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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 [...]

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 at 15:30 | 0 comments
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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 Bob Fisher
A revival of the Techniscope format is gaining traction in the realm of independent filmmaking. Techniscope traces it’s roots to the mid-1960s when Sergio Leone directed A Fistful of Dollars, Once Upon a Time in the West, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly and other “Spaghetti Westerns” on two-perf 35 mm film. [...]

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 at 14:45 | 0 comments
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by Steve Sechrist
Now that we are in the
throes of a 3D revolution in
cinema, stereo conversion has
become a very hot topic. In
this vein, we connected with
pioneer film maker and 2D
to 3D conversion guru Barry
Sandrew (he literally wrote
the book on it), Founder of
San Diego based Legend
Films (www.legendfilms.com).
Sandrew cut his teeth on film
colorization back in 1987 as
the original [...]

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 at 14:30 | 0 comments
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by William Thompson
My work in still and moving pictures continues in a world no longer dominated by film. In an environment where budgets are minimized, productions are downsized and the entire workflow is digital, it would seem to be a difficult transition. It hasn’t been for me. The bottom line of good creative work and [...]

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 at 14:15 | 0 comments
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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, [...]

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 at 13:45 | 0 comments
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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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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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by Conrad Denke
We’re back talking to Mark Cuban, billionaire owner of HDNet.
CD: In terms of production capability, how many trucks do you have?
MC: We have 2 trucks, roughly 54’ long and they’ve got the uplinks and everything. We also have our own flyaway packs so we have uplinks that are separate if we want [...]

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

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