steven

President’s Letter April 2016

"Applied Technology" As Michael Hobbes noted in a recent Twitter post: “Kentaro Toyama, a former Gates Foundation consultant and the author of Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of...
destinyHEADER

Fire on High

Claudio Miranda, ASC, exploits real-world locales for Destiny’s planet-hopping video-game series When a trio of tough-talking, space suited soldiers turn up armed and dangerous on three neighboring planets...
_O7A0520adj

CREW PHOTO: The Blacklist Season 3

The Blacklist Season 3 Camera Crew: L to R John Moustakas (B Dolly Grip) Gregor Tavenner (C Camera Operator) Michelle Sun (B Camera 1st AC) Trevor Wolfson (Loader) Saade Mustafa (B Camera Operator) Sarah...
IMG_4275adj

CREW PHOTO: Up Late With Miss Piggy

Left to Right: Joe Solari:  “A” Camera 2nd AC Doug Blagg: “B” Camera Dolly Grip Jarrod Oswald:  “A” Camera 1st AC / Focus Puller Sarah Levy:  “A” Camera Operator John Roney:  “B”...
steven

President’s Letter March 2016

"The Visual Affect" I can’t think of a single movie these days that does not require the touch of a VFX team; even the simplest of projects end up having a few visual effects shots. Examples include the...
Hopper Stone with the Sony A7s mirrorless camera on the set of Ghostbusters / Courtesy of Hopper Stone

Mirror, Mirror Off The Wall

Local 600 unit still photographers break down the hottest new trend in set photography – mirrorless cameras. By Pauline Rogers. Shorter working hours, tighter sets, complicated setups, and no time for...
Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC / Photo by  Alison Cohen Rosa

King of Comedy

Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC, helps the Coen brothers gate-crash a 1950’s-era Hollywood movie factory for Hail, Caesar! With careers dating back three decades (to Blood Simple), Joel and Ethan Coen boast an...
lead_new

Ladies’ Night?

It’s hard to ignore the bold statement of so many female-driven stories at Sundance 2016 – even if we’d love to see more women DP’s among those ranks.   Indie film media wags are already...
Panasonic

GEAR: Panasonic AG-DVX200

World’s first 4/3-type, large-format, 4K/60p handheld camcorder Records 4K (4096 × 2160)/24p, UHD (3840 × 2160) and HD (1920 × 1080) • 59.94p/50p/30p/25p/2398p and SD in MP4/MOV file...
Jessica_Jones_header

Tough As Nails

Jessica Jones is a new kind of Marvel superhero for the digital age – flawed, funny, female and streaming! Marvel’s new streaming Netflix series, Jessica Jones, is a modern noir: there’s a hard-boiled...