Jem & The Holograms

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...
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Crew Photo: Manhattan Season 2

Left to Right: A-Cam 1st AC: Chip Byrd, A-Cam 2nd AC: Rob Salviotti, A-Cam-Op: Jeff Greely, DP: Richard Rutkowski, B-Cam 2nd AC: John Hamilton, B-Cam OP/Steadicam: Harry Garvin, B-Cam 1st AC: Gabe Pfeiffer Far...
Straight Outta Compton

Living Large

Icons now, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, DJ Ren, MC Yella and Eazy-E began their storied lives just trying to survive and prosper in the meanest ‘hood in L.A. “I was watching TV in a New York hotel room when I saw...
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Crew Photo: The Big Short

(L-R) Publicist Spooky Stevens, A-camera 2nd AC Tonja Greenfield; DP Barry Ackroyd; A-camera 1st AC Markus Mentzer; B-camera 1st AC Chris Fisher; still photographer Jaap Buitnendjik (in mirror); loader Dan...
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As Time Goes By

Sundance indie David Lanzenberg leaps forward in size and budget for the time-travel drama The Age of Adaline. By Kevin H. Martin. Unit Photography by Diyah Pera / Frame Grab Courtesy of Lionsgate...
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Sammy Sheldon Differ – Ant-Man

After attending art college, a 19-year-old Sammy Sheldon Differ found herself unable to enroll in a degree program. So she joined the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, UK, in the costuming department,...