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Sony Introduces Ultra-Light Sensitive Camera

Once upon a time, in the not too distant past, because of technology limitations and relatively slow film stock, DPs and directors commonly used a technique called “day for night” where night time exteriors would actually be filmed in broad daylight with various filters to simulate post-sunset lighting conditions while having enough light to secure a decent exposure.


Director/Cinematographer Wally Pfister, ASC Inspires Filmmakers

Cinematographer turned Director Wally Pfister, ASC (Dark Knight Rises, Inception) joined forces with Cinematographer Jess Hall, BSC for the Sci-Fi drama Transcendence staring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall and Morgan Freeman.


Shane Hurlbut, ASC Delivers

Director of Photography Shane Hurlbut, ASC was at it again sharing his amazing shooting knowledge at the Canon booth at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV.


Writers Guild and AMPTP Agree To New Contract

With just under a month to go before their current contract expires, Writers Guild of America West President Christopher Keyser announced on April 1st that the guild had come to a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers on a new contract pending ratification by both WGAw and WGA East members. The present contract is set to expire May 1st.


Editors on Inspiration

Finding passion in your work when it involves long hours and difficult conditions as you labor in a dark room with only your mind and creative energy to turn too can be quite challenging.


Solotech Takes on Justin Timberlake’s World Tour Audio

Like so many of today’s touring acts, Justin Timberlake’s show is more Las Vegas extravaganza than simple concert. Wireless microphones are a must for the show, which recently completed the first of two North American legs of its eleven month long world tour and is slated to kick off a two month European leg in London on March 30. 


Inside Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the latest action film from Marvel Studios that will take audiences inside an adventurous world inhabited by iconic comic-book heroes.


Expert Advice for Location Managers

With over 30 years of experience as a location manager, Michael J. Burmeister has worked on many Hollywood blockbusters, such as True Lies, Terminator Salvation and Edward Scissorhands, and with A-list filmmakers like James Cameron and Michael Bay. “When you’re dealing with [high-profile directors], you don’t want to make any mistakes,” says Burmeister, who most recently worked on Scott Waugh’s action-packed thriller Need for Speed. “At that level they expect perfection. Anything less than perfection is not good.” 


Steven Spielberg and Director Scott Waugh’s Need for Speed

The recently released action film Need for Speed is all about amazingly high speeds, spectacular car wrecks and authentic racing action — all of which was done without any CGI enhancements. Directed byScott Waugh (Act of Valor) and based on the hugely popular video game series, the film chronicles a cross-country race against time when a mechanic (played by Aaron Paul) sets out for revenge in a high-stakes underground racing tournament after he’s framed for manslaughter by a wealthy ex-NASCAR driver (Dominic Cooper). 


Panasonic to Preview 4K VariCam

Panasonic aims to preview its developing 4K version of its Varicam digital camera at this years NAB Show in Las Vegas. The camera is geared towards filmmaking, TV production and live event coverage .

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