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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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SNL’s Alex Buono On The Atomos Shogun & His ‘Visual Storytelling 2’ Tour

SNL’s Alex Buono On The Atomos Shogun & His ‘Visual Storytelling 2’ Tour

While attending Alex Buono’s awesome ‘Visual Storytelling 2’ tour, we managed to grab a quick few minutes to talk about the philosophy of his tour and his use of the Atomos Shogun.

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The Proactive Shooter Catches the Gig: Tips to Build Your Portfolio

The Proactive Shooter Catches the Gig: Tips to Build Your Portfolio

If you want to be a professional photographer or videographer, you need a portfolio. You want your portfolio to be the distilled essence of your style of image capture for a given subject. This can be anything from the look that you give your photos in composition to the use of specialized shooting styles like long […]

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The 67th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards: Cinematography & Beyond

The 67th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards: Cinematography & Beyond

As mentioned in our previous post, there was quite a bit of history making at last night’s 67th Primetime Emmy Awards. However given our industry focuses on the nuts and bolts of filmmaking, it’s only fair that we spend some time running through the companion to the Primetime Emmys, the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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On The Road with SNL DP Alex Buono – Visual Storytelling 2 Tour

On The Road with SNL DP Alex Buono – Visual Storytelling 2 Tour

SNL DP Alex Buono made the Los Angeles/Burbank stop of his Visual Storytelling 2 Tour. We had a chance to speak with Buono during a break, to get some deeper insights into his theories, thoughts and ideas about the filmmaking process.

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See “The Grand Budapest Hotel” DP Robert Yeoman, ASC At NAB 2015

See “The Grand Budapest Hotel” DP Robert Yeoman, ASC At NAB 2015

Adding to this year’s shining NAB guestlist, Oscar nominated cinematographer Robert Yeoman will appear as part of NAB’s Creative Master Series, produced in partnership with the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and American Cinematographer Magazine.

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‘American Sniper’ Cinematographer Tom Stern, ASC, AFC to Speak at NAB Show 2015

‘American Sniper’ Cinematographer Tom Stern, ASC, AFC to Speak at NAB Show 2015

Academy Award nominee and ‘American Sniper’ cinematographer Tom Stern, ASC, AFC will appear in a conversation at NAB Show, which takes place in Las Vegas in April. The session, “Heroes, Legends and ‘American Sniper’: A Conversation With Tom Stern” is the Keynote Presentation of the Creative Master Series (CMS) and is produced in partnership with […]

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UPDATE: ‘Midnight Rider’ 1st AD Hillary Schwartz, Director Randall Miller, & EP Jay Sedrish Get 10 Years Each in Sarah Jones Case

UPDATE: ‘Midnight Rider’ 1st AD Hillary Schwartz, Director Randall Miller, & EP Jay Sedrish Get 10 Years Each in Sarah Jones Case

UPDATE: ‘Midnight Rider’ First AD Hillary Schwartz has been found guilty, and has been sentenced to 10 years probation, $5,000 in fines, and she cannot serve as a director or assistant director. She can however still be a producer, though not in a capacity where she oversees the safety of others. Original story follows.

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‘Birdman’ & ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Take Top Honors At ASC Awards

‘Birdman’ & ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Take Top Honors At ASC Awards

Continuing with the film’s domination of this year’s awards season, ‘Birdman’ cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC won the top honor of Best Feature, while ‘Boardwalk Empire’ cinematographer Jonathan Freeman, ASC took the award for the episodic television category.

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How DP Stephen Jackson Uses The BMCC On ABC’s “Once Upon A Time”

How DP Stephen Jackson Uses The BMCC On ABC’s “Once Upon A Time”

Veteran director of photography, Stephen Jackson, talks about how he uses the Blackmagic Cinema Camera on the hit show, and how it’s benefited ‘Once Upon A Time’ through the past four seasons.

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