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Damien Chazelle Dabbles with Vertical Cinema Using IPhone

August 2020
Damien Chazelle Dabbles with <em>Vertical Cinema</em> Using IPhone

Oscar-winning filmmaker Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash) has made a 9-minute all-vertical short film for Apple, dubbed Vertical Cinema,  using the latest line of iPhones. Chazelle is not the first filmmaker to use the iPhone to make movies, as Steven Soderbergh has now made a number of feature films using the consumer tech camera. What makes this short film different is... »

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Posted in Camera, Crafts, Featured |

Back to Work: TV Production Resumes in Some Cities

August 2020
Back to Work: TV Production Resumes in Some Cities

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown quite a lofty wrench into the normal cycle of TV production, as many fall shows that would have been in production from sometime in June haven’t even begun yet. According to a Deadline story, this might change this month and next, but so many questions still remain. CBS‘ S.W.A.T. is... »

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Posted in Columns, Featured |

Back to Work: Can Tyler Perry’s Camp Quarantine Be a Gamechanger?

August 2020
Back to Work: Can Tyler Perry’s Camp Quarantine Be a Gamechanger?

My name is Edward Douglas, and I’m the new Associate Editor here at Below the Line, so you’ve probably been seeing my name pop up around the site over the past week. Here at Below the Line, we’re dedicated to everyone working in film and television production, and right now, we’re hoping to offer regular news... »

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Posted in Columns, Featured |

Dwayne Johnson’s Red Notice Resumes Production with “Quarantined Bubble” Protocols

August 2020
Dwayne Johnson’s <em>Red Notice</em> Resumes Production with “Quarantined Bubble” Protocols

Actor and filmmaker Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson kept busy over the past weekend, not only heading an investor group buying the XFL football league from his former boss, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, but also making an announcement on Instagram that his upcoming Netflix film, Red Notice, would be returning to production in mid-September. Red Notice will resume filming... »

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Posted in Featured, News |

Oscar-nominated Filmmaker Alan Parker Has Died at 76

July 2020
Oscar-nominated Filmmaker Alan Parker Has Died at 76

Sad news has arrived from the British Film Institute that Alan Parker, director of iconic films like Midnight Express, Evita and Bugsy Malone, has succumbed to a long-term illness and died in London at the age of 76. Over the course of thirty years, Parker had assembled an astounding filmography that began in earnest after a few shorts... »

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Posted in Featured, Obituaries |

Emmy Nominations – Reactions from Below-the-line Nominees

July 2020
Emmy Nominations – Reactions from Below-the-line Nominees

On Tuesday, July 28, the Television Academy announced the 72nd Emmy Awards nominations with HBO’s limited series Watchmen receiving the most overall nominations. At the same time,  Netflix overtook HBO’s previous record for most overall Emmy nomination, and in its first year as an entity, Apple TV+ received 18 Emmy nominations, mostly for The Morning Show  and the... »

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Posted in Awards, Emmy Watch, Featured, For Your Consideration, Postproduction |

Location Managers to Honor Spike Lee with Trailblazer Award

July 2020
Location Managers to Honor Spike Lee with Trailblazer Award

The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) announced today that it would be honoring Oscar-winning filmmaker Spike Lee with its prestigious Trailblazer Award at the 7th Annual LMGI Awards on Saturday, October 24. The theme for this year’s awards is “2020 Vision: We See It First,” and Lee’s films, which have “reflected significant cultural and historical content... »

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Posted in Awards, Crafts, Featured, News |

FrameTrunk Provides Remote Support for Live Feeds During Covid-19 Pandemic

July 2020
FrameTrunk Provides Remote Support for Live Feeds During Covid-19 Pandemic

London-based FrameTrunk reports that they have found success supplying next generation broadcast solutions for a number of remote production projects during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Two of the projects that turned to FrameTrunk for support included BBC 3’s Yung Filly’s Celeb Lock In and Globe Productions’ One Love Covid-19 Relief Auction. The first of... »

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Posted in Featured, Gear, News |

Pixar Storyboard Artist Enrico Casarosa Directing Debut Animated Feature, Luca

July 2020
Pixar Storyboard Artist Enrico Casarosa Directing Debut Animated Feature, <em>Luca</em>

Pixar Animation Studios has established a reputation for hiring and promoting from within the company, earning it a great deal of loyalty from its technical staff. Today, Pixar announced that long-time storyboard artist, Enrico Casarosa, is directing the coming-of-age adventure, Luca, as the studio’s summer 2021 release. Casarosa previously wrote and directed the Oscar-nominated 2011 animated short, La Luna,... »

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Posted in Animation, Crafts, Featured, News |

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