17 blog posts found matching keyword search for: Steadicam Operator in Mesa
Jon Beattie, Steadicam Operator for Pharrell's, “24 Hours of Happy”
What does it take to create the world’s first 24 hour music video? A kickass crew of creatives and no time for second takes, that’s what. Pharrell’s “24 Hours of Happy” music video has been shared, watched and danced to all across the web, and the fact that it was shot in just 10 days deserves a bit of a happy dance all on its own. Catch up with Jon Beattie, Steadicam Operator of the music video and learn his trick, tips and advice on being part of such an unforgettable project.
Published on Friday, December 13, 2013 1:00 PM
Using the new MōVI Steadicam in TV Commercial Application
by featured blog contributor, Jeremy PinckertYou’ve collaborated on the storyboards, you've charmed on the conference call, you've nailed the pitch, and now you've won the job! It's Monday morning, and for once you're actually looking forward to making the harrowing commute...Starbucks is pulsing through your veins and you're ready - no you're stoked - to embark on that big-brand TV shoot. And then your phone interrupts your pump-up music on the BPM channel. Your apologetic producer is on the line and gently breaks the news: you don't have the money in the budget for that gorgeous steadicam shot you built into the boards. The steadicam shot that left you so inspired to direct this project in the first place. The buttery smooth eye-pleasing delicacy you were going to build your reel around. Options quickly flood into your brain: You could cash in the 401k, or even worse, call in favors from those famously curmudgeonly, hard-working steadicam operators just to get a shot like the famously long, intricate, and beautiful steadicam shot in Martin Scorcese's "Hugo" below:
Published on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 11:00 AM
Camera Stabilization & Specialization: An Emerging Trend in Video Production
From digital cameras to 8K workflows, video and sports production have been in a seemingly constant state of evolution. Veteran Steadicam operator and production specialist Alan Lennox has worked on everything from the Olympics to feature films and television episodes with new camera technology for decades.
Published on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:00 AM
5 Questions with ARRI’s Alan Lennox
Over his 30 years in production, Alan Lennox has worked in many capacities leading up to camera operator and then specializing in Steadicam. He is currently an active member of the Society of Camera Operators, IATSE 667Toronto, IATSE 669 Vancouver and other industry associations. Alan was one of the first operators to adopt the ARRI Trinity -- the first hybrid camera stabilizer that combines classic mechanical stabilization with advanced active electronic stabilization. He then joined ARRI as the Camera Stabilization Systems (CSS) Specialist for the Americas. Currently, Alan shares his time between supporting CSS sales, demonstrations and tradeshows and also leads ARRI’s CSS workshops for the ARRI Academy for Maxima, artemis, Trinity and Stabilized Remote Heads.
Published on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:00 AM
Drone vs. Helicopter for Aerials: Top 5 Scenarios for Each
So you're a Director or Producer who trolls on Vimeo for creative ideas and inspiration. After weeding through a gazillion time-lapse and steadicam videos, you've hit on a school of ridiculously beautiful aerial shots. You keep telling your creative inner self, “We’re gonna find a place for this scene in a project!” Then the perfect project rolls around, and you put the shot into the storyboards and base another 3-4 shots on this visual hook because the ideas is so awesome. And you're super stoked. Then the Buzzkill happens...
Published on Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:40 AM
What's Your Go-To Piece of Equipment?
Find out what equipment is most valuable to industry pros on the go with all-star clients. Is their equipment on your must-have list? If not, what is?
Published on Thursday, January 9, 2014 10:36 AM
Sundance Film Festival 2021: DP, Son of Monarchs, Alejandro Mejia Discusses His Pre-Production Approach
Another year, another Sundance Film Festival. Sundance is known "as a champion and curator of independent stories for the stage and screen, the Sundance Institute provides and preserves the space for artists in film, theatre, film composing, and digital media to create and thrive." And this year will be no different. The festival, which took place January 28 - February 3, included 73 feature films, hosted by actor and comedian Patton Oswalt, with jurors presenting 24 prizes for feature filmmaking and seven for Short Films.
Published on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 3:00 PM
Setting the (Horror) Scene: Discover the Production On Set of Gothic Harvest
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.
Published on Friday, March 2, 2018 10:00 AM
Paving the Way for Women in Production
Eighty two film industry professionals stand in protest to represent what they describe as pervasive gender inequality in the film industry at Cannes on May 12, 2018. Since the Cannes Festival was created, 82 films directed by women have been included in the official competition, while 1,645 films directed by men were selected.
Published on Friday, June 1, 2018 10:00 AM
Director Robert Connolly and DP Stefan Duscio, ACS mix lens formats on Panavision’s DXL2 for The Dry
Based on the novel by Jane Harper, the feature The Dry stars Eric Bana as Aaron Falk, an Australian Federal Police agent who returns to his rural hometown following an apparent murder-suicide involving an erstwhile friend. As he’s pulled into the investigation, connections emerge to another mystery from Falk’s and the town’s past, and old wounds open anew.
Published on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 10:00 AM
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