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After leaving the Marine Corps in 2012 I came to NYC to become a filmmaker. Meeting other veterans in the media industry and realizing the advantage our shared operational experience gave us, I founded Tomahawk Pictures. The production industry is tough to break in to and convincing it that veterans can be creative is quite a challenge. Believe me we get it, our old job was to close with and destroy the enemy - so certainly our previous skill set doesn’t translate. But our culture does. Here are a few points from a Marine’s perspective that I think can add value to your next production.
We all know how stunning underwater photography looks, but the camera work behind getting the right shots can be pretty intense and a lot of work, if you aren't prepared. Michele Westmorland, photographer and director of the new documentary Headhunt Revisited: With Brush, Canvas and Camera, a film about artist and adventurer Caroline Mytinger and the power of art to span oceans and decades, takes us through four very important tips for photographing in a watery world.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier, is coming full fledged to theaters April 2014, and nothing screams "America" like our nations capital. The D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development gave us a first hand look at the increase of jobs, city incentives and how in the first time in history, the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge, was shut down for the filming of a major motion picture.
While computer animation is often a crucial tool for telling a story, filmmaker Denise Ohio used 3D CGI to help her actually understand the historical event that is the subject of her documentary, Verona: The Story of the Everett Massacre (2017, 105 minutes, Virgil Films).
We all have different approaches for how we light a scene - from what lights we use to what lenses we choose; and from where we place talent to where we place the camera. We determine the elements and variables in each location. It is because of the changing nature of our shoots that I like to ensure some consistency from shoot to shoot by following a process to approaching my lighting setups.
This visual stunning film combines twenty years of stunning action footage with new specially-shot verité footage and interviews as it follows U.S. champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce and exposes the irresistible but potentially fatal appeal of extreme sports. An escalating rivalry between Kevin and his nemesis Shaun White in the run-up to the Olympics leaves Shaun on top of the Olympic podium and Kevin in a coma following a training accident. Kevin's family flies to his side and helps him rebuild his life as a brain injury survivor. But when he insists he wants to return to the sport he still loves, doctors caution him that even a small blow to the head could be enough to kill him. How much risk is too much? Get an inside look on the creation of this awe-inspiring documentary from DP, Nick Higgins.
Bruce Logan, ASC has worked on some of the most iconic movies in existence, from 2001: A Space Odyssey to Star Wars. His career has taken all over a film set, which prepared him for his latest project, writing and directing the new indie drama, Lost Fare. In this interview, he takes us behind-the-scenes of working with one of the world's greatest directors and directing his own feature.