The Art (And Science) of the Interview

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, November 28, 2016
Sooner or later, every commercial filmmaker comes across a project that, for one reason or another, requires him or her to conduct an interview. Whether it’s a brand film, documentary, or testimonial, interviews with ‘real people’ (non-actors) bring a unique set of challenges. Most producers know this, and they also know that they ought to prepare for this kind of interview-but how?

Camera Op to Cinematographer: Matt Leonetti & His Road to Hollywood Success

Miscellaneous Thursday, October 9, 2014
Matt Leonetti started his career as a camera operator & quickly became a full-fledged cinematographer shooting iconic films, including Poltergeist, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Weird Science, Jagged Edge, Star Trek: First Contact, Dawn of the Dead, The Butterfly Effect, and Rush Hour 2. Forty years after his first role as director of photography on Bat People (1974), Leonetti continues to shoot, including the upcoming Dumb and Dumber To. Learn how Leonetti paved the way to his success, with tips, advice and much more.

AbelCine: 25 Years of Change and Growth

Industry Announcements / Events Monday, October 6, 2014
This October marks the silver anniversary of AbelCine, the respected equipment services provider known for their longtime support of the production community. President & CEO Pete Abel, who co-founded the company with his brother Rich in 1989, discusses what has shaped AbelCine’s development over the last 25 years.

"The Drive" Gets Viewers Under the Helmet and Into the Game

Miscellaneous Monday, September 29, 2014
The Drive "pulls back the curtain" and provides viewers with a rare look into what a nationally-ranked college football team goes through on their quest for a Pac-12 Championship. Fans get to go "under the helmet" to learn the players personalities and personal stories. Catch up with Senior Coordinating Producer, Michael Tolajian, as he shows viewers much more than they could ever see by just watching the game broadcasts.

Stories Through the Lenses: Canon C300 on 'Spent: Looking for Change'

Miscellaneous Monday, June 23, 2014
Spent: Looking for Change, from Academy Award-winning executive producer Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) and cinematographer Greg Ephraim (All Cheerleaders Die) premiered online on The Young Turks' YouTube and Hulu channels. The film was shot by Ephraim on the Canon C300 and the EF and cinema lenses; the camera’s small profile and ease-of-use helped the filmmakers capture an intimate look into the lives of four American families wrestling with the costs of living outside the traditional financial system. Greg Ephraim takes us behind the scenes on his film-making experience on the documentary.
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