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Dark Days

DPs Stephen St. John and Feliks Parnell recreate the lighting look of a Civil War hospital for PBS’s first dramatic series A nurse enters a ward in the former Mansion House Hotel – now commandeered as a Union Army hospital – carrying only a...
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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 Pictures. Responsibility. It’s one of the weightiest words in the...
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CREW PHOTO: Madam Secretary

L to R top row- Keith Putnam - DIT, Maria Gonzales - B 2nd AC, Wes Battle - B Dolly Grip, Mark Catania - A Dolly Grip row below that- Autumn Moran - loader, Jake Stahlman - A 2nd AC, Heather Norton- A 1st AC, first row- Damon LeMay- B 1st AC, Learan...
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Jon Favreau – The Jungle Book

Actor/Director Jon Favreau loves movie magic, and he loves creating it. Whether it’s flying Robert Downey, Jr. around in his high-tech suit of iron in 2008’s Marvel blockbuster, Iron Man, and its 2010 sequel, or pitting Old West cowboys against visitors...
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Bare Necessities

Avatar meets Rudyard Kipling as Bill Pope, ASC, takes a romp through the high-tech jungle in the classic children's tale When cinematographer Bill Pope, ASC, first met with Jon Favreau to discuss the filmmaker’s latest project for Disney, a new adaptation...
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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 in rapid succession, it doesn’t take a big leap...
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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 Hendrick (B Camera 2nd AC) Hollis Meminger (A...
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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” Camera 2nd AC James Madigan: “A” Camera Dolly...
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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 compliance all conspire to make today’s unit...
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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 acclaimed filmography that ranges from farce to...
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President’s Letter February 2016

"Bridges To Cross" The beginning of every year is usually a hopeful time. But 2016 begins on an undeniably bittersweet note, with the very recent loss of four essential and inspiring people – personally, to those who knew them, and to the entire industry...