Free Guy

Free Guy: Digital Domain CG Supervisor Bob White on Helping to Build Free City

A movie set in a computer game world, as Ryan Reynolds’ Free Guy is, with its main environment of Free City, obviously requires a lot of visual effects work by a number of different houses. One of the primary houses working on Free Guy is Digital Domain, who has also contributed to Marvel Studios’ Loki and Black Widow this past summer. Bob White was one of Digital Domain’s CG Supervisors, working […]


DoP Larry Smith, ASC, BSC, Uses Cooke Anamorphic/i Lenses for The Forgiven

Writer-director John Michael McDonagh and Cinematographer Larry Smith, ASC, BSC faced a race against time in the face of a threatening global pandemic to capture the vibrant colors and contrasting scenes of the Moroccan landscape for the feature film, The Forgiven. The film, starring Jessica Chastain, Ralph Fiennes, and Matt Smith, was shot on Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses, because they delivered the cinematic aesthetic envisioned for the film. The Forgiven takes place over a […]

Lyon Video

Lyon Video Upgrades to FOR-A Signal Processors for College Football Productions

Lyon Video, a video broadcasting and production company based in Columbus, Ohio, has purchased 10 FA-9600 multi-purpose signal processors with the high dynamic range (HDR) software option from the FOR-A Corporation of America.  The first eight will be installed in Lyon-14, a 53-foot expando OB truck that is being used for a 13-game NCAA Division I college football package during the 2021 season. While the FA-9600s will be used for sports this […]

TV Asahi

TV Asahi Uses TVU Remote Production Systems to Broadcast The Open Championship

TVU Networks, the market and technology leader in cloud and IP-based live video solutions, announced Japanese broadcaster TV Asahi supplemented the host broadcaster’s world feed coverage of The Open Championship using two TVU Remote Production Systems (RPS). Synchronized signals from the venue were sent over IP networks for production at the TV Asahi studios in Tokyo. Using two TVU RPS systems, TV Asahi was able to deliver unique coverage, catered […]

No Picture

ARRI Tech Talk Live Explains Remote Lighting Workflow for Multi-Location Livestreams

The next episode of ARRI Tech Talk series takes place this Wednesday, Sept. 1, and it will feature Los Angeles-based lighting designer and technical director Andrew Schmedake taking you behind the scenes of the premiere party of TNT’s “Snowpiercer,” produced by the creative agency Little Cinema in April 2020.  The online experience engaged six actors in their own homes, split between Los Angeles and New York with digital sets created with a green screen. […]


Lowel Delivers New Blender XL LED Light

Tiffen has announced that the new Lowel Blender® XL LED lights are now shipping. The bi-color Blender XL puts out a tunable narrow flood beam—up to four times brightness of a traditional 1×1 panel light—yet its durable metal housing is compact enough to hold in one hand. It’s a soft light with punch, ready to be dialed to an infinite choice of color temperatures for diverse location uses. Blender XL’s design […]


Quixote Production Rentals Has Acquired Hudson Radios

It was announced earlier today that New York’s Quixote Production Rentals, who supply everything one might need for production has acquired Brooklyn’s Hudson Radios, who rent out two-way walkie-talkies and other devices for on-set communication. Some more information from the press release: A growing entertainment communications company based out of Brooklyn, NY, Hudson Radios has established a reputation for excellent service backed by industry-leading equipment. The combination of Hudson + Quixote will […]

DIana Olifrova

Artist Profile: We Are Lady Parts Cinematographer Diana Olifirova

Four Muslim women form a punk rock band in We Are Lady Parts, a six-episode comedy which began streaming on Peacock in June. Written and directed by Nida Manzoor, the series takes a hard eye at Muslim stereotypes, at the same time offering knowing takes on demanding parents, “Mean Girl” coeds, and the terrors of dating. Anchored by terrific performances — especially Anjana Vasan as Amina, a painfully shy PhD […]

Mandell Winter

The Don’t Breathe 2 Sound Team of Mandell Winter and P.K. Hooker

Something that connects many, if not all, of this summer’s horror-thrillers is the fact they all sound great, and the audio is just as crucial to the films’ effectiveness as the visuals. That’s especially true with Rodo Sayagues’ Don’t Breathe 2, a sequel to the 2016 thriller that was Sayagues’ directorial debut after co-writing both installments. Don’t Breathe 2 isn’t your typical horror movie, though, as it’s a home invasion […]

Ed Asner

Over the Weekend 8/30/21: Legendary Actor Ed Asner Dies, Manifest Gets 4th Season, and More News

As you might have heard, the world received the tragic news over the weekend that  Emmy-winning actor and activist Ed Asner died on Sunday morning at the age of 91. Asner was a legend in the business, not only from his acting work over the years, but also his political activism and work to better the industry, such as his two terms as President of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). Asner played a critical […]