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Whether characters are talking or deeply immersed in action, the car scene has become a staple of movie production. Placing characters in a fixed place against an active, moving backdrop not only advances them in a physical sense but provides unique opportunities for story exposition. Shots like these have now become a director’s staple to transition a film from one plot point to the next.
Over the last three decades, I have served as both a Camera Operator on various shoots in San Diego and as a Video Editor. It is good to have experience in both realms because as an Editor you know what to shoot, and as a Shooter you keep in mind all the shots that the Editor will want. “Tape is cheap” is an adage popular during the digital tape days meaning that the camera operator shouldn’t feel constrained about shooting a lot of footage. Strive to be the camera op whose every clip is usable.
Ok, here is the straight out truth. I love sharing stories of people in our profession that aren’t afraid to take risks, put themselves and their assets (so to speak) on the line with our ProductionHub family. I met up with Sean and Stef Mullen of Rampant Design just a couple of years ago as they were navigating their small company into the big time of NAB. I was quickly impressed how their small company was able to rock it with the big boys and make some pretty big impressions at the show. I also got the vibe that besides being genuinely real people (a nice change) that they had bigger dreams. Don’t we all! So it was no surprise to me to hear that are chasing down the dream by opening a new studio space in Orlando, Florida.
Parachute Creates a Legendary Ballgame in an Empty Stadium for Chrysler with Blackmagic Fusion Studio
Parachute founder Sam O’Hare discusses how VFX created the perfect night at the ballpark for Chrysler and Miggy Cabrera When Miguel Cabrera swings the bat, there’s usually a stadium full of screaming fans around him. However, for Chrysler’s “Miggy at the Bat” commercial, the stands were empty.
“There’s nothing like feeling the sensations of a real subway ride,” says cinematographer Lawrence Sher ASC. It was the reason he wanted to make every moment as real as possible while shooting this year’s runaway hit Joker. With a range of film styles from the broadly comedic Hangover to the recent fantasy Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Sher has employed just about every cinematic technique available today. But – he’s still a bit ‘old school real,’ believing that giving the actors something tangible to work from enriches performance and allows the creatives something solid to work off of – not to mention enhances believability – and audience engagement.
Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw tells the story of Jake Gyllenhaal's Billy 'The Great' Hope and his struggles not only inside the boxing ring, but also facing his inner demons to win custody back of his daughter. The film exudes both grit and glamour -from the lavish lifestyle of a pro fighter, to the hardships he faces in his personal life - and Fuqua wanted to convey absolute reality. Aside from the typical underdog fighter turns boxing champ story, Fuqua wanted to present boxing in its raw form, causing viewers to feel every jab as if they were in the ring.
Everyone’s heard of Sundance, Tribeca and Cannes. What everyone doesn’t know is that there are great festivals out there just as inspiring, that are sometimes overlooked or underrated. We’re not saying you shouldn’t try and submit your work to some of the more “popular” film fests, but the other fests need love too! (Plus, it’s a great way to gain feedback while learning and meeting new people, instead of getting lost in the shuffle at the bigger events.) Listed are our picks of underrated festivals across the globe that should be given a reel chance. You never know, one of them might just spark your filmmaking fancy…
Location is critical when it comes to any production. Whether it’s a film or a photo shoot, the right location can set the scene and enhance the story. Yet what makes these top notch Peerspace venues ideal for creative projects are their amenities. From gorgeous architectural elements to lighting equipment available for use, each Peerspace venue has something truly unique to offer your next film or photo shoot.
The 2018 version of Cine Gear has come and gone (insert sad face) but not before the camera and gear makers released all kinds of new and exciting announcements about their products. It was (as usual) a real toss up of where to even start, but here we go with some really interesting things to talk about from the show.
Mark Schulze has been an entrepreneur since graduating from UCSD in 1981, when he started his video production company, Crystal Pyramid Productions. As he added more equipment, experience and talent to his arsenal, he began acquiring prestigious international clients like UPS, Oprah, MasterCard, Extra and others and has won multiple international awards for his skills.