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NAB 2017, Part 1: Chimera-ing in the Desert Heat

April 26, 2017 | By
NAB 2017, Part 1: Chimera-ing in the Desert Heat

Distances can be deceiving in the lights of Vegas; you might think you’re going to take a quick walk to the resort hotel next door, only to find it’s a half mile away, especially once you factor in all the twists and turns of the walkways along the Strip, deliberately careening into hotel lobbies,... »

American Society of Cinematographers Expands Educational Initiatives in China

April 17, 2017 | By
American Society of Cinematographers Expands Educational Initiatives in China

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced that they are expanding their presence in the Asia Pacific region with the launch of an International Masterclass in Beijing and the availability of the organization’s magazine, American Cinematographer, in Chinese. In collaboration with 107CINE.com, the first Chinese edition of American Cinematographer magazine was posted online... »

Oscars 2017: Moonlight Becomes Them

February 27, 2017 | By
Oscars 2017: <em>Moonlight</em> Becomes Them

One could write about the just-concluded Oscars from a Below the Line standpoint — the lack of La La Land tsunami, for example, and the interesting spread of awards — or from an Above the Line vantage, talking about the remarkable Mahershala Ali being the first Muslim actor to ever win an Oscar, for... »

Video of the Day: “Intro to Kinehawk Nostromo” Kickstarter Video

February 23, 2017 | By

The Nostromo is a body worn, or vehicle mounted modular camera support and stabilization system. It interfaces with modern 3 axis gimbals like the Freefly Movi or DJI Ronin for “steadicam” like shots, and can also act as a simple camera support for heavier cameras like the Arri Alexa and Red Helium/ weapon/ epic/... »

The Society of Camera Operators Spends a Night On The Other Side of the Lens

February 18, 2017 | By
The Society of Camera Operators Spends a Night On The Other Side of the Lens

This award season, at The Society of Camera Operators 2017 gala, the group wasn’t able to single out just one technical achievement of the year, but two. Held at Hollywood’s Loew’s Hotel in the upstairs ballroom, the black tie event not only celebrated mechanical advances in the industry, but honored recipients of lifetime achievement... »

Skyborne and Earthbound at the ASC Awards

February 6, 2017 | By
Skyborne and Earthbound at the ASC Awards

Both Lion and Fences fared better at Saturday’s 31st ASC Awards, than they did cross-town, at the simultaneously-held DGA Awards. For starters, Lion’s DP, Greig Fraser, took the evening’s top award in the Theatrical Release category, for shooting the story of Saroo Brierley, the Indian boy who became lost and separated from his family... »

Sundance/Slamdance Docs: Into the Life of the Others (Part 1)

February 1, 2017 | By
Sundance/Slamdance Docs: Into the Life of the Others (Part 1)

Sundance and her little sister, Slamdance bring together some of the best independent documentary filmmakers from around the globe. Despite language and cultural differences, the international filmmakers all wanted to disappear into the background so that they could observe people going about their daily routines, immersing the viewer into the diverse lives of the... »

The View from La La Land

January 24, 2017 | By
The View from La La Land

So the Oscar nomination process is on the one hand modernizing: the Academy realized they no longer have to gather everyone “live” at 5 in the morning, feeding all those press minions breakfast before they head back to their newspaper offices with printed handouts, to type up stories for afternoon editions. Instead, they could... »

2017 Oscar Nominations

January 24, 2017 | By

BEST PICTURE La La Land Moonlight Manchester by the Sea Arrival Lion Hidden Figures Fences Hell or High Water Hacksaw Ridge ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Emma Stone, La La Land Natalie Portman, Jackie Ruth Negga, Loving Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins Isabelle Huppert, Elle ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Viola Davis, Fences Naomie Harris,... »

Absolute Live Productions Uses New JVC PTZ Camera for Live Streaming from Rose Parade Float

January 19, 2017 | By
Absolute Live Productions Uses New JVC PTZ Camera for Live Streaming from Rose Parade Float

JVC Professional Video, has announced Absolute Live Productions, a streaming, production, and equipment rental company, used the JVC KY-PZ100 robotic PTZ IP video production camera to stream live footage from a client’s float during the Rose Parade earlier this month in Pasadena, Calif. Based in Los Angeles, with offices in Burbank, Calif., and Las... »

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VFX breakdown for Fox's Deadpool.