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California Looking to Rebound in 2010

calisb_paulaudley_byjtbig.jpgThe numerous avenues of content distribution available today offer filmmakers more opportunities than ever to display their work ­­–– and this has led to a substantial increase in production nationwide.

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Capturing Ocean Footage

Things are looking better than ever underwater. Since the first underwater camera system.

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Invictus: Re-Creating History in South Africa

The feature film Invictus takes audiences on a journey back in time to 1995, when Nelson Mandela used the Rugby World Cup competition to heal wounds caused by generations of apartheid.

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A Contemporary Take on Sherlock Holmes

Everything and nothing in his life prepared Cinematographer Philippe Rousselot, ASC, AFC for the challenges he would face on the production of Sherlock Holmes.

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Technicolor's Mobile Digital Lab outfitted with Avid, Apple and RED

Technicolor Creative Bridge sent its Mobile Digital Lab and Theater (MDLT) to the location outfitted with several Apple Final Cut Pro stations for RED ingest and editorial prep. Dailies were created for Apple TV as well as being viewed from a projector in the MDLT...

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Trends in Cinematography

While digital cameras are getting smaller, lighter and increasingly user-friendly, paradoxically, film labs are busier than ever, and the newest film stocks are helping to ensure that the reports of film’s death are premature. Many DPs and directors agree that the digital format will ultimately take the place of film, but that day is still a while away for most filmmakers...

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Filming Opportunities in New England

Just a few short years ago New England probably wouldn’t have appeared on most people’s lists of top filming destinations. But thanks to some very aggressive tax incentives, coupled with experienced crews, good infrastructure and the region’s natural beauty and diversity, the states of Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut have...

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Top Film Production Incentives

The past year has proven that incentives are an integral part of the production process –– the big-budget films Terminator Salvation, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Public Enemies have all filmed in incentive-friendly locations. As incentives spring up in more areas and worldly competition heats up, the top contenders — both domestic and international — are staying ahead of the game by using attractive rebates to lure productions to their regions.

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Lighting on the set of "Irene in Time"

Veteran Writer/Director Henry Jaglom has been making small but acclaimed indie films since the early ’70s, and Emmy Award-winning Israeli DP Hanania Baer has been working with him since 1984. By his own estimate, Baer has shot “about 12” of Jaglom’s films, including Festival in Cannes, Déjà Vu and Last Summer in the Hamptons. Their recent feature Irene in Time...

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Cinematography on "Trail of Blood"

What camera gear did you use? We chose to shoot on the RED ONE camera –– RED ONE, Build 15 –– because it has a beautiful film-like look and, most of all, because in our tests, it responded better than comparable HD cameras in high-contrast situations

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