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Bedrock of New York

The impact of Sol Negrin, ASC, SOC, on the film and television industry will live on long after his passing, as his peers, colleagues, friends, family and students recall in this loving tribute. By Pauline...
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Peaks and Valleys

Local 600-shot films in Park City this year rise to new heights (and emotionally challenging depths). By David Geffner. All photos courtesy of The Sundance Institute unless otherwise noted.  Fans of indie...
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Love, Actually

Ben Kufrin. By Pauline Rogers. When cinematographer Ben Kufrin and director Youssef Delara came together for their fifth feature pairing, the romantic comedy The Bounce Back, driven by actor Shemar Moore...
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Book Review

A Single Frame. By Pauline Rogers. All Images from A Single Frame / Courtesy of SMPSP. Main Image: Colin Firth during a break while shooting The Single Man in South Pasadena, CA (2009) / Photo by Melissa...
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Islands in the Sun

The new indie feature, A Light Beneath Their Feet, focuses a warm, bright beam on mental illness and a family struggling for balance. By Pauline Rogers. All Photos courtesy of Emerging...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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To the Skies

Dueling panels at this year’s Sundance Film Festival reflect sky-high interest from indies in new aerial format. By Valentina I. Valentini. Aerial MOB 8-Rotor Heavy Lifter outfitted with a Red Dragon on...