinda are meeting …

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Cameras

Get Your 6 Tips Now for Good Camera Exposure

Above photo by Reneé Thompson. Portfolio @shop.aenl.co/portfolio   Written by Arledge Armenaki I want to talk about image exposure in the filmmaking process. Exposure is …

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Writing for Film and TV

Blockbuster Movies with a Reality Check: 9 Important Elements

  Written Kathie Fong Yoneda I wish I had a penny for each time an emerging writer said, “I want to write a blockbuster movie… …

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Film Business

How To Be An Internship Rock Star: 8 Do’s and 8 Don’ts

Photo by Christina @wocintechchat Written by Carole Kirschner Congratulations! You just beat out dozens – if not hundreds – of other applicants, and you’re headed …

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Networks and Forums

Filmmakers Forums Community Spotlight: Asael, Composer

So for me it all started in Cuba when I was roughly about 7-8 years old. I started taking piano lessons later taking it more …

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Post Production

Adapting Your Video to TikTok

Written By Bart Weiss   For my new project “Fire Bones”, we wanted to put some snippets of the film on TikTok to promote the …

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Networks and Forums

Forums Community Spotlight: Oliver Moon, Composer/Musician

 My name is Oliver, I’ve learned music and played for several years with a band from Manchester UK. After 6 years of touring Europe …

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Cinematography

Evaluating an Indoor Location: From the DP’s Perspective

Photo by Sam Moqadam. Instagram @itssammoqadam.   Evaluating an Indoor Location From the DP’s Perspective Written by Paolo Dy   A successful shoot is usually …

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How-To Be A Filmmaker Articles

How an Editor Should Cut an Actor’s Performance

Photo by Ilya Shishikhin. Follow Instagram @shish_ph.   How an Editor Should Cut an Actor’s Performance Written By Dustin Morrow   When I’m cutting the …

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Acting

7 Insider Tips on Successfully Casting Your Film

Photo by Jose Pedro Ortiz. YouTube @FilmColors   7 Insider Tips on Successfully Casting Your Film Succeed by Casting Great Actors Written by John Badham …

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Festivals

Exclusive Interview with Liz Guarracino

(Pictured above: Liz receives 1st Place prizes, the ZEISS Loxia 2/50mm Lens, and Davis & Sanford ProVista 100 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod with 100mm Bowl from …

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Audio

Post Sound Workflow for Animation

(Pictured: Justin working in his home studio.)   Post Sound Workflow for Animation Written By Justin Matley   Generally speaking, post sound, and re-recording mixing …

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