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8. Podcast: Conversation with DP Charles Papert – Key & Peele, American History X, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

8. Podcast: Conversation with DP Charles Papert – Key & Peele, American History X, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

If you’ve spent any time around professional DPs and cinematographers, it’s difficult not to come across the name Charles Papert. That’s because he’s been a staple in some of the most popular and best-loved television shows and movies of the past twenty years. As a camera operator, he’s been an integral part of the industry shooting such features […]

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6. Podcast: Producer & Development Executive William Garcia

6. Podcast: Producer & Development Executive William Garcia

  William Garcia currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Development and Production for Rebel Way Entertainment, a production company founded by its CEO, Ori Globus, who has leveraged the power of social media icons to market projects and Yoram Globus, former president of MGM and co-owner of the historic CANON GROUP. But this title isn’t large […]

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Cinematographer John Bailey, A.S.C. Elected 36th President Of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Cinematographer John Bailey, A.S.C. Elected 36th President Of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

John Bailey, A.S.C (Groundhog Day, How To Be A Latin Lover) is the first cinematographer in nearly 60 years since George Stevens (Giant, The Diary Of Anne Frank) held the office.

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5 DIY Lighting Techniques for Beginner Shooters

5 DIY Lighting Techniques for Beginner Shooters

Taking the perfect picture requires great lighting, but equipment can be expensive. Fortunately, beginner photographers already have the solution in their own homes. And since a bigger emphasis is being placed on high-quality photos in online content, says an infographic by MDG Advertisting, it’s more important than ever for photographers to create stunning, stand out […]

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Producing the Profitable Documentary – With Nancy Fulton – Feb. 25

Producing the Profitable Documentary – With Nancy Fulton – Feb. 25

You might have been thinking about producing your own documentary. However, documentaries are expensive, shooting can go on for months, sometimes years. And then there’s the question about revenue. How do yo make money back, much less turn a profit?

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5 Tips to Master Stop Motion Video: Learn from the Masters

5 Tips to Master Stop Motion Video: Learn from the Masters

One of the biggest benefits of the widespread popularity of use of digital photography and digital video is that it is now easier for amateur filmmakers to create stop motion videos.

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Why Stargate Studios Uses the Atomos Shogun

Why Stargate Studios Uses the Atomos Shogun

Although you may not know the name, if you’ve watched ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Heroes’ or ‘Doctor Who’ you’ve no doubt seen their work. Stargate Studios is an international, full service production and visual effects company with ten studios the world over, including Canada, Germany, Mexico and, naturally, right here in Los Angeles. Their long list […]

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Top 3 U.S. Filmmaking Cities Outside of Hollywood

Top 3 U.S. Filmmaking Cities Outside of Hollywood

When Batman squares off against Superman in this spring’s forthcoming film, they won’t be fighting on a set in Hollywood. Zack Snyder’s film crew shot their Gotham City scenes in Detroit and their Metropolis scenes in Chicago, with Smallville scenes filmed elsewhere in Illinois, before wrapping up in Deming, New Mexico, which served as Wonder […]

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‘Harbinger Down’ DP Benjamin Brown On Shooting With The Blackmagic Cinema Camera

‘Harbinger Down’ DP Benjamin Brown On Shooting With The Blackmagic Cinema Camera

As the highest grossing sci-fi/horror Kickstarter project of their time, Harbinger Down is fun movie modeled after the likes of The Thing and Alien. One of its big talking points is the near exclusive use of practical effects. We spoke with the film’s Director of Photography (as well as editor, supervising sound editor, sound designer, and producer) […]

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Lovingood FilmFund Offers A New Approach To Film Fundraising

Lovingood FilmFund Offers A New Approach To Film Fundraising

Want to crowd fund your film project but don’t like Kickstarter, GoFundMe or other similar sites? LovinGood FilmFund promises to help raise the money for your film, as well as fulfill the one movie metric that matters: butts in seats.

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