How the "Searching" Editors Created a Thriller That Never Left the Computer Screen

Exclusive Interviews Monday, September 17, 2018
Directed by Aneesh Chaganty and starring John Cho, Searching proves just how powerful technology has become by bringing viewers into the story through the lens of one MacBook and iPhones. The editors used Adobe Premiere Pro to craft a suspenseful narrative of a father searching for his missing daughter under the unique confines of FaceTime conversations, iMessages, Google searches and live-streamed news. Editors Nicholas D. Johnson and Will Merrick shared their experience working on the film, its challenges and upcoming projects.

Spotlight: Sports Broadcaster Mark Butler Uses Calrec Audio for Major Projects

Exclusive Interviews Thursday, September 6, 2018
In his sports broadcasting career, he has mixed every major sport and traveled all over the world doing it. He worked on the Fox NFL pregame show in Kabul Afghanistan, which he mixed on a Calrec Zeta. He has worked six Olympics (most for NBC), 17 Super Bowls, five World Series, two Stanley Cups, Cricket matches, NASCAR, Indy Car Racing, Goodwill Games in Russia, Great Outdoor Games, X Games, Golf’s U.S. Open, PGA Championships and 25 consecutive years of MLB and NFL games.

Cinematographer Hagen Bogdanski Portrays the Human Core in the Remake of the 1973 Film "Papillon"

Exclusive Interviews Friday, August 31, 2018
A remake of the 1973 film of the same name, Papillon tells the epic story of Henri “Papillon” Charrière, a safecracker who, after wrongly convicted of murder, must escape the infamous French prison colony of Devil’s Island. The film tells a thrilling, brutal story of survival as the characters fight both the elements and the encroaching effects of isolation-induced insanity. Cinematographer Hagen Bogdanski shares his process in shooting the film, and how he dealt with the elements to find the emotional human core at the center of the story.

Cinematographer Lidia Nikonova Shoots The Weeknd's "Call Out My Name" Video

Exclusive Interviews Monday, August 27, 2018
Currently, Lidia is one of the few creatives pioneering an industry-wide shift to vertical content, as we’ve seen with Spotify Video and the launch of Instagram TV (IGTV). With The Weeknd’s Call Out My Name Spotify music video, Lidia produced one of the first vertical anamorphic videos, which allowed her to increase the field of view while retaining all the textural qualities of the vintage anamorphic glass — the flare, the breathing and the oval bokeh.

'Night Comes On' Producer Talks Indie Film and Being a Soldier for Art

Exclusive Interviews Monday, August 20, 2018
There’s something unique about sitting across the table from an indie film producer. The energy of a fighter exists, quiet and understated, resting beneath the surface. For Danielle Renfrew Behrens, that energy reflects a 20 year career, multiple Sundance premiers and successes in both the documentary and indie feature genres. This experience has led her to become a champion for indie filmmakers, founding Superlative Films in 2015 as a “one stop shop” to fund low-budget films.

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™.