Video Marketing in the Metaverse

Director's Cut Wednesday, April 12, 2023
The metaverse has been gradually growing in popularity over the last few years. Yet, many video marketing businesses have been slow to get on board with it. This is understandable, to an extent. After all, it involves technology and techniques that are different to those of more common video marketing projects.

The reality of editing reality TV – alleviating post production pains with Avid | Edit On Demand

Director's Cut Tuesday, April 4, 2023
When it comes to cutting reality television, editing teams have their work cut out for them – no pun intended. This is in part due to the “always on” nature of reality TV that involves 24/7 filming, resulting in hours upon hours of content. This was also the case for the editing team behind the Paramount+ lifestyle series All Star Shore, which was tasked with cutting a massive amount of footage – 2,500 hours to be exact. With four ISOs recording 17 hours a day and 13 more on set ENG style, the folks at Eggplant Picture & Sound knew they’d need to ramp up quickly if they were going to meet the production deadline.

Liminal Journey: Darius Khondji, ASC, AFC helps director Alejandro G. Iñárritu bring his vision for Bardo to life on the screen

Director's Cut Monday, February 20, 2023
In Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths, Mexican filmmaker and expat Silverio Gama (Daniel Giménez Cacho) undertakes a mind- and time-bending journey of the soul in which he’s forced to confront his creative appetites, family history, national identity, mortality and more. The tale is steeped in director and cowriter Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s personal ruminations; to help realize his vision for the movie, Iñárritu found a deeply sympathetic collaborator in cinematographer Darius Khondji, ASC, AFC. Since Bardo’s premiere, Khondji’s work has been lauded with a Silver Frog at the EnergaCamerimage International Film Festival and a growing number of award nominations, including from his colleagues in the American Society of Cinematographers.

How Bolt is Introducing More and More Companies to Motion Control

Director's Cut Wednesday, September 22, 2021
In 2012, Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC) launched Bolt, a new breed of motion control rig that was faster and smaller than ever, and introduced a whole new generation to the creative possibilities of motion control. Now, nine years later, it is doing the same thing again with the Bolt Model Mover, the smallest motion control rig it has made yet, and with a new entry level price-point that widens the technology out to a whole new tier of companies and production houses.