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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Melissa Rosenberg – Jessica Jones

Superheroes are so much in vogue in Hollywood, one is even apt to find them behind the cameras. Case in point is Melissa Rosenberg, creator of the new Netflix streaming series Jessica Jones and friend to...
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President’s Letter January 2016

"Higher Callings" Showcase is a word that fits a lot of situations. But what it means, most often, to cinematographers, is getting your work seen in a film festival. Of course these days, film festivals are...
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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...