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by Andrew Scafetta
In five, ten or 25 years, our lives will be significantly different. Advances in the way we play sports, live in our homes, connect with others, fight wars or take vacations will feel as commonplace in the future as viewing highdefinition television or driving to work seem to us today.
But there are astonishing [...]

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 at 16:45 | 0 comments
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by Bob Fisher
Wally Pfister, ASC, likens two commercials that he recently directed and shot to 30-second documentaries with cinematic values that make an emotional connection with the audience. He credits Ty Baker and Alonso Davila, creative directors for Momentum, the advertising agency that developed the concept for their client Anheuser-Busch.
“Every successful commercial campaign begins with [...]

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by Mike Mian
When we started, nobody wanted to hear it,” says Andrea Kalin, producer and director of Soul of a People: Writing America’s History.“ Kalin’s film has an unsettling modern-day resonance. It tells the story of America during a time of unemployment epidemic, widespread home eviction, and economic turmoil. A time, too, when hopes centered [...]

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by Jennifer Taylor
Universal Pictures’ recent action-thriller Public Enemies was shot with Sony F23 professional high-definition cameras. Co-writer/director/producer Michael Mann and co-producer/2nd unit director Bryan Carroll had specific HD production needs to realistically capture the look of 1930s America and overcome the challenges of shooting a period piece. “To do a historical period movie right, you [...]

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by Bradley M. Look
One of the most common makeup needs on set is for a look of exposure to the elements, one of which is the look that someone has from being out for a long time in severe heat. Many a Western has used this look, such as The Good The Bad And The [...]

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by Sam Adelman
In 2002, when the topic first came up to switch from shooting on traditional 35mm film to HD for our upcoming film Screen Door Jesus, all I heard was negativity from the old school professional grapevine. I remember similar skepticism in post when the Montage was introduced to replace the Moviola back in [...]

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by David Heuring
When Pearl Jam decided to release their new album through Target, they needed a spot that captured the energy and intensity of live performance. The band and director Cameron Crowe turned to cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, ASC, whose recent feature credits include Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma, W., and The Pursuit of Happyness.
“Our [...]

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by Erin Griffin
They are the first line of defense on the last frontier, the roughly 400 state troopers who patrol the rugged and unforgiving terrain of America’s largest state — Alaska. National Geographic Channel (NGC) gained rare access to this elite law enforcement agency for the new series Alaska State Troopers. Filmed over eight months, [...]

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by Mark Goldman
Debacle, Nike SB’s second full-length skateboard video premiered online last June. The video was directed by Jon Humphries and Jason Hernandez and filmed by Hernandez, Joey Ruiz, and Chris Middlebrook. The exciting program was filmed in ten countries entirely in HD (the first skate video of its kind), using the Panasonic HVX200. The [...]

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Tom Curran is an Emmy award-winning cinematographer known for his background in adventure and sports shooting in extreme locations. He also directs and shoots fiction films and long format documentaries. His award winning film Adrift aired on PBS and is being distributed by WGBH-Boston.
Tom is experienced with all film and video formats, [...]

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 at 16:45 | 0 comments
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