I often joke about having been a pirate in a past life where I sailed the Seven Seas in the eternal quest for bounty, and while my camera has replaced my ship, that is the business approach that has prepared me today for a career in the media. At one point we all have to made a decision about how we want to work in the production industry and what types of lifestyles fit us the best.
This summer I produced an incredibly fun new series called “The Scoop,” which is a hybrid talk show where I interview people who work in the entertainment industry over ice cream from NY’s top local and independent ice cream shops. But not just anybody in the entertainment industry - I wanted to talk to people who work to CREATE entertainment, specifically Producers, Directors, Writers, Casting Directors, and anyone who works behind-the- scenes. The theory behind this was simple: no one ever interviews these people. And as the arts came under threat this past year, I wanted to show people talking about why they decided to work in this insane industry and why they love what they do, and maybe inspire someone looking to work in one of these fields someday. My guests are not celebrities. They are everyday people making a living in the film and theater industries in NYC.
In our exclusive Q&A with Visual Effects Director Alexis Haggar, of London-based VFX house Lexhag, he talks about his work regarding the main title sequence for “Riviera,” Sky Atlantic’s new 10 part drama series starring Julia Stiles as the wife of a billionaire who uncovers the dark truth behind her opulent lifestyle.
Producer Singer-Songwriter Bruno Mars is on a massive “24K Magic World Tour“ cross-continent tour which started in the Europe and is now entering North America. Dates for South America and Australia were just added with additional dates expected into late 2018. Bruno Mars new tour reflects the funk & soul of the ’70s, and the 24 Magic World Tour stage design is no different. Using a record setting 795 Robe Spikies, rigged on 20 moving over-stage pods, the design is a compliment of mashed together lighting rigs reflecting times from the past, while bringing a modern feel using motion-rigging pieces.
Significant Others, the creative finishing arm of UK-based creative editorial company Final Cut, is a bi-coastal collective of visual effects artists and other creatives specializing in commercial finishing. Best known for its commercial work, Significant Others also has a penchant and talent for finishing feature films, including the Academy Award-winning film “Moonlight.” We got the chance to speak with Producer Alek Rost about his experience working on the film, including what it was like to collaborate with Director Barry Jenkins and the tools his team used to give the film its unique look.
If you're a fan of college football, you've more than likely watched or at least heard of Auburn University. Think Cam Newton. Imagine what it's like to capture video of all of the crazy game plays and touchdown passes. And how exactly does all of the amazing footage end up on your TV screen? Weston Carter, Director of Video Services, Auburn Athletics Department, answered a few questions about the whole process.
Cineo Lighting has become one of the most well-known leaders in the production of lighting systems today, offering the highest-quality lighting solutions for set, studio, field, and location applications. CTO, Chuck Edwards, answered a few questions about the brand, new technology and more. Check out the full interview below.
Audio Network has recently introduced their World Documentary Series, a collection of beautifully recorded cinematic scores that evoke scenes from around the globe. Ali Johnson, Audio Network Global Head of Music, gives us an exclusive look into the idea behind the series.
The production industry is always changing, from new ways to film to new technology, with so many women spearheading new initiatives that continue to change the industry. We are thrilled to present a few of our favorite "Women to Watch". Women who are constantly inspiring and reaching new ceilings in an industry that was previously male-dominated.
On February 4, 2017, Nancy Schreiber ASC will be honored with the President’s Award for her contribution to the art of cinematography and service to the industry at the 31st Annual ASC Awards ceremony.