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PRG Helps Sher Keep Joker Subway Scene – Real
“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.
Published on Friday, March 20, 2020 10:00 AM
Renting Vs Owning Production Gear
For me personally, I actually got into this business out of being a gear head. As a kid I always collected things like comic books, card collections, and even stamps. Don’t tease me for that last one. There was a huge sense of pride as I was acquiring, playing with, and caring for these collections. Back in college when I became more serious about shooting video, the idea of collecting camera equipment was no different. A sense of excitement overtook me as I added another lens, pelican case, or light. Each piece of gear not only allowed me to learn a new technique, but it offered me a new creative experience too. Years later when I started Image Brew, I fortunately learned early on that owning equipment allowed me to be more flexible and billable by offering different options and tools to my clients. But we’ll get back to that later.
Published on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 10:00 AM
Cinematographer Felix Cramer Talks Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood
In this interview, we talk exclusively to Felix Cramer, the director of photography for Netflix's upcoming series Oktoberfest Beer & Blood, a thrilling period drama that follows the inception of the now world-famous beer festival. Based on true events, the series explores the history and origins of Oktoberfest. He works alongside director Hannu Salonen to establish an aesthetic inspired by oil paintings of great European late-romantic artists like Arnold Böcklin, Anselm Feuerbach, and expressionist artists from the “Neue Künstlervereinigung München”.
Published on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 3:00 PM
The critical importance of adopting virtual production
As lockdown restrictions start to ease around the world, one of the key consequences that is starting to come to light regarding the Covid-19 pandemic has been its role as an accelerant. Certain trends within the industry were already well under way, such as the growth of remote, collaborative workflows in post production or remote contribution for live events. But Covid-19 has moved these very rapidly from being a nice option to becoming an absolute necessity, and next on the list is virtual production.
Published on Friday, August 28, 2020 10:00 AM
A 'Grimm' Look Into the World of Killer SFX
Most people only deal with spooky characters & ghoulish sprits one month out of the year, but for Matt Scott, owner and chief artist of Von Grimm Productions, Halloween is an everyday occurrence. With over 13,000 hours in professionally operated haunted attractions as well as work in film and television, learn how to make it in the dark world of special effects, one horror story at a time.
Published on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 8:54 AM
The Video Resume: 5 Examples of Good and Bad Ways to Execute Them
Believe it or not, the idea of a video resume is not at all novel. They have been around for a while; however, they have not been popular with mainstream hiring practices. Yet for the Production industry, it appears that video resumes are becoming a growing trend.
Published on Monday, February 15, 2016 11:00 AM
How to Direct Non-Professional Actors
We all want to work on films and commercial productions where we have the budget and the creative that allows for casting calls, talent agents and professional actors to deliver inspired performances. But in reality many creative concepts these days call for "real talent," another way of saying using real people vs. professional actors. After years of experience working with and without professional actors as talent, I have found that despite having non-pros as actors, you can still evoke great performances. In fact, when a good directing job is achieved, you may find the real-person performance is the most authentic, from-the-heart acting on camera. And if anything, directing non-professionals is great practice in a more forgiving environment for your directing skills.
Published on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 10:00 AM
Tackling Fear in the Creative Industry
Halloween is right around the corner and that means it's time to get scary! It's also a good time to talk about fear and how it affects us in our work. What do you fear the most or the most insecure about when it comes to your creative field? As an artist, insecurity and second guessing your creative decisions or even talent comes with the territory.
Published on Monday, October 19, 2015 4:15 PM
Behind the Scenes of Creating CNN's, "Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown"
Get a taste for the unexpected! As you may know, Emmy Award-winning Anthony Bourdain takes incredible adventures to extraordinary locations each episode on his show, "Parts Unknown" -- what you may not know is the signature flavor added by the show's colorist, Steve Beganyi. Beganyi truly does an exquisite job at creating images and landscapes in a way that makes viewers feel as if they aren't home on the couch just watching the show, but rather in Spain, Tokyo or Sicily alongside Bourdain on his adventures... even if it's just for that one hour.
Published on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 9:48 AM
Get an Inside Look at Crew West
by Crew Connection We work with crews all over the world and always vet them to make sure our clients get the best. One of those is Crew West. The company treats smaller shoots with the same level of service as the big ones and also has one of the best time-lapse guys in the business. We talked with Michael Barcless, a Managing Assignment Editor for Crew West/Sat West. Barcless is a producer by trade and in addition to staffing shoots and providing cameras and formats, he covers MLB and the NFL (go Cardinals!).
Published on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 3:36 PM
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