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Artist Profile: The Nevers Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey

May 14, 2021 | By
Artist Profile: <em>The Nevers</em> Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey

In an alternate Victorian England, a mysterious phenomenon has given the “Touched” spectral gifts: superhuman strength, visions into the future, speaking in tongues. In The Nevers, streaming on HBO, Amalia (played by Laura Donnelly) searches for answers to the Touched before authorities can imprison them. Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey shot the first two episodes of... »

End of Week Production Notes 5/14/21: De Niro Injured in Oklahoma, Maher Tests Positive, Ellen Over, and More News

May 14, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 5/14/21: De Niro Injured in Oklahoma, Maher Tests Positive, <em>Ellen</em> Over, and More News

Yesterday evening, the news broke that actor Robert De Niro had been injured while in Oklahoma to film the latest Martin Scorsese film, Killers of the Flower Moon. The severity of De Niro’s leg injury isn’t known, but the injury didn’t happen on set or during production, and the production schedule will not be affected by his... »

SMPTE Hollywood to Discuss Post-Production in a Post-Covid World

May 14, 2021 | By
SMPTE Hollywood to Discuss Post-Production in a Post-Covid World

At its May virtual meeting, SMPTE Hollywood will host a panel of post-production leaders for a lively discussion on the industry’s future through covid 19 and beyond. The free event is slated for Thursday, May 27th at 6:30 p.m. PDT on Zoom. The past year has challenged the post-production industry in many ways. As... »

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Choreographer Mandy Moore on the Show’s Magical Realism

May 13, 2021 | By
<em>Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist</em> Choreographer Mandy Moore on the Show’s Magical Realism

When Choreographer Mandy Moore first received the pilot script for Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist from creator Austin Winsberg, even she was a bit perplexed by the premise of the title character, software developer Zoey (Jane Levy), who unwittingly hears people’s innermost thoughts as they’re singing their hearts out via “heart songs.” Moore was called upon to... »

Cinema Audio Society Announces New Board of Directors

May 13, 2021 | By
Cinema Audio Society Announces New Board of Directors

At its May Board meeting, the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) certified the results of the recent Board of Directors vote. CAS President Karol Urban announced the certification and commented, “We are fortunate as an organization to have volunteer board members who respond to challenges with a renewed sense of service and a commitment to the... »

REVIEW: Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead Proves the Filmmaker’s Incredible Growth Since His Zombie Debut

May 12, 2021 | By
REVIEW: Zack Snyder’s <em>Army of the Dead</em> Proves the Filmmaker’s Incredible Growth Since His Zombie Debut

Before 2004, Director Zack Snyder was a bit of an unknown quantity outside the world of music videos. That is, until he was hired to direct a remake of the late George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. Snyder’s next movie, an adaptation of Frank Miller’s 300, was a box office blockbuster that shifted Snyder... »

The Accidental Turitz: Just One of the Reasons Why TV Is Better Than Film

May 12, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz: Just One of the Reasons Why TV Is Better Than Film

Any time someone shows up in your preferred news feed with an opinion, claiming to know what they’re talking about, it’s fair to ask, “Wait, who are you? What are your credentials? Why do I care?” These are good questions. I ask them myself. So now, as I show up in yours, I figure... »

Wooden Camera Introduces New Accessories for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro

May 12, 2021 | By
Wooden Camera Introduces New Accessories for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro

Wooden Camera is introducing a full range of kits and accessories for the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, which is now available here. Designed especially to accommodate the new camera, the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro Camera Cage features a next-gen design and is available along with a new Top Handle... »

Hump Day News Update 5/12/21: More Developments on the HFPA Front, Prodigal Son Cancelled and More News

May 12, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 5/12/21: More Developments on the HFPA Front, <em>Prodigal Son</em> Cancelled and More News

It’s Hump Day and Hollywood is hopping with lots of industry news… A lot has been going on with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) since we reported on the vote the Golden Globes award group conducted last week to make significant changes to its policies and by-laws, particularly when it comes to inclusiveness. Apparently, the HFPA... »

REVIEW: Spiral Shows Off A Few Fresh Tricks While Retaining Uncomfortable Levels of Gore

May 12, 2021 | By
REVIEW: <em>Spiral</em> Shows Off A Few Fresh Tricks While Retaining Uncomfortable Levels of Gore

If you’ve seen one or (God forbid) all the Saw movies (like me), you might be wondering what Spiral: From the Book of Saw might offer, especially when it brings back so many elements from previous movies, including 2017’s Jigsaw. For most people, the change might come down to two words: Chris Rock. Reportedly,... »