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Filmmaker David Wright Trusts Anton/Bauer to Power ‘Blind Pass’

After spending several years as an award-winning documentary filmmaker, David Wright recently took on the role of director of photography for Blind Pass, a new independent feature film. Shooting primarily in Ireland with additional scenes filmed on location in Florida, Wright faced unpredictable weather and a rigorous daily production schedule. To help him maintain power …

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Techniques for Deriving the Most Punch from Your Jib Moves

by Carl Filoreto Monotony. Drudgery. Repetition.  Your production schedule calls for b-roll of, yes, yet one more building exterior or maybe [yawn] another drab office scene. Or, perhaps you’re faced with the task of trying to breathe some life into a mundane interview. Well, don’t despair, there are creative techniques at your disposal that can …

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Surgical Filmmaking: Inside the Operating Room

“This entails a whole different set of camera movement issues.” by George Avgerakis Some day in your media production career, you may be called upon to film a real event in an operating room or emergency room. The requirements are very strict, the risks of liability are high, the pressure is intense, and the margin …

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Demystify the Bluescreen and Greenscreen Process

Try These Steps for Setting Up Simple Chroma Keying by Saro Varjabedian Embarking on a bluescreen or greenscreen shoot might be a scary proposition. However, with the right preparation, and following these simple steps, you can pull off some composite effects that could rival professional productions. The first step to the chroma key process is …

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Tips for Shooting in the Rainforest

by Heidi Braudenburg Remember the following: Anti-snakebite venom depending on location (or country of residence) from a chemist, clinic or specialist supplier. Water Purifier, or take sufficient water. Light waterproof trousers and long white sleeved shirt, or T-shirt (special jungle clothing). Wellingtons, or waterproof boots. Umbrella. Mosquito net. Tent or hammock. Mosquito repellent. Sun block. …

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3D Perspective from Production to Presentation

Here are the basics of what I used to establish a 3D workflow from production to post to presentation. by William Donaruma 3D production has certainly been a [big trend]. With the monumental success of Avatar, Alice in Wonderland and the many animated features presented in 3D, the transition to digital cinema and the proliferation …

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Shedding Light on Homegrown Flare Effects

by Ira Tiffen Ever imagine how nice it would be if you could get optical filters custommade to your unique specifications, have almost immediate delivery right to your location, and at a price that would fit any production budget? Well, stop imagining, because, if the situation is right, you can. Here’s how… It’s been years …

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FilmLight at TecnoTelevisión 2013

In association with its local partner, Naska Digital, FilmLight will be demonstrating its entry-level colour grading software and colour management systems at TecnoTelevisión 2013, taking place in Colombia from 31 July – 1 August 2013 (stand 34). Leading the products on display will be FilmLight’s new Baselight ONE deskside grading system. Introduced at NAB, Baselight …

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FilmLight’s Baselight Creates Look for Pacific Rim

MPI colourist Maxine Gervais uses full range of Baselight tool-set to develop stunning looks for summer blockbuster Pacific Rim, a Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures production directed by Guillermo del Toro, has been post produced at Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging (MPI). Lead colourist, Maxine Gervais, used Baselight grading tools – on a laptop as …

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Lighting Solution: LS-711 Ring Light

The LS-711, LEDStorm On-Camera Light, with its 7” inner diameter and 11” outer diameter, utilizes diodes with a 130º angle, which creates a more natural, wider spread of light allowing cinematographers, with no vignette, to shoot with their widest lenses. Utilizing the versatile 10 piece Ultra Light bracket system, The LS-711 can be oriented anywhere on any …

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