Mixing Immersive Ambient Sound for Madden NFL 2018

Exclusive Interviews Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Will Morton, founder and director at Solid Audioworks, knows how much an immersive soundtrack can enhance a player’s experience. Morton is an award-winning senior sound designer and dialogue supervisor who formerly worked at Rockstar North, where he enhanced many high-profile video games, including the Grand Theft Auto series. He founded Solid Audioworks with partner Craig Conner in 2014, to provide audio production, sound design and dialogue for some of the most popular video games on the market today. These include detective action-adventure game L.A. Noire and western-themed adventure Red Dead Redemption. Most recently, Morton and Conner provided cinematic audio for Madden NFL 2018 from EA Sports™.

Prosper XR is Empowering a New Wave of VR Storytelling with the XR Alliance

Exclusive Interviews Friday, July 6, 2018
The XR Alliance was founded with a simple desire to close the barrier for entry faced by many potential VR creators with a desire to enter the field. Contestants will have their scripts read by a panel of judges made up by some of the leading figures in VR, AR and mixed reality. Winners will receive the opportunity to join the XR Development lab, where they'll be paired with an experienced mentor and granted the opportunity to further turn their idea into a realized product. We talked exclusively with Jessie Kim, Co-Founder & CEO of Prosper XR to learn more.

2018 Camera Comparison Chart

Exclusive Interviews Thursday, July 5, 2018
Gary Adcock and Tom Fletcher released an excellent camera comparison chart that has a great deal of useful information about a number of cameras that we see and use every day. This chart is a useful tool for experienced pros and newcomers as a way to navigate the many nuances of shooting and recording formats available to work with.

Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Mass Media Uses Marshall Electronics for Broadcasts

Exclusive Interviews Friday, June 29, 2018
Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Mass Media is using monitors from Marshall Electronics for its curriculum as well as for its broadcasts, which include telecasts for the local CW and Fox affiliates, and for streaming of various sporting events. We got an exclusive interview with Dr. Jim Dufek, Professor, TV & Film Operations Manager, SETV Production Director, Dept. of Mass Media at Southeast Missouri State University.

Quick Brown Fox Productions on Starting a Production Company

Exclusive Interviews Friday, June 22, 2018
Quick Brown Fox Productions was founded in 2015 by Michael A. Livingston and Amanda Dreschler in Los Angeles, CA. Together they form a creative team writing, directing and producing independent films and web content. The talk briefly about their production company from its inception to their work with the Nat Geo film Take Me Back.

Sound Designer & Composer Watson Wu Brings Baby Driver to Life

Exclusive Interviews Wednesday, May 23, 2018
When the critically acclaimed action film Baby Driver hit the big screen, audiences got to experience a number of heart pounding, in-your-face motor vehicle sound effects courtesy of Sound Designer/Composer Watson Wu. In order to capture the pristine vehicle sounds, Wu, long regarded as one of the industry leaders in field recording, relied on his trusted equipment from DPA Microphones. He answered a few questions about working on the film and how he got the sounds just right.

Learn Cameras with ARRI Academy

Exclusive Interviews Wednesday, May 16, 2018
ARRI Academy offers a wide range of training courses to help users of all abilities to gain hands-on knowledge of ARRI products and workflows and build their on-set confidence. We sat down with Art Adams, and experienced camera operator and DP, to talk about the upcoming ARRI Academy crash course he's teaching.

DP Claudia Raschke Talks Shooting the RBG Documentary

Exclusive Interviews Thursday, May 10, 2018
At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG explores Ginsburg's life and career. DP Claudia Raschke answers a few questions about working on the film.