SMPTE was hosting a major push on the IMF specification (SMPTE ST2067) with the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) out of England. The IMF specification was created to make the Interoperable Master Format (IMF), interoperable, so vendors and customers could use it. The IMF standard requires changes in the way that content is created in order to make greater efficiencies for broadcast and online content distribution. In addition to SMPTE and DPP, the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA), The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), several manufacturers and end users have been involved in making the IMF specification.
This season’s Marvel Studios mega grosser Black Panther is scoring big at the box office and with audiences. Under the guidance of DP Rachel Morrison’s Gaffer, Dan Cornwall and Lighting Programmer, Elton James, VER provided Enhanced Environments for three sets on the feature, shot at OFS and EUE/Screen Gem Studios in Atlanta.
I might not send this one back. Ok, I know I say that a lot (like all the time) but in this might be the case this time, not kidding. After shooting with the Panasonic AU-EVA1 over the last several weeks I have come to the not so modest conclusion that this is one heck of a camera. I say that in the midst of a stream of new or updated cameras from a bunch of manufacturers that started in mid-2017 and haven’t stopped yet. So what makes the Panasonic EVA1 stand out? Thought you would never ask.
The production industry is always evolving, from new ways to film to breakthroughs in production technology, with many women spearheading initiatives that impact the industry and set changes in motion. For the second year in a row, we are thrilled to present a few of our favorite "Women to Watch" — women who are constantly inspiring and reaching new ceilings in an industry that was previously male-dominated.
Network television had a pretty good run. For decades, TV producers perfected their formulas to maximize viewership through scheduled weekly episodes. Streaming services have permanently disrupted television’s model by dropping entire seasons at once, adding an entirely new dynamic to the game. There’s no turning back the clock; television as we know it is changing forever, and streaming services are taking the lead.
Production designer Hannah Beachler and director of photography Rachel Morrison, ASC teamed up with director Ryan Coogler for Marvel’s Black Panther. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and Lupita Nyong'o, Black Panther tells the story of T'Challa, King of Wakanda, who returns home to find his sovereignty challenged by a long-time adversary. We talked with Hannah about how she brought the world of Wakanda to life.
Music licensing commonly refers to 'royalty free music' or 'production music'. This is music that has been written and produced with the sole purpose of being used in another project. Anyone can then license this music for a fee, to use in their project.
Premiere has a lot of quirks and ambiguities that could waste a lot of your time if you don’t know about them. Here are just a few…
As with any horror film, the end result once it hits screens is absolutely jaw-dropping, bone-chilling and more. But what happens behind-the-scenes? Cue DP, Dan Kneece, and the rest of the production team. We spoke exclusively with the the Director of Photography to find out just what it takes to bring a horror film to life.
Over the years, I have had the pleasure of meeting with and speaking to incredibly talented independent filmmakers in various stages of their filmmaking careers. Some of whom are innately new media savvy and they understand the value that publicity brings. In addition to having an entertaining or powerful story to tell, they understand that marketing and publicity are essential to premiering at a film festival, finding distribution, and selling tickets as well as to building a long-term film career. The most astute filmmakers are those that budget for and hire a publicity team. Others want to take on publicity themselves. If you’re going to DIY your film’s publicity, keep these things in mind: