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Film and Video Makers Community Spotlight: Jeff Dembiak, Composer/Musician

“Use all the resources available to you today, social networking, youtube, soundcloud, reverbnation, twitter, create a good website, join music libraries, try to get on Pandora, iHeart, Spotify, and most of all, believe in yourself and never stop being creative and determined.” Jeff Dembiak creates, composes and records songs to license to the Film, TV, …

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Film and Video Makers Community Spotlight: Charlie Twitch, Composer/Sound Designer/Producer

“I consider composing for film to be almost synonymous with the process of lighting a scene. You are leading the audience’s focus to the action, not trying to distract them.” Charlie Twitch is a producer, composer/sound designer, and visual artist based in Montreal, Quebec. His music draws from his work in film and his live …

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Community Spotlight: Theresa Meeker Pickett, Actress

“My favorite character was playing a model in the short film Look by Ryan Pickett. I really enjoyed getting comfortable doing the most mundane tasks on camera, such as just sitting and holding a teacup.” Theresa Meeker Pickett Profile: theresapickett Job: Actress Location: Tennessee, USA networking.studentfilmmakers.com/theresapickett EXPLORING ROLES: I most want a role which permits …

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Community Spotlight: Barry Teitelbaum, Independent Filmmaker

Looking at your idea and really asking yourself, how can I present this in a way that has not been overdone? Really look at every angle and put your personal stamp on it. I also think that often times contest submissions for young filmmakers will excel in one of two areas: Production Value or Story. …

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Community Spotlight, Rebecca Glasmacher, Filmmaker/Student

Rebecca Glasmacher Filmmaker, Student Germany in North Rhine-Westphalia, Langerwehe networking.studentfilmmakers.com/Reyva START IN FILMMAKING I always was interested in movies, since I was 14. I was quite sure that my interests would lead me to an artistical profession. But I really didn’t know where I could be taught how to make films, so I thought I …

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Community Spotlight: Jared Myers, Student, Cinematographer

Jared Myers Student, Cinematographer Eden Prairie, MN networking.studentfilmmakers.com/koolaid330 START IN FILMMAKING I picked up a video camera when I was in 4th grade and started filming short movies throughout junior high mostly with my four younger brothers as the main actors in those movies. In high school, I got involved in an advanced broadcast journalism …

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Community Spotlight: Eric Hausmann, Composer

Eric Hausmann Composer Portland, Oregon networking.studentfilmmakers.com/Hausmann COMPOSING TIPS When I’m composing, no matter the instrument, I’m always thinking about all the instruments together before they’re written. I also like to occasionally throw an unconventional note at it to see what happens.  It may not change the structure of a composition, but it can force you …

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Community Spotlight: Dan Banici, Independent Filmmaker

Dan Banici Independent Filmmaker Southington, Connecticut networking.studentfilmmakers.com/optionquest GETTING STARTED: About two years ago I was hired to get a company’s image out of the rut, and I made a video in a hurry, talking about paradigm shifts. A viewer criticized the work and his remarks hit hard. It pushed me to hire an actor, then …

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Community Spotlight: Jason Croot, Actor & Filmmaker

Jason Croot Actor, Filmmaker United Kingdom networking.studentfilmmakers.com/magicactor11 GETTING STARTED: I found my love for acting on a TV dating show, this may sound bizarre but true. I believe right from an early age I wanted to be on stage but never really achieved that through lack of confidence. Okay there was the school plays at …

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