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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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Audio on an Indie Budget

Orloff had to find ways to adapt to the smaller budget, location and process issues that are inherent on an indie production. “I like it,” Orloff admits. “I think it keeps your perspective a little more honest. What’s the saying? Necessity is the mother of invention? That’s it in a nutshell.

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GOAL Productions Creates Webisodes for American Humane

American Humane approached GOAL to help create a webisode in the hopes that it would “go viral” and raise awareness of the important role they play in the entertainment industry...

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What's New in 3D?

3D has become increasingly popular, leading more companies to incorporate the medium into their product line. As more options arise in the stereoscopic world, cutting-edge products and 3D education have created the newest industry buzz.
Panasonic has been especially busy promoting 3D products. The company debuted its unique 3D full HD Plasma Home Theater System, which...

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Southeast Film Locations

In the Southeastern States of South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida and Georgia, the people are nice but the incentives are even nicer. With beautiful scenery and temperate weather...

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Filming in the Rocky Mountain Region

Ever since Governor Bill Richardson’s highly successful incentives program in 2003 attracted over 80 feature films and television projects from Hollywood into New Mexico, the State legislatures further north have had little choice but to raise the stakes to compete.  This feature takes a look at the latest campaigns being waged to secure both highly lucrative big budget clients and smaller independent film productions to help boost the economies of the scenically spectacular Rocky Mountain States.

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Film Friendly Hotels

Regardless of economical conditions, non-resident film crews always need a place to stay, especially if they’re en route to incentive-enticing faraway lands. While filming in San Diego, the production of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen occupied about 250 rooms at various hotels, and their stay benefited the hotels and the city...

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