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Far and Away

The Force is back – bigger, better and bolder than ever as Dan Mindel, ASC, BSC helps J.J. Abrams restore the franchise’s thrilling (film-based) roots. By Kevin H. Martin and Matt Hurwitz. On the...
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Real Fun

Longtime SNL DP Alex Buono replicates classic nonfiction of all stripes for the new IFC series, Documentary Now! By Matt Hurwitz. Two women, a mother and daughter – both with the same name – are...
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CREW PHOTO: Secret in Their Eyes

B Camera 1st Ac - Andy Depung, DIT - Matthew Love, Unit Photographer - Karen Ballard, Digital Utility - Michael Stampler,  B Camera 2nd - Matthew Fortlage, B Dolly Grip - Matthew Horochowski, B Camera...
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Digging Deep

Checco Varese, ASC, redefines chiaroscuro in one of the planet’s most harsh environments Imagine a place where the most basic elements of human life – light, food, water, going to the bathroom (!) –...
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Crew Photo: Heartbreaker

Left to Right: Josh Williamson, Matt Guiza, David Speck, Charles Whelan, Mike Cassidy, Mark LaBonge, LLoyd Ahern, ASC, Eric, Echilling, Jefferson Fugitt, Bill Coe, Charles Murphy and Seth Orozco photo by...
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The Kids Are Alright

Cinematographer Alice Brooks hits all the right notes in transporting the 1980s animated series Jem and the Holograms to the big screen Back in 2011, cinematographer Alice Brooks and director Jon M. Chu...
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President’s Letter – October 2015

“The Human Factor” In the last few years, I’ve written many times in this space about workflow, mostly because everywhere we turn, another workflow comes along, each, as the metaphor goes, “as...
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How the West Was Streamed

Netflix reinvents the western for the binge-watching generation. By Pauline Rogers. Fans of the Western genre are thrilled that Netflix has reinvigorated the format with its contemporary crime drama,...
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The New Normal

Two-time ECA winner Eduardo Enrique Mayén reinvents kids’ television with a new streaming series from Amazon My 10-year-old and I are crouched behind a large potted plant, in the corner of the “Normal...
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Geared for Change

Aside from a mind-boggling array of new technology on display on the Paramount Studios lot, the highlight of Cine Gear 2015 was the jointly sponsored Local 600/ASC panel de-mystifying ACES, the new Academy...