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Director Kirsten Johnson Documents Raw & Personal Netflix's Dick Johnson Is Dead

Exclusive Interviews Monday, January 11, 2021
Netflix’s Dick Johnson Is Dead explores the complex emotions we feel as our loved ones grow old in a highly imaginative and cathartic story of a daughter’s love for her father as he nears the end of his life. Award-winning filmmaker and director Kirsten Johnson celebrates her father in this bittersweet tribute as a way for them to both cope with the evitable, blending imaginary scenes and real-life events as her and her father experience pain, love and joy.

Odd!Life Pulls off the Underoath: Observatory Concert Series Amidst a Pandemic

Exclusive Interviews Wednesday, November 4, 2020
With in-person concerts on hiatus, Grammy-nominated rock band Underoath turned to Odd!Life Studios to help produce a live streamed concert series so fans could enjoy their music while at home. Creating an immersive experience that was equal parts performance art, the concert series (“Underoath: Observatory”) consisted of three concerts over the course of three weeks, with each concert covering one of Underoath’s albums in its entirety. Cinematographer, Director and Producer Lief Thomason from Odd!Life Studios spoke exclusively to us about what it took to successfully pull off the concert series, including how using a Blackmagic Design workflow powered by four Pocket Cinema Camera 6Ks, an ATEM Mini Pro, ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K and ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel helped them get everything done within their tight two week turnaround time.

7 Tips in Transitioning Your Production to Remote Work

Advice / Tips & Tricks Friday, June 12, 2020
The year 2020 presented itself with a different face. One that most of us never anticipated. The pandemic has forced us into a new reality. A lot of team leaders are beginning to realize that the answer to surviving in this new world is ‘flexibility’ – a break from the traditional way of doing things. You would want to know how to boost productivity while working remotely, even when you’re in the film/TV production industry.

4 Tips to Help Cinematographers Choose Their Next Film & Director

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, May 2, 2016
My name is Eli Hershko and I am a photographer turned cinematographer turned director. It was a natural progression for me. I always was drawn to the moving images. I love being involved in the making of movies but I do not tend to shoot my own films. I just can't focus on both the actors and the image at the same time and since they both are equally important in my eyes I tend to look to a cinematographer that can take on the heavy toll of putting my story on film... or digital film in my case.
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