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Nick Heil, author of Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season, discusses how the filmmakers for the film, Everest, in theaters on September 18th, set out to recreate the events of May 10, 1996, the challenges to film action scenes for actors Jake Gyllenhal, Josh Brolin and Jason Clarke and their experiences on set.
Editor Phil Bowman has built a wealth of career experience in fiction and documentary that cover military missions, true-crime, and ghost stories that cross into sci-fi. On Avid Media Composer, he has cut the feature film Pickups starring Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones) about the life of a jobbing actor, which premiered at the London Film Festival 2017, the Discovery show Gold Rush, which follows crews as they hunt for gold in the Yukon, and Obsession, a series telling the harrowing stories of victims of stalking.
As recently as a couple of years ago, it was generally thought that immersive formats such as Dolby Atmos can only be used on big studio productions. Now, this is not necessarily true. Here’s a story of how a short passion project grew into a full-blown Hollywood production and how using Avid Pro Tools native support for Dolby Atmos allowed us to push the boundaries on a proof of concept.
by Jessica NinScott Donaton, Global Chief Content Officer, Universal McCann and Editor/Publisher, Ad Age UM Studios is the center of content and creativity at global media agency UM, developing and distributing brand stories for such clients as BMW, L’Oreal Paris and Sony Electronics. During one of the “NATPE Talks” session, Scott Donaton, global chief content officer, shares his “10 Commandments” for Storytelling in the Social Age. Discover tips from one of the best content creators at the show and see why content marketing is a business imperative for every brand. "We as a species are addicted to story. If you want to implant a message in the human mind, the best way is to put it in story."
Cinematography is a true art form of filmmaking. Just like learning a language, one must be well versed in the "language" of a cinematographer, before they are really able to communicate. Such things as crucial equipment choices, knowing the right locations to shoot, digital vs film, the list can go on, are essential bits of information that seasoned cinematographers know the answers to.
Creating a script for your story (and soon-to-be film) is essential to its success, that's why prepping yourself beforehand is key- just like everything else in this industry. So, next time you get a quick break in between takes, read up on our 6 script writing tips that could make or break your film.
Corporate video production provides businesses and brands with a unique tool to promote their services, showcase their products, and ultimately tell their story. In the midst of the digital age, our lives are constantly flooded with content from advertisers and entertainers and it’s become essential to create corporate video that catches people’s attention.
Building a successful career in film is no easy feat. Creators must attempt to stay true to their vision while navigating the realities of financing, working with a team, and the ultimate need to create something that has commercial appeal and will turn a profit. The truth of the filmmaker, unfortunately, isn’t optimistic: many want to do it, and most fail, whether it’s from mistakes during production, poor marketing, or even just bad luck and timing.
Designing a set for a blind character, for a show featuring blind actors is no easy feat. This is what production designer Naz Goshtasbpour was tasked with when creating the story world for the CW's upcoming drama, In the Dark, which premiered April 4.
In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, America Divided, the EPIX Original limited docu-series executive produced by Common, Norman Lear and Shonda Rhimes, features narratives around inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice and the political system — all woven into an eight-story, five-part series.