28 blog posts found matching keyword search for: war in Ventura
Oscar-nominated 'Cartel Land' on Blurring the Lines of Good & Evil Waged by the War on Drugs
Since 2007, more than 100,000 Mexican citizens have been murdered due to the Mexican drug war, while also bringing an influx of drugs and violence into the United States. The 2016 Academy Award winner for best documentary, 'Cartel Land,' introduces a part of the story that most have been unable to see thus far: the existance of vigilantes on both sides of the border that aid in combating the cartels.
Published on Friday, February 26, 2016 10:58 AM
ADG-Nominated Designer Behind the Approach to a Dystopian World in 'The Man in the High Castle'
Drew Boughton, the production designer of Amazon's The Man in the High Castle, who was recently nominated for an Art Directors Guild Award for this past season. The series, which just released its third season, takes a look at what the world might be like had the outcome of World War II turned out differently. In this dystopian scenario, the Axis powers won the war, resulting in the United States being divided into three parts.
Published on Monday, April 29, 2019 10:00 AM
Motion Capture and Game Animation Meet MMA
As a pro wrestler, powerlifter and heavyweight MMA champion, Paul Lazenby pulls no punches on the motion capture volume. From his character portrayals in Gears of War to stunt work for Deadpool 2, Paul has become one of the most prominent performers at Animatrik Film Design – the largest independent motion capture facility in North America.
Published on Monday, January 14, 2019 10:00 AM
Filmmakers risk all in the Oscar Shortlisted Film 50 Feet From Syria
When experienced Producer/Director Skye Fitzgerald landed in the hospital after suffering a broken hand from a bicycle race outside of Portland, Oregon, his visit ended with much more than just a recovery…What was first a consultation with orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Hisham Bismar, also a highly sought-after hand specialist, soon became a 45-minute conversation, exchange of ideas and opinions about the horrific realities of the Syrian Civil War.
Published on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 1:26 PM
Sony NX3 Goes Above and Beyond for New Documentary
Sony wanted to share the inspiring trials and tribulations of Meg Prior, producer and director of Afghanistan: Outside the Wire, a new documentary she shot in the warzone of Afghanistan, with Sony’s HXR-NX3 camcorder. Prior details for readers her unique experiences as a female filmmaker in a war torn country, and her unfettered access to a side of the military few get to experience first-hand.
Published on Monday, February 23, 2015 10:58 AM
Behind the Production Design of Dolly Parton's Anthology Series
Heartstrings is an anthology series inspired by Parton's beloved songs. Because each episode was its own unique story - each episode needed a new set and design to fit the respective setting, era, and protagonist. From “J.J. Sneed," taking place in the old west, to “Down from Dover," taking place in the Vietnam War era, to “Jolene," which is set in modern day American South, it was Production Designer Ina Mayhew’s job to create sets that accurately represented each era and most importantly represented the message of each Dolly Parton classic.
Published on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 10:00 AM
The Cinematic Production Behind the High Stakes Finale Marvel's Avengers: Endgame
Avengers: Endgame is the emotional culmination of twenty-two films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Such a high-stakes finale and intricate “time heist” storyline demanded that the entire creative team work in unison and deploy all the skills they’ve learned over the course of multiple films and both individual and intertwined story arcs. Cinematographer Trent Opaloch was an integral part of the team who helped weave this daunting cinematic production together. He spoke exclusively with ProductionHUB about his work with the film, his work with VFX and how he differentiated this film visually from the others.
Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 10:00 AM
Youngest Editor works on a Ken Burns Film for PBS
Erik Angra is an American director, cinematographer, and editor. Son of Indian immigrants, he is the youngest person to receive the sole credit of editor on a Ken Burns film. He began his career touring alongside hardcore punk musicians across the US, releasing the footage in 2006, featuring rare performances from some of the last shows at the infamous CBGBs in New York.
Published on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 2:40 PM
DPA Microphones Help Capture the Sound on Mad Max: Fury Road
DPA Microphones is delighted to have played a key part in capturing the sound for this high octane movie. Award-winning Production Sound Mixer Ben Osmo chose the company's d:screet™ 4063 Miniature Microphones with low sensitivity and low voltage to record dialogue during the shooting of action scenes that involved fast, furious and bumpy chases across the Namibian desert. He also used DPA d:screet 4062 Miniature Microphones with extra low sensitivity for cabled recordings of various vehicles, and these were held firm inside each vehicle by DPA magnet mounts.
Published on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 12:02 PM
Locations Guide: Best Places to Shoot
Locking down the right location is key. More than just a backdrop, it can be the deciding factor in bringing your vision to life. That’s why we asked our friends at Peerspace, an online marketplace, to share some of their most popular production locations on the platform. From independent photographers to agency creatives, they share which spaces are most loved among the production industry.
Published on Monday, June 5, 2017 8:39 PM
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