Archive for the ‘Features’ Category

by Brian Cali
Cinematographer Barry Braverman, the Director of Photography for the original, 13-minute black-and-white Bottle Rocket short that was the basis for filmmaker Wes Anderson’s 1996 cult classic, recently shot The Making of Bottle Rocket for the Blu-ray release (Criterion Collection) of the feature with the Panasonic VariCam 2700 P2 HD VariCam. The original behind-the-scenes [...]

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 at 17:00 | 0 comments
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by Steven DeRosa
Director of Photography and filmmaker Tom Curran likes to create an intimate relationship between the subject and his camera. Whether he’s shooting a scene on TLC’s hit reality series Little People, Big World or a sensitive and powerful interview with the victim of a pedophile deacon on a remote island [...]

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 at 17:00 | 0 comments
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AN INTERVIEW WITH VALERIE AND SIMON GRIFFITH, BLUE MOON PRODUCTION
by David Thompson
They first met in Fiji, re-acquainted in Denver, rendezvoused in London, backpacked across Africa, married in Italy, moved to New Zealand, relocated to Denver, and settled in Seattle. That’s how Valerie and Simon Griffith, both avid travelers, became husband and wife and currently the [...]

Friday, May 15th, 2009 at 17:00 | 0 comments
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b y H a n k G e r b e r a n d J o s h M a r r a z z o
Knight Rider, broadcast in HD by NBC, is an update of the cult-classic 1980s series, reimagined
by showrunner Gary Scott Thompson, Executive Producers Glen A. Larson,
Doug Liman and Dave Bartis [...]

Sunday, March 15th, 2009 at 17:00 | 0 comments
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by Bob Fisher
John Inwood came onboard to shoot the first season of Scrubs after Dick Quinlan, ASC, filmed the pilot episode in 2001. Situation comedies were traditionally produced with four video cameras on sound stages in front of live audiences. Scrubs was produced with a single Super 16 film camera, mainly on sets built in [...]

Saturday, November 15th, 2008 at 17:00 | 0 comments
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by David Royle
When audiences viewed the landmark series, Planet Earth, they were wowed by the richness of the visual experience and especially by the astonishing aerial sequences. It was a series that really delivered on the promise of HD.
Now an ambitious new project is underway to film America on a scale and from a perspective [...]

Monday, September 15th, 2008 at 17:00 | 0 comments
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by Paula Lumbard
April celebrated the sixth anniversary of when I tied my life to High Definition cinematography by starting FootageBank HD, the first footage licensing company dedicated to HD native content. It’s been a fantastic ride with a bullet-like speed that I do not think will slow.
Broadcasters around the world are demanding all their top [...]

Thursday, May 15th, 2008 at 17:00 | 0 comments
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interview by David Thompson
Q. What specific role did you fill during the production of Speed Racer?
As the cinematographer I’m responsible for all things photographic at the principal photography stage of production. It’s a long list of responsibilities, but chiefly the look of the movie through lighting and photography. Once principal photography is finished then [...]

Saturday, March 15th, 2008 at 17:00 | 0 comments
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by Vince Pace
Time and time again I find myself involved in conversations that center around the history of 3D. Some can be quite colorful with descriptions of huge camera systems and large lighting trusses while others can be dull and boring as they dwell on the mathematics. Most people are quick to point out my [...]

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008 at 17:00 | 0 comments
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by Bradley M. Look
It seems that high-definition is infiltrating more into the cellulose domain of the entertainment industry than ever before. For the makeup artist the soft veil of film has given way to the uncompromising clarity of highdef. Images so sharp that even the most beautiful or handsome talent can have subtle imperfections visible [...]

Thursday, November 15th, 2007 at 17:00 | 0 comments
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