IMAX filmmakers take large screen format (and celluloid) to infinity and beyond. By Kevin H. Martin. Photos courtesy of IMAX & MacGillivray-Freeman Films.
If Aristotle was right that nature abhors a vacuum, then the debut of large-format venue IMAX in 1970 seems, in retrospect, inevitable. Three-panel Cinerama had gone the way of the dodo, and... [Read more of this review]
Climbing the Career Mountain
ECA winners mingle with new indie directors at Technicolor event
By Valentina I. Valentini
Building a career as a cinematographer is no easy task. Great visuals are often overlooked if the project is poorly reviewed or little seen. When a film falls flat with festival audiences, or a new TV show doesn’t make it past a few episodes, the DP may not... [Read more of this review]
Colin Rich – NightFall
by Pauline Rogers
Newcomer Colin Rich has found an interesting niche in time-lapse cinematography. Everyone, from commercial to feature shooters, relies upon time-lapse at some point in their careers. But it’s still mostly unexplored terrain in many ways. [Read more of this review]
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A Walk in the Park
America’s “Best Idea” started in California, and a new PBS documentary wants to make sure it doesn’t end there
by David Geffner photos courtesy of Backcountry Pictures
Redwoods State Park
Writer/director David Vassar has been a self-described “parkie” for most of his adult life, serving as a ranger in Yosemite National Park when he was... [Read more of this review]
A history of film emulsion. By Pauline Rogers.
Kodak Research Laboratories in Rochester, New York, in 1920 / Courtesy of Kodak
Have you ever heard the story about the strip of plastic that changed the world? About the development (pun intended) of a physical and chemical process that brought people into theaters built only for live entertainment, and... [Read more of this review]
A Family Affair
Publicists honor their own at the 49th annual awards event. By Pauline Rogers. All photos by Mathew Imaging.
Walt Disney Company Publicist Arlene Ludwig
Awards Season is traditionally a time when the entertainment industry loses itself in anticipatory buzz: who among its own – actors/directors/cinematographers/writers, etc. – will take home... [Read more of this review]
FIND/ECA networking event unites emerging filmmakers. By Pauline Rogers.
FIND (Film Independent), the non-profit arts organization producers of the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, also helms a Directing Lab dedicated to the development of independent talent, much the same as Local 600’s Emerging Cinematographers Awards. FIND Lab... [Read more of this review]
Shooting Gallery 2011 – “Lost and Found”
This year’s Shooting Gallery spread is comprised of images we call “lost and found.” They are moments from real life, snatched by the watchful eyes of Local 600 Unit Stills members from film, television sets, and live events, after the cameras stopped turning. They are idiosyncratic, mysterious and poignant, revealing the strange magic of the... [Read more of this review]
Holy Light Meter, Robin! Hollywood’s premier event for new cinematographic talent turns 15 with its biggest celebration yet. By David Heuring.
The ICG Emerging Cinematographers Awards are celebrating their 15th year. Dreamt up by former Guild president George Spiro Dibie, ASC, as the ICG Showcase, and nurtured by the dedication of Rob Kositchek for... [Read more of this review]
Unity Series Part III: Editors
Putting All The Pieces Together. By Pauline Rogers.
It’s fitting that our third unity series installment hones in on IATSE editors, given that our April issue’s theme is new technology. Other than camera, few departments have undergone a more dramatic technological upheaval than postproduction. Or as L.A.-based Local 700 member Julie Rogers (Cats... [Read more of this review]
Why the world’s best water cameramen still shoot on film.
If you’re a surfer or ocean lover, these cameramen are as legendary as any Oscar® winner. The thrilling sensations these guys ignite, in both the narrative and non-fiction genres, send chills up the spine. How do they get in positions most mortal humans would run (or swim) away from? And... [Read more of this review]
Cine Gear 2011
Paramount Studio Lot - New York Street / Photo by Beth Dubber
Hooked on a Feeling. By Pauline Rogers.
Mother Nature smiled on the film industry this year. Instead of the heat beating mercilessly off the black tar on Paramount’s New York Street (per usual), a pleasant fog and balmy temperatures greeted a record crowd at Cine Gear 2011. The seminars... [Read more of this review]
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