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Tig Fong is an award-nominated stunt coordinator and director with over 30 years of experience in the industry as an actor, stunt performer, and stunt rigger. Inspired by role models Bruce Lee and Jet Li, Tig trained in various martial arts throughout his life. His current projects include NBC’s upcoming series ‘The Lost Symbol,’ FX’s ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ and Amazon’s ‘The Boys,’ which earned Tig earned his first Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series.
The action thriller "San Andreas," now in theaters, is packed with catastrophic destruction, achieved in part through 247 complex visual effects shots executed by Method Studios facilities. As one of the main visual effects vendors on the film, Method was responsible for the entire downtown Los Angeles sequence, in which an earthquake decimates the city, and also contributed to the San Francisco sequence.
Blackmagic Design announced that DP Scott Sorensen is using ten Pocket Cinema Cameras to capture secondary footage, as well as to shoot cold openings and the new opening title sequence, on Discovery Channel’s hit television show “MythBusters.” Scott is also using a MultiView 16, SmartView monitor and numerous Mini Converters Analog to SDI to remotely and wirelessly monitor and control the Pocket Cinema Cameras.
In the Costume department, along with character and circumstance, we usually concern ourselves with fit and appearance. But injury effects take a whole other level of wardrobe prep. While the payoff for an effects shot done well can be invigorating, injury effects in action and inserts take resources, planning and collaboration.
When the critically acclaimed action film Baby Driver hit the big screen, audiences got to experience a number of heart pounding, in-your-face motor vehicle sound effects courtesy of Sound Designer/Composer Watson Wu. In order to capture the pristine vehicle sounds, Wu, long regarded as one of the industry leaders in field recording, relied on his trusted equipment from DPA Microphones. He answered a few questions about working on the film and how he got the sounds just right.
Before I answer that question, let me tell you a bit about myself. I've worked in the production industry my whole career, mostly on the business side and entirely on the live action side. I started Bee Video Production almost 4 years ago now which seems like a relatively short period of time, but it's actually felt like a lifetime. In the past 4 years I have made over two hundred videos. When Covid hit in March and production ground to a halt, I knew I needed to pivot. So we dusted off the few examples we had of animated videos and started to build a business model around that. Fast forward to today, and we’ve produced animated videos for a wide range of clients, including TD Bank, Accenture and many more. We love the process and I don't think we’ll ever look back.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is the latest addition to the space-fantasy franchise. For this installment, the teams at Lucasfilm and ILM took visual inspiration from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope to tell a new story of Han Solo’s early adventures.
Far from being used simply as a vehicle to get a character from place to place, the role motorcycles have played in Hollywood films, like cars, has evolved significantly over the years.
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.
Sarah Cawley is an accomplished cinematographer who’s worked on a variety of television and film projects. In an exclusive interview, Sarah talks about Manifest S2, which follows the mystery surrounding a flight that suddenly re-emerged after having been missing for over five years. She discusses how the show was a fun visual playground for a DP like her, as well as take a deeper dive into the creation of the series, her unique behind-the-camera perspective, and more.