StudentFilmmakers Magazine Digtal Magazine has the same articles as the print and more in an easy to download digital format.
Each issue addresses the needs of the five distinct phases of film and video making – development, pre-production, production, post production, and distribution – for educators, students and the continuing education of the professionals of today’s industry. High-level educational articles, insider techniques and best practices, stories, interviews, industry news, and high-end technology news highlight categories such as Cinematography, Lighting, Directing, Camerawork, Editing, Audio, Animation, Special FX, Screenwriting, Producing, Distribution, and more. StudentFilmmakers Magazine brings together students, professors, and independent filmmakers of all ages and levels around the globe into one network and community.
“Your magazine [StudentFilmmakers Magazine] has some very high-end stuff, and it’s good people, and I’m really impressed. I think that the quality of writers is phenomenal. It might be over the heads of some of your readers, but for others, it is a good resource.”
– Ron Dexter, ASC
“I came by a copy of StudentFilmmakers Magazine just by complete and sheer luck. I was in the local library one day when they had their magazines on sale, 3 for $.25. I flipped through the bocket of old magazines of all sorts. And at the very bottom was this single copy of StudentFilmmakers Magazine. Well, as you can imagine, I felt like I had struck gold. I have read it cover to cover, and it goes everywhere with me. I read it on the bus to film class, during the break, I take it to work with me and read it on lunch. Thank God for such a publication! I believe I have read my only copy about 5 times now, cover to cover!”
-Carmen Dubois, British Columbia, Canada
“I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you that the April issue was one of the best ever! It covered almost every aspect of producing film & video, was highly informative. …What really caught my eye was the sections on acting and directing actors, I’ve seen lots of stuff in other mags about the typical cinematography topics, but you have combined it all into one neat package that should cover everyone involved with making films and videos. Keep up the terrific work! Thanks again.”
-Bill Bolton, President of Esplanade Partners, Longmont, Colorado
“It would have been wonderful if I had a magazine such as the StudentFilmmakers magazine available to me when I first started dreaming about becoming a cinematographer. It would have helped greatly to open up and help me understand the world of filmmaking and how to become part of it.”
-Andrew Laszlo, ASC
“As a film producer and distributor, StudentFilmmakers Magazine provides me the opportunity to read about new talent in directing, producing and crew. The technical articles are right on target and readers should hang on every word in the Film Business section. The only mistake to be made is not reading this magazine cover to cover.”
-Ted Taylor, Film Producer/Distributor, Winged Media Inc., Potomac, MD
“I enjoyed meeting you and I’ve enjoyed reading your magazine. It really is very well put together and full of useful information for filmmakers.”
-Dan Strickler, Writer/Director/Actor
“Happy and successful New Year to you and all at the magazine! Yes, I did get a copy of the magazine and was very impressed with the quality of the layout and production as well as several of the articles. …I would like to receive the magazine to distribute to the Advanced Film Class and to others. …Thanks again for the opportunity and for the ability to give the magazine to the students.”
-Fred Watkins, Coordinator of Film Production, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
“I’ve never been much of a magazine reader, but I love your magazines and have read every article. It is very educational and informative. Your articles are direct and to the point, and there’s always something new to learn from them.”
-Zhibo Lai, Filmmaker, ReelLight Films, Silver Spring, MD
“I look forward to each new issue and usually devour them from cover to cover… I know others feel the same way, but I’ll echo the sentiment: I enjoy the magazine so much, and learn so much from it, I really wish there’d been such a publication when I was first developing my interest in video production (back in my one-tube camera, analog switcher, and U-Matic cuts-only editing days). I’ve re-read many articles and gained so much useful information, I can’t even tell you how glad I am to have every issue, right from issue #1. I plan to keep the entire collection for future reference.”
-Mike Hoffman / Cable TV Producer, Skokie, Illinois
“As a video production professional for nearly 20 years, I’m simply amazed at how relevant I find so many of the articles in StudentFilmmakers Magazine, especially compared to all the other ‘professional video’ magazines I read each month. Keep up the excellent work!”
-Bruce Borowsky, Founder/Director, Boulder Digital Arts, Boulder, Colorado
“I am receiving a personal copy of the magazine and use it to stay abreast of changes and ideas in the film industry as it pertains to students. Since I am the engineer in our department and have to keep everything running it is also helpful in educating me about pitfalls, deficiencies, and quirks about various equipment that students may use in their classes.
“I also receive a bundle of magazines each month that are distributed throughout our department and campus library. Our students have been enjoying the magazine immensely.
“I have also made purchases from the Studentfilmmakers store and would not have known about it except through the magazine.”
-Bill Bruce, Systems Engineer, Bossier Parish Community College, Television/Film Department, Bossier City, Louisiana
“As a high school video production teacher always looking for real world applications in the video/film industry to present to my students, I often use StudentFilmmakers Magazine as my textbook and as a springboard for each student to continue their individual explorations into specific areas of interest.
“After receiving the first issue, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the term “student” is used broadly by your publication. In my best estimate your magazine is saying we are all students of the medium: from graduate school filmmakers to independent producers to “big Hollywood types”. Your magazine covers it all. Keep at it!”
-Marty Hoban, Video Production Teacher, The Hun School of Princeton, Princeton, New Jersey
“StudentFilmmakers inspires and informs our film majors with a monthly balance of articles covering every aspect of the movie making that every aspiring student must know and appreciate: craft, technique, the business, technology, peer profiles, professional advice, and resources.”
-Dave Monahan Assistant Professor / Assistant Chair, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina
“StudentFilmmakers Magazine is a huge hit with our students. In class, I quote from it, and students often refer to specific articles they have read.”
-Steve Grossman, Assistant Professor of Cinema, The New England Institute of Art, Brookline, Massachusetts
“We display it in our main faculty suite and down at our equipment office. It is usually gone in 2-3 days! Students have told me they find the information useful and look forward to each issue.”
-Lorene Wales, Chair-Cinema Television, Regent University, Department of Cinema, Television, Virginia Beach, VA
“I have been teaching filmmaking for over thirty years and have received and subscribed to many film making magazines. Yours is the best I have ever read for aspiring film makers. Keep up the good work.”
-William Arscott, Professor of Art, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas
“You have a great mag there. I’ve read every issue and pass them on to student filmmakers.”
-Nancy Carlson, Chair, Telecommunications Chair, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
“The students love the magazine. Many of them have told me how helpful the articles are in their video production efforts. … They are learning a lot and being inspired by being exposed to the technical production details and personalities of the film makers.” -Mark Hall, Instructor, Radio-TV/Film Program, Butte College, Oroville, California
“I am a library media specialist and share the magazine with teachers in my building and others throughout the district who work with students on film projects. In fact one of the teachers, Susan Jesse, who works at a middle school, loved the article on interviewing and shared this with her students. I enjoyed the article on storyboarding and directing from the November issue. …It is a great resource for us to share with students and staff who are tomorrow’s budding fimmakers. Thank you for sharing your magazine with us.”
–Donna Unterreiner, Library Media Specialist, Oakville High School, St. Louis, Missouri
“The magazine is great. I use the bulk distribution of the magazine in my classroom with my production students. It has been a great resource for them.”
-Melissa Conklin, Video and Audio Production Instructor, Lenawee Intermediate School District VO-TECH Center, Adrian, Michigan
“… Some of the articles are a bit advanced for my high school students, but overall they are gaining great knowledge from the publication. Lately I’ve been assigning an article from the magazine.
“Students are required to read an article of their choice and write a short synopsis and write about how they can implement the idea or skill in their own filmmaking. Students especially like seeing places they can submit their work in your advertisements.
“We distribute the magazine to our video production and animation students, but I find students all over campus picking it up in the library.
“Thank you for this great resource.”
-Daria Matza, Video Productions Instructor, Coronado High School,
“… My students are very excited about your magazine and look forward to each new issue.”
-Alan Hymen, Video and Media Studies, Norman Howard School, Rochester,
“On behalf of the Film Production Program at Confederation College in Thunder Bay, www.conflix.com , I want to thank you for the StudentFilmmakers Magazine. It is really good.
“Our students received it a couple of weeks ago, and we found some ideas in it that became discussion points in one of the production classes and also in a documentary class. The articles were well written, to the point, clearly and effectively directed to film students.
“Our program is located in a small city, quite far from major production centres. Our students will eventually leave here for the wider world. For us, your magazine is a good window on the wider film making world. It’s really good to connect our students through your magazine, with that wider world. Thank you.”
-Dennis Austin, Professor, Film Production, Confederation College,