Austin Parenti, Director of Digital Media Arts at The King’s Academy in West Palm Beach, FL built the school’s virtual production program from the ground up starting with a single Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K digital film camera. He now has up to 200+ students enrolled in the program and is teaching virtual production to kids as young as 6th grade.
If you’re into production as much as I am, sooner or later you will have to make some major decisions about whether you are going to buy your own gear, rent your gear, or a mix of both. This applies in particular when it comes to buying or renting cameras and lenses - which is our main focus here - but there are things such as lighting and audio packages that can definitely fit in the rental category.
Cinematographer Clayton Moore has worked on everything from episodic television to feature length films. It’s his recent collaborations with director Brandon Christensen that have been garnering attention from both critics and moviegoers, his latest being Shudder’s The Puppetman. In case you aren’t familiar with the film, the synopsis reads: The Puppetman, a convicted killer on death row, always maintained his innocence and that it was an evil force controlling his body as he slaughtered his victims. Now Michal, the killer’s daughter, begins to suspect that there may be some truth to her father’s claim when those around her begin to die in brutal ways. She must try and break the curse of The Puppetman before all her loved ones are killed.
Toronto thrives in its culinary and artistic avenues and is a cinematic powerhouse. Known for its urban charm and architectural eclecticism, this Canadian gem has imprinted its skyline and streets into the film stories of numerous Hollywood blockbusters. The must-visit film locations in Toronto offer more than just a backdrop. They are characters in their own right. Picture yourself walking through the very locations where movie magic is made, where each step invites you to live out scenes from your favorite flicks.
Feature Productions specializes in live television broadcasting and video production for events and venues across Canada. Established 15 years ago, the company has built an outstanding reputation for broadcasting live events, including sports, rodeos, festivals, concerts, and corporate productions. With multi-camera video production mobiles, LED screen rentals, scoreboard integration, instant replays, live event streaming and television broadcast solutions, they provide clients with the highest quality live action coverage.
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We recently spoke with Frank Belina, the FuseFX VFX Supervisor, on the second season of the HBO series Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty.
In our latest Anatomy of a Scene interview, we chatted with Yvette M. Amirian on 'ExMas.'
A host broadcaster famous for its pristine productions of global event, HBS is also known for its relentless drive to innovate and for adopting technical innovations as soon as they are proven in operational conditions. The declared goals of both World Rugby and HBS for this event is to provide unforgettable moments with cutting-edge technology that has a smaller physical – and hence also carbon – footprint of the IBC infrastructure installed at Roland-Garros, in Paris.
Mark Mangini is the Supervising Sound Editor for the film, "32 Sounds," a unique essay film, directed by Sam Green, which offers a captivating exploration of the world of sound, best experienced with headphones for its immersive audio design.
In my quest for the next great camera, many of the things that I'm on the lookout for will likely sound familiar to you on your own new camera searches. These can range from the latest new features such as the ability to shoot and record in 8K at 60f or more technical features such as sensor sizes.