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-~ TECH TIP ~-

FOCUS

When composing a shot with a zoom-reflex camera, first zoom all the way in to your subject, focus on it, and then compose the shot using the zoom. Each time you move the camera, refocus.

Why?
Because focus depends on camera-to-subject distance and is independent of the focal length, which is determined by the zoom setting.

If your camera isn't a reflex camera (i.e. cannot be focused by looking through the eyepiece), then you must measure or estimate the distance between camera and subject and set the focus accordingly.


-~ UPCOMING EVENTS ~-

January 28, Mon.
Off Center:On Screen w/ Rude Mechanicals

February 2, Sat.
Screening Salon with Bill Lundberg

February 9, Sat.
Workshop: Super-8 Basics

March 1 - 3, Fri. - Sun.
Make A Film In A Weekend, Production

March 23 & 24, Sat. & Sun.
Make A Film In A Weekend, Screening

-~ NEWS ~-

Cinemaker Takes Home 2 Best of Austin 2001 Awards!

The Cinemaker Co-op made off with 2 awards from the Austin Chronicle this year -- Best Resource for Super-8 Filmmakers and Best Way to See if You've Got the Right Filmmaking Stuff for our famous MAFIA weekend. Come make a film with us and see why!

Now Interviewing
Cinemaker needs a volunteer Event Coordinator who is highly motivated, organized, and able to donate 5-10 hours per week to coordinate our quarterly film festivals, monthly meetings, workshops, and special screening salons. If interested, email a resume to Jodie Keeling or call
236-8877 for more information.

Congratulations, Cinemakers!
The Cinemaker Co-op is the proud recipient of the second annual D. Montgomery Award! Not only do we get to hold onto the cool gold spiral for a year, but they cut us a check for $2,500!

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Austin Cinemaker Co-op | 1705 Guadalupe St. Suite 201 | Austin, TX 78701 | (512) 236-8877

The Cinemaker Co-op is a non-profit film resource center in Austin, Texas, dedicated to the belief that film can be -- and is -- a financially accessible art form.To that end, we provide low-cost super 8 film equipment rental as well as a variety of educational workshops, screening salons, and film festivals throughout the year.

Austin Cinemaker Co-op is sponsored in part by The Hideout Coffee House and Theatre, KMFA Classical 89.5, is a sponsored project of the Austin Writers' League, and is funded in part by the City of Austin under the auspices of the Austin Arts Commission


S I T E   D E S I G N:  
Clay Crenshaw