“Well, this looks like things are getting worse,” Definition 6’s Manhattan-based chief engineer, Luis Albritton, recalled nearly a year later.
Like almost everyone worldwide, Definition 6, a digital and creative services company with offices split between New York and Atlanta, was staring into the reality of a widespread pandemic shutdown. The future of their enterprise relied on their teams being able to keep working.
Director of Photography Jay Keitel talked with ProductionHUB about lensing Amy Seimetz's horror hit She Dies Tomorrow. Jay is currently nominated for a Film Independent Spirit Award for his work. The 36th Indie Spirit Awards will be announced this week on Thursday, April 22.
Let’s face it, our audiences are wanting more than ever. Higher production values in all productions have never been more important. I think we all get that, right? What about the technical specifications of those challenges? Will the gear you choose be able to deliver not only that engaging content, but do it seamlessly and not fall down on the job?
Today’s creative content creators and streamers have so many challenges to not only create compelling content, but to do it in less time, with tighter budgets and more agile production staff. They also may have the new additional challenges of live streaming which can present another whole set of technical parameters that need to be addressed in order to get that fabulous content to the house.
True to form, several positive takeaways from last week's Screen Daily / KFTV industry shoptalk delivered a welcome booster shot for filmmakers continuing to take unprecedented measures to keep cameras rolling on live action in many film hubs worldwide.
The commercial video landscape is rarely static. On one hand, the digital age frequently provides new tools, processes, and strategies to help support production. On the other, as society changes, so too do the needs and priorities of the demographics that your efforts are designed to attract. As such, it’s vital to approach creating content with a sense of agility and forethought.
Citizen Kane has long been regarded as a movie masterpiece for its cinematography, storytelling, and ahead-of-its-time visual effects. Who better to pay homage to the 1940’s film than director David Fincher, whose films are often lauded for these same characteristics? Fincher’s most recent project, the Netflix feature film Mank, brings to life a screenplay written by his late father, journalist Jack Fincher.
Recently, Blackmagic Design announced that Laurel Canyon Live is building a state of the art live streaming venue with Blackmagic Design gear, including Ultimatte 12 compositing processors, ATEM Constellation 8K live production switcher, URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 digital cameras and more. Laurel Canyon Live will serve as a space for artists, content creators, media and entertainment companies, and more to stream performances and events against dynamic virtual backgrounds in real time.
The moment many of us had hoped for is finally here. With the restart of productions, new cameras and important upgrades seem to be popping up all over the place. Yes, the production landscape continues to be changing and I don’t think we are done yet. In part one, we will explore four cameras that have captured quite a bit of interest over the last couple of months. Part two will cover some of the incredible gear that is emerging in 2021 . Check it out!
When talking to production professionals like DP Carissa Dorson, I've found time and time again that there are certain topics such as creativity, work ethic, technical knowledge, and joy, that make their way into almost every conversation. We touched on all of those topics with Carissa as well as some background as we pulled back the curtain on this very talented and hardworking DP.
We caught up with Carissa as she was still immersed in production with A Little Late with Lilly Singh, currently airing on NBC.