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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Desert Bloom

Many are calling HPA 2015 the best ever, with even more growth on the horizon. By Debra Kaufman. All Photos Courtesy of Hollywood Post Alliance. A sold-out audience of more than 500 attendees packed the...

Waterman

Local 600 Cinematographer Sonny Miller’s Legacy Washes Over the Industry in Waves of Talent and Respect. By David William McDonald. All photos Courtesy of David William McDonald. Photo by...

Film School Confidential

Chalk talk with a class full of Local 600 cinema grads. By Pauline Rogers. Tal Lazar (Tel Aviv University, AFI) Photo Courtesy of Tal Lazar Today there isn’t anything you can’t learn about the...

Good Things Come in Small Packages

Following up on the success of its ultra-clever stop-motion features Coraline and ParaNorman, Laika Studios, an animation outpost proudly ensconced far from Hollywood (in Hillsboro, OR), presents The...

World of Color

Digital color correction is the now the global standard. But there are many subtle aesthetic differences beyond the post suites of Hollywood. By Pauline Rogers. Scene from Russian blockbuster VIY, Color...

Good Night and Good Luck

It’s a brave new (technological) world in broadcast news and Local 600 camera crews are in the thick of it. By Pauline Rogers. Fire Training for Local 600 Shop Steward Terry Haggart on Good Day...

Best Cine Gear Ever?

The 2014 L.A.-based trade show hits it out of the park. All we can say: “Can’t Wait For Next Year!” By Pauline Rogers. Photos by Beth Dubber. Despite the usual array of parking, weather (as in very...